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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss~!

This upcoming Wednesday, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's birthday. All across the country, it is celebrated also as "Read Across America" day. To celebrate, on Thursday, during storytime at 10:40, we will be having a very special Dr. Seuss themed morning. To learn more about Dr. Seuss, the author, go here. For fun games for your children to play on the internet, and more, go here. (The matching game is particularly addictive). For great quotes, go here.

Storytime!

Next week we will celebrate Black History Month at storytime and, among other activities, will be making peanut butter in honor of George Washington Carver.

Happy Lunar New Year! Upcoming Storytime Craft

Happy Lunar New Year! This next Thursday, February 3rd is the first day of the new year according to the lunar calendar, which is followed in many places throughout the world, including China. In order to mark this occasion, we will be making a "fierce paper dragon" during toddler storytime next week.

Little Red Hen

Hello!  Next week at Toddler Storytime, we will be reading The Little Red Hen by Byron Barton and making our own little red hens in a related craft. Please join us on Thursday at 10:40 a.m.!

Storytime in the New Year

Happy New Year Highlands! In case you are wondering, storytimes are the same for 2011.

Baby - 10:15

Toddler - 10:40

Bantam of the Opera

It's time for another performance by the Houston Opera to Go!  Join us at the Highlands Community Center next Monday, January 3rd at 10 am for "Bantam of the Opera."

Bantam of the Opera by Mary Jane Auch
"Luigi is a country rooster who loves singing along with the opera he hears on the radio.  When he sneaks a ride into the city hoping to see a live performance, the star of the show catches a bad case of chicken pox and threatens to cancel the performance!  Could this be Luigi's big break? " (taken from the Storybook Opera Website)

This event is open to all ages and is free to all in attendance. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Storytime: Para Los Ninos!

It's time again for our monthly family workshop/storytime: Para Los Ninos! It will be held during our normal toddler storytime this Thursday at 10:40 am.  The theme is "Raise a Reader." If you are curious as to what activities we will do, they can be viewed here , on page 15. 

The Para Los Ninos workshops are structured in such a way as to allow parents and children plenty of time after the storytime to participate in and rotate through several activity stations.

See you there!

Para Los Ninos

Please join us this Saturday at noon for this month's Para Los Ninos family program! We will be reading several stories, followed by time for parents to participate in activities with their children. The theme is "Raise a Reader," and we hope you can make it!

Seeds!

If you come and visit us for storytime this week, we will be opening up a pumpkin to check out the seeds and the goo. We will talk about seeds and what grows from them. If you have any interesting seeds at home you would like to show and tell about, please feel free to bring them.  See you there!

Baby Time: 10:15 am

Toddler Time 10:45 am

Halloween at Stratford!

Boo!  It's almost time for Halloween, and in order to celebrate, we will be having a special baby and toddler time next Thursday, October, 28th. So wear your costumes, dress your children up and feel free to bring special snacks (individually wrapped please). We have plenty of trick or treat bags for children to use, or if you would like to bring your own, that is fine too.

We will have time for stories, songs, rhymes and such before trick or treating around the library. This will not be a super scary time. We are aiming for a fun and lighthearted Halloween/Harvest party. It also might be a good idea to talk to your child about costumes before coming, in case they are nervous to see others not looking quite like themselves.

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