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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!

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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.

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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".

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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. 

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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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SCORE Houston Presents Business Planning Workshop

Join us Saturday, July 20th from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Community Room for a business planning workshop presented by Jeff Jones and SCORE Houston.  SCORE Houston describes this program in the following way:

In all phases of a small business, whether you're ready to start a business or are in the process of growing your successful small business, writing a business plan is more than a document. It is your path forward, a road map. It is a planning process that will help your business be more successful!

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United Way Bay Area Financial Opportunity Center Workshops

Two new workshops from the United Way Bay Area Financial Opportunity Center (FOC):

Immigration Information Workshop
presented by Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
Thursday, June 6th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
United Way Bay Area Service Center, Conference Room A

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Adult Programs in June @ your library

The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library invites you to join us for our Adult Programs this June*.  We look forward to TGIF Programs, various book clubs (mystery, great books, two science fiction/fantasy clubs, and YA Book Club for Adults, Freeman Needlecrafters, Girl Scout Express, Adult Crafts to Go, Clear Lake Area Writers (CLAW), and SCORE Counseling. Summer Reading Program (SRP) starts on Friday, 6/7, but you can start registering as early as Monday, 6/3.  Sign up for your chance to win a bookstore gift card or an eReader!

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Researching Asian-Pacific American History & Genealogy

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, so this month I’m going to share some resources for researching Asian-Pacific American history & genealogy.  Some of the most well known events tied to the Asian experience in the United States are negative:  the Chinese Exclusion Acts and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. 

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Social Media Marketing & Business Marketing/Branding Seminars

Join us in the Community Room at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 11th and Saturday, May 25th for two different business seminars.  On Saturday, May 11th, SCORE will be sponsoring a presentation entitled, "Social Media Marketing Made Simple", presented by Celina Enamorado.  She will discuss how Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can be  used as powerful business marketing tools.  

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