Friends

We Love Our Friends!

The Barbara Bush Library is very lucky to have a very involved Friends of the Library group. Our Friends help us raise funds for programming and supplies, staff Al & Polly's Bookstore by volunteering, and help us continue to grow with and for our community. 

The staff at the Barbara Bush Library would like to take this opportunity to thank our Friends for all the support they provide whether it is funds, volunteer hours, or just being a friendly face. We get by with A LOT of help from our Friends! The next time you visit our library, be sure to stop by the Earl Elliott Meeting Room to see what our staff has written about the Barbara Bush Library Friends! 

Don't Forget the Annual Friends of Library Meeting Monday, May 15!

Make plans to attend the Harris County Friends of the Library on Monday, May 15 at 10:00 AM. The meeting will be held at HCPL's new administration building located at 5749 South Loop East.(Map).

If you are currently a member of one of HCPL's branch friends' groups or would like to be one, you are encouraged to attend.

After a brief businees meeting, Harris County Public Library Director Edward Melton will report on the State of the Library, and Linda Stevens, Division Manager for Programs, Partnerships & Outreach will speak on the upcoming Summer Reading Program. There will also be a discussion of fundraising and ways to increase friends group membership, so bring your ideas.

TGIF Programs - JH Lee Innovation Lab Open House - This Friday!

Adults - JH Lee Innovation Lab Open House - Friday Morning! - 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 us at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or calling 832-927-5420 for further information.

Next Monday - Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher In Concert!

This concert is part of a nationwide tour, to promote Peter Fletcher’s new CD – which was released on September 29th 2016.

Fletcher will perform selections from this new CD, which contains both studio and live recordings.

Other repertoire on the program includes Bach’s monumental Lute Suite No. 3, the exciting and fiendishly difficult Five Bagatelles for Guitar by British composer William Walton, Fletcher’s transcriptions of the French composer Erik Satie, and works by Dowland, Llobet and Segovia.

TGIF Programs Hosts Local Author Lora-Marie Bernard This Friday Morning!

Adults - TGIF Programs This Friday Morning - Author Lora-Marie Bernard will present her research on the only Texas slaver to travel to Africa for slaves. Her latest book, The Counterfeit Prince of Old Texas is a biography of Monroe Edwards, the state's most wealthy slaver, and his exploits in human trafficking, counterfeit, and fraud.

Meditation: Path to Radical Happiness - Tomorrow @ 6:30 PM!

Can meditation make you happier healthier and smarter? Researchers are finding evidence of meditation’s beneficial effects on the brain. Meditation allows you to increase your happiness and helps calm the mind’s constant chatter. Meditation strengthens your mindfulness which in turn enhances all aspects of your life. Studies show that when you meditate you tune into a consciousness that has many lasting benefits while also decreasing stress and increasing one’s well being. This can produce significant changes in your brain and overall well being. Join Dr.

Adult Services & Technology Training Courses This March!

 

Adults - Check out what all Adult & Technology Services has planned for March at your library!

Click on the following link to download your own copy.
https://tinyurl.com/zt3pujr

The Friends of Freeman Library make these free events & services possible.

TGIF Programs Friday Film Series Celebrates African American History Month This Friday!

This Friday @ 10:15 AM - The TGIF Programs Friday Film Series celebrates African American History Month by showing Race (2016), biopic of 1936 Olympian Jesse Owens. This film stars Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, and Eli Goree.

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.

It's Book Sale Time Again!


On Saturday, March 25 the Friends of the Maud Marks Library will be hosting their monthly book sale. From 10 AM - 4 PM there will be a large selection of different books to peruse and purchase. Browse through hardback fiction and nonfiction, children’s books and paperbacks. Most items are $1.00 or less and all of the proceeds benefit the library. We hope to see you there!

Registration Opens Tomorrow @ 10 AM - Senior Adult Trip to George Bush 41 Presidential Library

Senior Adults - If you are at least 55 years old, then we hope you will consider joining us for a day trip on Thursday, March 23 (8:30 AM to 6:00 PM). The Precinct2gether bus will depart from the Freeman Library parking lot. Please plan for plenty of walking and wear comfortable, rubber-soled shoes.

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