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Tomorrow @ Your Library

The Freeman staff cordially invites adults of all ages to the latest Under50Over Presentation of "Mark Twain: Charismatic Enigma" by Betty Crockford, area resident. This program will meet in the Marge Jacobson Community Room on Friday, August 5th at 10:30 am. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman.
 

 Flickr CC | Mark Twain | Photo by: sfjalar

Would you like #7?

Are you a big fan of Sookie Stackhouse but can't remember the name of the seventh book in The Southern Vampire Series? How about No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency?

Starting at the Freeman branch, we offer patrons bookmarks on various series. These bookmarks list the title of popular series in numerical order. Please visit the Reference area near the Second Floor Information Desk at Freeman to pick up your very own series bookmarks.

So far, we offer bookmarks for the following series:

This Friday @ the library

Adults of all ages are invited to come to the under50over Movie Day this Friday. The title is to be announced and will start at 10:15 am. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman.

We also look forward to under50over programs on selected Fridays in August, 2010.

Please contact the Reference Desk at (281) 488-1906 or visit us on the Second Floor for more information. Also, please look for the September schedule to be posted.
 

Si vous êtes étudiant Français?

Do you want to study French or Mandarin but don't have the time to drive to a college? Look no further than the library's language databases.

Live Mocha offers online courses in languages such as French, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Farsi, Japanese, and Urdu. Live Mocha does require free registration to enroll in the courses. This resource also has social features to converse with other students. Note: There are two course options basic (free) and plus (paid). 

Testing, testing, 1-2-3!

Are you on the waiting list for the latest GED book?

Have you been unable to renew your check out time on the Real Estate exam book?

If your answer to either one of these questions was "Yes," then hop on the Learning Express Library database on the library's website. On this database, also called LearnATest.com, you can take practice exams based on official tests such as the GED, LSAT, Real Estate, Citizenship, and THEA. These are just a few of the many!

Some material is presented in Spanish as well as English!

Genealogy Redux

In addition to our free of charge databases, the library also has a listing of Genealogy websites. By dragging your mouse over the Websites tab on our homepage, you'll see a listing for Genealogy. When you click on Genealogy, you'll see the following list:

Genealogy @ your Library

Are you trying to follow your roots? Would you like to fill in the blanks on your family tree?

Adults of all ages, please join us for the under50over  on Friday, July 2nd when Laura Smith, Reference Librarian, will present "Genealogy: Beyond the Census."  This program will start at 10:30 and will be held in the Marge Jacobson Community Room on the first floor.

This Friday @ your Library

Adults of all ages are invited to come to the under50over Movie Day this Friday. The title is to be announced and will start at 10:15 am. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman.

We also look forward to under50over programs on selected Fridays in July and August, 2010. During Summer 2010, we'll hear about Genealogy, Mark Twain, and view movies at the end of each month.

For more information, please contact the Reference Desk at (281) 488-1906 or visit us on the Second Floor.


 

Database - Biography Resource Center

Do you need to do a report about famous person? Does your instructor require print resources? Just curious about notable women or Russian monarchs?

The Biography Resource Center provides information on more than 350,000 people from all sorts of times and places. Patrons, at the library branch or remotely, can search this database by using Search by Name (i.e. - Catherine th Great), Category Browse (i.e. - Notable Women), Biographical Facts Search (i.e. - occupation), or Advanced Search. Users can even click on the Spotlight On... person.

Databases @ your Library

Harris County Public Library (HCPL) members enjoy free access to numerous electronic databases. Thanks to the TexShare program,  can utilize a number of these databases at no cost.

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