Teens: Open House for Summer Volunteering Opportunities in Freeman's Children's Department

The Children's Department hosts an open house on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 am-11:30 am in the Children's Activity Space for teens interested in volunteering this summer.  We'll have information about the guidelines for volunteering and the volunteer opportunities available this summer.  

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, we'll have an additional session of the open house on Saturday, May 21 from 2:00-3:30 pm.   Teens and parents are welcome to attend either date to find out more about our volunteer opportunities this summer.

TGIF Programs Friday Film Series - This Friday!

The TGIF Programs Friday Film Series will continue Friday, April 29 at 10:15 AM. We will be showing Harvey, the 1950 film starring James Stewart as someone who insists that he has an invisible six-foot rabbit for a best friend.

This free TGIF Programs event requires no registration. 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.

Time Capsule Opened

The Clear Lake Theatre time capsule was opened on April 20, 2016, at 16602 El Camino Real, most recently the location of the Shanghai Tokyo restaurant.  Two layers of concrete had to be cut away before the metal lid of the capsule was found.  The entire process took approximately two hours, and the items were unfortunately found to be submerged in water, likely for the duration of the entire 50 years.  In spite of the fact that the items were water damaged, Harris County archivist Sarah Canby-Jackson was on hand to take charge and offer advice on what to do.  UHCL archivist Lauren Meyers carefully worked with the items in the library meeting room for the next two days and was able to save approximately half of the items, including an American flag carried by astronaut Pete Conrad into space on his Gemini V mission.

Children: Make some timely crafts this afternoon @ 4:30 pm

The Children's Department will be celebrating the recent opening of the Clear Lake Time Capsule by making some fun crafts today (April 22) at 4:30 pm.  Children will get to make a mini time capsule and a rocket to remember their childhood in the Clear Lake area.  This program is for all ages.  Tickets are required.  They are free and will be given out at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support of this program.

TGIF Programs Hosts Time Capsule Discussion Friday!

Adults - 50 years ago today, members of the Clear Lake community buried the Clear Lake Theatre Time Capsule (CLTTC). This Friday at 10:30 AM, TGIF Programs will host a brief discussion of the unearthed time capsule followed by a showing of The Trouble with Angels,  the film shown at the Clear Lake Theatre following the burial of the CLTTC back in 1966.