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Check Out a Kindle eReader!

Kindle eReaders are now available for check out!  These ereaders will circulate for two-weeks, just like our other materials.  Is one unavailable at your branch?  You can put a hold on it just like a book and have one sent from another branch.  With it, you can download free ebooks from Amazon. "Cheat sheets" explaining how to use the device and service are included with each Kindle.  Take advantage of this great new service today!

Digital Media Lab Orientation Open for Registration

Orientation sessions for the Jocelyn H. Lee Digital Media Lab are now open for registration! Once completed, this one-time session will allow patrons to make a 2-hour reservation of the Lab with a library card. Dates and times currently scheduled are:

  • Monday, October 24th, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 2nd, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 11th, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 19th, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 21st, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 29th, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please call the library at 281-488-1906 or visit to register. Reservation of the Lab will soon be available via a form online on the "Make @ HCPL" page: http://www.hcpl.net/content/make-hcpl. Instructions on reserving the Lab will be provided in the orientation session.

Desktop CNC Orientation in November

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Freeman, the Innovation Lab was able to purchase a Nomad 883 desktop CNC from Carbide 3D this summer.  This desktop CNC is a 3D 'carving' tool (essentially a small end-mill) that patrons will be able to use to create objects from wood, plastics and some metals.  Orientation sessions on the use of this tool will be scheduled in the month of November.  After orientation, patrons will be able to make a reservation on the machine in much the same way as the 3D printers or laser cutter/engraver.  Stay tuned for a listing of select dates for these orientation sessions, which will soon be posted on our Events Calendar.  Thanks again to the Friends of Freeman for their support of the Jocelyn H. Lee Innovation Lab!

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.

Hour of Code – Scratch Lab Time May 12th @ 4:30 PM [8+]

     Hour of Code is a program brought to you by the Parker Williams Branch to help give school aged children some exposure to various computer programming languages.

 

     Meet us in the Computer Lab on May 12th from 4:30 to 5:30 to start learning and play with the basics of the Scratch programing language.

 

 

For More Books on Scratch (Click Here):

January Innovation Lab Class Schedule

The Jocelyn H. Lee Innovation Lab class schedule for January is now available!  Click on the image link below to see or print your own copy.  Please call or visit to register for classes.

November Schedule - Adult Services & Technology Training Courses

 

Adults - Take a look at what Adult Services & Technology Training Courses plan for November! Click on the following link to download copies of the schedules: http://tinyurl.com/pamhyff

eTools for Everyone

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Check out our new eTools page via RebelMouse. We scour the web looking for apps, software, and websites that you can use for work, home, or play.

View our finds at eTools via our Lone Star College webpage or at  LSC-CyFair Library eTools via our RebelMouse webpage.

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