Why have these books have been banned or challenged by a school or public library?

This past week (September 29 - October 6) was Banned Books Week.  This annual event is sponsored by the American Library Association and other organizations concerned with protecting the freedom to read.  This observation began 30 years ago to call attention to the books that have been banned or challenged from school or public libraries around the United States. 

Baby Shower

Is your family expecting a baby?  Well, we’re having a baby shower at the library!  Come spend an afternoon with us as we share what the library has to offer for you and your growing family.  You may have already heard about Book Babies, Toddler Time and Preschool Storytime, and you may have even heard about our other children's programs, but the library has even more to offer you and your family. 

In addition to books for expecting parents and early literacy programs, you’ll hear about our computer classes, ESL tutoring, adult and teen programs, eBooks and other resources for pure entertainment.  Join us Saturday, October 27th from 2-4 p.m. in the Children’s Activity Space.  We look forward to seeing you there! 
 

Understanding Medicaid - under 50 over and UHCL/Clasp - This Friday

The under50over Program at Clear Lake City - County Freeman and the University of Houston - Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs (CLASP) invite you to join us Friday, October 5th at 10:30 am. The presentation will be "Understanding Medicaid" by Kimberly Hegwood, attorney and founder, Hegwood &Associates.

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. 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

   Join us Thursday, October 4 at 6:30 pm for a special evening storytime to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.  The storytime is designed for preschool age children and their families.  It will feature stories, songs, and a craft.  The craft will be a dough ornament for the children to take home and decorate.   Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.   For more information on this program and other programs for children, please call us at 281-488-1906.

Come join our pumpkin patch!

      It's October.  The weather is getting a bit cooler.  We don't have frost on the pumpkins yet; but we do have some paper pumpkins that  need decorating.  This month - starting Tuesday, October 2 - we'll have paper pumpkins for children to decorate.    The pumpkins will be at the Kids Information Desk.  We'll also have a few decorating tools such as stick-on eyes, markers, and fun pipe cleaners that the children can use to perk up a pumpkin.  Then they can drop the pumpkin in a special box that we'll have on the desk.  Each day, we'll be putting the pumpkins up on a bulletin board in the Children's Department.  Please help us fill up our pumpkin patch with these festive decorations.