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Programs for Adults

Programs provided in the community room at Friendswood Public Library.  

All programs are free, open to the public, no registration needed – Just Come!

Friends of the Library Book Club

Beginner Computer Classes

Technology Q&A Sessions

Friendswood Library flicks

Special Topic Programs (e.g. Genealogy, Poetry, Art, History, Authors)

 

Friends of the Library Book Club

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.

Book Titles & Group Discussion Dates are:

August 9: The Turner House by Angela Flournoy.

September 13: The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandrige Selleck (F)

October 11: The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell      

November 8: Stasiland by Ann Funder  (NF)                                 

 

Beginner Computer Classes

Computer 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 resources.  Some computers available to first arrivals on a first come, first serve basis.

Dates & Topics for Classes are:  

Classes are held in the newly renovated community room.  WiFi is available.  You are welcome to use your laptop or mobile device for the class.

 

No classes scheduled due to library construction. 

 

Technology Q&A Sessions:

Downloading eBooks, 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.

 

Friendswood Library flicks

Classic or contemporary film is shown every other Thursday at 6:20 p.m.  Film is free and shown on an 8x10 ft. projection screen.  Refreshments provided.  Contact the library at 281-482-7135 for movie details.

Dates & Movie Titles are:  

Thursday, 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 minutes. 

In 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. Movie Flyer 

Thursday, 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".

Thursday, 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 Musicals. 

 

Special Topic Programs (e.g. Genealogy, Poetry, History, Authors)

 

Now through August 20

Now – August 20: Adult Summer Reading Challenge - Exercise your mind, be a champ, and earn chances to win a prize! 

Your 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. 
Create an account and start logging your progress by clicking 
here.  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 Flyer and Log

Saturday, August 20 at 2pm 

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 Flyer

Saturday, October 29 at 7pm

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 at 7pm 

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 early races.

 

 

 

Visit from the reference desk to learn more about library programs and events.

 

 

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last updated 2/06/2015.




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