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Jocelyn H. Lee - Library Benefactor

The library was recently privileged to receive a very generous bequest upon the passing of one of our customers.  Jocelyn H. Lee, a former Clear Lake resident, named the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library in his will and left all who use the library with funds to benefit our activities, programs, and services both now and in the future.  

The following is a brief bio on Mr. Lee, provided by those who knew him:  

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Humans In Space Youth Art Competition

Freeman Library is privileged to have on display from May through August works created by young artists as part of the Humans in Space Youth Art Competition.  This international competition, just having finished its second running, "encouraged youth (ages 10-18) to 'Be Inspired, Creative and Heard,' asking them to think about the future of human space flight and to creatively communicate their ideas through their visual, literary, musical or video artwork."  Enjoy taking in the many beautiful and creative works from all over the world on display in our Internet Cafe and find out how you can generate interest or be involved in future competitions, which strive for its participants "to enhance their awareness, interest and support for human space flight.&qu...

Free Performance - Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher

New York-based classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will grace the library with a performance on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7:00 P.M.

Mr. Fletcher began the study of guitar at the age of seven and made his formal debut at fifteen. He has studied under many of the great masters; Jose Tomas, David Leisner, David Russell, Oscar Ghiglia and Pepe Romero. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2007, and returned in 2008, 2009, and 2010 to a completely sold-out house. He will be performing there again in April, 2013.

Mr. Fletcher has also performed extensively on radio and television and has three recordings available which have received critical acclaim.

We are honored to have him perform for us.

Please Note: This is a free concert, open to the public, and seating is limited.

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iPads Now Available!

We now have iPads available for checkout!  It's just like checking out a laptop, which means you need only be 12-years of age or older, have an account in good-standing, and registered with a library card for at least 30 days.  Beyond that, given that you have your library card with you, feel free to check one out and use it here in the library for a couple of hours.  We have approximately 100 apps installed on each one, which means you're unlikely to run short of interest in familiarizing yourself with all that it can do.  Come take advantage of yet one more invaluable service your library offers!

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Sign Up for Our Email Newsletters!

Start this year off right by staying informed about what's happening at your library!  In an effort to keep you aware of what's going on, we will begin offering the opportunity to subscribe to one or several email newsletters we plan on producing for you at least once a month.  If you sign up, you'll have adult, children's, or teen program and activity information delivered straight to your digital doorstep!  To get started, just select the button below and follow the simple steps that follow!

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