Mardi Gras

The Month of March Madness

Why do we love the month of March?

We have so many events and several holidays. It may seem hard to keep up. Even the term "March Madness" immediately makes one think of basketball and rightly so, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is known as March Madness.  However, there are numerous other reasons to love the month of March. A few of the big ones are The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the start of Spring, Mardi Gras and of course, St. Patrick's Day.

Want to read about starting a Spring garden, the origins of Mardi Gras, why rodeo's are so popular or who is St. Patrick exactly and why do we have a day in his honor?

Teen Craftastic: Mardi Gras Masks

mardi gras masks

No need to go to New Orleans, celebrate Mardi Gras right here.  On Tuesday, March 4th @ 4:30pm, we will be making Mardi Gras masks in the Teen Area of the Kingwood Library.  This program is for teens and tweens ages 12-18 or in grades 6-12.  All materials are generously provided by FOLK; supplies are limited.  For more information, contact Leanne, YA Librarian, 281-360-6804.

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. 

Afterschool Craft: Make a Mardi Gras Mask & Hat

  Going to the Mardi Gras parades in Kemah or Galveston...or even farther away?  Well, you'll need a fun mask or hat to bring with you.  Join us for our monthly afterschool craft this Wednesday, February 8 at 4:30 pm.  We'll be making a Mardi Gras mask and hat and listening to some fun Mardi Gras music.  We'll also be giving out some Mardi Gras beads so you'll be ready for the parades.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available from the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program. 

 

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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