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Save The Date - Freeman Celebrates 50 Years!

The big celebration is almost here!  Make sure you clear your calendar and save Saturday, November 8th to celebrate 50 years of Freeman Library serving the Clear Lake community.  The celebration starts when we open at 10 AM and runs through 4 PM, and we have activities planned for all age

Freeman Library Celebrates Local Authors

As Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library continues to celebrate our 50th anniversary, we’ll also be celebrating our local authors on Saturday, 8/23

Interested in becoming an author yourself?  Panel discussions and presentations by local authors are on the schedule and cover topics such as, “Finding Your Own Voice”, “What’s new in Publishing/Self-Publishing” and “How I Got Published” just to name a few. 

Want to learn more about our local authors?  Sixteen are scheduled to appear, among them poets, children’s authors, science fiction authors, historical fiction authors, romance authors and more.  Including author readings and book signings, you will also have a chance to meet some of them by visiting the author tables set up around the library. 

Creatorspace Meetings @ Freeman in August

Creatorspace has some exciting topics lined up for their August meetings! 

Monday, 8/4 "Vintage Computers" - Dust off that old "atticware" and come reminisce about the evolution of personal computing.

Meet Representative John E. Davis & "How To Do Business with NASA" Workshop

Meet and greet Representative John E. Davis along with SCORE Representatives on Saturday, July 26 starting at 10 am in the Community Room.  

Book-A-Librarian

Need some help from a librarian?  Freeman Library is now offering you the chance to book a librarian for a 45 minute session to get help using various library resources. 

Awesome Classes for Adults in January!

We’ve got several programs for adults coming up in January – genealogy, retirement planning & job search seminars - so make sure you check them out.  More details below!

Creator Space @ Freeman Library

We’re excited to kick off Freeman Library’s partnership with CreatorSpace on Monday, 11/4 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room with a presentation titled "3D Printing - From Ideas to Reality".  This demonstration covers the entire process from developing an idea using free software to creating plastic objects.  3D printers featured will be the Makerbot Thing-O-Matic, the Vellemen K-8200 and the Prusa Mendel.

College Series: Personal Statement/Essay Writing

Join us Saturday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m. in the Children's Activity Space to help you or your child in the college application process. Dean Scott R. Furtwengler will present on "Personal Statement/Essay Writing".

Fall College Series

Do you have a college-bound teenager?  Join us this fall for the College Series

Kaplan will be administering free SAT practice exams on Saturdays, 9/7 and 10/5 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  The exams require registration as space is limited.  Registration for the September exam is currently open, and opens for the October exam on Tuesday, 9/3 at 10:00 a.m. 

United Way Benefits Fair

United Way Bay Area Financial Opportunity Center will be hosting a Benefits Access Fair on Thursday, August 22nd from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.   Free assistance will be provided in applying for services such as food stamps (SNAP), Medicaid and CHIP.  There will also be free information and resources on other health-related services, free employment and financial/education counseling, and much more. 

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