Travel Texas This Summer

Texas travelAre you planning a Texas road trip this summer?  It's a big state: where do you start?  The North Channel Library has some fabulous travel brochures courtesy of the Texas Historical Commission and the Texas Heritage Trails Program.  These brochures are full of facts and ideas about where to hit the trail in Texas.  Want to check out the Chisholm Trail?  Interested in the Texas Forts Trail?  Curious about learning more about the Texas Brazos Trail?  Come check out our travel display in the library featuring these brochures and Texas travel books to help you get started on your journey though our great state!

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Craft

Chinese Opera Masks

One of the oldest forms of drama, Chinese Opera has evolved as time has passed. One integral part of Chinese Opera is the mask worn by the performers.  More than just a prop, the colorful mask represents the character's personality, demeanor and even rank in society.  Often times an actual mask, the Chinese Opera mask can also be painted directly onto the actor's face.

Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with North Channel Branch Library on May 16.  Meet in the children's area of the library at 4:30 pm to design and color your own Chinese Opera mask.

Five Green and Speckled Frogs...

...sat on a speckled log, eating some most delicious bugs. Yum! Yum! 

This week we are featuring another flannel board song.  We hope you enjoy watching "5 Green and Specked Frogs" but be warned.   The tune has a way of sticking in your head all day long!

 

 

 

 

Mouse Paint with Para Los Ninos

The North Channel Library had a visit this morning from the Children's Museum of Houston as they presented their Para Los Ninos program.  In this session, we read Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh and then mixed and created our own color creations!  Next week we will be back to our regular Tuesday morning Toddler Time storytime geared toward children&nb

North Channel Book Club

A Smile As Big As The Moon

 “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”  --Albert Einstein

They weren't supposed to succeed.  They were the rejected and outcast students of their high school.  But they had a secret weapon: their teachers, Mike Kersjes and Robynn McKinney, who believed that they could do anything. Even go to Space Camp where the best and brightest students competed in activities similar to those experienced by NASA astronauts.  Kersjes and McKinney knew that their kids could rise to the challenge if only given the chance.