The Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library is located at the intersection of Diana Ln. and Ramada Dr. From I-45S take the Bay Area Blvd. exit. Stay on the feeder road and go under the overpass. Turn right at the sign that reads “University of Houston – Clear Lake – East Bay Area Blvd.” This will loop back and take you up onto the overpass. Continue on Bay Area Blvd. past intersections at Highway 3 and El Camino Real. Turn left onto Diana Lane. The library is on the left. (Key Map #618P)
The big celebration is almost here! Make sure you clear your calendar and save Saturday, November 8th to celebrate 50 years of Freeman Library serving the Clear Lake community. The celebration starts when we open at 10 AM and runs through 4 PM, and we have activities planned for all age
Please join us on Friday, October 17 at 10:30 am in the upstairs Training Lab for our Tech Q&A Series presented by TGIF Programs. This is an excellent time to ask these burning questions. Staff will be on hand to assist you.
The Freeman Branch Library first opened on November 1, 1964 and moved to the Harris County multipurpose annex in Clear Lake on July 13, 1976. A new joint facility between Harris County and the City of Houston opened on June 8, 2004, was renamed the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, and is 42,000 square feet. The Freeman Library has been serving the Clear Lake area for approximately 50 years. The Freeman Branch was named in honor of Captain Theodore C. Freeman, the first astronaut to lose his life in the U. S. space program.
With strong support from area families and the business community, the Friends of the Freeman Library raise over $80,000 each year to purchase books, fund special children's programs, and upgrade library equipment and furnishings. Fundraising efforts, which include a bookstore in the library open most hours the library is open, an annual membership drive, and the "Books Alive Week," have financed many "extras" that enrich the quality of library service at the Freeman Library.
Equipment for In-House Use:
118 Computers with Internet, MS Office, and Catalog access 1 Pharos Computer Booking Station(s) 2 Print Station(s) 3 Photocopier(s) 1 Meeting Room(s) 5 Study Room(s) 2 Vending Area(s) Self Check-Out TV/DVD Scanner Kurzweil Equipment for the visually impaired with Scanner Video Eye Power Zoom and monitor Typewriter 3D Printer 3D Scanner
ESL Classes Literacy Classes Community Bulletin Board Computer Classes Conference Room Glass Display Case Computer Lab Children’s Activity Room Teen Room Piano
When: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where: Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library at Children's Activity Space
Back by popular demand, Mallie Daniel of Wealth Creation Advisors, Inc. will speak to us on Friday, October 24 at 10:30 AM in the Childrens Activity Space. Wealth Creation Advisors, Inc. provides educational programs, retirement counseling, and investment opportunities.
Refreshments for all of the TGIF Programs are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at 281-488-1906 regarding any questions.
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where: Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library at Conference Room
Clear Lake Area Writer (CLAW) is a completely free writer's critique group open to all. Our mission is to provide a free, open, and encouraging venue for writers of all levels, as well as to anybody who has an interesting in becoming a writer.
We offer a forum for constructive review of individual work, suggestions on reaching broader audiences, and discussions on improving self-expression through the written word.
See our blog at http://clearlakeareawriters.blogspot.com/
Information for Persons with Disabilities: Harris County Public Library will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who are interested in attending library programs. To make a request for yourself or someone you know, please notify the Branch Librarian two working days in advance of the program.