United Way Bay Area Financial Opportunity Center - February Events

The United Way Bay Area Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) has a lot going on during the month of February.    Not  sure what the Financial Opportunity Center is?  Orientation sessions are required for those interested in receiving FOC services, and they are held every other week, alternating between Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings.  See the flyer for upcoming orientation dates or call the FOC at (281)282-6061.  Registration is required.  Want to read up about it ahead of time?  Check out this information

TGIF Programs this Friday - Space Travel: It is a Reality

TGIF Programs at Clear Lake City - County Freeman invites you this Friday, February 8th at 10:30 am. The presentation will be "Space Travel: It is a Reality" and it will be presented by Diane Vest.  

Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library.  Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at 281-488-1906 regarding any questions

African American Genealogy Research

In celebration of African American History Month we’re taking a look at African American genealogy research this month.  Researching your African American family history is conducted using the steps and resources outlined in this post from January until you work your way beyond the 1870 Federal Census.  Once you reach the years prior to 1870 it becomes more challenging.  Tony Burroughs, internationally known genealogist, author, former genealogy instructor at Chicago State University and featured expert on

Storyteller Tracey Wheat appears on Wednesday, February 6 at 6:30 pm

    Join us in celebrating Black History Month as storyteller Tracey Wheat performs several African-American folktales on Wednesday, February 6 at 6:30 pm in the Children's Activity Space.  Ms. Wheat will retell tales such as The Clever Turtle and The People Could Fly.  The whole family will enjoy the magic and humor of these stories.

Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.  For questions, please call the Children's Department at 281-488-1906.

Come Celebrate Black History Month with Adult Crafts-to-Go!

The Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library’s Adult “Crafts-to-Go!” program celebrates Black History Month in February.  Our project this month is a woven heart basket. On the back of the instructions, you can learn more about kente weaving. The woven heart basket project can be made anywhere. All materials needed are included within the bag, compliments of the Friends of Freeman Library, while supplies last.