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:
You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple.
Promise by Ann Weisgarber.
for the Open Road: poems of travel & adventure
8: Holiday Party. Share a reading from your favorite poem
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:
September 8 at 2:00pm: Introduction to
- Learn the basics of reading, creating, and sending email.
September 10 at 6:30pm: Homework Help Resources.
Come learn about these online library resources designed to help
with literature, science, history, biography, general homework,
and research assignments.
September 15 at 2:00pm: Introduction to
- Learn how to use Skype to make free Internet video calls to
friends, family, or colleagues around the world.
September 22 at 2:00pm: Microsoft
Word - Create a Flyer
- Practice creating a flyer that includes pictures and graphics.
September 24 at 10:30am: Genealogy
- Look at several free online sites that you can search from
home. Sites include HeritageQuest, MyHeritage, FamilySearch,
FindAGrave, and BillionGraves.
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:
3: All That Heaven Allows starring Rock
Hudson and Jane Wyman. Directed by Douglas Sirk in 1955. This film
is not rated and runs 89 minutes. In 1995, the film was selected for
preservation in the United States National Film Registry. All
That Heaven Allows flyer
17: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty starring
Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, and Sean Penn. Directed by Ben
Stiller in 2013. This film is rated PG and runs 114 minutes. Film
October 9 at 6:30pm: Movie TBA
Special Topic Programs (e.g. Genealogy,
Poetry, History, Authors)
Wednesday, September 9 at 7pm
Author Frank Urbanic share's stories from his new book We Were
Prepared: Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Stories of Tragedy, Heroism,
and Preparedness in the Texas City Disaster of 1947. “Never
before told stories of how Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were mobilized
for emergency services, some as first responders, during the Texas
City Disaster of 1947."
signing will conclude the event. Event
Wednesday, September 23 at 7pm
Friendswood author Paul Hoesl will share information from his new
book Amazing Journey: One Man's Adventure from Nazi Germany to
America. Walter Zehl's story provides a rare, firsthand glimpse
into a German soldier's life during World War II. This
autobiographical narrative is much more than a war story. It
describes Walter's early life in pre-war Germany and tells of his
daring escape over the border to West Germany, immigration to
America and his struggles in pursuit of the American Dream---from
the book cover. Friendswood resident, Walter Zehl,
will be on hand to share his story and answer questions. Event
flyer Read more at from
the reference desk
Friday, December 4 at 7pm
Christmas Concert with Hope Lutheran Handbell Choir and
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7pm
Special Event: Friendswood Library's off the page
poetry series presents 2008 Texas Poet Laureate, Larry D.
Thomas, with two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and Texas Institute of
Letters member, Chip Dameron. Larry Thomas will read from his most recent poetry
collection, As If Light
Actually Matters: New & Selected Poems, published by Texas
Review Press in 2015. Chip Dameron will read from his new
collections Waiting for an Etcher (Lamar University Press) and Drinking from
the River: New and Selected Poems, 1975-2015 (Wings Press).
The Texas Legislature, in April,
2007, appointed Mr. Thomas as the 2008 Texas Poet Laureate.
In April, 2009, he was inducted into the prestigious Texas
Institute of Letters.
the reference desk to learn more about library
programs and events.