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Freeman's Branch Winner for Reader Nation 2011

Winner Cindy Dickerson is  very pleased to be the Freeman Branch winner.  She grew up in libraries,  particularly  the Evelyn Meador Branch in Seabrook.  She is an English teacher and a school counselor, and wants her new baby Audrey to  love the library and books.  She found out about Reader Nation as she was signing up for Book Hunters, our book advising service.  She enjoyed keeping track of the books that she read this summer, and especially enjoyed reading The Help and Water for Elephants.  She brings baby Audrey to the library’s Book Babies program, and says she loves the library because there is something for everyone from Seniors  to Infants.   Cindy is impressed by the computer class offerings that the library provides.  She p...

Reader Nation 2011 1st Place Grand Prize Winner

College student Teresa Yeh is the 1st place grand prize winner for Harris County Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program 2011.  As the grand prize winner, Teresa took home $200 in gift cards for Amazon.com, which she plans to spend on textbooks.  Teresa has participated in the summer reading program since she was a kid, so she just automatically entered this year without giving much thought to potential prizes, but she did remember to log her books.  Teresa said that she really likes using the library’s digital media catalog, and most of the books she read over the summer were eBooks. 

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August Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminars

The August series of job search seminars from Workforce Solutions begin this Thursday, August 4th at 2:00 p.m. in the 1st Floor Community Room.  Remaining seminars for the month of August will be as follows:

Thursday, August 11th - Creating References, Cover & Thank You Letters

Thursday, August 18th - Interviewing

Thursday, August 25th - Networking/Using the Internet

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New Exhibit at Freeman

Check out the new artwork on our walls!  Freeman Library’s partnership with the Arts Alliance at Clear Lake gives us a chance to see the work of a variety of local artists, and over the next few months we’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the work of Fred Cerkan, Peter Janecke and Marlene Llanes in the Marge Jacobson Community Room and in the Internet Café. 

Fred Cerkan’s series, Adobe Forms and Textures “explores the various forms and textures found in the adobe walls that are prevalent in the architecture of the Southwest”.  His exhibit focuses on San Francisco de Asis, the mission church in Taos, New Mexico.

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Workforce Solutions-Evening Class

This week is your chance to attend a Workforce Solutions job search seminar in the evening.  Thursday, July 28th from 6:30-8:30 in the 1st Floor Community Room, there will be a seminar that covers resumes, cover letters, networking and interviewing.  If you missed any of the morning sessions this month, here's your chance to catch up. 

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Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminars

Need to brush up your job searching skills?  During the months of June & July Workforce Solutions will be presenting a series of job search seminars in the 1st Floor Community Room.  Topics covered will range from creating a resume to interviewing and networking skills. ...

Adult Summer Reading Program

Hey adults, this year's Summer Reading Program (SRP) kicked off on Friday, and our first random drawing for a prize pack provided by the Friends of Freeman Library will be this Friday, June 10th.  To be eligible for this drawing you only have to register for SRP and then keep your fingers crossed that your name is drawn.  Register online or at the library.   

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Freeman on Facebook

Freeman Library is now on Facebook!  If you have a Facebook account, make sure to "like" us and get all the latest on library programs and resources.  We'll also be sharing any other library related news that we think is important for you to know.  Don't have a Facebook account?  Don't know anything about Facebook?  Give us a call or drop by to register for "Using Facebook" on June 23rd and June 30th at 1:30 p.m.  Just don't forget to check us out after you've got your account! 

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Belgian Bobbin Lace & Krtek the Mole in Space!

Freeman Library has a new display in the lobby for the month of May, in fact, thanks to the children of the Regional Library of Pardubice in the Czech Republic and the family of astronaut Drew Feustel, we actually have TWO displays.  The majority of the display is the absolutely beautiful Belgian bobbin lace made by local artisan Keiko Toda.  Ms....

Freeman Mystery Book Club Visits with Dean James!

Calling all mystery book lovers!!!  Join the Freeman Mystery Book Club Monday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the Marge Jacobson Community Room for your chance to meet local mystery author Dean James.  The book club’s selection for May is Murder Past Due, which Dean wrote under the pseudonym Miranda James.  To learn more about the book, read Freeman Reference Librarian Jackie Cundiff’s review of the book on the HCPL Mystery Books Blog.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to discuss a book with its author!

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