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Programs for Adults (PDF)

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:

November 8: Stasiland by Ann Funder  (NF) (PDF flyer)

December 6: Holiday Party at the Friendswood Heritage Gardeners' Clubhouse. Share a reading from your favorite poem or book.  

January 10: Cover Her Face by P.D. James                             

 

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:   (PDF flyer)

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.

 

Daytime Classes:  (PDF flyer)

Tuesday, November 22 at 1:00pm:  Google Sheets: Beginner Jump Start  Learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a spreadsheet of information using this free program.

Tuesday, November 29 at 1:00pm:  Word: Beginner Jump Start  Learn and practice the ribbon commands and formatting techniques used to create letters, resumes, certificates, and flyers.

Wednesday, November 30 at 1:00pm:  Excel: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a spreadsheet of information.

Tuesday, December 6 at 1pm:  Smartphones and Tablets:  Beginner Jump Start   This is a question and answer session for smartphone or tablet users that have questions on how to access and use apps, contacts, camera, photos, email, and the Internet.  

Tuesday, December 13 at 1:00pm:  Google Docs: Beginner Jump Start  Learn and practice the commands and formatting techniques used to create letters, resumes, certificates, and flyers using this free program.

Tuesday, December 20 at 1:00pm:  Google Sheets: Beginner Jump Start  Learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a spreadsheet of information using this free program.

Tuesday, January 3 at 1pm:  Smartphones and Tablets:  Beginner Jump Start   This is a question and answer session for smartphone or tablet users that have questions on how to access and use apps, contacts, camera, photos, email, and the Internet.  

 

Evening Classes:   (PDF flyer)

Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30pm:  Word: Beginner Jump Start  Learn and practice the ribbon commands and formatting techniques used to create letters, resumes, certificates, and flyers.

Wednesday, November 30 at 6:30pm:  Excel: Amp Up Your Skills  Come practice using colors, styles, conditional formatting, sorting, and filtering to make your spreadsheet of information a powerful tool.

 

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, December 1 at 6:20pm: Holiday starring Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn.  Directed by George Cukor in 1938.  This film is not rated and runs 95 minutes. Movie Flyer

Thursday, January 5 at 6:20pm: Secondhand Lions starring Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, and Haley Joel Osment. Directed by Tim McCanlies in 2003. This film is rated PG and runs 109 minutes.  Movie Flyer

 

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

 

Thursday, December 8 at 7pm 

Christmas Concert by Hope Lutheran Bell Quartet, Celebration Bells, and Jubilate Bells. 

Saturday, December 10 through Thursday, December 22 

Book Sale (books, magazines, movies, and music).  Sale opened to Friends of the Library members only on Saturday, December 10 from 10am to noon.  Open to the public starting at noon on December 10 and stay for the library open house beginning at 1pm. (PDF flyer)

Wednesdays: December 14 and 21 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

ESL Conversation Classes.  Free, no registration, open to the public.  Come when you can. (PDF flyer)

Tuesdays beginning January 10th from 1 - 3pm

Workforce Solutions Job Search Workshops: 1/10 - Resumes, 1/24 - Interviewing, 2/14 - Evaluating Your Skills, 2/28 - Making Connections.  These workshops are free and open to the public. No registration required. Workshop flyer

Saturday, January 28 from 7 - 8pm

Friendswood Library's Off the Page Poetry series featuring acclaimed local poets Varsha Shaw, Choonwha Moon, and Eloisa Perez-Lozano. 

 

 

 

 

 

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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