TGIF Programs Hosts Tech Q&A This Friday Morning!

Adults -  This Friday @ 10:30 AM - Join us for our Tech Q&A Discussion in the Upstairs Training Lab. Let's talk about the technology issues concerning you! People from Freeman Library will be here to address questions about desktops/laptops, smartphones, digital tablets, HCPL eMedia, & more.

Light refreshments and other program support provided by the Friends of Freeman Library​

Project Pumpkin 2016 starts this Saturday, October 29

  Project Pumpkin returns to Freeman Library this Saturday, October 29.   Staff from Freeman are busy decorating pumpkins based on literary characters and other children's themes.  Children of all ages will be able to view and vote on the pumpkins from Saturday, October 29 through Saturday, November 5 in the Children's Department.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous support of this and many other programs at Freeman.

Toddler Costume Parade on Tuesday, October 25 and Monday, October 31!

  Toddlers can show off their Halloween costume this Tuesday, October 25 at 10:15 am and 11:15 am and next Monday, October 31 at 11:15 am.   This storytime program is designed for children 18 months to 3 years old.  In addition to stories and songs, we will have a costume parade.  The children will be able to go to several stations in the Children's Department to pick up treats.

Tickets are required for these programs.  They are free and available at the Kids Information desk starting at 10:00 am for the 10:15 am programs and 10:45 for the 11:15 programs.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support of these programs.


Baby Playtime returns on Friday, October 21 @ 10:00 am

Babies from infants through 18 months old will have fun this Friday,October 21 at 10:00 am during Baby Playtime.  This monthly program features toys, music, board books, and bubbles!   To add a festive touch this month,  children can make a fun "ghost" picture with their footprint.  No tickets are needed for this program that gives parents and their babies a chance to play with other young ones.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous support of the many amazing toys and books used in this program.

Digital Media Lab Orientation Open for Registration

Orientation sessions for the Jocelyn H. Lee Digital Media Lab are now open for registration! Once completed, this one-time session will allow patrons to make a 2-hour reservation of the Lab with a library card. Dates and times currently scheduled are:

  • Monday, October 24th, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 2nd, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 11th, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 19th, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 21st, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 29th, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please call the library at 281-488-1906 or visit to register. Reservation of the Lab will soon be available via a form online on the "Make @ HCPL" page: Instructions on reserving the Lab will be provided in the orientation session.

Find Your Next Selfie @ your library!

Many say that a picture is worth a thousand words. A few may tell you a memoir is a #selfie in context. If you enjoy words from the source, please stop by our #Selfie book display and discover a memoir to take home. Even better, pose with one of your favorite memoirs and send a pic to us on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (@harriscountypl) using:

  #SelfieBook -OR- #Memoir

Join Us for Freeman Nonfiction Book Club Next Monday!

Adults - Our 1st Meeting of the Freeman Nonfiction Book Club is Monday, 10/24 @ 7 PM in the upstairs Conference Room. Nonfiction Book Club has no specifically assigned book but rather an assigned subject. Each attendee is asked to come prepared to discuss at least one book related to that month's subject. This month, we'll talk about Pre-1900 Biographies (Biographies of people who lived before 1900.) Program supported by Friends of Freeman.

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.

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