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Pocket Book Craft

 Family Fun at Atascocita Branch Library

Family Storytime is held on Monday Nights @7:00 pm
Each week, I provide a craft project after Family Storytime.  On Monday, children were given the opportunity to create pocket books. I've included instructions for this craft in case you missed storytime.

Supply List

Paper Lunch Bags (2 or more), Paper Hole Punch, Ribbon, Crayons and Scissors

Take Note

Pokemon club will be held from 2 - 3 pm on Thursday, December 31st.

Children ages 7 to 10 years old are invited to join our Pokemon Club.
This meeting will be a great opprotunity to meet other players and share ideas. Please make sure to bring your Nintendo DS, games, trading cards and anything else you would like to discuss.


Our program will resume at it's regular time (4:00 pm) next month.

 

Celebrate Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa begins December 26th and ends on January 1st.   

Snow @ the Library

                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children created watercolor snowflakes at storytime this week.  Afterwards, we sprinkled fairy dust (salt) on top of them. This technique is used to make batik fabric.  The children had so much fun that we will surely do this project again!

 

 

 

Three Times the Fun!

Babytime is held three times a week at the Atascocita Branch, and registration is NOT required.  This program is for infants - 24 months.  It features songs, nursery rhymes, books, socialization opportunities, and so much more. Come meet Mr. Bear and other fantastic puppets! Much fun will be had as we learn new skills and make new friends.

  • Wednesday @ 11 am
  • Thursday @ 11 am
  • Friday @ 1:00 pm 

P.s.   This month the infant lapsit program will run through Wednesday, December 23rd; we are closed December 24 - 27  for the holiday season.

 

 

Happy Hanukkah

 

   

 Hanukkah begins on this Friday at sundown. If you are looking for items to read this season,  I currently have a display of Hanukkah books in the children's area.  Feel free to stop by and check out our collection.  You can also order books online and have them sent to your community library. This is a free service. 

Growing up, my family had a tradition of making gifts for one another during the holidays.  The projects that my Mom and I made together are some of my best childhood memories.  There are all kinds of art & craft books for children in the library, including those for Hanukkah.   

Humble I.S.D. Art Display @ the Library

 

Student's artwork from Pine Forest Elementary  & Oak Forest Elementary is currently displayed in the Children's Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Traditions Celebrated at Storytime

Family Storytime Fun! Ristras

Last night at storytime we made Ristras.  These wreaths are often found in the American Southwest, and they are hung on doors to greet guests.

Twilight Tales is our family storytime program held Monday nights @ 7:00 pm.  All ages are welcome.

 

   

Photograph of traditional wreath courtesy of Veesees on Flickr.

Family Traditions during the Holidays

Ristras

FAMILY STORYTIME CRAFT

Atascocita Branch Library MONDAY @ 7:00 PM

Ristras are an American Southwest tradition.  During the winter season, you can find ristras shaped wreaths.   Like the classic holly wreath, these are hung on your front door to welcome guest. I grew up in Colorado and have fond memories of these bright red wreaths.

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