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Craft program August 10

         If you missed doing some of the crafts we created this summer, you have another chance to decorate a hummingbird feeder or wand, plant a seed, practice origami, make a macaroni necklace and more.  We will have a "leftover" craft program Wednesday August 10  at 3 PM.  Supplies are limited to what is on hand. 

Science Quest

    65 children and 44 adults were entertained by Jon Bartell of Science Quest at the final children's event of the summer reading program.  Mr. Jon amazed the audience with all kinds of fun science facts and experiments utilizing everyday household items.  He brought along several of his rescued animals, such as a ferret, hedgehog, parrotlet, tortoise, chichilla and several reptiles.  Children were able to pet the animals and ask questions.

Mr. Jon emphasized that science is all around us and can be fun if we use our imaginations.  He has all sorts of fact sheets, coloring pages and simple experiments on his website www.science-quest.com

Pig out on books

  Daisy the Pig and Farmer Minor entertained 66 children and 42 adults at a program Wednesday.  Everyone helped read a story to Daisy and learned all about her busy life visiting libraries.  Children lined up to have their photos taken hugging Daisy and some even gave her a kiss !

Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig

     Daisy the Pig will entertain children at the Library Wednesday July 27  at 3 PM.  Daisy is a pot-bellied pig who travels all over the United States sharing her love of reading.

Pizza Party

Tuesday July 26 there will be a pizza party upstairs at 3 PM.  Children - ages 5 to12 years - will have an opportunity to play with pizza dough and learn about pizza making from representatives of Domino's Pizza.  There will be refreshments afterward.

 

Ferrets in the Library !

    Here come the ferrets !  Members of the Houston Area Ferret Association will bring an assortment of these entertaining creatures for you to meet and hold.  Learn some history of ferrets, the basics of taking care of them and see a demonstration of nail clippig and ear cleaning.  Cheer for ferrets as they compete in a paper bag escape race.  Meet the ferrets up close as you get to hold them and see how much wiggly fun they are.

Honey Dew the Clown

       Honey Dew the Clown will be at the Library next Wednesday, July 6, at 3 PM.  She brings a great mix of magic, silliness and some furry friends to entertain us.  Join us for a fun program and check out books on magic, clowns or whatever tickles your fancy !

Dinosaur Fossil Program

Fossils were the focus of this week's children's program.  Dr. Neal Immega shared some of his fossil collection with young readers and talked about going on dinosaur digs.  If you happen to be up near Fort Worth, you can see actual footprints at the Dinosaur Park. The Brazos River also still yields dinosaur fossils even today.  That is where Dr. Neal tripped over the large fossil of a knee bone that the children are examining in the photo.  After the talk, children were able to examine the fossils up close and colored a mini dinosaur flip book created by Mrs. Immega.

 

Reading is Magic

Recently the West UniversityLibrary's summer reading program was featured in an online article of the West University Examiner.  Look at what's been happening at the Library !

 

 

: http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/west_university/living/article_765198ba-1772-5c5e-9282-8ad95e338340.html

Animals that dig

       Animals that dig were the featured guests at the Library this week.  The Traveling Naturalist brought reptiles and mammals who like to burrow.  96 children and 50 adults attended the program which featured a snake, turtle, hedgehog, bunny tarantula and toad.  Afterwards, children lined up to pet the turtle and lion-headed rabbit.

Next week we will have crafts on Tuesday at 3 PM and Origami on Wednesday at 3 PM.

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