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FamilySearch Genealogy Classes This September!

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. Join us on Fridays at 3:45 PM in the second floor Computer Lab to learn how to use the free Family Search website (www.familysearch.org) to research your family history.

September 7: Part 1 - Getting Logged In and Starting Your Tree

September 14: Part 2 - Adding to the Tree – Basic Search Features

This Friday @ 10:15 AM - TGIF Programs - Speaker Series - Tales From the Edge of Space

 

TGIF Programs will host local author Candy Torres on Friday, September 14 at 10:15 AM. Candy Torres will share her journey from a little girl dreaming of space to working on historic projects at Princeton University and NASA. She is a Renaissance Woman of Puerto Rican heritage with great adventures and inspirational stories for her upcoming book.

The Friends of Freeman Library will provide light refreshments for this event. This free program requires no registration.

Evening Book Club @ Barbara Bush

Looking for a book club that isn't during your workday? We've got one for you! It's not too late to join our evening book club. Evening book club will be meeting on September 11th at 7:00pm to discuss The Address by Fiona Davis. Stop by the branch to pick up a copy, request it through our catalog, or check a digital copy out through Overdrive

Adults - Friday 9/7 @ 10:15 AM - TGIF Programs - Technology Series - Technology Q&A

 

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.

Homeschool Support Group

Starting in September, we will be offering a Homeschool Support Group. Each month, we will highlight a different theme and discuss with suggested materials. In September, we will be meeting on September 15th and the theme is Reading Aloud / English Language Arts & Reading. 

Variety of backgrounds, religious beliefs, and lifestyles are encouraged. We come with an open mind and words of encouragement. Reflect, pick brains, grow, and plan for the future.

If you have any questions, please call us at 832-927-7800. 

We look forward to hearing and sharing experiences and knowledge. 

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

What We're Reading

The librarians at the Evelyn Meador Branch Library read A LOT of books! I’m sure that comes as no surprise to you. Today, we decided to share some of what we are reading. This might even help you know who to ask for the next time you need a book recommendation.

Summer Reading Summary

Now that our Summer Reading Program is officially over, and everyone is coming in to get their prizes (by the way, if you haven’t gotten your prize, come to the Reference Desk before August 18th to get it), we at the Evelyn Meador Library thought it might interest our patrons to find out how our Summer Reading Program went. As such, we decided that we would share some of our statistics for summer reading and show how great our summer went.

Green Thumb Gardening Series

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners are pleased to offer the Green Thumb Gardening Series of lectures. These are free lectures that cover an array of topics. All lectures will be located in our Earl Elliott Meeting Room on a Thursday evening from 6:30pm-8:30pm. There is no registration for this event.

Here's a look at upcoming topics in the Green Thumb Gardening Series:

August 9 – Fall Vegetable Gardening
September 13 – Roses: Planting, Growing & Upkeep
October 11 – Trees: Planting and Care (includes fruit trees)

Congrats Nerissa!

One of our customers, Nerissa, recently visited the Barbara Bush Library to share some good news with us. She passed her Citizenship test and is now a US Citizen! Congrats Nerissa! 

Nerissa previously attended our Citizenship classes with Gaspar and found the information provided very helpful. She's beyond excited about her new achievement!

Way to go Nerissa!!

If you'd like more information about our Citizenship Class, please give us a call at 832-927-7800.

July Computer Classes

Computer classes are once again happening at the Barbara Bush Library. If you'd like to attend one of our FREE classes, please register online through our Events page or call us at 832-927-7800. 

Here's the list of classes happening in July: 

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