Freeman

Microsoft YouthSpark Summer Camp

We have a new partner in the local Microsoft Store!  Join us (by registration only!) for YouthSpark Summer Camp sessions on computer coding in our Training Lab, and then finish up with a movie making experience on Surface Pro 3 tablet computers!  

Kids 8-10 may register for the two-part session on Smart Game Coding scheduled for Friday, 7/10, and Friday 7/17, for 1:00 to 2:00 PM.  Kids 11-13 may register for the same dates but for sessions scheduled for 2:00 to 3:00 PM.  Participants must register with the staff and commit to both sessions.

On Friday, 7/24, kids 8-13 can take part in Smart Movie Making in the Children's Activity Space.  No registration is required, but participation is limited to 20.  Free tickets are required and available 30 minutes before the start of the program at the Kids Information Desk.

We hope you're as excited as we are about these new maker programs!

The Puppet Lady returns to Freeman Library on Thursday, June 25 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm

The Puppet Lady - Nitsana Lazerus - returns to Freeman Library on Thursday, June 25 for two funny puppet shows at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.   This program is recommended for children 3 years and older.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 thirty minutes before the program.   The library opens at 1 pm on Thursdays, so we suggest children and their grown-up arrive 15-20 before the tickets are to be distributed.   This program is funded by the generous support of the Friends of Freeman Library.

American Art Program returns in July for children 10 years and older

Children 10 years and older have an opportunity to register for a drawing for spots in the American Art Program on Fridays July 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10:15-11:15 am.  The materials used in this free program are funded by the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.    Children need to attend all 4 sessions and bring a smock to protect their clothing.  They will learn about several American Art movements and create artwork based on what they've learned. 

Magician Mick Corley visits Freeman Library on Thursday, June18 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm

   Get your funnybones ready...Magician Mick Corley visits Freeman Library on Thursday, June 18 for two shows at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.  Mick combines magic, humor, puppets and mime for a laugh-out-loud funny show.  But, he also always includes lots of references to he importance of reading and participating the Summer Reading Program.

Local Author Celebration

Join us this Saturday, 6/20 at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room for our Local Author Celebration.  We'll begin the day with the "Memories to Memoirs" workshop presented by Dion McInnis, followed by a brief introduction to resources available at the library for authors.

S-s-s....Snakes coming to Freeman on Thursday, June 11 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm

Our first performer of the summer is Thomas Davis "The Snakeman" on Thursday, June 11 for shows at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.  The Snakeman will be talking about snakes and he'll bring several for the children to see and touch.  This program is recommended for children 5 years and older. 

Kids: Come decorate a tote bag to carry all your great summer reading!

It's that time of year again....Time to sign up for the Summer Reading Program!  Children from infants through 12 years old can sign up for the 2015 Summer Reading Program (actually there's a summer reading program for the whole family - teens and adults, too).  This year's theme is "Every Hero has a Story".  For children from 18 months old, they can read 10 books (or have them read to them) to get a certificate, a free paperback book, and a star with their name on it.  For babies up to 18 months old, they can sign up to do 10 activities with their

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