Events

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. 

Adults - Wednesday, 2/7 @ 6:30 - Freeman Live Series - Emily West: How She Became the Yellow Rose of Texas!

The Freeman Library Adult Services Team continues its Freeman Live Series. These monthly events offer informative and entertaining presentations by staff, the Friends of Freeman Library, and local partners. The Friends of Freeman Library support these free presentations, which require no registration.

Adult Programs in February

Clipart: © 2018 Vital Imagery Ltd. The word 'February'.Beginner Origami- Pop-Up Valentine Card: Thursday, February 1, 11:00 am-noon. Join Ms. Derry to make a playful Pop-Up Valentine Card! Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Class is FULL, but please call 281-471-4022 in early February if you are interested in signing up for the March class of Beginner Origami.

Computer Class- WORD-Editing & Formatting Tips: Thursday, February 1, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

African American History Month: A Dream Come True! Project to Reconstruct ‘The La Porte Colored School’: Saturday, February 3, 2 pm. Learn about the current local project to reconstruct what was known as ‘The Colored School’, a school founded in 1909 for African Americans in La Porte. Guest Speaker: Corby Alexander, La Porte City Manager. Refreshments served starting at 1:30 pm.

Computer Class- EXCEL-Data Entry & Editing Techniques: Thursday, February 8, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Crafting For Adults-Fabric Decoupage Eggs: Saturday, February 10, 10:30 am. Join Ms. Irene to make beautiful Fabric Decoupage Eggs. Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Class is FULL, but please call 281-471-4022 in early February if you are interested in signing up for the March class of Crafting for Adults.

Guest Speaker: Prairie Plants of the Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve for Your Garden: Saturday, February 10, 10:30 am. Join us for a program by a representative of the Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve. Learn about the plants that the early settlers saw when they arrived in this area and how to plant them in your garden. Free. No registration required.

Computer Class- Transfer Photos From SMART Phone to USB: Thursday, February 15, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, February 19, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Join us to discuss Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou. In this memoir, Angelou details what brought her mother to send her away as a child, the emotions that resulted from this, and their reunion years later. Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like help in putting the book on hold.

Clipart: © 2018 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Adults - Friday, 2/2 @ 10:30 AM in the upstairs Training Lab - TGIF Programs - Technology Q&A Series!

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 free event requires no registration. The Friends of Freeman Library provide 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.

Adults - Friday, 2/2 @ 3:45 PM - Introduction to FamilySearch 1: Getting Logged In & Starting Your Tree!

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. This Friday, we're offering the first in a series of genealogical workshops - Introduction to FamilySearch 1: Getting Logged In & Starting Your Tree!

FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations.The Friends of Freeman Library support these workshops.

Adults - Friday, 1/26 @ 10:15 AM - TGIF Programs Friday Film Series Returns!

We look forward to showing the 2017 live action adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. This film, rated PG, stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans, and lasts 129 minutes.

The Friends of Freeman Library provide both the DVD and light refreshments for this event. Afterwards, the DVD will be added to the HCPL Collection and available for checkout. This free program requires no registration.

Guest Speaker: Making Healthier Food Choices

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Garlic, Spices, etc.Now that the world is thawing around us, come to the library this Saturday, January 20 at 10:30 am to hear our guest speaker, Jing Peng, a Senior Research Nurse at MD Anderson Cancer Center, give a program on Making Healthier Food Choices: Food Choices to Reduce Cancer Risk. This is a great time of year to improve our food choices! Free. No registration.

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