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April Events in the Children's Department

         This is no April Fool's joke...join us for some fun children's programs this month.  We will have afterschool programs on several Monday afternoons at 4:30 pm.  On Monday, April 8, children ages 5-11 are invited to try out our new Legos.  We'll have these colorful plastic bricks in the Children's Activity Space for children to create their own masterpieces.   Due to limited quantities, these Legos cannot be taken home.  Parents are encouraged to bring a camera to take a picture of their child's creation.  On Monday, April 15, Bricks4Kids will be here for a program on creating Solar Panels.  This program is designed for children 5-11 years old.  On Monday, April 22, children can celebrate Earth Day by making recycled crafts.&nb

The Building Blocks of Fun at Freeman Library!

     Looking for a chance for your child to have fun creating and interacting with other children?  The Children's Department at  Freeman Library has just what you're looking for and it's free... We recently put out a set of wooden building blocks and they are a big hit with children as well as grown-ups.  At almost any time of the day, you're likely to see children working together on a grand building project.   

Join us for Baby Playtime on Friday, March 22 @ 10 am

       Join us Friday, March 22 from 10:00-11:00 am for Baby Playtime.  This program is designed for children from infant to 18 months old and their parent or caregiver.  We'll have educational  toys, books, music and lots of fun with bubbles. 

This is a free program that requires no tickets.  Just drop into the Children's Activity Space for a fun time for you and your baby.  For questions, please call the Children's Department at 281-488-1906.

Marsha's Petting Zoo will be at Freeman Library this afternoon 3/11 from 2:30-4:30 pm

     Looking for a chance to get out and enjoy the spring weather?  Join us for fun as Marsha's Petting Zoo makes its annual stop at Freeman Library on Monday, March 11 from 2:30-4:30 pm.  No tickets are required for this free program.  We' will line up along the front porch and take folks through the zoo in small groups.

Books Alive! Events for Children

   Looking for something fun and free to do with the children next week?  Freeman Library will have lots of activities for Books Alive! Week.  This annual fun is sponsored by generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.   Here's a list of the activities:

Monday, March 11 (2:30-4:30 pm.) - Marsha's Petting Zoo will be on the Diana Lane side of the parking lot with lots of small and not-so-small farm animals to see and pet.  No tickets are needed.  We'll just line up along the library's front porch.

The Case of the Missing Mardi Gras Shoebox Float Designers

   The Children's Department at Freeman needs help solving a mystery.  We're trying to find the missing designers of some of the shoebox floats that we recently displayed for the Mardi Gras season.  The young designers attended a program we had on Monday, January 28 to design shoebox floats.   We asked the designers to let us put the shoebox floats out for display through Mardi Gras (February 12) and then they could pick them up to bring home.  We didn't get quite enough contact information from these young designers to reach them directly.

You're Invited to a Birthday Bash ...for Dr. Seuss!

        Join us Thursday evening February 28 at 6:30 pm for a birthday celebration for Dr. Seuss.  We'll have stories, activities, fun songs, and lots of laughter as we celebrate some of the many creations of this beloved children's author.  The program is aimed at preschool age children as well as school age children.  Adults are invited to celebrate with their young ones.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

Storyteller Tracey Wheat appears on Wednesday, February 6 at 6:30 pm

    Join us in celebrating Black History Month as storyteller Tracey Wheat performs several African-American folktales on Wednesday, February 6 at 6:30 pm in the Children's Activity Space.  Ms. Wheat will retell tales such as The Clever Turtle and The People Could Fly.  The whole family will enjoy the magic and humor of these stories.

Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.  For questions, please call the Children's Department at 281-488-1906.

Let's geaux to a Mardi Gras parade!

   Mardi Gras is February 12 this year.  There will be lots of fun parades and other events in Kemah, Galveston and other parts over the next two weekends.  If you can't make it to any of the parades, stop by the Children's Department to see the Krewe of Freeman.  We have 22 shoebox floats decorated by children and adults who recently attended an afterschool program.    The library provided shoeboxes, decorating materials, and lots of glue while the children provided their imagination.   The shoebox floats will be on display behind the Kids Information Desk through Mardi Gras on February 12.  The children who decorated the floats can pick them up starting February 13 and take them home to keep.

Celebrate Mardi Gras - Make a shoebox float on Monday, January 28

      Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is February 12.  In the next couple of weeks there will be parades in places such as Kemah, Galveston, Lake Charles, New Orleans, and Mobile.  To get in the Mardi Gras spirit, children ages 4-12 can make a Mardi Gras shoebox float on Monday, January 28 at 4:30 pm.  We will have shoeboxes and lots of beads, stickers, colorful streamers and other items to decorate a float. 

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