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Digital Media Catalog (OverDrive) Update

digital media catalogIf you download eBooks, audio and more from the HCPL Digital Media Catalog (OverDrive), be aware that the notification hold time is now four days. What does that mean exactly? Once you receive the email notification that a title you have on hold (request) is available, you now have four days to log in to your account and borrow/checkout the title.

Free YA Audiobooks from SYNC

sync posterGet two free audiobook downloads every week this summer from SYNC. That's right, FREE! Today is the last day to download the first two titles, WARP: The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer and The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. Once downloadeddded the audiobooks are yours to keep forever.iobooks are yours io thed 

From SYNC:  "SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads–a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title–each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer.

Titles are delivered through the OverDrive Media Console.  You can prepare for the program by downloading the software to your desktop and whichever device you anticipate listening on."

eBooks and More with Your Kindle, Nook or iPad

Did you know that in addition to the vast collection of physical books and CDs, the Harris County Public Library has books, audiobooks and music available online?  If you have not yet checked out an item using your new (or maybe not-so-new) gadget, the library staff at Spring Branch-Memorial will be offering a help session on Friday, January 31st, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  The workshop will cover downloading materials onto your Kindle, Nook or iPad.

Device dayBring your devices, bring your questions, bring your desire to learn!

This program is intended for adults.

For more information, stop by the Information Desk or call 713-464-1633.
 

Trivia Express Module #2 - The Victorian Era Has Arrived

Trivia Express has launched Module #2 – The Victorian Era! The Victorian Era can be researched by using resources from Harris County Public Library. The actual trivia challenge will be on a Google Drive maintained by Freeman Library Staff.

OverDrive App Update on iOS Mobile Devices

Please be aware of an OverDrive app update on Tuesday, May 28, that will affect ALL Apple iOS devices running the OverDrive app. After downloading the OverDrive app update the associated Adobe ID will deauthrorize on any iOS mobile device running the app. 

Reauthorize your Adobe ID:
To reauthorize, please follow the steps below after downloading the update:

Girl Scout Express (GSE) Session 5 Launched!

The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library continues its “Girl Scout Express!” (GSE)  program that's designed for Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Leaders with busy schedules. On Thursday, May 16th, written guides for Girl Scout Journeys will be available via Google Drive. Session 5 will be posted online on Google Drive for the following Girl Scout Journeys:

- 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals! (Daisy Scouts)
- A World of Girls (Brownie Scouts) (Sessions 5 & 6)
- aMUSE (Junior Scouts)
- MEdia (Cadette Scouts) (Sessions 5, 6, & 7)
- Mission: Sisterhood! (Senior Scouts)
- BLISS (Ambassador Scouts)

eReader Round Up is This Friday - TGIF Programs!

TGIF Programs looks forward to hosting "eReader Round Up" this Friday morning at 10:30 AM. If you have an Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, an Apple product, or another device, please bring it with you to the program. We will be sharing tips and tricks for connecting to and downloading eMedia via the HCPL Digital Media Catalog powered by Overdrive. 

Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. Please contact the Reference Desk at (281) 488-1906 or visit us on the Second Floor for more information.     

Check Out Session 4 on the Girl Scout Express!

Are you a Girl Scout Leader trying to help Scouts complete Girl Scout Journeys?  The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library continues its “Girl Scout Express!” program that's designed for Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Leaders with busy schedules. Session 4 written leader guides for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassador Scouts are now online. These Journeys are:

  • 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals! (Daisies)
  • A World of Girls (Brownies)
  • aMUSE (Juniors)
  • MEdia (Cadettes)
  • MISSION: SISTERHOOD! (Seniors)
  • BLISS: Live It! Give It! (Ambassadors)

 

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