TGIF Programs Hosts Tech Q&A This Friday Morning!

Adults -  This Friday @ 10:30 AM - Join us for our Tech Q&A Discussion in the Upstairs Training Lab. 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, & more.

Light refreshments and other program support provided by the Friends of Freeman Library​

Community Craft – Halloween Feltie Friends October 28th @ 4-5:30 PM [6+]

     The Parker Williams Branch is getting into the Halloween spirit with our Community Craft project of either a bat cat or orange pumpkin feltie friend.


Join us on October 28th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Library Community Room for some fun Halloween arts and crafts.

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Tween Time: Day of the Dead Celebration @ NC

Sugar Skull CupcakesYummy treats are what's in store for Tween Time today at 4:30 pm in the Public Meeting Room. We will be making Sugar Skull Cupcakes in honor of Dia de los Muertos. 
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2016 in United States of America will start on October 31 and will end on November 2. For books regarding this Mexican holiday, please see our online catalog.

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: Instructions on reserving the Lab will be provided in the orientation session.

Great Books Discussion Group Talks about Gulf Coast Reads Book This Thursday!

Gulf Coast Reads (GCR): On the Same Page is an annual regional reading initiative focused on promoting the simultaneous reading or listening to a selected title by those living along the upper Texas Gulf Coast.*

This year's pick, Jan Jarboe Russell's The Train to Crystal City, describes "the dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families -- many US citizens -- were incarcerated."

Trick or Treat Fun October 29th @ 11-12 PM [3+]

     We are getting everyone ready for Halloween early this year with a special Family Storytime on Saturday, October 29th at 11 AM.

     We will read a few books, sing a few songs, do a Halloween craft, and end with a Halloween Costume Parade!

     Please join us in the Library Community Room for all the Halloween fun.

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TGIF Programs Hosting Food Fiesta Food Demo This Friday!

Adults - please join TGIF Programs in the Children's Activity Space this Friday at 10:30 AM for our "Food Fiesta Food Demo" event. Freeman staff will show the audience how to make delicious dishes from Mexico. This food demo is part of our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

This free event will require no registration. The refreshments prepared in this event will be provided by the Friends of Freeman Library.

Gulf Coast Reads Craft: Japanese Flying Carp

Japanese Flying CarpThe 2016 Gulf Coast Reads Title is: The Train to the Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell. In honor of this year's title we will celebrate Japanese culture by making Flying Carps on Wednesday, October 12th, at 4:30 pm in the Public Meeting Room. 

Registration Opens Tomorrow - Senior Adult Trip to the Houston Mounted Patrol

Senior Adults - If you are at least 55 years old, then we hope you will consider joining us for a day trip on Thursday, 11/10. The Precinct2gether bus will depart from the Freeman Library parking lot. Please plan for plenty of walking and wear comfortable, rubber-soled shoes.

Our 1rst stop will be at the Houston Mounted Patrol Horse Barn (5005 Little York Rd./ Houston, TX 77016-2547) which houses the equine members of the Houston Police Department. Trip goers will hear a presentation followed by interaction with the horses.

Afterwards, we'll dine at the Potatoe Patch Restaurant (2020 FM 1960/ Houston, TX 77073) for lunch. This home cooking style restaurant is well-known for its "throw'ed rolls." Each participant is responsible for the cost of their own meal.

Monday Movie Madness

DreamWorks Spooky StoriesWe changed our Monday Movie. Come get in the spirit of Halloween with us today at 4:30 pm. We will be watching Dreamworks Spooky Stories featuring characters from your favorite movies Shrek, and Monsters Vs. Aliens.

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