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Friday, 3/1 at 10:15 AM - TGIF Programs Technology Series Technology Q&A by Freeman Staff

 

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.

The Friends of Freeman Library support “Technology Q&A.” This event is free to attend but registration is encouraged. To register, please call the library at 832.927.5420 and ask for the Reference Desk. Walk-ins are welcome.

Did You KNOW? Series This February

 

Did you KNOW... You can use your Library Card to do practical and fun things? Find out how with the "Did you KNOW? An HCPL Info Series" offered here at Freeman Library. Here's what we're looking forward to this February. These free courses do require registration.

  • Tuesday, 2/12 @ 4:30 PM - How to Use the HCPL Catalog
  • Tuesday, 2/16 @ 4:30 PM - How to Use HCPL Databases 

The Friends of Freeman Library support the "Did you KNOW? An HCPL Info Series."

Adults - Don't Miss the Next WikiTree Genealogy Class, Thursday, 2/21 @ 7 PM in the 2nd Floor Computer Lab!

 

Come learn WikiTree, a free, collaborative, source/documentation based online single family tree. Whether you are already a seasoned researcher or just interested in starting your family tree research, WikiTree has something for everyone and this class will help you get started and learn how to build and add to your family history using WikiTree.

The Friends of Freeman Library support the WikiTree Genealogy Classes at Freeman Library.

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution this Year

With the holidays over and 2019 finally here, we’ve all set our New Year’s Resolutions. However, I’m sure at least some of you are worried that this year will be exactly like last year, where halfway through January your goals were already given up. If that is the case, don’t worry. The library is here to help you accomplish those resolutions and have fun during the process. With a variety of events, resources, and opportunities, there’s no goal that we can’t help you with. Here’s just a few of the ways we can help you out:

Adults - We Have 2 Sessions in January - FamilySearch Genealogy Help Sessions!

2 Sessions in January! 

  • Friday, 1/4 @ 3:45 PM 
  • Friday, 1/18 @ 3:45 PM 

Learn how to use the free FamilySearch website (www.familysearch.org) to research your family history. FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations and is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services each year to learn more about their family history.

Adults - Mon, 1/7 @ 7:00 PM - Blogging on WordPress.com for Beginners

Have you always wanted to express yourself by writing a blog but don’t know where to begin? Are you in need of a homepage to promote yourself? In this class, we will learn how to create a basic website using WordPress.com. No prior blogging or web design experience is needed.

Computer Classes @ Barbara Bush Library

Did you know that computer classes are back at the Barbara Bush Library? Our schedule of classes changes monthly in order to cover a wide variety of topics. Classes do require registration which can be done online here, or by contacting the library. 

If you are interested in signing up for a class or would like more information, please call us at 832-927-7800. We look forward to seeing you in a class! 

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

Make the Holidays Easier with Ebooks!

Now that that December is really here, life is getting more and more difficult. People are travelling, which leads to cranky road trips, stores and roads get crowded with all the holiday shoppers, and it just seems like you have less and less time to get everything done. All those things combined means that it gets harder and harder to get to the library and get the books that you need to keep your sanity. Fortunately, your HCPL website is here to help, offering electronic books and audiobooks that you can download, read or listen to, and return, without any need to go to the library! That’s right! You can have books for road trips, audiobooks for traffic, and you get this with just a click of a button, no need to go outside! What’s more, we have plenty of sites to choose from.

Celebrate Holidays with the Library

 Now that November has come around, we are all preparing for Thanksgiving, that big holiday at the end of the month. However, there are a lot of other holidays this month that just get overlooked in our turkey preparation. Yeah, Thanksgiving is fun, but should it so blatantly overshadow Have a Party with Your Bear Day (Yeah, look it up. It’s worth a Google)? Or what about the equally important National Fast Food Day? Should that be passed over for a holiday that we just go and eat food? We agree with you that it should absolutely not! So, to help correct this egregious oversight, we at the library are happy to provide some books to help you properly celebrate some of these other holidays (as well as letting you know when these are). You’re welcome.

Adults - New Computer Class on Monday, 11/26 - Blogging on WordPress.com for Beginners

Program: -Blogging on WordPress.com for Beginners
Date: Monday, 11/26
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Location: Computer Training Lab

Have you always wanted to express yourself by writing a blog but don’t know where to begin? Are you in need of a homepage to promote yourself? In this class, we will learn how to create a basic website using WordPress.com. No prior blogging or web design experience is needed.

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