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Let's Go To The Opera

Join us Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. for Ann Thompson's Let's Go To The Opera.  She will preview two operas from Houston Grand Opera's Fall Repertory: Madame Butterfly by Puccini and Peter Grimes by Britten. Come join us in the 2nd Floor Conference Room.  Interested in learning more about what performing arts venues are in the area?  Check out our Performing Arts links on the HCPL Arts & Humanities page.

Hispanic Heritage Month - Movie Time!

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us this Thursday night, October 7th, by watching a Spanish language caper flick. The movie is rated PG-13, and will be starting at 6:30 p.m in the Marge Jacobson Community Room.   Snacks & drinks provided by Friends of Freeman Library.  If you want to know which movie we'll be watching, give us a call at the library at 281-488-1906 or visit us at 16616 Diana Lane. See you Thursday night!

Workforce Solutions Seminar - Interviewing

Increase your chances of getting your next job!  Tuesday, September 28th will be the last of the September Workforce Solutions job search seminars.  The topic is "Interviewing", so come join us at 2:00 p.m. in the Marge Jacobson Community Room to learn all about interviewing techniques, how to answer difficult interview questions and tips for achieving the salary and benefits you need. 

Books on the Bayou 2010 - Persepolis

Books on the Bayou brings together people in Houston & the surrounding areas to read and discuss the same book with activities sponsored all across the community in libraries, bookstores, churches, schools, community centers and more.

Retirement Myths & Mistakes

Join us Wednesday night (9/15) at 6:30 p.m. in the Marge Jacobson Community Room for a presentation by Dan Martucci of MWA Advisors, Inc. entitled "Retirement Myths & Mistakes".  MWA Advisors, Inc. regularly provides free retirement planning education seminars for Freeman Library patrons through a partnership with NAPFA Consumer Education Foundation.  Come join us and gain the confidence necessary to make informed retirement decisions with less stress.  For more information please check out our events calendar, visit the library at 16616 Diana Ln., Houston, TX 77062 or give us a call at (281)488-1906. 

Job Search Seminars

Tuesday, September 14th at 2:00 will be the first of our September series of Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminars. Join us in the Marge Jacobson Community Room on the first floor of the library for the following topics:

Tuesday, September 14th – Creating a Resume/Completing the Application
Tuesday, September 21st – Using the Internet
Tuesday, September 28th - Interviewing

Registration is encouraged, but not required, so feel free to come in and check out these excellent classes even if you weren't able to register.

Freeman's 2010 Reader Nation Winner

Congratulations to Susana Udengaard, Freeman Branch Winner for the 2010 Adult Summer Reading Program. Susana’s name was randomly drawn from those who registered for Reader Nation 2010 and logged the titles for 4 books that she read during this year’s Summer Reading Program (June 4th-August 6th). As a member of the Freeman Mystery Book Club, she reads a lot of mysteries, and over the summer she enjoyed some of Robin Paige’s books, even though she typically doesn’t like books from the Victorian era. Susana also volunteers weekly at the library, and was very excited to receive the $50 Amazon.com gift card because she already had plans to buy a book for her grandson. She loves the library and is looking forward to participating in next summer’s program.  

Reader Nation - Journey to the Amazon

ReaderNationSummer reading starts this Friday, June 4th, and this year Reader Nation is “journeying to the Amazon”, so get ready for your armchair vacation. We have bookmarks, databases, web sites and friendly employees ready to help you decide on your next read.

Age 18 or over? Register for summer reading between Friday, June 4th and Saturday, August 7th, read or listen to 4 books, and log those titles by Saturday, August 14th to be entered for a chance to win one of the grand prizes provided by the Harris County Public Library Friends Council.

The 1st place winner will receive a bookstore gift card in the amount of $200, 2nd prize is a $150 bookstore gift card, and 3rd prize is a $100 bookstore gift card. There will also be a winner from each branch who will receive a $50 bookstore gift card.

Job Search Seminars

Having trouble with your job search?  Not sure how to go about writing a resume?  Come join us starting next Tuesday, 5/11/2010 at 2:00 in the Marge Jacobson Community for a series of six Workforce Solutions job search seminars. 

The topics covered will be "Creating a Resume/Completing the Application", "Creating References, Cover and Thank You Letters", "Interviewing", "Evaluate Your Skills and Develop a Plan", "Using the Internet" and "Rebranding Your Skills".  

The seminars will be Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5/11/2010-5/27/2010 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 p.m. in the Marge Jacobson Community Room on the 1st Floor. 

Knitting Together

Adults - it's your turn to learn!  Join us for 4 weeks of basic knitting instruction for adults in the Children's Activity Space starting next week!  We'll be meeting from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12th, May 19th, May 26th & June 2nd.  It's recommended that you bring US size 8 knitting needles and one ball of Sugar'n Cream cotton yarn in a color of your choice.  Registration is required so give us a call at (281)488-1906.

Image uploaded by Flickr User: LollyKnit

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