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Programs for Adults  (PDF Flyer)

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 14: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.

December 12: Holiday Party. Share a reading from your favorite poem or book.

January 9: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

 

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 new computer lab.  WiFi is available.  You are welcome to use your laptop or mobile device for the class.

 

Day Classes:  (PDF flyer)

Thursday,  November 2 at 1:00pm:  Google Docs: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice the ribbon commands and formatting techniques used to create letters, resumes, certificates, and flyers.  Google Docs is similar to Microsoft Word but Google Docs is free.

Thursday, November 9 at 1:00pm:  Flyers: using Microsoft Word or Google Docs  Practice incorporating graphics with pictures to make your project pop!  You can use these skills to make meeting announcements, party invitations, and holiday cards. 

Thursday, November 16 at 1:00pm:  3D Printer Meet & Greet  The library has a new 3D printer (Prusa model using PLA filament).  Come see the printer in action and learn the steps to print your own object.

Thursday, November 30 at 1:00pm:  Green Screen Magic  The library has a large screen that is green which allows you to take family photos or make short videos superimposed onto a chosen virtual background.  Come practice the steps for using this special effect for family holiday photos.

 

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, November 30 at 6:20pm: The Age of Adaline starring Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn.  Directed by Lee Toland Krieger in 2015. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 113 minutes. Movie Flyer

 

Thursday, December 7 at 6:20pm: The Man Who Came to Dinner starring Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, and Monty Woolley.  Directed by William Keighley in 1942.  This film is not rated and runs 112 minutes. #14 on Country Living's 15 Best Classic Christmas Movies of All Time. 

 

Thursday, January 4 at 6:20pm: TBD

 

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

 

Thursday, November 16 at 6:40pm

Harry Potter Family Book Club - A book club for the whole family!  Read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and join us for discussion , a craft, and trivia contest.

Tuesday, November 21 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Fiber Craft Circle - Do you crochet, knit, embroidery, cross stitch, tat, macramé, or work another hand fiber craft?  Bring a project and join the circle of conversation, encouragement, and maybe a little help.  Flyer

Wednesday, November 22 from 1pm to 2pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Class -  Come practice your conversational skills in a friendly, relaxed environment.  Class will meet each Wednesday through November 1.  All level of speakers welcome.  Flyer

Tuesday, November 28th from 1pm to 3pm

Workforce Solutions Free Job Search Seminar - Beating Long-Term Unemployment.  Identify factors that could be contributing to your unemployment and develop a plan for overcoming the challenges of being out of work for over a year No registration. Just come. Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, November 28 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Fiber Craft Circle - Do you crochet, knit, embroidery, cross stitch, tat, macramé, or work another hand fiber craft?  Bring a project and join the circle of conversation, encouragement, and maybe a little help.  Flyer

Wednesday, November 29 from 1pm to 2pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Class -  Come practice your conversational skills in a friendly, relaxed environment.  Class will meet each Wednesday through November 1.  All level of speakers welcome.  Flyer

Wednesday, November 29 at 6:30pm

Green Screen Magic -  The library has a large screen that is green which allows you to take family photos or make short videos superimposed onto a chosen virtual background.  Come practice the steps for using this special effect for family holiday photos.

Tuesday, December 5 from 7pm to 8:30pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Club -  Come practice your conversational skills. Discuss current events. Learn new idioms. Make new friends. Club will meet one night a month. All level of speakers welcome. Flyer

Wednesday, December 6 from 1pm to 2pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Class -  Come practice your conversational skills in a friendly, relaxed environment.  Class will meet each Wednesday through November 1.  All level of speakers welcome.  Flyer

Wednesday, December 6 at 6:30pm

Green Screen Magic -  The library has a large screen that is green which allows you to take family photos or make short videos superimposed onto a chosen virtual background.  Come practice the steps for using this special effect for family holiday photos.

Monday, December 11th at 7pm

Hope Lutheran Handbell Choir and Musicians will perform Music of the Season at Friendswood Library. Flyer

Saturday, December 16 to Saturday, December 30 (closed December 25 and 26)

Library Book SalePreview Sale for Friends of the Library Members is December 16 from 10am to noon.  General public welcome at noon. The sale continues daily during normal library hours ending December 30.  Sale items include books, movies, audiobooks, music, and magazines for all ages.  All proceeds go toward supporting library programming. Event Flyer   Become a member of the Friends of the Library by completing this Membership Form

Saturday, January 20th and Saturday, January 27th at 11am

Meditation for New Beginnings (2 part series).  Daya Sharma will offer effective, techniques that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation, promote inner growth and improve health.  He will also include a short meditation sitting.  Flyer

Monday, February 5 from 10am - 2pm

AARP Tax Assistance - free and open to the public.

Monday, February 12 from 10am - 2pm

AARP Tax Assistance - free and open to the public.

Monday, February 26 from 10am - 2pm

AARP Tax Assistance - free and open to the public.

Monday, March 5 from 10am - 2pm

AARP Tax Assistance - free and open to the public.

 

 

 

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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