Adult Program

The Page Turners

FikryTitle to be discussed: The storied life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: A cantankerous bookstore owner reconnects with his community after a low point in his life.

Adults - Wednesdays, 4/3 & 4/17 at 3:00 PM -United Way Bay Area THRIVE Classes 1st Floor Meeting Room


United Way of Greater HoustonTHRIVE offers families financial and employment assistance, vocational training opportunities, and access to wrap-around services. United Way THRIVE will offer financial and employment classes this Spring.

  • 4/3 – Managing Credit
  • 4/17 – Employment Application Templates and Follow Up

The Friends of Freeman Library support the United Way Bay Area THRIVE Classes.

Green Thumb Gardening: Soil and Composting

SoilWhile you're visiting garden shops looking for spectacular plants and seeds, don't forget about creating the environment in which your purchases will grow and thrive.  Come to the next meeting of the Harris County Master Gardeners, in which their experts will cover the topic of soils and composting.  Learn how to prepare your beds for the new growing season.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, April 16
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Saturday, April 27th at 1:30 PM – 4 PM – Tabletop Games Day [8+]





April 27th is International Table Top Games Day!

To celebrate, we will have Tabletop Games available for friends and family to play on the library floor from 1:30 PM to 4 PM.

Our featured game will be Pandemic. 

International Festival

Join us Saturday, April 27th for our International Festival. Festivities will begin at 11am and end at 1pm. 

Pick up a boarding pass and passport at the children's desk and take a trip around the world without leaving the library.

Community members will represent various countries from around the world including China, Jamaica, Mexico, the Philippines, France, El Salvador, India and more. At 12 pm, we will have a special dance performance by the Houston Northwest Chinese Association in the EER.

If you have any questions, please call us at 832-927-7800.

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

Community Novel: Meet the Author

Dean Larson

Were you shocked with last year’s cliffhanger of Tomball Library’s Community Novel, Air Within a Jade? Allow us to tease you with another chapter, before our long-awaited Book Launch Party, where all will be revealed about the characters that you love and hate in the strange town of Atheneum. Local author Dean Larson penned this chapter, and shared the following about himself:

He has had a life filled with interesting people of all stripes. In the twenty-five years he spent counseling addicts and their families in hospitals, mental institutions, mental health centers, a prison, and finally, in his own outpatient treatment facility, he ran groups and counseled convicts and clergy, adolescents and elderly, wealthy and impoverished. The settings did much to break down class distinctions, and taught him to see people rather than titles. He learned to love people as unique individuals, whether addicted, mentally ill, behaviorally-challenged, or just down on their luck.

He had a side career in music that ranged from playing lead guitar in a trio that performed primarily in dark smelly bars, to performing symphonic music as “principle last trombone” in a regional symphony orchestra. 

Dean hails from a family who was in love with language and the magic of words. Dinnertime conversations, when he was a child, were often discussions of philosophy or theology or books. It was there that he learned to appreciate the music and sounds, rhythm and color in words. However, he was engrossed in the mending of broken lives, and had little time for anything but professional writing. Until now.

After all the years of storing up things to express, the Tomball Community Library Writing Project offered him a gift: a chance for him to put it all on paper for others to read. Dean’s efforts in this project have been done with gratitude and great anticipation for more writing.

Thanks to Dean for his chapter and to all of the participating authors that made this first community novel such a successful project. The Book Launch Party will take place at Tomball Library during the summer, so be on the lookout for our announcement. Authors will sign copies of the printed novel, which will be available for the first time.
To read Dean’s chapter, as well as all the others, click here.

Genealogy: A Recipe for Writing Family History

You did the research. Now it's time to transform your work into a written narrative your family will enjoy. Join us at Kingwood Library for this free genealogy class on Wed 4/17 from 1-3 PM in the Computer Lab. Self-register online or call 832-927-7830.

Journal Group

Everyone is invited to this beginner's writing group. Participants write a few pages each time in response to suggested prompts, and share if they wish in an informal setting.

Our next meeting is Monday, April 15th @ 1:30pm.

If you have any questions, please call us at 832-927-7800.

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

Photo Club: Black and White Photography Competition

Are you an enthusiastic photographer looking for a place to share your art and participate in fun photography challenges? Join us for our monthly Photo Club on the second Friday of every month at 4:30 PM!

This Friday, April 12th, we will be going over the entries in our Black and White Photography Competition and voting on our favorites. If you would like to enter your photo, please bring it on a USB drive. Your photos could be displayed at the library and featured on our social media! Photo Club is open to all levels of expertise, and newcomers are always welcome! 

Image Copyright © 2019 Vital Imagery Ltd

Adult Coloring Program

Did you know that coloring is for grown-ups, too? Join us for Coffee, Coloring & Conversation at Kingwood Library on Thurs 4/11 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM in the Meeting Room. We have plenty of coloring pages & pencils but feel free to bring your favorites. No registration required.

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