family

The Minions Are Coming!

Our last family movie for the summer is this Friday, July 26, at 1:15 pm.  Watch as Gru makes a grand plan to steal the moon and then runs into a trio of orphans.  Will he succeed or fail?  And how many of those yellow minions are there, anyway?  Come to the movie and find out! 

3 Times the Fun

The Summer Reading Program is on at the Aldine Library. A family of triplets- Shirley, Ricardo, and Sheiley- received a free book and certificate of completion on Thursday, June 20th after having each read 10 books. Have you signed up? Summer reading is for everyone- kids, teens, and adults!

Gaming Time in the Teen Game Room for All Ages

remoteStaring next week, June 19th, Kingwood Branch Library is opening the Teen Game Room for several special hours for Adult Gaming, Open Game Time, and Family Gaming.  Players can use the library's games for the Nintendo Wii or PS3, or they can bring their own games (subject to librarian approval).  Times are listed below.  For more information, please contact Leanne, YA Librarian, 281-360-6804 for more information.

Family Curses: When Writers Beget Writers

I am the luckiest of fathers and have been since the beginning. If any newborn can be said to be calm, it would have been our daughter. Even factoring in a big honkin' dollop of paternal bias, she was pretty much perfect. She didn’t even cry much, and the crying she did seemed almost perfunctory, as if she only wanted to assure us she had a superior set of lungs. Her personality hasn’t changed much since those first moments of life. She has grown up to be a remarkably poised and intelligent young woman. It seems like all my wife and I had to do was remind her of the basics: 1). Treat everyone with respect and kindness, and if, for whatever reason that proves impossible, then at least be polite, 2). Don’t cheat or lie, 3). Boredom is for losers, 4). Be open to new experiences, and 5). Don’t put things up your nose.  That’s about it.

Teen Gaming For the Family


During Summer, families are invited to the Teen Game Room to play one of our E-rated Wii or PS3 games!  Come join in the fun and try out our family friendly computer games any Thursday between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM.  All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by parents. Standard Game Room rules for teens apply to all gamers. For more information, please contact the Adult Reference staff on the second floor or call the library at 281-360-6804.

 

 

Lost Family

Annie's GhostsImagine discovering that the person you know the most has secrets from you.  Much of what they've told you is opposite of the truth.  Steve Luxenberg found himself in this position when he unearthed the history of his mother and a family member he never knew.  Using his journalism skills and passion for family, he wrote Annie's Ghosts: a Journey Into a Family Secret. 

Forgotten Wisdom

Not long ago, I stumbled upon a book called How to Sew A Button by Erin Bried. The book contains a treasure of practical life tips that were common knowledge for many of our grandmothers but are no longer well-known for many today. You'll find simple tips and tricks for baking bread, writing thank-you notes, planting a vegetable garden, and more.

Victor Rocha and the Nueva Luna Dance Academy @ your library

Please join us at the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Library as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. On Thursday, October 6th at 6:30 pm, Victor Rocha and the Nueva Luna Dance Academy will dance their way through the states of Mexico. This presentation will begin in the Marge Jacobson Community Room on the first floor of the library. It will be fun for the entire family. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Freeman Library.

Please contact the Reference Desk at (281) 488-1906 or visit us on the Second Floor for more information.

Para Los Ninos

Please join us this Saturday at noon for this month's Para Los Ninos family program! We will be reading several stories, followed by time for parents to participate in activities with their children. The theme is "Raise a Reader," and we hope you can make it!

Uncover Your Family's Roots

Curious about your family history? The library will offer a genealogy workshop to help you get started. In October, professional genealogist Lynna Kay Shuffield will teach an all-day basic genealogy workshop covering basic research, organization, and searching of databases and public records. Registration and more information will be available mid-September.  Want to get a headstart and read about it now?  The library has books, databases, and other resources to help.

Complete Idiot's Guide to GenealogyComplete Idiot's Guide to Genealogy

 

 

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