teen programs

Future Prep kicks off with a Resume Workshop!

Future prep is a series of programs designed to help teenagers think about life after High School. Whether they know exactly what they want to do and need help figuring out how to get there, or if they haven't given it much thought and want to explore a few different options, Future Prep programs will help Aldine teens get to where they want to go.

TEEN PROGRAMS: Dino Planters and Anime Afternoon

dino

Next week we have two programs for teens and tweens ages 12-18 or those entering the 6-12 grade in the fall.  Tuesday, June 24th at 3pm, we’ll be making Dino Planters.  Use paint, sharpies, gems, and other supplies to dec out your new dinosaur shaped planter before filling it with dirt and seeds. 

Button Battle: Luffy vs. Naruto

Who's the greatest--Luffy or Naruto? In this battle between manga characters, your vote counts! Cast your vote by grabbing a button in the Teen Room with your favorite character on it. While you're there, check out who won last month's battle between Batman and Superman.

The button battle runs Monday, March 10 through Saturday, March 22. Grab your button before it's too late!

For more information, please contact Leanne, YA librarian, 281-360-6804.

Characters Luffy and Naruto © One Piece, artist Eiichiro Oda and Naruto, artist Masashi Kishimato respectively.

Travel to the Old West!

All teens are invited to journey to the old west with crafts and a classic western TV show!  All teens 12-18 are invited and snacks will be provided.  Hi Ho Silver, away!

Click on the picture to see our Summer Calendar of Programs!

Spring Break @ HCPL

Spring Break @ HCPL graphicSpring Break is coming up soon and if you're looking for fun, free ways to keep your kids and teens engaged and entertained, Harris County Public Library is just the ticket. In addition to their regular slate of programs, many HCPL branches will host special events the week of March 11 - 16. There will be music, puppet shows, giant bubbles, everyone's favorite big red dog, and much more. Below are just some of the highlights. For a full schedule of programs, visit our Events Calendar.

Marsha’s Petting Zoo
Marsha Smiley will bring a llama, goat, bunnies, piglets, ducks, chicks, deer, and a mini-donkey for you to see and pet.
Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 11
2:30 – 4:30 PM
Children’s program

Spring Break Spectacular
Camel rides, bounce house obstacle course and make-your-own ice cream.
Northwest Branch Library
Monday, Mar. 11
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Children’s program

A Heap o' Holiday Cheer: Programs for All Ages @ Your Library

Original illustrations from Dicken's A Christmas CarolChances are good that at some point between now and the ceremonial breaking of the first New Year's resolution, each and every one of us will temporarily give in to the bah-humbuggery that is as much a part of the season as the mistletoe, the eggnog and the annual Black Friday Feast of Immaculate Consumption. It’s natural and nothing to be ashamed of. A Christmas Carol remains so popular not because we are a nation of Tiny Tims, but because we all have at least a little Scrooge in us and we want to be reminded of the fact before the ghosts start waking us up at all hours to go flitting around the space-time continuum.

Luckily for all of us, Harris County Public Library offers a little oasis—actually twenty-seven little oases—from the hurly-burly that is the holidays, a place where you can find a nice quiet corner and comfortable chair in which to unwind and let some of the frenetic festivities go on without you, a place where you can browse the aisles and not hear the exOriginal illustration from Dickens' A Christmas Carolhausted whimpering of your credits cards in your wallet, a place to reconnect with the handmade spirit of the holidays, a place to join with others in song, and a place to sit with your child or grandchild in your lap and be dazzled again by a tale of the season.

Remember, all branches will be closed Saturday, December 22 – Tuesday, December 25 in observance of the holidays, so don’t forget to stock up on books, DVDs and music for those cozy evenings.

Below are some of the holiday programs still in store at HCPL.

What Are You Doing This Summer?

With only a handful of school days remaining, you may ask yourself, "What am I going to do this summer?" Well, you may not have as much fun as Scott (left) this summer, but you can always find wonderul things happening at your library! Check our your branch's events online here or drop by the branch for a flyer.

In addition to events, you can register for the Summer Reading Program right on this website or at your library starting June 4th. Read 5 books or 600 minutes for a certificate. Ask about additional prizes and reading levels while you are at the library.

Need volunteer hours for school? Your library can also help! Talk to a librarian about volunteering at the library.
See you @ the library!

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