Free Film Screenings with a Modern Day Marco Polo

HCPL hosts filmmaker Francis O’Donnell and free screenings of his Emmy®
Nominated Documentary, In the Footsteps of Marco Polo.

Still Photo from the documentary: In the Footsteps of Marco PoloWhat happens when two ordinary guys—one working as a wedding photographer, the other a former Marine turned artist--decide they need a little adventure in their lives? If they are Denis Belliveau and Francis O’Donnell, a 25,000 mile trek across Eurasia retracing the journey of 13th Century adventurer Marco Polo, and a PBS documentary that earns an Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming.

This month, Harris County Public Library will host one of those intrepid travelers, Francis O’Donnell, for two free screenings of the film In the Footsteps of Marco Polo to be followed by lively discussions of the journey and the making of the film.
During the two-year journey from Venice to China and back, the pair traveled on foot, horseback, camelback, in jeeps, trucks, boats and trains, and survived everything man and Mother Nature threw at them, including the forbidding Taklamakan Desert, Tajik soldiers, bureaucrats, and border guards.

"Mindful Art" in the Internet Cafe

Over the next few months, local artist Eugenia Algaze Garcia will have her works titled "Imagination Unleashed" in her larger "Mindful Art" series on display in the Internet Cafe.  Hidden within each beautiful piece are special symbols, figures, and images that provide a different perspective on what you perceive at first glance.  Be sure not to miss this imaginative series while it is here! 


Learn About Stamp Collecting - Friday @ your library

The under50over Program at Clear Lake City - County Freeman invites you to join us Friday, November 8th at 10:30 am. Carl Freeman, local philatelist, will talk to us about stamp collecting. He will share how to become a collector and the tools that collectors use.

Light refreshments are provided 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.

Library Snapshot Day

Wednesday, October 31st, was designated by the Texas Library Association as Library Snapshot Day, a day during which libraries across the state gather data and photographs of a typical day in order to promote Texas libraries.  Here at Freeman, there were over 100 people in attendance for story times, computer classes, and English as a Second Language sessions, over 300 reference questions answered, and over 1,200 items checked out!  Not too shabby for a random day!  Take a look at just a few pictures of the day's activities here.

Crafts-to-Go Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library will offer the continuation of the Adult “Crafts- to-Go!” program in conjunction with Native American Heritage Month on Thursday, November 1st.  This month's project is a scratch art leaf as pictured on the right. On the reverse side of the directions is a web link to the Wyandot legend of why the leaves are so many different colors in the autumn. All materials needed are included within the bag, compliments of the Friends of Freeman Library.  This project will be available at the Second Floor Information Desk while supplies last.