Author Dr. Menon Presents "My Mother Called Me Unni" This Saturday!

Adults - please join us as we host Dr.Venugopal Menon, on Saturday, 9/17 at 2:30 PM in the Marge Jacobson Community. Dr. Menon, retired President at the McGovern Allergy & Asthma Clinic, will talk about his book, My Mother Called Me Unni: A Doctor's Tale of Migration. Afterwards, we will host a book signing. No registration is required to attend this free presentation by Dr. Menon.

This presentation is supported by the Friends of Freeman Library.

Fall Crafts on Thursday, September 15 @ 4:30 pm

Children 3-12 years old can start preparing for fall fun by making leaf crafts on Thursday, September 15 at 4:30 pm.   We'll be making leaf people, a leaf wreath, and a pretzel tree.  Tickets are needed for this program. They are free and available in the Children's Department starting 30 minutes before the program.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support of this program and others at Freeman.

Maker Monday Returns on Monday, September 12 @4:30 pm

Children 5-12 years old will enjoy the return of the weekly afterschool program Maker Monday this Monday, September 12 at 4:30 pm.   This program runs throughout the school year and features a variety of activities and crafts.   This Monday, the children will make marble runs out of wrapping paper tubes and water bottles to see how the marbles run through their courses. 

The other September programs include a Lego Free Play on September 19th and a pinecone apple craft on the 26th.   Tickets are required for these programs.  They are free and available from the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

 

LEGO Robotics Camp returns in October for children 7-11 years old

The LEGO Robotics Camp returns for four Saturdays in October - 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.  This free, indoor camp for children 7-11 years old features math, science, and engineering concepts along with a dose of patience and cooperation.  It is led each week by a teacher who introduces the children to the concepts they'll see as they work to put together projects using the LEGO WeDo program and laptops.

9/15/16: Power Up at Your Library Day

Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared Thursday, September 15th as Power Up at Your Library Day to encourage libraries to promote technology, innovation, and creativity.  We are quite happy to participate and have planned a couple of events around this day.  First is "Chain Reactions," which is a drop-in program from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Innovation Lab.  Participants will be able to help construct a Rube-Goldberg machine and enjoy the fun and interesting results.  Second is the Jocelyn H. Lee Digital Media Lab Open House from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  The public will be able to take a close look at this new service and space, which will offer opportunities to create, edit, and convert digital video, images, and audio/music.  An official open date for the Lab is planned for October at a date yet to be determined.  We hope you will join us for both of these "Powered Up" events!