Summer Reading Program Events

Events by Category

Event Descriptions


We’re going wild this summer! Attend one of our animal programs to learn about creatures that walk, crawl, fly or swim. Many animal programs have hands-on audience participation.

All About Turtles
Crocodile Encounter
EJC Farms | Petting Zoo
Texas Snakes and More
Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition Center
Nature Discovery Center | Scales & Tails
Nature Discovery Center | Back to the Bone
Nature Discovery Center | Bunny Buddies
Nature Discovery Center | Join the Insect Club
Moody Gardens | Penguins’ Palaces
Houston Audubon Society

Arts & Crafts
Get up close and personal with art and the Spanish language in this bilingual art class!

Viva Art | Art Classes (Bilingual)

Balloons, bubbles, juggling, and more! Guaranteed to make you smile.

Geebo the Clown
Happy the Clown | Is it Science or Magic?
Happy the Clown | Summer Magic Reading Show
Happy the Clown | Clown & Magic Workshop
Impossible! Sky the Clown | Facepainting
Roly the Clown

Magic & Illusion
The very best in magical entertainment!

Funco Productions | A Fox and Sox and Sneeches Too!
Funco Productions | Magical Musical Madness
Lanny Kibbey
Rob Berry
Scott Hollingsworth
Steve Burton | The Magic of Reading

Music, Dance & More
Are you ready to move to the beat?

Arts Alive! | Whee for Wheels
Arts Alive! | Dance In Your Pants
AndyRoo & the Andyrooniverse | Songs & Stories
AndyRoo & the Andyrooniverse | Welcome to the Andyrooniverse
AndyRoo & the Andyrooniverse | Find the Beat
ARMA Houston | Renaissance Martial Arts Demonstration
Indigo Entertainment | African Dancing & Drumming
Mark Shepherd | Song Solutions

Fun and theatrical programs for all ages: hand puppets, giant full-body puppets, puppets made from found objects and recycled materials, and shadow puppetry too!

Marionette Playhouse | Friendship Black Light Puppet Show
Marionette Playhouse | Black Light Puppetry Workshop
Pocketwatch Puppets | Pirate on Monkey Island
Pocketwatch Puppets | Jack and the Beanstalk
Puppet Pizzazz

Science & History
Fun, Hands-On, Science and History Adventures!

Houston Museum of Natural Science | Discovery Dome
Houston Museum of Natural Science | Docents To Go: Insects and Egypt
Nutty Scientists of Houston | Castaway
Nutty Scientists of Houston | Superheroes
Nutty Scientists of Houston | Ice Age
Nutty Scientists of Houston | Mission to Space
Science Quest | Dinosaurs, Sharks, and Detectives
Science Quest | Dinosaurs Rock & Fossil Dig
Science Quest | Top Secret Detective Show
Heritage Society | Trunk Show

Refresh yourself on Fire safety!

Houston Fire Department | Fire Truck Visit

The power of the spoken word comes to life!

Amandla Productions | Magical Story Hour
Amandla Productions | Rhythm, Rhyme, Art
Amandla Productions | Under the Griot’s Tree
Storybook Characters | Amelia Bedelia
Storybook Opera | Opera Cat (Bilingual)
Storybook Opera | Bantam of the Opera
Storybook Opera | Dog Who Sang at the Opera
Storybook Opera | Westward Ho
Funco Productions | Dr. Seuss

Explore Robotics!

American Robotics Academy | 1-hour workshop

Family-friendly theatrical performances!

Houston Ballet | Ballet Talks| Cinderella (Bilingual)
Houston Ballet | Ballet Talks | Sleeping Beauty (Bilingual)
Express Children’s Theatre | Aztec Princess
Express Children’s Theatre | The Beaver and the Badger


ABC Body Art
Discover the history of henna, mendhi and body art, as well as the fundamentals to mixing and creating their own henna paste, cone applicator and designs.

Henna Workshop

American Robotics Academy
What does it take to create a remote-controlled robot that can walk, drive and turn in any direction? Imagination, technology, teamwork, and whole lot of fun!

1-hour workshop

Code Park Houston
Experience the amazing world of Science and Technology. Learn how to code music, websites, websites, and even art!

Code Your Music! Drawing with JavaScript
Intro to Web Programming

Funco Productions
Truth is stranger than fiction! We’re learning about some of the strangest (and creepiest) things throughout history!

Tales from Beyond

Get Graphic
Teens Comic Creation Contest | June – August 2018