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Preschool Story Time: P is for Pizza!

Pizza Slice with tomato and garlic in the backgroundJoin us Tuesday for Preschool Story Time; we will be reading books about pizza. We have lots of fun information about pizza at our libraries.

  • There is a documentary about the history of pizza called
  • America Eats. Pizza.Of course there are funny picture books on pizza like Cover of the Book : The 100th Customer.:Cover of the book  titled "Hi, Pizza Man!" by Virginia Walter
  • The 100th Customer
  • by Byung-Gyu Kim 
  • "Hi Pizza Man!"
  • By Virginia Walter
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  • You should check some of them out. In fact if you are really inspired you should check out this the Family Fun article where you can make fresh delicious

Thursday is Free Play! August 30th

Toys riding in a toy car.This Thursday is Free Play! We are going to have different toys for various developmental ages 0-6 for your children to come and explore.  As a special treat this week Ms. Andleeb will be creating Hopscotch patterns on the floor of the meeting room along with the usual cast of characters. You can expect some building blocks, puppets, and the ever popular sand box, among other toys.  You are welcome to come in and play anytime from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM.

Flickr CC: Gone on Vacay! Photo by susivinh

School? What school? Preschool Story Time:Tuesday @ 10:30

School Bus PictureTuesday, August 21 Ms. Andleeb will be reading some schoolish themed books and inviting you to make a craft with her after the stories are through.  If you haven’t joined us before make sure you pick up a ticket for Story Time at the information desk on the morning of.  This Story Time is geared for children 3- 6 years old. 

Want to read a book about school right this moment? Check out our online collection of

Bubble Festival Thursday August 9 @ 10:30 AM

Cover of Bubble Festival book in the Harris County Public Library Catalog Boy Blowing BubblesOh who doesn’t like big fat juicy bubbles!  This Thursday, August 9 at 10:30 AM we are having a Bubble Festival at the Katherine Tyra Library.  We will set out materials to make different kinds of bubble wands with string, straw and pipe-cleaners.  There will also be different activities to try at several stations around the room.  Hope to see you there.

Jell-O Painting Infant Explorers!

Leovigilda with Jello Art WorkYesterday we had special guest Leovigilda Genova in our Infant Explores Program.  I had the privilege of showing Leovigilda the ins and outs of Jell-O painting.  We were all slipping and sliding around in abstract full sensory exploration art.  If you have never experienced this particular medium it is highly recommended.  The babies squished it in their fingers and toes.  Afterwards we all cleaned up to play with some infant toys and chase down some bubbles.  Thanks to Leovigilda for participating in our program today and to the happy children of the Katherine Tyra Library community for cutting loose and having fun.  

Domino's Pizza Challenge Issued

Katie Bertram showing off her best pizza pie.

Domino’s Pizza was a lot of fun on Tuesday.  Katie Bertram her team members from a Domino’s close by taught us how to make a lump of pizza dough into nicely shaped pizza pie.  We all were dough slinging expert-novices before they left.   I issued a challenge to Domino's team member Katie Bertram to make her best pizza pie in dough form.  We will have to see if she can return next year and beat her own personal pizza. 

Domino's Pizza July 24th

This Tuesday July 24Picture of pizza, Domino’s Pizza will be coming to the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library.  Domino's will be showing us how to properly shape pizza dough.  Children that attend the event will receive 1 slice of pizza; adults attending with their children will not receive pizza. 

Dominos has been generous enough to come for 2 shows. The first show will be at 3:00 pm (tickets will be available starting at 2:00 PM) and the second will start at 4:00 PM (tickets will be available starting at 3:00 PM). 

Free Admission to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston!

The facade of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

Looking for something to do with the family this weekend? Take your library cards to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston for free.  Children ages 6 through 8 that have a library card in their own name will receive free admission on Saturday or Sunday!
Can’t go on the weekends?  Thursdays: general admission is free for everyone!
For more information about free admission opportunities go to the MFAH website: http://www.mfah.org/visit/hours-and-admissions/

 


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Preschool Picassos : Children's Painting Program

children paintingJoin us July 19th at 10:30 AM for our children’s painting program Preschool Picassos.  If you don’t mind getting messy, this is a program your children and you will enjoy.  Preschool Picassos is held every third Thursday of the month.  We use all different kinds of mediums to produce a unique color exploration experience.   

This month we are going to create art with featured on Putti Prapancha’s website.   Using tape to cover parts of paper we will paint over the paper and paint generously and then remove the painters tape to reveal an abstract mosaic like masterpiece. 

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