Events

Adults - Friday, 2/16 @ 10:30 AM - TGIF Programs - Demo Series - JH Lee Innovation Lab Open House!

Please come and check out all the cool items and tools housed in the Jocelyn H. Lee Innovation Lab, maker of the Friday Film Series door prizes.

This free event requires no registration. The Friends of Freeman Library provide refreshments and support for all TGIF Programs. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library by visiting 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or calling 832-927-5420 for further information.

A Novel Idea - March

A Novel Idea just wrapped on a successful mystery and we are looking forward to our March session. If you have never attended a book club or are looking to join one, our book club is here for you! We are a small group but the discussion is always lively. Join us on March 14th at 11:30am for our next book discussion. We will be reading Where the Light Gets In by Kimberly Williams-Paisley. Stop by the branch to pick up a copy today or you can request it via our catalog

Black History Month at North Channel

traffic lightTo help us celebrate Black History Month at North Channel Library, we will have a children's craft to help us learn about a talented African American Inventor.
Garrett Morgan invented the traffic light in 1923. His other inventions included hair cream, hair dye, hair straightening comb, gas mask, and a belt fastener for a sewing machine. 
Join us today, February 14th at 4:30 PM in the Public Meeting Room to make your own traffic light, enjoy a light snack, and play a fun game of Red light, Green light. 

Adults - Thursday, 2/15 @ 6:30 PM - Green Thumb Lecture Series - Spring Vegetable Gardening!

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners are pleased to offer the Green Thumb Gardening Series of lectures at the Freeman Library. This Thursday, we look forward to hearing about Spring Vegetable Gardening. 

These Lectures are FREE and supported by the Friends of Freeman Library

Adults - Friday, 2/9 @ 3:45 PM - Introduction to FamilySearch 2: Adding to the Tree - Basic Search Features!

Learning about our ancestors helps us better understand who we are-creating a family bond, linking the present to the past, and building a bridge to the future.

FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. These genealogical workshops are made possible by the support of the Friends of Freeman Library

3D Printer Orientation: MakerBot

makerbot printNorth Channel will have a 3D Printer Orientation for the MakerBot Replicator on Monday, February 5th, at 6 PM.
This orientation session will introduce participants to 3D printing services in the library. Those completing the class will then be able to schedule time to use the printer after receiving hands-on training.

Class size is limited. Recommended for ages 8 - adult. Participants under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian.
Register online, or call the library to register.

Program: Native Prairie Plants for Your Garden

Photo by Chuck Duplant - Native Prairie Plants at Lawler Deer Park Prairie PreserveJoin us on Saturday, February 10 at 10:30 am, when Lan Shen, a board member of the Houston Chapter, Native Prairies Association of Texas (HNPAT), will tell us about the nearby Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve, and how you can use the native plants of the coastal prairie in your own yard.

Ms. Shen describes the program:
The coastal tallgrass prairie was the predominant habitat of Harris and surrounding counties for thousands of years in pre-European settlement times. Prairie plants were what the early settlers saw when they settled here. Today, the tallgrass prairie is almost extinct in Harris County. A platinum quality remnant of this prairie can be found here in the center of Deer Park at the 52 acre Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve.

Many gardeners today only know plants that had been imported from other countries and no longer know our beautiful native plants that used to grow here without added fertilizers, without irrigation, without pesticides. I would like to introduce you to these native prairie plants, talk about their growing conditions and sources for these plants.

Free! No registration required.

Photo by Chuck Duplant.

Library Book Sale

book saleFriends of the North Channel Library will be hosting a Library Book Sale this weekend at the library.
The Book Sale will be on Friday, Feb 2nd, 1-6 PM and Saturday, Feb 3rd, 10 AM - 2 PM.
All donations and proceeds from the sale go directly to the North Channel Library to fund various library needs, such as craft programming, summer performers, books and other items.  Don't miss our book sale this weekend!

African American History Program: Project to Reconstruct 'The La Porte Colored School'

Photo of African American School being reconstructed in La PortePlease join us Saturday, February 3 at 2 pm at La Porte Community Library, 600 S. Broadway, for the program: A Dream Come True! Project to Reconstruct The La Porte Colored School.  Learn about the current local project to reconstruct what was known as ‘The Colored School’, a school founded in 1909 for African Americans. Former students will be present to share their stories. Corby Alexander, City Manager of La Porte, will be the Keynote Speaker. This program is free and open to all ages, but content will be more suited for adults and teens. Refreshments will be served starting at 1:30 pm. 

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