Friends

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.

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

Family Learning Space @ North Channel

toysThanks to the Harris County Friends of the Library for their generous donation to the North Channel Library. Along with funds from the Friends of the North Channel Library, we were able to replenish items for the Family Learning Space in the Children's Area of the Library. 
In this area you will find new building blocks that will encourage children to use their imaginations, creativity, and problem solving skills. Also purchased was a new item, a kitchen, that will help children benefit from pretend play to boost their social and emotional development.

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

Become a Friend of the Northwest Branch Library Today

Libraries need Friends. The Northwest Branch Library was established through the efforts of community members who understood the value of libraries to the community and also understand that libraries need community support to survive. The Friends of the Northwest Library are members of the community just like you - people who value the library and its services. We think of ourselves as the library's best friends. Membership in the Friends of the Library is open to all who wish to support the Library's vital role in our community. Memberships and donations are tax deductible. To access the application, click here. For help, contact the Northwest Branch Library at 832-927-5460 or email at nw@hcpl.net

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.

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.

Our Friends in Action

Harris County Friends of the Library is a 501c3 charitable organization comprised of members from HCPL branch friends organizations and library supporters at large. Here is a round up of HCFOL's recent activities.

HCFOL Awards Two ScholarshipsAmanda Hickey
The Friends recently awarded two $500 scholarships to Harris County Public Library staff members who are pursuing graduate degrees in Library and Information Science. The recipients of the scholarships are Amanda Hickey, Children's Specialist at Lone Star College - Tomball Community Library (top) and Namila Tolle, Library Specialist at West University Branch Library (bottom). 

HCFOL Awards Mini-Grants to Member Friends Groups
In celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week, the Harris County Friends of the Library Namila Tolleawarded sixteen $150 mini-grants to member Friends groups to use as they see fit to support their libraries. The mini-grants recognize the Friends' contributions of time and expertise  that enhance programs and services at HCPL libraries.

Below are a few of the projects funded with the mini-grants:
LaPorte - supplies to produce Thermochromic Slime
Parker Williams - mini-drones for Teen Summer Reading Program drone races
Evelyn Meador - materials in support of volunteer ESL tutors
Spring Branch - a Bare Conductive Touch Board Starter Kit to be used in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) programs for kids & teens.
Fairbanks - a canopy to use at outreach activities

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