Events

Get to Know Your Muslim Neighbor Next Saturday @ your library


Next Saturday in the Marge Jacobson Community Room - Freeman Library & the Muslim American Society welcome you to join us for our first "Know Your Muslim Neighbor Neighbor" Event on Saturday, 9/24. We open the doors at 11:30 AM & invite people of all ages to learn historical facts about Islam & America!

Please come, experience, and enjoy:
1. A Poster Exhibit
2. Ethnic Food & Refreshments
3. Henna Art
4. Crafts for people of all ages
5. Write your name in Arabic
6. Presentation about the Muslim community in Houston & America
7. Ask an Imam
8. Islamic music
9. Try on a Hijab

3D Printer Users Group

Join us in the 3D Printer Users Group meeting in the Jocelyn H. Lee Innovation Lab to share your ideas or other experiences of 3D printing.  No registration required.  All are welcome!

 

TGIF Programs Hosts Hearing & Vision Screenings for Senior Citizens by Sam's Club This Friday!


Adults - Please join TGIF Programs this Friday morning in the Marge Jacobson Community Room for "Hearing & Vision Screenings for Senior Citizens" provided by our local Sam's Club.

All TGIF Programs events are free and no registration is required. Refreshments for all TGIF Programs events are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at 281-488-1906 for further information.

TGIF Programs Hosts Mothers Against Drunk Driving MADD - Friday


Adults - Please join TGIF Programs as we host - "Lifesaver, Is that You?" by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) - this Friday @ 10:30 AM. Jeanette Einkauf, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)/Law Enforcement, will deliver a presentation, followed by a question and answer session. She will also distribute handouts for attendees.

All TGIF Programs events are free and no registration is required. Refreshments for all TGIF Programs events are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062

Author Dr. Menon Presents "My Mother Called Me Unni" This Saturday!

Adults - please join us as we host Dr.Venugopal Menon, on Saturday, 9/17 at 2:30 PM in the Marge Jacobson Community. Dr. Menon, retired President at the McGovern Allergy & Asthma Clinic, will talk about his book, My Mother Called Me Unni: A Doctor's Tale of Migration. Afterwards, we will host a book signing. No registration is required to attend this free presentation by Dr. Menon.

This presentation is supported by the Friends of Freeman Library.

Community Craft – Hispanic Heritage Celebration September 23rd @ 3-5 PM [6+]

 

Please join us at the Parker Williams Branch in our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on September 23rd from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Library Community Room by creating colorful tissue flowers and painting some Spanish patterned tiles.

 

 

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Tex-Mex Music Fiesta! (Hispanic Heritage Month)

Hello Everyone! Looking for a good time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month for the whole family? At Jacinto City Branch Library we will be have an all out party - a Tex-Mex Music Fiesta on Thursday, September 15, 5:30pm - 7pm.  There will be LIVE Tex Mex music, a piñata and crafts for the niños.  The Friends of the Jacinto City Branch Library will also be grilling up bistec tacos for sale to raise money for library programming as well!. We will be having the fiesta outside behind the library, and also be aware we have limited parking.  Call us at 713-673-3237 for any questions. See you there!

Gulf Coast Reads: The Train to Crystal City

Book Jacket for The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe RussellThe selection for Gulf Coast Reads this year is The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, by Texas author Jan Jarboe Russell. The first non-fiction title chosen for Gulf Coast Reads, this book tells the riveting, poignant story of immigrants to the United States from Japan, Germany and Italy who were held in an internment camp in Crystal City, Texas. Taken from their homes in Cleveland, Los Angeles and other cities across the United States, these immigrants, named “enemy aliens”, were interned along with their American-born children and were held for the purpose of "repatriation" to their countries of origin in exchange for (other) Americans held there.

La Porte Community Library’s Book Discussion of The Train to Crystal City will be held Wednesday, October 12, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, in the Meeting Room of the Library at 600 S. Broadway in La Porte.

The Gulf Coast Reads program for La Porte will be a showing of the movie American Pastime at Monday, October 17, 6 pm - 7:45 pm, in the Library Meeting Room. American Pastime is a film based on a true story of a Japanese-American internment camp in Utah during World War II. The film portrays the prejudice and suspicion that Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans were subjected to during World War II. The movie includes actual footage of the Topaz War Relocation Center in Utah that was filmed using a camera smuggled into the camp.

Gulf Coast Reads is an annual reading initiative in which residents of the upper Texas Gulf Coast read or listen to the same book and then join together with other readers to discuss the book and/or attend programs related to the book’s themes.

The Train to Crystal City is available at Harris County Public library in book format, large print, audio CD, eBook, and eAudio. Please stop by to pick up your copy of the book or download a copy to your computer or mobile device. Then come to the exciting programs and book discussions that will be offered for our readers across Harris County!

9/15/16: Power Up at Your Library Day

Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared Thursday, September 15th as Power Up at Your Library Day to encourage libraries to promote technology, innovation, and creativity.  We are quite happy to participate and have planned a couple of events around this day.  First is "Chain Reactions," which is a drop-in program from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Innovation Lab.  Participants will be able to help construct a Rube-Goldberg machine and enjoy the fun and interesting results.  Second is the Jocelyn H. Lee Digital Media Lab Open House from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  The public will be able to take a close look at this new service and space, which will offer opportunities to create, edit, and convert digital video, images, and audio/music.  An official open date for the Lab is planned for October at a date yet to be determined.  We hope you will join us for both of these "Powered Up" events!

TGIF Programs Hosts College of the Mainland (COM) 50 Plus Program Friday!


Adults - Please join us as TGIF Programs hosts a presentation by the College of the Mainland (COM) 50 Plus Program this Friday @ 10:30 AM. The COM 50 Plus Program offers classes and lectures, as well as a day and extended travel program. This free presentation will require no registration. Refreshments for this presentation will be provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. Please contact Freeman Library for more information.

 

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