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TGIF Programs Friday Film Series - This Friday!

The TGIF Programs Friday Film Series will continue Friday, April 29 at 10:15 AM. We will be showing Harvey, the 1950 film starring James Stewart as someone who insists that he has an invisible six-foot rabbit for a best friend.

This free TGIF Programs event requires no registration. Film and 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 for further information.

Time Capsule Opened

The Clear Lake Theatre time capsule was opened on April 20, 2016, at 16602 El Camino Real, most recently the location of the Shanghai Tokyo restaurant.  Two layers of concrete had to be cut away before the metal lid of the capsule was found.  The entire process took approximately two hours, and the items were unfortunately found to be submerged in water, likely for the duration of the entire 50 years.  In spite of the fact that the items were water damaged, Harris County archivist Sarah Canby-Jackson was on hand to take charge and offer advice on what to do.  UHCL archivist Lauren Meyers carefully worked with the items in the library meeting room for the next two days and was able to save approximately half of the items, including an American flag carried by astronaut Pete Conrad into space on his Gemini V mission.

Children: Make some timely crafts this afternoon @ 4:30 pm

The Children's Department will be celebrating the recent opening of the Clear Lake Time Capsule by making some fun crafts today (April 22) at 4:30 pm.  Children will get to make a mini time capsule and a rocket to remember their childhood in the Clear Lake area.  This program is for all ages.  Tickets are required.  They are free and will be given out at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support of this program.

TGIF Programs Hosts Time Capsule Discussion Friday!

Adults - 50 years ago today, members of the Clear Lake community buried the Clear Lake Theatre Time Capsule (CLTTC). This Friday at 10:30 AM, TGIF Programs will host a brief discussion of the unearthed time capsule followed by a showing of The Trouble with Angels,  the film shown at the Clear Lake Theatre following the burial of the CLTTC back in 1966.

Firetruck Visit on Friday, April 22 @ 10:00 am

  Houston Firefighters from Station No. 72 will make their annual visit to Freeman Library this Friday, April 22 at 10:00 am.   The firefighters will talk a bit about how the firetruck works and then let the children and adults explore inside the firetruck.  This fun program does not require tickets.  It will be held on the Diana Lane side of the parking lot.   

Thank you Houston firefighters for all that you do!

Next Saturday - Brand College Consulting Presents "College Planning Parent Seminar"

Teens, Adults, & Parents - Mark your calendars; Saturday, April 23 @ 10 AM - Jolyn Brand of Brand College Consulting will present "College Planning Parent Seminar." Brand College Consulting specializes in selecting colleges and programs that best align with a student’s interests, strengths, and goals, along with the parent’s budget, concerns, and preferences. This help the students succeed by ensuring that they feel comfortable, confident and are a good ‘fit’ at the college they choose.

TGIF Programs This Friday - Remember the Battle of San Jacinto

Please join TGIF Programs on Friday, April 15 at 10:30 AM as we host Kristin Edwards, Public Relations/Marketing Specialist, City of Deer Park. She’ll present "Remember the Battle of San Jacinto" focusing on a brief history of Deer Park from 1836 on, the upcoming San Jacinto Day celebration, and a few other features of our City and the surrounding area. This event will appeal to Texas History students, scholars, and enthusiasts of all ages.

Passport Services Begin

U.S. passport services will begin at the library on Wednesday, April 13th, from 1:00 to 7:00 PM in the Community Room, courtesy of the Harris County District Clerk's office.  Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments may be made by calling 713-755-1674.  This service will be offered the second Wednesday of each month through June at 1:00 to 7:00 PM.  If this service is well-received by the community over the three-month period, the service may continue to be offered indefinitely.  For more information, please call or visit the library.

 

 

Time Capsule Opening Event - April 20th

We are only a few short days from the reopening of the Clear Lake Theatre Time Capsule, and we couldn't be more excited!  For those who do not recall, a time capsule was buried on April 20, 1966, upon the grand opening of the Clear Lake Theatre.  More information can be found in the library's time capsule Flickr album or on UHCL's online archive.  There is also a Facebook group, and there are plans to make an attempt at live-streaming the event from that page.  The event is scheduled for April 20th at 10:00 AM at 16602 El Camino Real (the address of the former Shanghai Tokyo restaurant).  

Saturday Morning - Houston Money Week - Investing in Uncertain Times

Please join us on Saturday, April 16 at 10:30 AM as Bruce Woodcock of Bruce Woodcock Financial Services will hold a seminar on finances during Houston Money Week. He will discuss the highs/lows and volatility of the stock market, asset allocation, and cash reserves. 

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