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Fossils and Dinosaurs at Freeman Library

 

 

 

 

Join us Tuesday, July 19 at 2:30 pm for a visit from Houston Gem and Mineral Society members, Professor Sharon Choens and Mr. George Wolf.  They will talk about fossils and dinosaurs and how they got interested in studying about them.  They will have lots of interesting items to display.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.

"Wanda and the Oblahlahs" visits Freeman Library

Local children's book author, Joe Sutton, will be at Freeman on Monday, July 18 at 2:30 pm.  He will be reading his book "Wanda and the Oblahlahs."  It is the story of what happens to Wanda, a little girl who loves to chew gum.  Her parents always tell her to take the gum out of her mouth before she goes to bed.  One night she leaves the gum in her mouth.  She has some very interesting things happen to her...

Pictures and Planets

Children -  have you been to the beach this summer or do you plan to go soon?  If so, we may have just the craft for you on Tuesday, July 12 at 2:30 pm.  We'll be decorating a foam picture frame shaped like a sand castle.  It will be perfect for framing a picture of you and your family at the beach...or the pool...or the sprinkler...or the bathtub!  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting thirty minutes before the program.

Storybook Opera and Ferrets are coming to Freeman

After a long weekend of Fourth of July celebrations, join us at Freeman for fairytales and ferrets!  On Tuesday July 5, we will have a visit from Storybook Opera at 2:30 pm.    Chelsea Hardy, a soprano with Houston Opera to Go, will sing portions of Hans Christian Anderson's "Snow White."

On Wednesday July 6, Gail and Jimi Hummel and members of the Houston Area Ferret Association will bring some ferret friends at 2:30 pm.  We will learn about ferrets and how to care for them.   Come see the funny antics of the ferrets.

Marsha's Petting Zoo

Get ready to pet some cute animals!  Marsha's Petting Zoo visits Freeman on Tuesday, June 7 from 2:30-4:30 pm.  There will be a goat, deer, rabbits, piglet, mini-donkey and other fun animals. The Petting Zoo will be set up in the parking lot on the Diana Lane side of the library.  We'll have folks line up on the porch and we'll take visitors through in small groups to see the animals.

Join us for Toddlers @ Play on May 24 and May 31

There will be temporary change to the Toddler Time schedule for the last week of May and first week of June.  We will have Toddler Time these two weeks only on the Tuesday of the week.  The Book Babies schedule will remain the same.

We are making the temporary change to try a special program - Toddlers @ Play.  We have purchased new educational toys just for the skills and interests of toddlers.  We will have stations where the children can try out the new toys.  There will be a music station with instruments and shakers, a construction station with blocks, an art station with manipulatives and puzzles, and a cozy library station with new board books that they can enjoy. 

USA LEGO Robotics Camp coming back this summer

                                        

 The United Space Alliance (USA) and The Friends of Freeman Library will be sponsoring two summer sessions of the USA LEGO Robotics Camp for children 7-11 years old.  The sessions run for four weeks.  The first session will be the Saturdays in June (4, 11, 18 and 25) and the second session will be the four Saturdays starting July 16 through August 6.   Campers may choose a session from 1-2:30 pm or 3-4:30 pm.

Twilight Tales

 

 

 

 

 

Family Night, our Thursday evening storytime, now has a new name: Twilight  Tales.  We will have a great story, sing a song or two, and even play with a giant parachute.  Children are welcome to come dressed in their comfy pajamas to enjoy the fun!  Twilight Tales will be on Thursdays at 6:30 PM.  Tickets are required, but they are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.  This week's theme will be opposites and shapes.

Books Alive! Week Returns Next Week

Get your calendars ready!  We have several exciting programs planned in the Children's Department for Books Alive! Week -  March 14-18.   Books Alive! Week is sponsored by the Friends of Freeman Library.  Each year during Spring Break, we have a special afternoon program in addition to our regularly scheduled storytimes.  Our storytimes and Family Night will have a Spring theme this week.  Here's a description of the Books Alive! Week programs.

Monday, March 14 - Movie Break 2:30 pm - Join us for a classic family movie.  Snacks will be provided.  Tickets are required.  They are available from the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

Tuesday, March 15 - 1:00-3:00 pm - Get your face painted, grab a balloon animal, and visit with Clifford the Big Red Dog.  No tickets are required for this event.

Mardi Gras comes to the Children's Department

  Join us as we celebrate Mardi Gras during Toddler and Preschool storytimes February 28-March 2.  We will have a story, fingerplays, and a special surprise at the end of the storytime.  Tickets are a required.  They are free and available starting thirty minutes before the program from the Kids Information Desk.  Don't miss out on the fun, cher!

 

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