Friendswood Public Library

416 S. Friendswood Drive

Friendswood, TX 77546



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Friendswood Public Library

Celebrating 50 years of service


Personalized Brick Paver Project. 

Write it in stone @ the public library.


Upcoming Programs


Wednesday, October 22 at 7pm Author René Steinke will talk about her critically acclaimed book Friendswood: A Novel. René Steinke is the author of the novels The Fires and Holy Skirts, which was a finalist for the 2005 National Book Award. She is the Director of the MFA program in creative writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She lives in Brooklyn. Friendswood: A Novel has been reviewed by O, The Oprah Magazine, The Literary Review, Woman's Day, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, and Kirkus, among others. Special Topic Programs


Thursday, October 23 at 10:30am  Genealogy: Researching Newspapers - Learn now to use the Library of Congress Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers and U.S. Newspaper Directory for your genealogy research.  The availability of other free digitized newspaper resources will be discussed as well.  

Thursday, October 23 at 6:20pm Friendswood Library flicks with The Others starring Nicole Kidman. Directed by Alejandro Amenabar in 2001. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 104 minutes. It won eight Goya Awards, including awards for Best Film and Best Director. Kidman was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Drama, with Amenábar being nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, a rare occurrence for a horror film. See Movie Night schedule.



Friday, October 24 at 4:30pm Duct Tape Art: Young Adult Program. See Children's Schedule  


Monday, October 27 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm (come and go)  Help Sessions for downloading eBooks & audiobooks - Learn how to use the library’s resources OverDrive and OneClick Digital to download eBooks and audiobooks for free to a mobile device or desktop computer.  Bring your mobile device and we will help you get started. See Computer Class Schedule

Monday, October 27 at 6:45 -8pm Family Dance Party See Children's Schedule  

Wednesday, October 29 from 6:45 - 8pm: Family Game Night See Children's Schedule 

Saturday, November 1 at 2:00pm: Friendswood History - Jaclynn Turnbaugh will share vintage phots of early Friendswood and discuss the people, places, and events that define this community.  Jaclynn is a high school student working to complete her Girl Scout Gold Award Project.  She chose a project to educate the community on their city’s heritage.  Her project included construction of an oak table stained mahogany with historic Friendswood photos encased in the top.  The photos were researched and pulled from the Friendswood Historical Society.  The table is currently on display in the Friendswood Public Library.

Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30pm Six Keys to College Admissions Success - This information-packed presentation will help families navigate the road from middle school, through high school, to successful college admission. Parents and students who attend this workshop will learn: key college-related milestones and activities for each year from middle school through high school, what colleges are looking for in potential applicants, how students can position themselves optimally for admissions success, the importance of standardized test scores, GPA, and extracurriculars, how to create an appropriate list of colleges that meets the needs and goals of both the student and family, and more! Special Topic Programs

Monday, November 10 from 6 - 8pm (come and go) Opening Reception - Landscape Photographer Tim Herschbach - This exhibit will remain in the library's Activity Room through December. See Tim Herschbach: opening reception

Tuesday, November 11th at 7pm Book Club. The World's Greatest Short Stories edited by James Daley. (Meet at the Heritage Gardeners' Club House located behind the library.)


Wednesday, November 12 at 7pm: The Life and Work of Emily Dickinson presented by Donna Pauley.  Donna Pauley is currently head of the English Department at Alvin High School and teaches Advanced Writing in the evenings for the University of Houston.  She holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in literature.  Donna has been voted District Teacher of the Year and runner-up for Regional Teacher of the Year in the Houston area.  

"Emily Dickinson, the Belle of Amherst, is as misunderstood as ever. In her younger years she was a vibrant, red-headed, piano-playing bon-vivant, though she basically lived the last 25 years of her life locked behind her bedroom door, not even going downstairs to attend her father’s funeral in the parlor.  She remains one of the greatest and most original of American poets.  She craved anonymity during her lifetime, calling publication “the auction of the Mind of Man,” but, ironically, her grave, under a stone that says “Called Back,” is one of the most visited in the country.  When you make flies buzz and horses turn their heads and give hope feathers, you’re going to be remembered in this world for as long as English is read." -Donna Pauley




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Ebsco provides full-text journal and magazine articles,

health & medical information, Student Research Center, Business Source

Complete, Auto Repair Reference Center, and much more. Visit the 

Electronic Library for additional on-line resources.


The Texas State Library provides 

access to over 60 databases including homework, business, 

genealogy, literature, health, and science databases. Contact

the reference department for login information.

Galveston County Library System News Spring 2014

Book Bag: Friendswood Young Adult Blog

from the reference desk: local arts and programs at Friendswood Public Library

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Library Hours:

Monday 10:00 - 9:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 9:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 9:00
Thursday 10:00 - 9:00
Friday 10:00 - 6:00
Saturday 10:00 - 6:00

Computer Workstations, including printers, shut down 30 minutes before closing time.


Friendswood Public Library Long Range Strategic Plan:
Approved by Library Board on 11/22/2011

Friendswood Public Library Long Range Strategic Plan
with Staff Activities

Planning Committee Categorization of Notes

Library Questionnaire Results

Friendswood Public Library Proposed Floor Plan

View of proposed library additions from Friendswood Drive

For information on the Bond Election, from the City’s website. 

Update on Bond Projects from the City's website. 




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library spaces. To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images 
will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information 
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