Music, entertainment, games, and art are planned for Fort Bend County Libraries’ 2nd annual “MEGA-Fest @ Your Library” celebration on Saturday, November 12, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond.
The MEGA-Fest celebration will feature exciting FREE activities and fun for the whole family throughout the building and on the grounds surrounding the library. The first 500 people who come to the event will receive a special surprise!
Children will enjoy a variety of activities, including a bounce-house that will be located just outside the building. Carnival games, face-painting, and a magician and balloon-twist artist will also be set up on the grounds. Inside the building, a Wii™ gaming tournament will challenge gamers of all ages and experience levels in the Middle Grades Gaming Center on the second floor.
The TAME (Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering) Trailblazer Science Museum-on-Wheels on its statewide tour will make a special stop here for the day. This traveling science exhibit is filled with exciting hands-on activities focused on energy, aerodynamics, space, weather, and biotechnology that will engage students of all ages.
Enjoy educational fun for the whole family inside the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s Discovery Dome, a portable, planetarium-style theater which will be set up in the library’s Meeting Room. Every 30 minutes, a 25-minute, science-related film will be shown. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Bands from the School of Rock will perform in the library’s Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater. Food vendors will be on-site to sell a variety of food and drinks during the day.
The Friends of the George Memorial Library will have a MEGA Book Sale at the front entrance of the library. The Friends group is instrumental in providing financial support to the library for materials and educational opportunities not covered by the county budget.
Demonstrations of the library’s new 3D printer, as well as some of the many craft activities that take place at the libraries throughout the year, will be showcased. Examples of upcycled and repurposed book-craft projects will be on display.
A crew of talented local writers and graduate students and alumni from the nationally renowned University of Houston Creative Writing Program will write free poems on demand – using only their wits and a typewriter – for anyone who stops by the Inprint booth and challenges them with a theme given on the spot.
In support of Fort Bend County Animal Services, the library will have an area set up for animal adoptions on the south lawn. Books on pets and their care are available for checkout inside the library. Children can get an up-close peek at the Office of Emergency Management’s Regional Communications Unit and of a Fort Bend County ambulance, which will be on hand to provide first-aid care if needed.
Free and open to the public, the MEGA-Fest celebration is made possible by the Friends of the George Memorial Library. For more information, call the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.