Friends of the Library
Book Club meets the 2nd
Tuesday each month at 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments are provided. The
library has several copies of the book.
Click on the book title to access the library’s online
catalog and place a request for the book.
Titles & Group Discussion Dates are:
Turner House by Angela Flournoy.
Pecan Man by Cassie Dandrige
Train to Crystal City by
Jan Jarboe Russell
by Ann Funder (NF)
Beginner Computer Classes
Class topics rotate and include Internet searching, Microsoft
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Files and Folders,
E-mail, HeritageQuest genealogy database, Twitter, Skype, Facebook, and Homework Help
computers available to first arrivals on a first come, first serve
& Topics for Classes are:
are held in the newly renovated community room. WiFi is
available. You are welcome to use your laptop or mobile device
for the class.
classes scheduled due to library construction.
audiobooks, and magazines. Learn
how to access and download free eBooks, audiobooks, and digital
magazines. Bring your mobile devices for assistance.
Free WiFi is available. Call and schedule a time for
one-on-one assistance, 281-482-7135 ext. 2.
or contemporary film is shown every other Thursday at 6:20 p.m.
Film is free and shown on an 8x10 ft. projection screen.
Contact the library at 281-482-7135 for movie details.
& Movie Titles are:
August 25 at 6:20pm: The Finest Hours starring Chris
Pine, Casey Affleck, and Holliday Grainger. Directed by Craig
Gillespie in 2016. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 117
February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast
struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod
and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with
frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the
Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors
trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. Join us at 6pm for a
special introduction by retired US Coast Guard Veteran, Wayne
Thompson. Wayne has over 30 years of experience in the Coast Guard.
September 8 at 6:20pm: Morocco starring
Gary Cooper and Marlene Dietrich. Directed by Josef von Sternberg in
1930. This film is not rated and runs 91 minutes. Morocco was
selected for preservation in the United States National Film
Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally,
historically, or aesthetically significant".
September 22 at 6:20pm: Brigadoon starring Gene Kelly,
Cyd Charisse, and Van Johnson. Directed by Vincente Minnelli in
1954. This film is rated G and runs 108 minutes. Nominated for three
Academy Awards and nominated for AFI's Greatest Movie
Special Topic Programs (e.g. Genealogy,
Poetry, History, Authors)
Now through August 20
– August 20: Adult Summer Reading Challenge - Exercise your mind,
be a champ, and earn chances to win a prize!
challenge is to read 1 book from each of the following 20
categories. The books you choose can be published in any format
(i.e. print, audio, or electronic). Log each book that you read.
Read 5 books and you earn 1 entry in the random drawing for prizes.
Earn an additional entry in the drawing for every 5 additional books
read up to 20 books (a total of 4 entries).
There is a limit of only one prize per person. The
drawing will take place on Monday, August 22 and the winners will be
notified by email. The
prizes are funded by the Friends of the Library. The grand prizes are a Fitbit Flex and a Kindle Tablet. Additional prizes
include local business items and gift cards to encourage good
physical and mental health.
an account and start logging your progress by clicking
Don't want to use the online system? No problem. Document the books
titles on paper and then bring it in before August 20, 2016. Program
Saturday, August 20 at
Friendswood Library's 1st Annual Adult
Spelling Bee. Enrich your vocabulary while having fun with
friends. No elimination; win by points earned. Contact the Reference Desk to register and pick up
practice words. Call 281-482-7135 for more information. Event
Saturday, October 29
David Cowen reads from his new book
The Seven Yards of Sorrow: The
Seven Yards of Sorrow is a collection of poetry that tells the
stories of several lost souls from the island of Galveston, TX.
Historically, the island had several burial problems, its weather
made it difficult to properly give their dead a peaceful resting
place. The amount of lost souls is immeasurable. The poems in this
collection provide a chilling and historical story that lingers
around the island of Galveston.
Wednesday, November 16
Keith Hicks presents The Bluebird K7
Story: This presentation discusses the rivalry between the
Americans and British in raising the speed record during the 1920's
to 1960's; the men who broke those records; and current day efforts to
recover and restore these historic hydroplanes and perform re-enactments of
the reference desk to learn more about library
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