TGIF Programs Friday Film Series Features Gulf Coast Reads Topic This Friday!

TGIF Programs Friday Film Series proudly partners with Gulf Coast Reads. Please join us in the Children's Activity Space this Friday at 10:15 AM as we show Snow Falling on Cedars (1999), a film starring Ethan Hawke, Max von Sydow, and Yûki Kudô. The film is rated PG-13 for disturbing images, sensuality and brief strong language.This will conclude the 2016 Gulf Coast Reads Events at Freeman.

Horas de Votacion Temprana

Horas de votacion temprana @ North Channel Branch Library: 24-28 octubre 8am - 6pm, 29 de octubre 7am - 7pm, 30 de octubre 1pm - 6pm, 31 octubre - 4 de noviembre 7am - 7pm.  Visitar o llamar (281) 457-1631 para más información.  ©Vital Imagery Ltd. 2016

Get Your Vote On!

Will Texas be a red or blue state this election year? Make your voice heard! Early voting is being held here at North Channel Branch the next few weeks. Early Voting Hours of Operation: Monday, October 24 - Friday, October 28  8am - 6pm, Saturday, October 29  7am - 7pm, Sunday, October 30  1pm- 6pm, Monday, October 31 - Friday, November 4 7am - 7pm. Harris County residents may early vote in any precinct.  See for further information such as sample ballots, to see if you are a registered voter, and to locate your election day polling location if you miss early voting. North Channel Branch will also be an election day site on Tuesday, November 8 from 7am -7pm for just this voting precinct.  ©Vital Imagery Ltd. 2016

TGIF Programs Hosts Tech Q&A This Friday Morning!

Adults -  This Friday @ 10:30 AM - Join us for our Tech Q&A Discussion in the Upstairs Training Lab. Let's talk about the technology issues concerning you! People from Freeman Library will be here to address questions about desktops/laptops, smartphones, digital tablets, HCPL eMedia, & more.

Light refreshments and other program support provided by the Friends of Freeman Library​

Gulf Coast Reads - Crystal City Trivia

Gulf Coast Reads - Crystal City Trivia

@ Stratford Library - Highlands

Wednesday October 19 - 11 AM


Come learn about the Crystal City Internment Camp, the only family internment camp in the US during World War II. Inspired by the Gulf Coast Reads title: THE TRAIN TO CRYSTAL CITY by Jan Jarboe Russell.

Find Your Next Selfie @ your library!

Many say that a picture is worth a thousand words. A few may tell you a memoir is a #selfie in context. If you enjoy words from the source, please stop by our #Selfie book display and discover a memoir to take home. Even better, pose with one of your favorite memoirs and send a pic to us on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (@harriscountypl) using:

  #SelfieBook -OR- #Memoir

Join Us for Freeman Nonfiction Book Club Next Monday!

Adults - Our 1st Meeting of the Freeman Nonfiction Book Club is Monday, 10/24 @ 7 PM in the upstairs Conference Room. Nonfiction Book Club has no specifically assigned book but rather an assigned subject. Each attendee is asked to come prepared to discuss at least one book related to that month's subject. This month, we'll talk about Pre-1900 Biographies (Biographies of people who lived before 1900.) Program supported by Friends of Freeman.

Great Books Discussion Group Talks about Gulf Coast Reads Book This Thursday!

Gulf Coast Reads (GCR): On the Same Page is an annual regional reading initiative focused on promoting the simultaneous reading or listening to a selected title by those living along the upper Texas Gulf Coast.*

This year's pick, Jan Jarboe Russell's The Train to Crystal City, describes "the dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families -- many US citizens -- were incarcerated."

Desktop CNC Orientation in November

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Freeman, the Innovation Lab was able to purchase a Nomad 883 desktop CNC from Carbide 3D this summer.  This desktop CNC is a 3D 'carving' tool (essentially a small end-mill) that patrons will be able to use to create objects from wood, plastics and some metals.  Orientation sessions on the use of this tool will be scheduled in the month of November.  After orientation, patrons will be able to make a reservation on the machine in much the same way as the 3D printers or laser cutter/engraver.  Stay tuned for a listing of select dates for these orientation sessions, which will soon be posted on our Events Calendar.  Thanks again to the Friends of Freeman for their support of the Jocelyn H. Lee Innovation Lab!

Movie: American Pastime

Cover of 'American Pastime' ©Warner Home VideoJoin us Monday, October 17, at 6 pm for a free showing of the movie American Pastime ©Warner Home Video in the library Meeting Room on our new theater projection system. American Pastime is based on a true story about Japanese Americans in an internment camp in Utah during World War II. Though the topic is a tragic part of our nation's history, the movie is uplifting and inspiring. The running time is 1 hour and 45 minutes; the movie is not rated, but a suggested audience is PG-13. Popcorn and refreshments.

This movie will be shown as a part of the Gulf Coast Reads program. The title selected for this year is The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell, which tells the true but little known story about an internment camp in Texas during World War II.

For other book discussions and other programs at Harris County Public Library branches please see the Gulf Coast Reads Events Calendar.

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