50 years of service
Brick Paver Project.
it in stone @ the public library.
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
October 23 at 10:30am
- 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.
October 23 at
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.
Friday, October 24 at 4:30pm Duct
Tape Art: Young Adult Program. See Children's
October 27 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm (come and go)
Help Sessions for downloading eBooks & audiobooks
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.
Monday, October 27 at 6:45 -8pm Family
Dance Party See Children's
Wednesday, October 29 from 6:45 - 8pm: Family
Game Night See Children's
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.
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
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
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
Herschbach: opening reception
November 11th at 7pm Book
World's Greatest Short Stories edited
by James Daley. (Meet at the Heritage Gardeners' Club House located behind
November 12 at 7pm: The Life and Work of
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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