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Baby Shower

Is your family expecting a baby?  Well, we’re having a baby shower at the library!  Come spend an afternoon with us as we share what the library has to offer for you and your growing family.  You may have already heard about Book Babies, Toddler Time and Preschool Storytime, and you may have even heard about our other children's programs, but the library has even more to offer you and your family. 

In addition to books for expecting parents and early literacy programs, you’ll hear about our computer classes, ESL tutoring, adult and teen programs, eBooks and other resources for pure entertainment.  Join us Saturday, October 27th from 2-4 p.m. in the Children’s Activity Space.  We look forward to seeing you there! 
 

Gulf Coast Reads @ Freeman

Gulf Coast Reads kicks off today and lasts through October 31st.  This year’s selection is Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredible Close.  There are various programs around the area hosted by branches of Harris County Public Library and other library systems in the area, details of which can be found on the Gulf Coast Reads website. 

College Series Part 3: "College Application Process/Timeline & Financial Aid Process"

Join us Saturday, October 6th at 10 a.m. in the Community Room for part three of our College Series, “The College Application Process/Timeline & Financial Aid Process”.  

Our speaker will be Jolyn Brand, founder of Brand College Consulting.   Ms. Brand has a Master’s Degree in Education and has spent over ten years working with teens.   She will be discussing the college submission and financial aid process, including special circumstances such as student athletes and the decision to take a gap year.  Student timelines for each year of high school will be provided. 

College Series @ Freeman

Join us Saturday, September 1st at 10 a.m. in the Community Room for the first in a 2 part series to help  you or your child in the college application process.  Dean Scott R. Furtwengler will present on "Personal Statement/Essay Writing".  

Furtwengler is the Honors Program Dean at San Jacinto Community College, and is a founding board member of the National Association of Fellowships Advisors.  He has served on several selection committees in addition to preparing students for the application process for major scholarships such as the Rhodes Scholarship, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, and the Morris K. Udall Scholarship.  Come hear what he has to say and take advantage of his knowledge and expertise. 

Filmmaking 101 with Director Wayne Slaten

Local filmmaker Wayne Slaten, in partnership with the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival, will offer a free presentation on the basics of filmmaking at Freeman Library on Monday, August 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room. 

College Money Guys

Got kids headed to college?  The College Money Guys will be at Freeman Saturday, August 4th from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 PM for an informational session on how to pay for college without going broke.  Brannon Lloyd, a well-known financial educator and author will present College Workshop. 

Job Fair

SER-Jobs for Progress and United Way Bay Area Financial Opportunity Center are partnering to host a community job fair at the United Way Bay Area Service Center on Monday, July 30th from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  All job seekers and employers are welcome, but an appointment is required, so please call 281-282-6064 to schedule yours.

Early Voting @ Freeman - Primary Runoff Elections

Don’t forget that early voting for the Primary Runoff Elections starts at Freeman this Monday, July 23rd at 7 a.m.  Early voting will be open in the Community Room Monday through Friday (July 23rd – July 27th) from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.   Check here for general information on early voting, and here for a list of acceptable voting credentials.  

Clear Lake Area Writers (CLAW)

Freeman Library has partnered with the Clear Lake Area Writers (CLAW), a free writers’ critique group, which meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month from 10 a.m.-12:00 noon (November and December, 2nd Saturday only). 

CLAW welcomes amateurs, hobbyists, semi-pros and pros across all genres, so if you have a piece of writing that you would like critiqued bring it in.  You can also help provide feedback to others who have brought in their own works.  CLAW also welcomes listeners, so feel free to join in even if you don’t have a piece of writing to critique. 

June Lobby Display - Howard Hughes

Check our new display in the lobby for the month of June.  A member of our local community has displayed his collection of Howard Hughes memorabilia, including some fabulous movie posters and photographs.  Don't forget to check it out on your way in or out of the library. 

 

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. was born 24 December 1905 in Humble, TX to Howard Robard Hughes, a mining engineer and oil wildcatter, and Allene Gano, a Dallas heiress.  He spent most of his youth in Houston before attending school in both Massachusetts and California. 

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