Fire Truck comes to Freeman Library on Friday, September 30

 October is Fire Prevention Month.  To educate children on fire prevention, firefighters from the Houston Fire Department will visit Freeman on Friday, September 30 for a storytime and fire truck visit.  Captain Faulkner of Houston Fire Department Station No. 72 will read a story to toddlers and preschool age children at 10:15 am.  Then the children and adults will go outside to meet the firefighters and see the fire truck up close.  Tickets are required for the storytime.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk when the library opens at 10:00 am on Friday. 

Physical Therapy and Acupuncture Presentation @ your library

The under50over Program  invites adults of all ages to join us this Friday, September 23rd to hear James Lu, Licensed Physical Therapist talk about possible neck pain relief using physical therapy and acupuncture. This presentation will take place at 10:30 am will be held in the Marge Jacobson Community Room on the first floor of the library.

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.

This Friday @ your library "Enjoying Retirement: Building Classic Wooden Boats"

The under50over Program  invites adults of all ages to join us this Friday, September 16th to hear area resident Walt Hansen tell how he builds Classic Wooden Boats. This presentation will take place at 10:30 am will be held in the Marge Jacobson Community Room on the first floor of the library.

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.

USA LEGO Robotics Camp returns in October

The USA LEGO Robotics Camp returns to Freeman Library in October.  This free camp is designed for children 7-11 years old.  It is sponsored by United Space Alliance (USA) and the Friends of Freeman Library.  The camp will be held Saturdays October 1, 8, 15, and 22.   There are two sessions of the camp each week: 1-2:30 pm or 3-4:30 pm.    

The children work in pairs or small groups to put together LEGO projects using a program on a laptop.  They learn robotics, mathematics, and engineering concepts as well as values such as sharing and cooperation.

Why was this book banned?

What do authors J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter series), Anne Frank (Diary of a Young Girl), Marc Brown (Arthur and Buster characters), and Mark Twain (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) have in common?  All these authors wrote books that have been challenged or banned from a library at some time.

The American Library Association observes Banned Books Week during the last week in September .  The observance calls attention to attempts to ban materials from libraries.  It also promotes the freedom to access ideas and information, even if the ideas and information might be unorthodox or unpopular.