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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.

Fall Crafts @ Storytime

There were many fun crafts this month at storytime. 

Thanksgiving Storytime

 

Wednesday, Nov. 25th the library is open.  I look forward to seeing all of my friends at storytime.

 

 

 

  • Toddler Tales (2 - 3 years old) is held at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm

     Toddler Storytime will include a special craft.

  •  Baby Time (birth - 24 months) is held at 11:00 am

Registration is not required, but space is limited.

Photograph courtesy of Road Fun

Pop! Pop!

During the holiday season many families celebrate with food.  Have you ever considered the history of the food you eat,  or where it comes from?  Popcorn is one of my favorite foods.  The books below have fun fact about corn and popcorn.  For example, did you know that popcorn was discovered by the Indians? If you read, Corn is Maize: the gift of the Indians  you will learn how they cooked the popcorn. Hint: They didn't use a microwave or stove.

 

 

Visit with Fire Investigators Tom Petty and K-9 "Hunter"

 

 

Last week, Tom Petty and K-9 "Hunter"provided an informative program on fire safety for families. 

During the program, children learned several key things that will keep them safe from danger.  

  • Recognize a smoke detector and know what sound it makes.
  • If you hear an alarm or see/smell smoke (do not hide - go outside).
  • Officer Petty showed examples of lighters and matches.  He explained that these items  are tools for adults, not toys. 
  •  Then Hunter demonstrated how to crawl on the ground to safety.  

After the program children took time to meet our guests and have their photograph taken.    

Fire Prevention Program for Families this Tuesday!

Come Meet Fire Investigator Tom Petty and K-9 Hunter!

Fire investigators Tom Petty and K-9 "Hunter" will be visiting the Atascocita Branch Library this Tuesday (Nov. 10th) at 4:00 pm. Come learn how to make your home environment a safe place for everyone.

  • Tom Petty and dog Hunter will stay after the program for photo opportunities. So, don't forget your camera!

While you are at the library you can checkout fun filled books to read at home. No Dragons for Tea is one of my person favorites. This book's rhyming text and humorous story is one that children will not forget.  

Bluebonnet List Announced

 2010 - 2011 Texas Bluebonnet Award Books

This weekend, the 2010 - 2011 Texas Bluebonnet Award list was announced.  I have already requested several of the items, and you can too.  Remember, if you don't know how to place a item on hold, you can ask any library staff member for help.  We will walk you through the process, or place the hold for you.  Enjoy!

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