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Little Amigo's Story Time!

  Hola...When children learn a second language at a young age it is as easy as learning a first language and also allows them to optimize their learning potential.  Little Amigos is a story time presented in English with one word each week spoken in Spanish throughout.  For example: the theme is “dog”.  The word "dog" will be replaced with the word “perro” whenever it is in the story, song, finger play and activity. This is a great opportunity each week to expose your young child to a second language which they can continue to build on as they get older.  Little Amigos is for children ages 3 – 5 and meets every Tuesday at 9:30 am in the Children's Area.  Esperamos contar con tu presencia¡  (hope to see you there!)

Art Explorers Around the World!

  Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month at Art Explorers Around the World! Learn about Latin America and create Aztec art on Monday, October 13th at 1:00 pm or Tuesday, October 14th at 4:30 pm.  Each session is limited to 20 children, ages 8 -12.  Call to register at 832-559-4235

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

  Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  We invite you to stop by our 1st floor lobby display and familiarize yourself with some of these influential people and browse through a sampling of children's literature written by Hispanic authors.  

Leaf Printing Craft in the Children's Dept!

    Tuesday, September 30th at 4:30 pm is Craft Day in the Children's Department!  Children will paint and stamp leaves to make one of a kind book marks, note cards and other assorted items.  This program is FREE and is limited to 15 children.  Required registration begins Monday, September 22nd.   Call 832-559-4235 to register!

All Aboard!

  The Choo Choo Club begins Thursday, September 18th at 1:30 pm. Work with your child each week as they create, discover and become ready readers at this early literacy program!  Required registration begins one week in advance of each session and is limited to 15 children (ages 3-5) and their parents.  *registration for Sept. 18th begins on September 11th.  Call 832-559-4235 for more information and to register.

 

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Do You Have a Library Card?

 

September is Library Card Sign up Month.  Library cards are FREE and can be used at any of our 26 friendly Harris County Branches!  Next time you visit  the library, ask for an application at the circulation desk or any reference desk!  

Art Explorers Around the World returns!

Hey, Mon! "Travel" to the Island of Jamaica and paint a Caribbean sunset!  This program meets on Monday, September 8th at 1:00 pm or Tuesday, September 9th at 4:30 pmRequired registration begins Tuesday, September 2nd and is limited to 20 children (ages 8 - 12) for each session. Call 832-559 -4235 to register for the session of your choice!

Teen Volunteer of the Year!

  Congratulations to Allison Chamberlain, this year’s Teen Volunteer of the Year!  Allison, a homeschooled sophomore has volunteered for 2 years in the Children’s Area participating in every aspect of the program. This includes:  story time and program assistant, shelving, displays and craft projects.   Outside of the Library, Allison has been a volunteer at her Church’s Vacation Bible School for over 4 years.  She is an accomplished musician playing the violin and piano as a member of the Houston Youth Symphony, the Philharmonic and Chamber Group.  Thank you to Allison and all the members of our volunteer program for a job well done!

Afterschool Programming Resumes!

  Summer Reading is officially over!  A BIG thank you to all those who participated in this year’s program - Fizz, Boom, Read!  It was a busy, fun filled [and very hot] Summer!  Next week, we'll have information about after school programming in the Children’s Area which will resume the beginning of September.  Have a great first week back to school!

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