Houston Branch 2013 Summer Reading Activities
Those Digging Dogs! (ages 5 & up)
Wednesdays: June 5th, June 19th & July 10th, 1:00-2:00 PM
(15 minute intervals)
Join the Bow Wow Book Brigade with Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy to make a new friend and build your reading skills, as you read aloud to a therapy dog.
Mark Wade Presents Digging for Library Gold (all ages)
Monday, June 10th, 10:30 AM
Meet Head Engineer in Charge of Digging, Edgar Beaver. This 40-minute program has loads of comedy, audience participation and ventriloquism that can be enjoyed by everyone!
Mondays: June 10th-Pirate Theme
& July 8th-Digging Machine Theme, 3:30-4:30 PM
School age children are invited to dig into our LEGOs to search for the perfect pieces to build a pirate themed creation on June 10th and a digging machine on July 8th. All finished creations will remain at the library.
Egyptian Pyramid Party (6 & up)
Tuesday, June 18th, 2:00 PM
Come join us as we “dig into the past” and learn about the fascinating world of ancient Egypt. Can you “walk like an Egyptian” and build a pyramid? Have you ever wanted to learn how to write your name in hieroglyphics? You’ll do this and more as we play games and we make some cool Egyptian crafts.
“Plant a Little Seed” Storytime (2-4 year olds)
Thursday, June 27th, 11:00 AM
Learn about gardening while having fun with stories, songs, fingerplays, magnetic boards, games and crafts.
Wildlife Encounter with the Brukner Nature Center (all ages)
Monday, July 1st, 10:30 AM
Join us for a hands-on experience with a dry, scaly snake and a cool, smooth salamander. Observe a Virginia possum munching on grapes and discovering his thumbs and rough, semi-prehensile tail.
Dinosaur Day (all ages)
Tuesday, July 16th, 1:00-3:00 PM
Stop in anytime between 1:00-3:00 PM for a roaring good time as we celebrate all things dinosaur! Dig for a dinosaur surprise, play some games and make some cool crafts to take home. Even enjoy some fossils you can eat with our prehistoric dirt.
Wonderful World of Wigglers (all ages)
Wednesday, July 31st, 10:30 AM
Penny Dunbar from National Trail Parks and Recreation District and Master Gardeners, will entertain worm enthusiasts with a story and talk about worm bin composting. See live red worms, find out what they eat and learn other fascinating facts.
Dig Into Reading with Mr. Puppet (all ages)
Monday, August 5th, 10:30 AM
This week’s activities celebrate the grand finale of our summer events. Come and enjoy this variety show of ventriloquism and comedy, featuring Cousin Joey the Mouse, a dinosaur puppet, skeleton puppet and many more!
Star Wars Event…Can You Dig It? (families w/children ages 6 & up)
Saturday, August 10th, anytime between 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Invited you are to a Jedi tryout. Do you have what it takes to be a Jedi? Come dressed in appropriate Star Wars attire, if you like. We’ll have lightsaber training, test your Star Wars knowledge, plus Pit Droid Pizza (provided by Chillicothe Street Pizza) and Yoda Soda at the Mos Eisley Cantina. Each child will receive a ticket for a slice of pizza. Bring your camera for Jedi Graduation. May the force be with you.
Additional parking for all activities is available in the shared parking lot at the Catholic Church.