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Fancy Nancy Party

Direct Link to Register 01/29/2014

Event Type: Children's Program
Age Group(s):3 to 12 year olds
Date:Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
Start Time: 4:30 PM
Description: Almost everything about Valentine's Day is fancy - especially with Fancy Nancy! Dress in your Fancy Nancy Best for a super fantastic time!

Online Registration Required.

Embracing the Spirit of a Champion

This year, the  Lifetime Network and the American Library Association's, Campaign for America's Libraries have created a partnership to promote Black History Month.  On February 1,  "The Gabby Douglas Story," a Lifetime® Original Movie will premier; as  a two time gold medalist the story of Gabriella Douglas is sure to inspire the champion in all. 

"There are no limitations if you broaden your horizons. If you don't succeed you haven't failed, because you cannot fail if you have tried your hardest." ~ Carl Lewis

Expand your learning experience by checking out one or more of these books! 

 

Unleash Your Pokémon @ the library!

 

Attention Pokémon fans!

Do you know that Harris County Public Libraries not only have great  Pokémon books: two of our branches also have free programs for kids. * details below. 

 Pokémon Adventures  Volume 20, by Hidenori  Kusaka, art by Mato   [On Order]

All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga! Legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon are unleashed, and the world descends into chaos!

 

Lunar New Year program is full, but there is a waiting list.

Update Jan. 23, 2014

As of this morning, the Lunar New Year Program is full.  In the event that a family is unable to make the program, we ask that they contact the library so we may call someone on our waiting list. Thank you! 

Children and their families are invited to join a special program to celebrate the Lunar New Year. We will explore the legend of the Chinese Dragon and create a dazzling painted horse! This program has been designed for children ages 3 to 12 years old. 

 

Bedtime Zzzzzzzz's

Have you ever tried to take a snooze, but the sounds of someone else's snoring, snorting, or wheezing keeps you awake? Arghh! When you are dealing with it in real life it's not a fun situation! However, it can offer humorous scenario when writing a picture book. Have you ever been kept awake by snoring? If so, how would you describe this sound? 

 Stop Snoring, Bernard! Zachariah OHora

Tick-Tock Goes the Clock

Fingerplays and rhymes are a great way to encourage early literacy. Here is one that I have done in storytime, and  both toddlers and children enjoy. 

 

How to become a ★ STAR ★ @ the library!

In December 2013, there were 269 children who played the Polar Express I Spy game! This month, our I Spy game will give children the opportunity to become a star ★ of the library!

Stop by the front desk to let us know that you would like to take part in this fun and educational game. Upon completion, each child  will earn a star which will be placed  on our star bulletin board. They will also get to choose a prize from our treasure chest.  You may play as often as you would like, but please be aware that  prizes are limited to one treasure box prize, per child, each month.

Frosty Tales

I just checked the weather and it is currently 75°F in Houston. Anyone else, wanting to feel the brisk winter air?  Melt away our warm winter weather by picking out a few of these frosty tales. 

 The Adventures of a South Pole Pig 

 

Psst, Psst... Continued.

  No Fits, Nilson!  Zachariah OHora.

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