TGIF Programs - Cake in a Cup - Food Demo - Friday Morning!

Adults - Don't Miss the Cake in the Cup Food Demo this Friday Morning! Join us as Jennifer Trusty, Young Adult Services Librarian, instructs us on how to make this tremendous treat, a mud cake in a mug. All ingredients and cooking ware will be provided for this Maker program supported by the Friends of Freeman Library.



TGIF Programs Tech Q&A Series Returns Friday Morning!

Adults - The TGIF Programs Tech Q&A Series Returns Friday Morning @ 10:30! 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, and more.

Refreshments for all TGIF Programs events are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at (832) 927-5420 for further information.

Community Craft – Chinese New Year Dragon January 27th @ 3-5 PM [6+]


     To celebrate Chinese New Year, our Community Craft project will be creating a Dragon Puppet. The Dragon Dance is a traditional part of the Chinese New Year festival celebration.

     Join us on January 27th from 3 to 5 PM in the Library Community Room to create your own dragon and train it to dance at home.



Green Thumb Gardening Series - Tomorrow!

Adults - Tomorrow @ 6:30 PM - Green Thumb Gardening Series -The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners are pleased to offer the Green Thumb Gardening Series of lectures at the Freeman Library from January to October of 2017. Lectures will be held on the third Thursday of every month on a variety of topics. These Lectures are FREE.

Tomorrow's topic will be "Soils and Compost" on Thursday, 1/19 at 6:30 pm in the Marge Jacobson Community Room.

Warm up at Stratford Library - Highlands

Warm up at Stratford Library - Highlands

Feeling chilly today? The library is warm and open to all!

Stop in to use our computers, read a book, or play with your children.

ESL Tutor Training at Kingwood Library

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Are you interested in volunteering your time to help others in the new year? Would you like to help some of your neighbors have happier, more productive lives? Would you like to help other adults learn English? Become a volunteer ESL tutor at HCPL! No teaching experience necessary. We provide the space and materials. You provide the time and the desire to help. You will be able to make your own schedule. Please join us at the Kingwood Library for an ESL Tutor Training on 2-18-17 in the computer lab from 10am to 2:30pm. Please also make sure to follow the link to fill out the tutor registration form when you sign up for the training. We look forward to seeing you!


Building Life Skills – Meal Prep January 11th @ 5 PM [7+]

     We all need to eat. That’s a fact. As the new year starts, we typically want to shed some of the weight that we added on form all of those delicious holiday treats.

     Join us on January 11th at 5PM in the Library Community Room at the Parker Williams Branch Library. We will be learning how to plan a week’s worth of meals, create a shopping list, and the essentials of preparing your food ahead of time so that you have a healthy option when you just don’t feel like cooking. 


HERO&S Foundation Nutrition and Exercise Seminar January 7th @ 10:30 AM [10+]

     As we start a new year, some of us want a new start with our health. HERO&S Foundation is a local 501(3)c non-profit organization dedicated to educating and promoting a healthy eating lifestyle and practical physical fitness routines to youth, first responders, military, and the general public.

     Please join us on January 7th at 10:30 AM in Room 3 of the Parker Williams Branch for a seminar on eating right and exercise for the whole family library.


New ESL Class Schedule

Do you know someone who wants to learn English?  Or maybe just improve their English speaking skills?  Starting Monday, January 9th, Fairbanks Branch Library will be offering 2 English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes a week:  We will have an Intermediate ESL class on Monday evenings at 6:00 pm and a Basic ESL class Thursdays at 2:30- 4pm,  for those who do not speak any English. Registering is easy.  Just stop by the library to fill out an application and a quick interview by the ESL Coordinator, Suellen Denton. Classes are geared to accommodate any language and they are free. If you have any questions, call us at 713-466-4438.

TGIF Programs' Winter Film Festival Event #2 - This Friday!

The TGIF Programs Winter Film Festival continues with Event #2 this Friday. We will show Vertigo, the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock film starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, and Barbara Bel Geddes.

Refreshments and DVD are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. After Event #2, the DVD will be added to the HCPL Collection and available for checkout. This free program requires no registration.

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