USA LEGO Robotics Camp starts up on Saturday, February 9

      The USA LEGO Robotics Camp will be returning to Freeman Library for four Saturdays from February 9 through March 2.  This free camp is for children 7-11 years.  The children use the LEGO WeDo program on laptops and LEGO kits to create fun projects together.  The children learn mechanical and science concepts while they work in pairs or a small group to build the projects.  They are assisted by a middle school teacher and teen as well as adult volunteers.

Homeschoolers: Cast your Texas Bluebonnet Award vote this Friday 1/18

        Homeschooled children who would be in grades 3-6 and who have read or listened to at least 5 of the 2012-2013 Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee books are invited to cast a vote for their favorite nominee book on Friday, January 18 at the Kids Information Desk.  We will have a ballot box at the desk all day for homeschool children to vote.  Children enrolled at schools cast their vote at school.  

We have a year-round display of Texas Bluebonnet Award books in the Children's Department.  There now are books for the 2012-2013 session and books for the 2013-2014 session available for checkout.  

TGIF Programs Presents "The Future of Ellington Field" on 1/18

TGIF Programs at Clear Lake City-County Freeman welcomes you this Friday - January 18th at 10:30 am in the Marge Jacobson Community Room. Brian Rinehart, General Manager of Ellington Field will be presenting "The Future of Ellington Field."

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.     

Winter 2013 Retirement Education Series

Has your conscience been pestering you lately about planning for retirement?  Join us for our winter series of retirement education seminars starting Wednesday, January 16th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. 

Genealogy: Beginning on a Budget

Did spending time with your family over the holidays make you wonder more about your roots?  Did it make you wonder if you’re actually related to some of them?  If you’re interested in beginning the search for your family history, here are a few ways to get started without spending a lot of money. 

Most experienced genealogists will tell you to first write down everything you know about your family, collect all the documentation that you have (birth certificates, marriage licenses, death certificates, obituaries, family photos, etc.) and then start talking to your family members – especially those from the generations prior to you.