February Programs in the Children's Department

February is the shortest month of the year, but it certainly is packed with holidays and special events!  The Children's Department will have several fun craft and music programs in February to celebrate Black History Month, Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

We kick off the first week (1/30-2/2) with the theme of "Favorite Stories" for all our storytimes.  We'll have fun with a parachute at the end of the program. 

Friday is Movie Day @ Your Library!

Adults of all ages are invited to come to the under50over Movie Day this Friday. The title is to be announced and the movie will start at 10:15 am. Movie Day will take place in the Marge Jacobson Community Room on the first floor of the library.

Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library.

Please contact the Reference Desk at (281) 488-1906 or visit us on the Second Floor for more information.

Worldwide Craftsy Meetup Party (Craftsy Fun for the Children, Too!)

 Have you wondered about all the yarn projects popping up around the Children's Department and other parts of the library? You can see hats and scarves on statues, teddy bears and polar bears with scarves, a bookmark holder with a knitted sweater, a book cart with a scarf tied around it, and a magazine rack with a cap on top  These are just a reminder that children as well as adults are welcome to attend the Worldwide Craftsy Meetup Party this Thursday, January 26 at Freeman Library.

Homeschoolers: Vote for your favorite Bluebonnet Book

   January is the month that Texas children in third through sixth grades vote for their favorite book nominated for the Texas Bluebonnet Award.  Each year the Texas Bluebonnet Award committee draws up a list of 20 books nominated by students, parents, teachers, librarians and others to be considered for the Texas Bluebonnet Award.  Public school children vote for the Texas Bluebonnet Award book at school.  Homeschoolers can vote for their favorite Texas Bluebonnet Award book at Freeman Library next Monday, January 30 in the Children's Department.

Freeman Needlecrafters & 2012 Special Olympics

Several members of the Freeman Needlecrafters made scarves to donate for the 2012 Special Olympics.  The project was mentioned by a member who had been making scarves for several years for this project, and several others decided they wanted to help out too.  Each state has its own Scarf Project deadline, and some states have deadlines as late as March 1st (the Texas deadline is January 30th).  If you're interested in making scarves for the 2012 Special Olympics check out the information on Montana, New Hampshire & North Dakota (just to name a few).  If you want