Equipment

Re Opening Soon!

We are happy to announce that the Barbara Bush Library will be reopening on Monday, May 14th at 1pm. It's been a long road from August 2017 when Hurricane Harvey put us out of commission, but we are back and ready to serve the community again. 

There will be a grand opening planned for June 2018. Details on that will be coming soon! 

We can't wait to see you all again! 

Computer Classes are Back!

Computer Classes have resumed again here at High Meadows. We have a new instructor and she's already created a great lineup of classes in English and Spanish! 

Classes are free and do not require registration. That's right, you can just come on in and join a free class! 

You can view all of our computer classes at our Events calendar, but here's a list of upcoming classes remaining in March. 

 

 

Tuesday, March 20th at 10:00am: Computacion Basica

Thursday, March 22nd at 3:00pm: Typing Class

Friday, March 23rd at 2:00pm: Clase de Flipster

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.

Wireless Hotspots Available for Check-Out

Wireless hotspots are now available for check out at our Pop-Up Libraries! Anyone can check one out, but limit one per household.

They check out for 1 week with 2 renewals. The hotspots have 2GB of high speed data, but will drop to dial up speed once that is used up. An internet provider is not needed to use them. Just connect them to your device with the login information that comes with the hotspot! This service is free. All you need is your library card!

 

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No Story Times the Week of Thanksgiving

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no story times the week of Nov. 21 through Nov. 25. The story times will reconvene on Tuesday Nov. 28. All story times have limited space and tickets can be picked up when we open on the mornings of the story time.
Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays 10:15 am Ages 3-5
Baby Bookworms: Tuesdays 11:15 am Ages 0-18 months
Toddler Time: Wednesdays 10:30 am Ages 18 months-2 years

New Computer Installation at the Kingwood Library

Library Customers Using ComputersThe library is excited to share that it is updating its computers for the public. For that to happen we will have to halt Internet and computer services to the public for the entire day on Monday, June 12, as we make the transition. We anticipate those services to be down for only that day and to be back up and running Tuesday, June 13.

During this time everything else at the library offers should be operational. We will still hold our programs. You can browse, checkout and return materials. Our reference help will be available as well.

Thank you so much for your patience during this update. Come give the computers a twirl once we're done! 

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!

Apple iOS 5 will not transfer WMA eAudio to the Apple devices.

To all Apple users.  Please be advised that something must have changed in the way iTunes works with  iOS 5.  After updating to the iOS 5 for Apple products, you will no longer be able to transfer WMA formatted titles to your device from the Overdrive Media Console.

Normally the Overdrive Media Console uses iTunes to convert the file into something it can use.  Something more than likely changed in the iOS 5 update and now the Overdrive Media Console can no longer use iTunes to convert the files.  Our developers are working on the issue and their response about the issue is below.

MP3 formatted titles should still work as normal.  We will update you here as soon as we know this is fixed.

 

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