Houston: We have a butterfly...

  Introducing one of Freeman Library's newest members...we now have a butterfly in the butterfly pavilion located near the Children's Desk.  The butterfly pavilion is part of an exhibit that Harris County Public Library has to celebrate Citizenship Month.  We hope to have more butterflies to report about .  They will be a temporary exhibit and they will be released into the wild a the appropriate moment.

Tween Craft - Make a Gift & Gift Tag!

Looking for something for your tween-aged child (8-12 years old) to do during Thanksgiving Break.  We'll have a craft for them at 1;30 pm on Monday, November 23.  They will make a picture frame and a gift tag.  This program requires tickets.  They are free and given out 30 minutes before the program.  Also, on Monday November 23 - our Maker Monday program at 4:30 pm features a craft.  This program is for children 5-12 years old.  They will be making a leaf stenciled burlap placemat.  Tickets are required.  They are free and give out 30 minutes before the program.

TGIF Programs Friday Film Series Showing Cinderella This Friday!

The TGIF Programs Friday Film Series continues on Friday, November 20 at 10:15 AM in the Marge Jacobson Community Room. We will be showing Cinderella (2015) which stars Lily James, Cate Blanchett, and Richard Madden.

All TGIF Programs events are free and no registration is required. Coffee, snacks, and film shown are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. The copy of the film shown will be added to the HCPL circulating collection. 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.

Check out our butterfly exhibit in the Children's Department

  Harris County Public Library celebrates Citizenship Month with a display of information on how to become a U.S. citizen.  Included with this display, we also have a neat butterfly exhibit that parents as well as children can enjoy.  The displays are on a table right before you get to the Children's Department.

Right now, we're in the chrysalis phase with the butterflies.  We'll have updates through the stage when we have colorful butterflies.

If you have a chance, please drop by the Children's Department to see how the exhibit is developing.

HCPL at Houston Mini Maker Faire

The Houston Mini Maker Faire this year is bigger and better than ever!  We will be there representing HCPL and the Jocelyn H. Lee Innovation Lab to share all of the many cool and fascinating things that we do in our library system.  One of the more interesting things you may see is a life-sized 3D printed costume designed by a young maker named Nickolas, pictured left.  You can read more about this unique creation and the Maker Faire here.  

The Faire takes place this Saturday, 11/14/15, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  We hope to see you there!

The Last TGIF Programs Tech Q&A Series of 2015 - This Friday Morning

TGIF Programs' popular “Technology Question & Answer” Series continues in the upstairs Training Lab on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:30 AM. Here’s a chance to meet our new Technology Trainer, Raymond Harbert. Have the opportunity to ask and learn more about computers, smartphones, mobile devices, and eContent from the HCPL Digital Media Catalog.

TGIF Programs Welcomes Back Trisha Ruiz this Friday!

TGIF Programs will meet on Friday, November 6 at 10:30 AM in the Marge Jacobson Community Room. Trisha Ruiz, Coordinator, UHCL Veteran Services Office, will speak to us about assisting former military personnel in pursuing academic goals. Ruiz previously presented in the Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs Daytime Lecture Series.

Adults - Pick Up Your November Crafts-to-Go Kit!

Adults – stop by the upstairs Reference Desk, to pick up your own Adult Crafts-To-Go kit. We’ll be making a Ribbon & Bead Bookmark this month. This free kit will include all materials necessary as well as instructions. This project will be available to adult patrons while supplies last. Materials for this Maker program 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 more information.

2015 Project Pumpkin Votes Are In!

The votes are counted for Freeman Library's 2015 Project Pumpkin.  Children and grown-ups cast 433 votes over the past week for 9 pumpkins.  The pumpkins were generously donated by the Bay Forest Kroger and they were decorated by staff and their relatives.   This year's winners: First Place - "Shaun the Sheep", Second Place - "Minion", and Third Place - "Mario".     Thank you for all the pumpkin decorators who helped make the Children's Department more festive and for all the children and adults who excitedly talked about their favorite pumpkin (if they could choose just one...).

November Schedule - Adult Services & Technology Training Courses


Adults - Take a look at what Adult Services & Technology Training Courses plan for November! Click on the following link to download copies of the schedules:

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