Community

Make a Difference in Your Community!

Volunteer instructors are needed to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, citizenship, and adult literacy in our community.  Training and materials are provided along with flexible scheduling. Make a difference in your community today. If you are interested in volunteering as a tutor for ESL, citizenship, or literacy classes, please contact the Northwest Branch Library for more information.You can reach us at 281-890-2665 or you can email us at NW@HCPL.NET .

Adults - Wednesday, 2/7 @ 6:30 - Freeman Live Series - Emily West: How She Became the Yellow Rose of Texas!

The Freeman Library Adult Services Team continues its Freeman Live Series. These monthly events offer informative and entertaining presentations by staff, the Friends of Freeman Library, and local partners. The Friends of Freeman Library support these free presentations, which require no registration.

Adult Programs in February

Clipart: © 2018 Vital Imagery Ltd. The word 'February'.Beginner Origami- Pop-Up Valentine Card: Thursday, February 1, 11:00 am-noon. Join Ms. Derry to make a playful Pop-Up Valentine Card! Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Class is FULL, but please call 281-471-4022 in early February if you are interested in signing up for the March class of Beginner Origami.

Computer Class- WORD-Editing & Formatting Tips: Thursday, February 1, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

African American History Month: A Dream Come True! Project to Reconstruct ‘The La Porte Colored School’: Saturday, February 3, 2 pm. Learn about the current local project to reconstruct what was known as ‘The Colored School’, a school founded in 1909 for African Americans in La Porte. Guest Speaker: Corby Alexander, La Porte City Manager. Refreshments served starting at 1:30 pm.

Computer Class- EXCEL-Data Entry & Editing Techniques: Thursday, February 8, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Crafting For Adults-Fabric Decoupage Eggs: Saturday, February 10, 10:30 am. Join Ms. Irene to make beautiful Fabric Decoupage Eggs. Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Class is FULL, but please call 281-471-4022 in early February if you are interested in signing up for the March class of Crafting for Adults.

Guest Speaker: Prairie Plants of the Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve for Your Garden: Saturday, February 10, 10:30 am. Join us for a program by a representative of the Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve. Learn about the plants that the early settlers saw when they arrived in this area and how to plant them in your garden. Free. No registration required.

Computer Class- Transfer Photos From SMART Phone to USB: Thursday, February 15, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, February 19, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Join us to discuss Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou. In this memoir, Angelou details what brought her mother to send her away as a child, the emotions that resulted from this, and their reunion years later. Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like help in putting the book on hold.

Clipart: © 2018 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Spin a Yarn and Word Crafters Meet On Wednesdays

Today is Wednesday, January 31, and we will have both our groups meet at Lone Star College North Harris.  Spin-a-Yarn will meet at 2pm and Word Crafters will meet later in the day at 5:30 pm.  The location to be for both groups will be on the third floor of the library building in the makerspace area.  If you like to spin a yarn, use needle and thread, and write or want to start, then come to both!  We would love to see you here!

Upcoming Computer Classes

Wanting to learn how to use your computer and it's programs more effectively? Technology got your brain tied up in knots? Feel like the technology superhighway is passing you by? The Maud Smith Marks Branch wants to help! We are offering free computer classes to the public each and every month. This February we will be running a full slate of classes ranging including Computer 101, Microsoft Excel and Word, Internet, iPhone, iPad and many more! Classes run each Tuesday and Saturday. To see a complete list of upcoming dates and times click this link! Be sure to register for the class and time you would like. Space is limited so sign up today!

Adults - Friday, 2/2 @ 10:30 AM in the upstairs Training Lab - TGIF Programs - Technology Q&A Series!

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.

This free event requires no registration. The Friends of Freeman Library provide support for all TGIF Programs. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library by visiting 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or calling 832-927-5420 for further information.

Adults - Friday, 2/2 @ 3:45 PM - Introduction to FamilySearch 1: Getting Logged In & Starting Your Tree!

Learning about our ancestors helps us better understand who we are-creating a family bond, linking the present to the past, and building a bridge to the future. This Friday, we're offering the first in a series of genealogical workshops - Introduction to FamilySearch 1: Getting Logged In & Starting Your Tree!

FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations.The Friends of Freeman Library support these workshops.

Baldwin Boettcher Pop Up Monday


Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library will be popping up again today, Monday, January 29th from 3:30 till 6 pm at the Cypress Trails United Methodist Church.


For those that have not been there yet, it is located at 22801 Aldine Westfield Rd Spring, TX 77373 right across from the St. James Catholic Church.  We will have book return and items to check out for all ages. If you do not have a library card yet, bring your current I.D. or something with your current address and we will get you set up with a card right on the spot. 

  Afterwards there will be ESL classes with Cindy Groover from 6 to 7:30 pm.

Magic: The Gathering Gameplay [8+] - Monday, February 5 from 6-7:30 PM

Magic: The Gathering is a dueling card game from Wizards of the Coast.

It incorporates strategy, mythical lore, and competitive-community play.

Join us on February 5th on the Library Floor for a few hours of game play from 6-7:30 PM.

For those who would like to learn how to play, a staff member will be present to teach you.

A Special Thank You to Strike Zone for their generous donation of Magic: The Gathering cards.

STEM Time – The Plant Doctor [7+] - Wednesday, February 7 at 5 PM

George Washington Carver, also known as The Plant Doctor, was an African American botanist and inventor with an affinity for peanuts.

Join us on February 7th at 5 PM in the Library Community Room as we present a spotlight on the life, achievements, and accomplishments of George Washington Carver.

After the presentation, we will make some homemade peanut butter.

For those with a peanut allergy, please make arrangements with the librarian ahead of the program for any accommodations. 

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