Let's see...the kids have been out of school for a couple weeks now. That means they're probably bored stiff and you're nearing your wit's end when it comes to keeping them occupied. Well, here at HCPL, we have programs for your kids and teens--and some for you, too—that’ll chase away the summertime blahs.
Below are just some of the programs we have coming up...
Oh! Don’t forget: it’s not too late to sign up for Kids, Teen and Adult Summer Reading Fun! 
[Click on the your branch’s name for a full schedule of programs and events]
Northwest Branch Library 
Dissection Lab 
Guided by a Health Museum educator students will work in pairs to dissect a cow eye. This TEKS-based lab activity is a great way to address systems interactions, adaptations and lab safety.
Thu. June 19, 1pm
Teens & tweens, 11 and up.
Kingwood Branch Library 
CreativeSpace for Adults 
Calling all artists, crafters, writers and all other creative types! Bring your projects to the library. Work, chat, get inspired by your peers and maybe inspire someone else.
Thu. June 19. 5 – 8pm
Adults, 18 & up
Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library 
Altered Books Workshop 
Find out what you can do with a book besides reading it. Note: No library books will be harmed in the making of this craft.
Fri. June 20. 2pm.
Northwest Branch Library 
Chill Skills 
Cy-Fair Community Youth Services specialist, Theresa Williams, will help kids learn anger management strategies, to deal with bullying, to raise self-esteem, and other life skills.
Fri. June 20. 2pm
Children, tweens & teens
Cy-Fair College Library 
Fingerprint Kits from Harris County Sheriff’s Office 
Free fingerprint kits while supplies last.
Mon. June 23 – Wed. July 16. 10am-11am.
Aldine Branch Library 
Low Tech for Teens & Tweens 
Can’t afford speakers for your phone or mp3 player? Learn how to make some with stuff laying around the house.
Mon. June 23. 1pm
Teens & tweens
Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek 
Space Center Houston: We Have Liftoff! 
Ever dream of hurtling through space in zero gravity? Learn what it takes to do it.
Tue. June 24. 2pm
Maud Smith Marks Branch Library 
What Do I Read Next? 
There are so many choices! Learn about HCPL's readers advisory database so you can narrow down the choices and stop wasting time on books you don’t really like.*
Tue. June 24. 3pm
*Space is limited. Register here .
Stratford Branch Library 
Summer Potluck 
Bring in sample sizes of your favorite recipe from a cookbook and share. 1st & 2nd place prizes awarded to best recipes.
Wed. June 25. 11am
Adults & teens
North Channel Branch Library 
Jungle Jim’s Bugs of the World 
There are more bugs in your backyard than there are people in the entire county. It’s probably a good idea to make friends with them. This program is a good place to start.
Wed. June 25. 2:30pm
Jacinto City Branch Library 
The Traveling Naturalist 
Cool science and real live critters to meet, Traveling Naturalist presented by Harris County Precinct One’s Challenger 7 Park’s Learning Center.
Wed. June 25. 3pm.
All programs are free and open to the public. For information about the branch nearest you, visit our locations page  or call 713-749-9000