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Ronald McDonald in the House

Ronald McDonald was at the Aldine Library on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 25th. Ronald told jokes, performed magic tricks, and had both children and adults laughing. It was a fun time for all. Stay tuned for all of our summer events with our handy online calendar!

Monster Snacking

Kids, are you hungry? How about cyclops eyes or swampy s'mores? Does a giant squid sandwich tempt your tummy? These delicious dishes and more are available in A Monster Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Kids. The book provides instructions and step-by-step photos on how to make simple snacks with a monster theme. It's a ghoulish good time! 

First Songs!

Join us Wednesday March 5th at 1:00 p.m. for a meaningful, creative, and fun way to introduce reading to your child. First Songs teaching artist Sandra Campbell will be our guest instructor as she teaches moms and dads how to sing, read, and play with their children. Don't miss out on this great program. This will definitely become your next favorite activity to do with your child. Check out our events calendar for other fun filled programs here at High Meadows Library.

 

Writing Contest!

Calling all kids kindergarten through third grade! Enter your story for a chance to win a national contest and have your story published online at pbskids.org/read. If you or someone you know has a child that loves to write and has great stories to tell, have them pick up an application at High Meadows Library. The deadline to apply  is Monday, March 17, 2014. Also, please check out our events calendar to check out what else is going on at High Meadows. 

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New Year: New Program: 1001 Books Before Kindergarten

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"Experts tell us that children need to hear a thousand stories read aloud before they begin to learn to read for themselves."  --Mem Fox in Reading Magic

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Have you made your Christmas list yet? It's that time of year again and Holiday Cheer is spreading like wildfire. Come join us at High Meadows Library as we welcome the biggest giver of Holiday cheer, Santa Claus! On Thursday December 19th at 5:00 p.m. Santa Claus will make his visit to High Meadows library.  Bring your Christmas list and your joyful spirits. Take pictures with Santa and a few of his special Reindeer. Then, enjoy a nice story as Santa reads  A Night before Christmas. Don't miss out on this wonderful time. See you here! 

 

 

Aviation Thrills & Spills!

Stop by the library this Saturday anytime between 2-4 PM for Aviation Thrills & Spills, our free airplane extravaganza. The Civil Air Patrol will be on hand to teach you everything you've ever wanted to know about flying! Get an up-close look at pilot gear, learn how planes soar through the air, try your hand at a flying in a SIM game, view in-cockpit crash footage, and learn how Search & Rescue crews find downed aircraft. Whether you want to be a pilot, join a Search & Rescue team, or are just curious about flying, this program is for you. Model rocketry will also be on display.

Aviation Thrills & Spills is geared towards teens and adults, but all ages are welcome to attend.   

Paleontology for "ology" Thursday, September 26

A docent from the Houston Museum of Natural Science will be coming to the Children's Activity Room, Thursday, September 26, at 4 pm to bring a program about dinosaurs and fossils.  There will be a simple craft, too.

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We're Having Summer Reading Fun All Over

Not only is it heating up outside, the summer reading fun is heating up in library branches all over Harris County.  We have reading encouragement activities and prizes for signing up and meeting your reading goal, plus we've got fun events of all types happening at your local branch almost every day.  Take a look at your local calendar to see what's happening now.

It could be a pizza making party,           or storytime yoga,

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Come Join Us For Mother's Day Story Time!

This Thursday, May 9th at 10:45 am Stratford Library will have a very special story time featuring books about Mom, singing, dancing, and a magnetic puzzle-piece picture frame craft. Kiddos, come on out an paint a gift for your mom. We will take your picture while you create your masterpieces so your present will be complete to take with you. Hope to see you there!

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