Amy C.'s blog

Volunteer @ the Library!

Do you want to help the library and your community?  Come to our next New Volunteer Orientation on Monday, December 2nd at 6:30 PM.  You’ll learn more about the volunteer opportunities available at the library.  All ages welcome, though volunteers under the age of 12 must volunteer with a parent or guardian.  You can pick up an application at the Information Desk!

Beginning Excel

Keyboard in the desertDo you feel like you’re lost in a desolate wasteland when trying to figure out spreadsheets?  Join us for our next computer class, Beginning Excel, on Tuesday, November 19th at 10:00 AM.  No registration is required.  

Keyboard image by Flickr user Paul Garland.

Tweeners Book Club

School StoryKids, join us on Thursday, November 14th at 4:30 PM for our Tweeners Book Club to discuss the book School Story by Andrew Clements and have tasty snacks.  Haven’t read School Story, but still want to come to the program?  Just come and talk about whatever book you are currently reading!  

Bear Creek Book Club

Secret ScriptureJoin the Bear Creek Book Club on Wednesday, November 6th to discuss the book The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry.  The book choice for December is Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.  The Bear Creek Book Club meets every month on the first Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the library’s magazine area.

IRS Small Business Workshop

Do you know your tax responsibilities as a small business owner? Join us this Saturday, November 2nd at 1:00 PM.  This free workshop is designed to inform business owners of their federal tax obligations. Gregory E. Vernon CPA, MBA, is scheduled to be the featured guest speaker at all workshops. Please call 713-302-6249 for reservations to the workshop.

Exciting Children's Programs!

DogWe have several unique programs for children happening this week!  On Tuesday, September 10th at 10:30 AM our Preschool Storytime will have a special visit from the always entertaining Ronald McDonald.  On Wednesday, September 11th at 10:30 and 11:00 AM our Toddler Times will have a very special visit from the YMCA to learn family yoga!  And last but certainly not least, on Thursday, September 12th at 10:30 AM our Free Play program will have a special visit from the Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP).

Preschool Storytime and Toddler Time are ticketed events.  Free tickets will be available prior to the start of each program at the Information Desk.  First come, first served. 

Dog photo courtesy flickr user Victor Bezrukov.

It's a Bird, It's a Plane...It's a Strawplane!

StrawplaneStep aside, paper airplanes…strawplanes were where it’s at!  Kids of all ages, join us for Build It on Thursday, August 22nd at 10:30 AM.  You’ll be crafting your very own strawplane to take home and fly (pending your parent’s approval)!  

Strawplane image from allfortheboys.com

Newspaper Forts!

Newspaper FortEnd summer on a high note with our LAST Summer Special Craft!  On Tuesday, August 6th at 3:00 PM we’ll be constructing newspaper forts!  This program is recommended for ages 6-12 and families are welcome.  A free ticket is required for admittance and will be available one hour prior to the start of the program.  First come, first served.

Newspaper fort image courtesy munchkinsandmayhem.blogspot.com
 

Absorbing Art

Absorbinb ArtworkJoin us for our next Summer Reading Program Special Craft, Absorbing Artwork!  This art and science activity will have your child use salt, glue, and food coloring to create their very own 3-D artwork.  This program will take place Tuesday, July 30th at 3:00 PM and is recommended for ages 6-12.  Families welcome.  A free ticket is required for admittance and will available one hour prior to the start of the program.  First come, first served. 

Picture courtesy Spoonful.com

Sweet Dreams With Your Own Dream Catcher

Dream CatcherDo you like crafts and want to make something cool this weekend?  Craft your way to sweet dreams with our next Craft & Go, Dream Catchers!  We will be handing out these kits on Saturday, July 27th at 1:30 PM at the Service Desk.  Supplies are limited.  First come, first served.

Dream Catcher image by flickr user Olivier Bataille.

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