This Week in Storytime...

Mardi Gras beadsCelebrate Mardi Gras! This week in our Toddler Time and Preschool Storytimes, we will be singing songs in celebration of the classic New Orleans festival! Along with the songs, the kids will make their own Mardi Gras hat using the traditional Mardi Gras colors of green, gold, and purple. And, just in case you can't make it, here are a sampling of the books we are reading this week:

 

 

"Your Best Defense" Girl Scout Interest Project: Exploration! workshop

From Jorie Nissen & Carola Massimino:

On Monday, February 8th, the Girl Scout Interest Project: Exploration! program presented the "Your Best Defense" workshop. We learned about effective speech in conflict. Then, we discussed what to do in uncomfortable situations and ways to increase our safety in public areas. We ended the workshop with martial arts presenter Ash Welborn who instructed us in self-defense techniques.

Next month, the Girl Scout Interest Project: Exploration! program looks forward to presenting the "Women through Time" workshop. This happens on Monday, March 22nd at 4:30 pm. Registration opens Monday, February 22nd. Please call 281-488-1906  to register for this free workshop.

 

February in the Children's Department!

Monthly Calendar

Check out what’s happening in February in the Children’s Department! You can print out our monthly calendar right here!* It has all the times and dates for our storytimes, afterschool programs and clubs all on one page.
For a detailed list of themes, descriptions, and policies flyers for each program are available at the library. If you have questions about any of the dates, times and programs please call us at 281-488-1906.
*Click on the attachment below to print out your own copy!

This Friday @ Your Library

From Adult Services @ Freeman:

Kathryn Black Morrow spoke February 5th  at our Under50Over program. She gave
excellent tips for sorting, organizing and writing about all the various
family photos, letters, reciepts and clothes or other material you have
inhereted or have collected. We hope to have her come again and expand on
writing about our Family History.

We are looking forward to having Herman Auer who is standing in for Mary Demeny speak on gardening in the Houston area Friday the 12th. Adults of all ages are welcome to join us.
 

Who is this Saint Valentine, Anyway?

valentineAccording to the New Catholic Encyclopedia article by E.Day, February 14th commemorates two martyrs named Valentine, one martyred in Rome and the other in the city of Terni. That there were two Valentines is still disputed but, according to the text, “the late medieval custom of sending love notes on Saint Valentine’s Day stems probably from the belief that it marked the mating season of birds.” You could also check out the Wikipedia article about Saint Valentine or Valentine’s Day for more informa