Movies

TGIF Programs Friday Film Series Returns to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Friday Film Series will be showing the 2015 film McFarland USA, starring Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, and Ramiro Rodriguez. This Disney film tells the true story of Coach Jim White who moves his family to McFarland, California.He turns seven students with no hope into a cross-country team.

All TGIF Programs events are free and no registration is required. Film and refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at 281-488-1906 for further information.

Gulf Coast Reads (GCR) Events @ Your Library


Gulf Coast Reads (GCR): On the Same Page is an annual regional reading initiative focused on promoting the simultaneous reading or listening to a selected title by those living along the upper Texas Gulf Coast.*

This year's pick, Jan Jarboe Russell's The Train to Crystal City, describes "the dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families -- many US citizens -- were incarcerated."

Please look at and join us for our GCR events this October: 

Teen DIY & A Movie – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Wand DIY September 25th (PG) 152 min. @ 3:30 PM [10+]

“Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.” – imdb.com

We are celebrating Banned Books Week with one of the top banned book series of all, Harry Potter.
 

Come join us at the Parker Williams Branch for the wizarding fun and wand making on September 27th, in the Library Community Room at 3:30 PM.

 

Gulf Coast Reads: The Train to Crystal City

Book Jacket for The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe RussellThe selection for Gulf Coast Reads this year is The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, by Texas author Jan Jarboe Russell. The first non-fiction title chosen for Gulf Coast Reads, this book tells the riveting, poignant story of immigrants to the United States from Japan, Germany and Italy who were held in an internment camp in Crystal City, Texas. Taken from their homes in Cleveland, Los Angeles and other cities across the United States, these immigrants, named “enemy aliens”, were interned along with their American-born children and were held for the purpose of "repatriation" to their countries of origin in exchange for (other) Americans held there.

La Porte Community Library’s Book Discussion of The Train to Crystal City will be held Wednesday, October 12, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, in the Meeting Room of the Library at 600 S. Broadway in La Porte.

The Gulf Coast Reads program for La Porte will be a showing of the movie American Pastime at Monday, October 17, 6 pm - 7:45 pm, in the Library Meeting Room. American Pastime is a film based on a true story of a Japanese-American internment camp in Utah during World War II. The film portrays the prejudice and suspicion that Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans were subjected to during World War II. The movie includes actual footage of the Topaz War Relocation Center in Utah that was filmed using a camera smuggled into the camp.

Gulf Coast Reads is an annual reading initiative in which residents of the upper Texas Gulf Coast read or listen to the same book and then join together with other readers to discuss the book and/or attend programs related to the book’s themes.

The Train to Crystal City is available at Harris County Public library in book format, large print, audio CD, eBook, and eAudio. Please stop by to pick up your copy of the book or download a copy to your computer or mobile device. Then come to the exciting programs and book discussions that will be offered for our readers across Harris County!

September Events & Courses for Adults!

Adults - September is just hours away from now! Check out what Adult Services at FM has planned at your library next month by clicking on the following link:

    http://tinyurl.com/jt78xko

We offer events & programs which appeal to a variety of interests.

Movie Madness – The Lego Movie (PG) 100 min. September 1st @ 4:00 PM

 

“An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.” – imdb.com

Please join us in the Library Community Room on September 1st at 4:00 PM at the Parker Williams Branch for our first movie of the school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TGIF Programs Summer Film Festival - This Friday Morning!


The TGIF Programs Summer Film Festival will conclude with Event #6 at 10:15 AM this Friday. We will show The Italian Job, the 1969 comic caper film about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam. This light, fun film stars Michael Caine, Noël Coward, and Benny Hill.

Refreshments and film will be provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at 281-488-1906 for more details.

Dinosaur Movie Time Update


Hello, everyone! This afternoon, we are showing another installment in a popular series of dinosaur movies.

The movie will now be shown at 4 PM instead of 5 PM.

We'll also include cupcakes!

Come join us :)

National Parks 100th Birthday Celebration August 25th @ 4:30 PM [3+]

 

    Celebrate the National Parks Service turning 100 years old with us on August 25th. There will be coloring of National Park posters and a junior ranger paper craft while watching a short documentary about the different National Parks throughout our country.

     Join us on August 25th at 4:30PM in the Library Community Room at the Parker Williams Branch. 

 

 

Community Craft – Zootopia (PG) Craft and Movie August 18th @ 4-6 PM [10+] 108 min.

 

 

     “In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.” – imdb.com

     Please join us in the Library Community Room on August 18th from 4-6 PM at the Parker Williams Branch for Zootopia themed crafts, coloring, and movie fun.

 

 

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