What’s New for the New Year

It is that time again; the beginning of a new year and a time to start fresh and begin new things.  The year behind us was full of many changes some wonderful and others not so wonderful, but we survived.  We lost a lot this last year, but we have a lot to look forward to in the year ahead and we are full of hope.  Here are some new things that we will have going on in 2018.   As Victoria so eloquently told you in an earlier post, we will be having a Pop Up Library every Monday from 3:30 pm to 6 pm starting on the 22nd of this month.  Directly after this, our beloved Cindy Groover will be teaching ESL again from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.  It will be a basic level class.  All of this will be held at the Cypress Trails United Methodist Church.  AARP will still be helping with taxes this year, but they will be at The St.

Community Craft – Vietnamese Noodle Salad and Bake-A-Plate [All Ages] Friday, January 12 at 4 PM


As the New Year comes around again, we start shifting our focus to healthier eating.

Join us at the Parker Williams Branch on January 12th at 4 PM in the Library Community Room to learn how to make a Vietnamese Noodle Salad.

Children are invited to draw on a ceramic plate that will be baked in the oven making their scribbles permanent.

Food and family fun will ensue!   

Adults - Friday, 1/5 @ 4:00 PM - FamilySearch Genealogy Q&A!

Join us in the second floor Computer Lab to learn how to use the free FamilySearch website to research your family history. The Friends of Freeman Library support this free session which requires no registration.

iPhone 101 @Maud Smith Marks Branch Library

Did Santa bring you a new iPhone? Did you already have one and want to get better at using it? Are you thinking about getting one and want to see what the hype is all about? No matter what your stance, The Maud Smith Marks Branch has  got you covered.

We will be debuting a new class this month and it is all about the iPhone. Learn how to navigate around the phone. Learn the basics of using the pre-installed apps, downloading apps, and become efficient in using your device. Classes will run on January 9 at 10 AM and again on January 23 at 7 PM.

HCPL's Curiosity Cruiser is coming to NC

curiosity cruiserHarris County Public Library's Curiosity Cruiser is coming to North Channel Branch on Thursday, January 4, 2017.
If you would like to tour the new mobile bus and see the HCPL mascot then join us after our Baby Time program at 11:00 AM. 
Groups please call 281-457-1631.

Curiosity Cruiser comes to the Kingwood Pop-Up!

Curiosity Cruiser Kingwood Flyer

It's a bird, It's a plane, It's the Curiosity Cruiser coming to visit the Kingwood Pop-up Library!! Join us on Wednesday, January 10th at 11:00am for an all-ages storytime with our new mascots Owlbotron and Northtale! Explore the inside of a super library on wheels and check out great new books. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information please visit for more details about our mobile library.

The Kingwood Pop-up Library is located in the Kingwood Community Center at: 4102 Rustic Woods Dr. Kingwood, TX 77345.

STEM Time – Science of Weight Gain and Loss [13+] Wednesday, January 10 at 5 PM



Did you know that if you eat 500 more calories a day for a week that you will gain one pound?

Join Mr. John in the Library Community Room on January 10th at 5 PM to learn a little more about the science of how and why we lose and gain weight. 

Adults - Friday, 1/5 @ 10:15 AM - TGIF Programs - Winter Film Festival Event #4!

Please join us for the last event of TGIF Programs Winter Film Festival on Friday. We will show a 1949 romantic comedy starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, and Judy Holliday. The film lasts 101 minutes.

Refreshments and DVD are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. After Event #4, the DVD will be added to the HCPL Collection and available for checkout. This free program requires no registration.

Adults - Saturday, 1/6 @ 11:00 AM - Meditation for New Beginnings, Part 1!

In this busy, fast-paced world, peace seems like an elusive commodity. Please join Daya Sharma a longtime meditator, for this engaging workshop. He has been giving programs on meditation for many years. Daya will offer effective, techniques that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation, promote inner growth and improve our physical mental and spiritual health. He will also include a short meditation sitting. Begin the New Year with meditation and join Daya as he invites you on this journey.

The Friends of Freeman Library support this free program!

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 .

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