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Santa Claus is coming to Freeman Library on Thursday, December 15 at 5:30 pm

    It's not too late to get a picture of your child talking to Santa Claus.  He has scheduled his annual stop at Freeman Library for Thursday, December 15 from 5:30-7:00 pm.  Parents or caregivers are encouraged to bring a camera to capture a picture of their child's visit with Santa in the Rotunda Area on the first floor.  After visiting Santa, children can pick a candy cane donated by Walgreens.

 

To festively frame the picture, there also will be a picture frame decorating program in the Children's Activity Space starting at 5:30 pm.  Children can decorate a foam picture frame to remember their visit with Santa.

Join us for Thanksgiving storytimes the week of November 14

   We'll be celebrating Thanksgiving a little early when we feast on Thanksgiving stories during the storytimes for the week of November 14.  Join us for stories about Thanksgiving and sharing time with family. 

Costume Parade coming to Freeman Library October 24-27

                              

Are you ready to try out your child's Halloween costume?  Join us October 24-27 for Toddler Time, Preschool Storytime, or Twilight Tales to show off your costume.  Children are invited to put on a costume and participate in a costume parade at the end of each storytime.  We'll provide treat bags and visit several treat stations around the Children's Department.                        

Not-So-Spooky Bat Craft on Monday, October 17 at 2:30 pm

 Are you looking for something fun to do this Monday afternoon with the children?  If so, join us for a festive bat craft program at 2:30 pm.  We'll be making not-so-spooky bats from toilet paper rolls.  We'll also have a tasty snack and fun coloring sheets .  This program is recommended for children preschool age through grade school.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available from the Kids Information Desk starting thirty minutes before the program.  For questions, call us at Freeman Library at 281-488-1906.

Fire Truck comes to Freeman Library on Friday, September 30

 October is Fire Prevention Month.  To educate children on fire prevention, firefighters from the Houston Fire Department will visit Freeman on Friday, September 30 for a storytime and fire truck visit.  Captain Faulkner of Houston Fire Department Station No. 72 will read a story to toddlers and preschool age children at 10:15 am.  Then the children and adults will go outside to meet the firefighters and see the fire truck up close.  Tickets are required for the storytime.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk when the library opens at 10:00 am on Friday. 

USA LEGO Robotics Camp returns in October

The USA LEGO Robotics Camp returns to Freeman Library in October.  This free camp is designed for children 7-11 years old.  It is sponsored by United Space Alliance (USA) and the Friends of Freeman Library.  The camp will be held Saturdays October 1, 8, 15, and 22.   There are two sessions of the camp each week: 1-2:30 pm or 3-4:30 pm.    

The children work in pairs or small groups to put together LEGO projects using a program on a laptop.  They learn robotics, mathematics, and engineering concepts as well as values such as sharing and cooperation.

Why was this book banned?

What do authors J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter series), Anne Frank (Diary of a Young Girl), Marc Brown (Arthur and Buster characters), and Mark Twain (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) have in common?  All these authors wrote books that have been challenged or banned from a library at some time.

The American Library Association observes Banned Books Week during the last week in September .  The observance calls attention to attempts to ban materials from libraries.  It also promotes the freedom to access ideas and information, even if the ideas and information might be unorthodox or unpopular. 

The Longhorns are Coming

Did you know that the Texas Longhorn is the official "Large Mammal" for the state of Texas? Did you know that theTexas Longhorn almost became extinct ? Join us Tuesday, August 9 from 2:30-4:30 pm (in the Diana Lane side of the parking lot)  for a round-up of fun facts and lore about Texas Longhorn Cattle.  Cindy and Robert Schnuriger will bring animals such as Texas Longhorn cattle, a horse, and donkey to show the importance of these animals to Texas history. 

Longhorn Cattle Program is postponed

The Longhorn Cattle visit scheduled for Wednesday, July 20 has been postponed.  We hope to reschedule it after the Summer Reading Program ends but before school starts up again.  

We will have a craft program at 2:30 pm on Wednesday.  We will be making beach-scene paper collages.  Tickets are needed.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.

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