Equipment

Jocelyn H. Lee to Receive TLA's Benefactor's Award

The generosity of late library patron Jocelyn H. Lee will be honored at this year's Texas Library Association Annual Conference, where he will be posthumously awarded the Benefactor's Award. Mr. Lee's bequest to the Freeman Library has made possible the Innovation Lab, the Digital Media Lab, additions to our collection, updated furnishings, and special programs. We remain grateful to Mr. Lee for the gift he extended to the library community and are pleased to know he will be honored in this special way.

For more information on this award, or to see a list of past recipients, visit this link.

8mm/Super 8 Film Converter Now Available

This guy is an 8mm/Super 8 film to digital converter, now set up in the Jocelyn H. Lee Digital Media Lab and waiting to serve you. After staff receive their training on it shortly, it will be available for you to use free-of-charge with a Lab reservation and completion of a Digital Media Lab orientation class. This and many other digital conversion and creation tools are here and ready for you in the DML. Call or visit us today to find out more!

Digital Media Lab Orientation

Have you registered for Digital Media Lab orientation yet? We have spots open now in Feburary on the 13th, 18th, and 27th. We've had folks using it for a wide range of creative activities so far, including VHS conversion and music creation/editing. Our newest addition, in case you hadn't heard, is an 8mm/Super 8 digital converter, which should soon be available for use. Call or visit today to register for orientation and get started using this new, free space here in your library!

8mm/Super 8 Digital Converter Has Arrived!

Christmas came early to Freeman Library!  We recently received our 8mm/Super 8 film converter, which will be installed in the Jocelyn H. Lee Digital Media Lab early next year. This device allows the conversion of 8mm/Super 8 film into digital form for the purposes of preservation. We are very happy to add this to the services in the DML and look forward to you making free use of it.

If you haven't already, register for an upcoming Digital Media Lab orientation session by calling or visiting the library today and start using this fun, valuable, and free resource in the new year!

3-D Printing Demo tonight!

Come one, Come all to our 3-D printing demonstration at 6:30 pm tonight!  We'll also have some 3-D printed give aways!  All ages are welcome!

JHL Innovation Lab - December Schedule

The Jocelyn H. Lee Innovation Lab class schedule for December is available!  Click on the image link below to see or print your own copy.  Note that desktop CNC orientation is now open.  Please call or visit to register for classes.


Check Out a Kindle eReader!

Kindle eReaders are now available for check out!  These ereaders will circulate for two-weeks, just like our other materials.  Is one unavailable at your branch?  You can put a hold on it just like a book and have one sent from another branch.  With it, you can download free ebooks from Amazon. "Cheat sheets" explaining how to use the device and service are included with each Kindle.  Take advantage of this great new service today!

Last Tech Q&A of 2016 is Friday Morning!

Adults -  Join TGIF Programs for our last Tech Q&A Discussion of 2016 in the Upstairs Training Lab this Friday at 10:30 AM. 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 event is made possible by the support of the Friends of Freeman Library

Digital Media Lab Orientation Open for Registration

Orientation sessions for the Jocelyn H. Lee Digital Media Lab are now open for registration! Once completed, this one-time session will allow patrons to make a 2-hour reservation of the Lab with a library card. Dates and times currently scheduled are:

  • Monday, October 24th, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 2nd, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 11th, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 19th, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 21st, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 29th, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please call the library at 281-488-1906 or visit to register. Reservation of the Lab will soon be available via a form online on the "Make @ HCPL" page: http://www.hcpl.net/content/make-hcpl. Instructions on reserving the Lab will be provided in the orientation session.

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!

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