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Si vous êtes étudiant Français?

Do you want to study French or Mandarin but don't have the time to drive to a college? Look no further than the library's language databases.

Live Mocha offers online courses in languages such as French, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Farsi, Japanese, and Urdu. Live Mocha does require free registration to enroll in the courses. This resource also has social features to converse with other students. Note: There are two course options basic (free) and plus (paid). 

Testing, testing, 1-2-3!

Are you on the waiting list for the latest GED book?

Have you been unable to renew your check out time on the Real Estate exam book?

If your answer to either one of these questions was "Yes," then hop on the Learning Express Library database on the library's website. On this database, also called, you can take practice exams based on official tests such as the GED, LSAT, Real Estate, Citizenship, and THEA. These are just a few of the many!

Some material is presented in Spanish as well as English!

Genealogy Redux

In addition to our free of charge databases, the library also has a listing of Genealogy websites. By dragging your mouse over the Websites tab on our homepage, you'll see a listing for Genealogy. When you click on Genealogy, you'll see the following list:

Genealogy @ your Library

Are you trying to follow your roots? Would you like to fill in the blanks on your family tree?

Adults of all ages, please join us for the under50over  on Friday, July 2nd when Laura Smith, Reference Librarian, will present "Genealogy: Beyond the Census."  This program will start at 10:30 and will be held in the Marge Jacobson Community Room on the first floor.

This Friday @ your Library

Adults of all ages are invited to come to the under50over Movie Day this Friday. The title is to be announced and will start at 10:15 am. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman.

We also look forward to under50over programs on selected Fridays in July and August, 2010. During Summer 2010, we'll hear about Genealogy, Mark Twain, and view movies at the end of each month.

For more information, please contact the Reference Desk at (281) 488-1906 or visit us on the Second Floor.


Database - Biography Resource Center

Do you need to do a report about famous person? Does your instructor require print resources? Just curious about notable women or Russian monarchs?

The Biography Resource Center provides information on more than 350,000 people from all sorts of times and places. Patrons, at the library branch or remotely, can search this database by using Search by Name (i.e. - Catherine th Great), Category Browse (i.e. - Notable Women), Biographical Facts Search (i.e. - occupation), or Advanced Search. Users can even click on the Spotlight On... person.

Databases @ your Library

Harris County Public Library (HCPL) members enjoy free access to numerous electronic databases. Thanks to the TexShare program,  can utilize a number of these databases at no cost.

Adult Crafts-to-Go!

Summer is back and so are the Adult Crafts-to-Go! Starting Tuesday, June 1st, the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library offers Adult "Crafts-to-Go!" projects at the Second Floor Information Desk. Each bag features an all-supplies included craft project. The levels of difficulty vary. This project can be made at home, too. Please contact the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at 281-488-1906 regarding any questions.

Hurry, while supplies last!

under 50 over @ your library Summer 2010

Adults of all ages are invited to come to the under50over Movie day this Friday. The title is to be announced and will start at 10:15 am.

We look forward to our under50over Programs this summer. The schedule of events for Summer 2010 is to the left.* For more information on any of the programs, please call the library at (281) 488-1906 or visit us at 16616 Diana Lane.

*To print the under50over flyer for Summer 2010, click on the attachment below.

Friday 5/21 @ Your Library

In last Friday's under50over  Program, we enjoyed the Clear Lake Museum's presentation "From Indians to Astronauts; including a history of the Clear Lake Museum." 

Adults of all ages are invited to join us this Friday for "The Cost of Complacency for Retirees." Phillip Hawley, Independent Insurance Agent, will present. For more information, please contact the library at (281) 488-1906.

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