Estate Planning Advice @ Freeman Library

Join us Wednesday, May 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the Marge Jacobson Community Room for a presentation on estate planning by Dean Shearer, board certified estate attorney.  This presentation is part of the retirement planning workshop series offered by MWA Advisors, Inc. with support from NAPFA Consumer Education Foundation.  This is the last session before the summer break, so put it on your calendar now!

Letters of John and Abigail Adams Dramatized

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library's Under 50Over Program and the University of Houston-Clear Lake invite you to join us Friday May 6th at 10:30 am  for a dramatic reading of “My Beloved Friend: The Letters of Abigail and John Adams.”  It will be presented by Nancy and Walt Hansen and narrated by Betty Crockford.  The program will take place in the Marge Jacobson Community Room which can be found on the first floor of the building.

Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. For more information about this or any other program, please call Freeman Branch Library at (281) 488-1906 or stop by your library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX  77062.

Freeman Mystery Book Club Visits with Dean James!

Calling all mystery book lovers!!!  Join the Freeman Mystery Book Club Monday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the Marge Jacobson Community Room for your chance to meet local mystery author Dean James.  The book club’s selection for May is Murder Past Due, which Dean wrote under the pseudonym Miranda James.  To learn more about the book, read Freeman Reference Librarian Jackie Cundiff’s review of the book on the HCPL Mystery Books Blog.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to discuss a book with its author!

Freeman's "Adult Crafts-to-Go!" recognizes Asian Pacific Heritage Month

The Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library will offer the continuation of the “Crafts- to-Go!” program Monday, May 2, 2011 in recognition of Asian Pacific  Heritage Month.  The Craft for May is an East Asian inspired paper lantern. This project can be made at the library or at home. All materials needed to make the lantern are included within the bag, compliments of the Friends of Freeman Library. They will be available while supplies last.

Asian Pacific Heritage Month: Japanese Settlers of Webster

Ever wondered how Kobayashi Road got its name?  May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month and Freeman Library is celebrating in several ways, one of which is highlighting the influence a group of Japanese settlers had on our area.  Come up to the second floor of the library to see our display and learn about the Saibaras, Kobayashis and others who came over from Japan to farm rice and other crops in the Webster area.  If you want to learn more about the subject, check out Thomas K.