TGIF Programs Friday Film Series Features Gulf Coast Reads Topic This Friday!

TGIF Programs Friday Film Series proudly partners with Gulf Coast Reads. Please join us in the Children's Activity Space this Friday at 10:15 AM as we show Snow Falling on Cedars (1999), a film starring Ethan Hawke, Max von Sydow, and Yûki Kudô. The film is rated PG-13 for disturbing images, sensuality and brief strong language.This will conclude the 2016 Gulf Coast Reads Events at Freeman.

We're Showing Hotel Transylvania!

Katy ISD has early dismissal on Friday, October 21, but don't go crying to your mummy about having nothing to do. Maud Marks Library has planned ahead just for you with a great Halloween-themed movie. Come to the library for the spook-tacular Hotel Transylvania. Just in time to get you ready for Halloween. The movie will begin at 1:15 PM, but if that's not enough to make you howl with delight we'll provide you with some free popcorn too!

Teen DIY & A Movie – The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG) 71 min. October 25th @ 4:30 PM [10+]

“Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.” –

To get into the holiday spirit, we are kicking off the holiday of Halloween with The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Join us at the Parker Williams Branch to create your own mini-burlap Oogie Boogie on October 25th, in the Library Community Room at 4:30 PM.




Movie: American Pastime

Cover of 'American Pastime' ©Warner Home VideoJoin us Monday, October 17, at 6 pm for a free showing of the movie American Pastime ©Warner Home Video in the library Meeting Room on our new theater projection system. American Pastime is based on a true story about Japanese Americans in an internment camp in Utah during World War II. Though the topic is a tragic part of our nation's history, the movie is uplifting and inspiring. The running time is 1 hour and 45 minutes; the movie is not rated, but a suggested audience is PG-13. Popcorn and refreshments.

This movie will be shown as a part of the Gulf Coast Reads program. The title selected for this year is The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell, which tells the true but little known story about an internment camp in Texas during World War II.

For other book discussions and other programs at Harris County Public Library branches please see the Gulf Coast Reads Events Calendar.

Monday Movie Madness

DreamWorks Spooky StoriesWe changed our Monday Movie. Come get in the spirit of Halloween with us today at 4:30 pm. We will be watching Dreamworks Spooky Stories featuring characters from your favorite movies Shrek, and Monsters Vs. Aliens.

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Movie Madness – Goosebumps (PG) 103 min. October 6th @ 4:00 PM [10+]


     “A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.” –

     Please join us in the Library Community Room on October 6th at 4:00 PM at the Parker Williams Branch for our Halloween themed movie.





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.” –

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.


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