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Reader Nation - Journey to the Amazon

ReaderNationSummer reading starts this Friday, June 4th, and this year Reader Nation is “journeying to the Amazon”, so get ready for your armchair vacation. We have bookmarks, databases, web sites and friendly employees ready to help you decide on your next read.

Age 18 or over? Register for summer reading between Friday, June 4th and Saturday, August 7th, read or listen to 4 books, and log those titles by Saturday, August 14th to be entered for a chance to win one of the grand prizes provided by the Harris County Public Library Friends Council.

The 1st place winner will receive a bookstore gift card in the amount of $200, 2nd prize is a $150 bookstore gift card, and 3rd prize is a $100 bookstore gift card. There will also be a winner from each branch who will receive a $50 bookstore gift card.

Job Search Seminars

Having trouble with your job search?  Not sure how to go about writing a resume?  Come join us starting next Tuesday, 5/11/2010 at 2:00 in the Marge Jacobson Community for a series of six Workforce Solutions job search seminars. 

The topics covered will be "Creating a Resume/Completing the Application", "Creating References, Cover and Thank You Letters", "Interviewing", "Evaluate Your Skills and Develop a Plan", "Using the Internet" and "Rebranding Your Skills".  

The seminars will be Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5/11/2010-5/27/2010 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 p.m. in the Marge Jacobson Community Room on the 1st Floor. 

Knitting Together

Adults - it's your turn to learn!  Join us for 4 weeks of basic knitting instruction for adults in the Children's Activity Space starting next week!  We'll be meeting from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12th, May 19th, May 26th & June 2nd.  It's recommended that you bring US size 8 knitting needles and one ball of Sugar'n Cream cotton yarn in a color of your choice.  Registration is required so give us a call at (281)488-1906.

Image uploaded by Flickr User: LollyKnit

Let's Go To The Opera

Join us Thursday, April 15th at 7:00 p.m.

Gettin' Artsy @ Freeman

Freeman Library in cooperation with The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake (TAACL) is proud to announce the arrival of a new exhibition by local artist Jim Leen in our Internet Cafè and the Marge Jacobson Community Room, both located on the first floor of the library. 

Freeman Mystery Book Club

  Freeman Mystery Book Club

Do you love a good mystery?  Check out the Freeman Mystery Book Club!   Meetings are the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 in the 2nd floor conference room.  The next meeting is March 8th, and the book under discussion is Clyde Phillips' Fall from Grace.  Visit the reference desk on the 2nd floor, or check out the attached flyer for upcoming titles.

Clear Lake Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Group

Do you love to read Science Fiction and/or Fantasy books?  The Clear Lake Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Group meets the 1st Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room.  Come share your favorites with others, and hear what they have to say about the books they've read.  There is no assigned reading for this book club, so no need to stress over not having finished a book.  The next meeting is Thursday, March 4th at 6:30 p.m., and we hope to see you there!

 

Flickr User: Curious Expeditions

Romance in the Library

I am excited to announce that Freeman now has a romance section on the 2nd floor!  After many requests from our romance fans (of which I am one!) we have finally been able to set aside some space to highlight our romance authors.  If you have trouble finding it, please don't be afraid to ask us at the reference desk - we'll be happy to point it out to you. 

Celebrating Black History Month

Come celebrate Black History Month at Freeman Library on Wednesday, 2/3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room on the 1st floor.  We'll be watching a movie about three female friends from Chicago and their rise to fame in the 1960s as soul singers.  Snacks and drinks provided by Friends of Freeman Library.  Movie is rated PG-13.  No need to register, just stop by and enjoy the movie - we'll see you there!

Printing @ Freeman

Not sure how to go about printing from the computers at Freeman Library?  Be sure to check out the newly posted videos on Freeman Library's website.  They can also be accessed through Freeman's YouTube Playlist

The videos cover the following topics: printing at the computer, buying the print card, adding value to the print card and using the print release station.  As always, if you still have questions, please don't hesitate to ask for help from library staff! 

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