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Harris County Libraries Serve as Warming Centers

Residents seeking shelter from the frigid temperatures can head to their local library.  All 25 Harris County branch libraries will open at 9 am on Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9 to serve as warming centers for the public. 

Closing hours will vary depending on the branch.

Chinese New Year Craft for Kids!

Bringing in the New YearKids who love dragons should plan to come to Tremendous Tuesday's Craft in the Robin Bush Room Tuesday, January 12 at 4:30pm.  Children will make lovely colorful dragons in honor of Chinese New Year.   The craft will finish up with a dragon parade!  Don't miss the fun! Read more about Chinese New Year in Grace Lin's book, Bringing in the New Year.

Antique Clock Exhibit in Glass Case in Lobby

Robert (Bob) Kleeman has always shown an interest in making and repairing things.  He built model airplanes as a teenager. In preparation for retirement, he moved on to making clocks.  He bought a few beginner clock repair handbooks, joined a local clock club, and started expanding his skills.  Bob has been repairing clocks for almost 20 years now and still gets great satifaction from restoring a timepiece to its original working condition.  He has repaired all types and all ages of clocks, the oldest ones being from the mid 1800's.  He found those clocks amazingly well designed and manufactured.  He finds it satisfying that these clocks will be around hundreds of years from now. Please come and enjoy this great exhibit in the lobby display case for the month of January.

Storytubes: Be A Star! Tuesday, January 5, 2010 @ 4:30 P.M.

Live! Camera! Action! Be the Star of your own movie with Storytubes Contest. Storytubes is a national contest for kids in grades K-12.
Participants will create a short movie talking about their favorite book and post it online to be judged. Children will get a chance to win cool prizes. The video book review has to be entered between January 20th and February 28, 2010. This is a fun opportunity for kids to talk about their favorite book and show off their creative skills. Harris County Public Library is one of the partner libraries for this national contest.

To assist children in creating their video book review we are conducting a “Storytubes: Be a Star” program on Tuesday Jan 5th @ 4.30 p.m in the Robin Bush Room.  Kids bring the book you want to review and filming ideas.  We will do the rest for you.
This post was provided by Akhila Bhat, Children's Librarian at Barbara Bush branch.