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Craft Days for Kids and Teens

Howling Origami WolfFeeling creative? Want to make something with your hands? Come down to the North Channel Branch Library and try these neat craft ideas.

Kids will be able to decorate their own door hangers on Monday, July 23 beginning at 2:30 pm.  Teens will learn how to fold origami wolves to create a wolf pack on Tuesday, July 24 starting at 4 pm.

Spooky Tales and Urban Legends

GhostFeeling brave?  Want to hear a horrifically good story?  Come down to the North Channel Library, Wednesday, July 11 at 2:30 pm.  Mrs. Bates, a professional storyteller, will sit down in the Children's Area to share her bone-chilling tales and terrifying urban legends

You may also pick up tickets for next week's Children's Program.

Teen- Terrarium Craft

Soda Bottle TerrariumHey, Teens!  Always dreamed of ruling the world? Do you just have a green thumb? Visit the North Channel Branch Library for the chance to dig in and get your hands dirty by creating a terrarium, a miniature world of your very own.  

Join us at 4 pm, July 3 in the meeting room to create a terrarium.

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.

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.  

Para Los Ninos

Children's Museum of Houston logoThe Children's Museum of Houston will be coming to North Channel Branch Library to lead story time on Tuesday, April 24 beginning at 10:30 am in the meeting room.  The Para Los Ninos program will feature bilingual activities including the new Invent-a-Color and Bridge Builder. If you are interested in bringing a group, please call the library to ensure that there will be room. This event is recommended for children ages 2 to 7 years old.
 

Wii Game Day

Wii Gamers in the LibraryCalling all Teens and Tweens! Calling all Teens and Tweens!  Assemble in the North Channel Branch Library meeting room, Wednesday, April 11, at 4 pm for Wii gaming and fun with friends.  Repeat, meet at 4 pm, April 11, in the meeting room for gaming and fun.

North Channel Branch Book Club

The Help by Kathryn StockettWhen new college graduate Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan returns to her childhood home, she is dismayed to find that her long time nanny and confidante has been fired and sent away.  Determined to discover the reasons behind the abrupt departure, Skeeter uncovers more than she bargains for.  Aspiring to be a writer, Skeeter talks to the African-American maids who not only keep the houses, but also raise the children of the white middle class.  What she learns will not only shake up her life, but those of &quo

Wii Game Day

Wii Game ConsoleTake a break from Spring Break and join in the fun of Wii Game Day at the North Channel Branch Library on Wednesday, March 14.  Come hang out in the meeting room and play Wii games with your friends from 4 until 6 pm.

 

Geek Out @ Your Library -- Costume Event

North Channel Branch Library is celebrating Teen Tech Week with a Geek Out Costume Event.  Join us in the meeting room on Friday, March 9, at 4 pm.   Dress in your geeky best.  Play games, help build a robot for the library and deconstruct a few computers, then stay for a geeky snack. 

 

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