Adult Summer Reading Program 2012 Winner

Congrats to Jill Wiess, this year's Adult Summer Reading Program winner at Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library!  Jill was randomly chosen among Freeman's adult customers who completed the ASRP to receive a $30 Amazon gift card.  Jill is an avid reader and has participated in the summer reading program for the last two years.  Jill appreciated this year's more social approach for logging completed titles, which allowed those registered to share with others what they were reading.  Jill owns a Kindle Touch and has enjoyed and made plenty of use of our digital collection, as have many of our customers this summer.  No doubt she'll enjoy her ereader even more thanks to the Amazon gift card!  Congratulations again to you, Jill!

Writing Independent Screenplays at Freeman Branch Library

If you've ever wondered about the craft of writing a screenplay, then you'll want to be at the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library on Wednesday, August 29th, at 7:00 P.M.!  In partnership with the Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival, scheduled for Thursday, September 13th, through Sunday, September 16th, local producer and screenwriter Michelle Mower will present a free program on the ins-and-outs of putting together a screenplay for independent film. Mower is heavily involved and credited within the Texas film community, and her debut film, The Preacher’s Daughter, is scheduled to premiere on the Lifetime Movie Network on August 31st of this year.  Be sure and join us for this interesting and informative session!

Low-Cost Marketing presented by SCORE @ your library

Need a few pointers on marketing? Please join us as Freeman Branch Library and SCORE Houston present "Low-Cost Marketing." This workshop takes place on Saturday, August 25th at 10:30 AM in Freeman's Marge Jacobson Community Room on the first floor. 

All businesses, large and small consistently list "marketing" as their number one challenge.

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn how to:

1) Identify and develop a marketing plan including identifying your target market.
2) Understand your competition.
3) Set your strategy and budget.
4) Determine your competitive advantage.

You will also, take away valuable tips on promotional strategies, cost analysis and advertising geared specifically for small businesses.

Filmmaking 101 with Director Wayne Slaten

Local filmmaker Wayne Slaten, in partnership with the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival, will offer a free presentation on the basics of filmmaking at Freeman Library on Monday, August 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room.