Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library

16616 Diana Lane
Houston, TX 77062
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Phone: 281-488-1906
Branch Manager: Jim Johnson
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Great Books Discussion Group Talks about Gulf Coast Reads Book This Thursday!

Gulf Coast Reads (GCR): On the Same Page is an annual regional reading initiative focused on promoting the simultaneous reading or listening to a selected title by those living along the upper Texas Gulf Coast.*

This year's pick, Jan Jarboe Russell's The Train to Crystal City, describes "the dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families -- many US citizens -- were incarcerated."

Desktop CNC Orientation in November

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Freeman, the Innovation Lab was able to purchase a Nomad 883 desktop CNC from Carbide 3D this summer.  This desktop CNC is a 3D 'carving' tool (essentially a small end-mill) that patrons will be able to use to create objects from wood, plastics and some metals.  Orientation sessions on the use of this tool will be scheduled in the month of November.  After orientation, patrons will be able to make a reservation on the machine in much the same way as the 3D printers or laser cutter/engraver.  Stay tuned for a listing of select dates for these orientation sessions, which will soon be posted on our Events Calendar.  Thanks again to the Friends of Freeman for their support of the Jocelyn H. Lee Innovation Lab!

TGIF Programs Hosting Food Fiesta Food Demo This Friday!

Adults - please join TGIF Programs in the Children's Activity Space this Friday at 10:30 AM for our "Food Fiesta Food Demo" event. Freeman staff will show the audience how to make delicious dishes from Mexico. This food demo is part of our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

This free event will require no registration. The refreshments prepared in this event will be provided by the Friends of Freeman Library.

Several Children's Programs coming up later this week!

Here are some upcoming programs in the Children's Department:  Thursday, October 13 @ 4:30 pm, children 3-12 years old can get ready for fall/Halloween decorating by making a cute bat and designing a couple of fun buttons to wear; Thursday, October 13 @ 6 pm, children can wear their pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to Pajama Storytime; and Tweens 8-12 years old can create an amazing mask on Friday, October 14 @ 2:00 pm.  All these programs require tickets.  They are free and available in the Children's Department starting 30 minutes before the program.

Registration Opens Tomorrow - Senior Adult Trip to the Houston Mounted Patrol

Senior Adults - If you are at least 55 years old, then we hope you will consider joining us for a day trip on Thursday, 11/10. The Precinct2gether bus will depart from the Freeman Library parking lot. Please plan for plenty of walking and wear comfortable, rubber-soled shoes.

Our 1rst stop will be at the Houston Mounted Patrol Horse Barn (5005 Little York Rd./ Houston, TX 77016-2547) which houses the equine members of the Houston Police Department. Trip goers will hear a presentation followed by interaction with the horses.

Afterwards, we'll dine at the Potatoe Patch Restaurant (2020 FM 1960/ Houston, TX 77073) for lunch. This home cooking style restaurant is well-known for its "throw'ed rolls." Each participant is responsible for the cost of their own meal.

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