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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. 

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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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April Top Picks @ Freeman: Mystery

Hello mystery lovers - here are the top 3 mystery check outs at Freeman in April:

         

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March Top Picks @ Freeman: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Hey Science Fiction & Fantasy fans - these are the top three check outs for March of 2012:

        

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Freeman's Top March Romances

Freeman romance fans - these are the books that you checked out the most during the month of March:

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While You're Waiting...

The most requested adult fiction book at Freeman right now is John Grisham's The Litigators.  While you're waiting, why don't you try out one of these read-a-likes recommended by NoveList Plus? 

The Mourning Sexton by Michael Baron:

 

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Daughters of the Republic of Texas Lineage Day

Are you interested in joining the Daughters of the Republic of Texas?  Come join us on Saturday, March 3rd, from 10 am-2 pm in the Marge Jacobson Community Room as members from the Bluebonnet Branch Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas educate those interested on how to join and how best to start their research. 

A library representative will also be on hand to demonstrate how to use library resources and databases to conduct your research.  So come join us for the first lineage day hosted by the Bluebonnet Branch Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas!

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Freeman Needlecrafters & 2012 Special Olympics

Several members of the Freeman Needlecrafters made scarves to donate for the 2012 Special Olympics.  The project was mentioned by a member who had been making scarves for several years for this project, and several others decided they wanted to help out too.  Each state has its own Scarf Project deadline, and some states have deadlines as late as March 1st (the Texas deadline is January 30th).  If you're interested in making scarves for the 2012 Special Olympics check out the information on Montana, New Hampshire & North Dakota (just to name a few).  If you want...

Retirement Education Winter 2012 Series

Join us  on Wednesday nights this winter for a 5 week series on retirement education presented by MWA Advisors, Inc. in partnership with the NAPFA Consumer Education Foundation.  The series begins Wednesday, January 11th and ends Wednesday, February 15th, and all sessions begin at 6:30 p.m.  Registration is encouraged, but not required and can be done over the phone (281-488-1906), in person at the reference desk or online.  All sessions will be held in the Marge Jacobson Community Room aside from the last meeting, which will be held in the Children's Activity Space. ...

Sabine Stromeyer @ Freeman Library

In cooperation with The Arts of Alliance of Clear Lake, Freeman Library is proud to announce that several works by local artist Sabine Stromeyer are on display in our Internet Cafe and the Marge Jacobson Community Room for the next three months, so come down and check them out while you can.  The text below is taken from the artist's statement provided for the display:

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