Art Explorers "travels" to Mexico!

 The next stop on our artistic trek around the world is Mexico!  Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month in the Children's Department on Monday, October 8th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, October 9th at 4:30 pm.  Learn about art forms in Mexico and create a fabulous chalk rooster drawing inspired by the artist Chucho Reyes!  Each session is limited to 20 children (grades 2nd - 6th).  Call 832-559-4235 to register and for more information!

PUPPETS ALIVE! PUPPETS CREATION!

Register now for this exciting, NEW Afterschool Program in the Children's Department!  On Tuesday, October 2nd  at 4:30 pm use your imagination to create a puppet from an ordinary wooden spoon!  All supplies and instruction are provided and fun is guaranteed!  This program is limited to 15 children (3rd-6th grade).  Call 832-559-4235 to register and for more information about this program!

Seguin: Unsung Texas Hero

Join us for the premier performance of Seguin: Unsung Texas Hero, a new play for young audiences commissioned and produced by the Alley Theatre, on Monday, October 1st, at 2:00 p.m., in the Library meeting room, L-129.
The production is free and it's most appropriate for families and students in grades 4 through 10.

Seguin: Unsung Texas Hero is a high-paced and extremely informative 50-minute play about Juan Seguin, an authentic hero of the Texas Revolution. It's a play within a play in that it follows a Texas history teacher who interrupts a school performance about the Texas Revolution after discovering that the actors know little about their subject matter. In an effort to educate the actors about unrecognized Texas hero Juan Seguin, the teacher joins the actors in their story’s telling.

The three quickly improvise their way through the major and minor battles of the Texas Revolution, from the Grass Fight to the Battle of Concepcion. Events soon become status updates as the battle of the Alamo plays out like a wrestling match. The play is written by Alvaro Saar Rios, directed by Joe Angel Babb and features Chris Rivera, Kalob Martinez and Autumn Knight.

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame: an unsung hero

Book CoverJoin us in our discussion of Victor Hugo's masterpiece, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. This story of sacrifice, judgment, friendship, corruption and the human condition is sure to spark interesting discussion. Celebrate the genius of Hugo with his carefully woven narratives, parallel themes and brilliantly painted metaphors.

All Aboard Choo Choo Club!

Work with your child as they create, discover and become ready readers at this early literacy program on Thursdays at 1:30 pm in the Children's Department!  Share the joy of literacy with your child through a special story time with books, discovery, music, movement and crafts.  Using basic language, math and science concepts your children (and you!) will learn and have fun together, discovering the early literacy skills which will help him or her become ready to read!   This program is for children ages 3-6 (and their parents).  Required registration is one week in advance of each session and is limited to 20 children for each.  Call 832.559.4235 for more information and to register!