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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:

March 14: Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene    

April 11:  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

May 9: The Road to Character by David Brooks                 

 

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)

Tuesday, February 28 at 1:00pm:  Microsoft Word and Google Docs: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice the ribbon commands and formatting techniques used to create letters, resumes, certificates, and flyers.

Tuesday, March 7 at 1:00pm:  Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a spreadsheet of information.

Tuesday, March 14 at 1:00pm:  Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a slide presentation.  

Tuesday, March 21 at 1:00pm:  Practice Session   Practice creating a letter, resume, flyer, spreadsheet, or presentation.. 

Thursday, March 30 at 1:00pm:  Microsoft Word and Google Docs: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice the ribbon commands and formatting techniques used to create letters, resumes, certificates, and flyers.

Thursday, April 6 at 1:00pm:  Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a spreadsheet of information.

Thursday, April 13 at 1:00pm:  Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a slide presentation.    

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, March 2 at 6:20pm: Magnificent Obsession starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson. Directed by Douglas Sirk in 1954.  This film is not rated and runs 108 minutes. Movie Flyer 

Thursday, March 16 at 6:20pm: Our Man in Havana starring Alec Guiness, Noel Coward, Ernie Kovacs, Maureen O'Hara, and Burl Ives. Directed by Carol Reed in 1959.  This film is not rated and runs 120 minutes. 

 

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

 

Tuesday, February 28 from 1 - 3pm

Workforce Solutions Job Search Workshops: Making Connections.  This workshop is free and open to the public. No registration required. Workshop flyer

Wednesdays, March 1 - April 5 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

ESL Conversation Classes.  Free, no registration, open to the public.  Come when you can. Flyer

Wednesdays, March 1 – March 22 (4 weeks) from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Genealogy Research Class (GR01) Through FISD Community Education:  Whether you are just starting to research your family history or are a seasoned researcher, come discover and practice using several free and subscription-based online resources that can be accessed from home. Learn tips to effectively search and filter information to find your ancestors in various types of records including census, military, newspapers, land, court, immigration, family and local history books. Discuss several ways to save, preserve, and share the information found. The online resources covered in class include HeritageQuest, MyHeritage, FamilySearch, Chronicling America, USGenWeb and Ancestry.com. You are welcome to bring your family history information, laptop, or mobile device for use during class. This class will be held at the Friendswood Public Library Community Room at 416 S. Friendswood Drive.  Registration through FISD is required.  Online registration is available at https://fisd.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=RW_Adu

Thursday, March 9 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Skywarn Spotter Training Receive training on what to watch for in skies during severe weather and to relay reports back to the local Emergence Management Office and/or the National Weather Service.  Please register with the City of Friendswood Office of Emergency Management Office.  Skywarn Flyer

Monday, March 13 from 10am to 2pm

AARP Free In-Person Tax Preparation Assistance to anyone of any age – especially if you are 50 or older or can’t afford paid tax preparation. Individuals will be served on a first come first serve basis.  Alternative Locations Flyer

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

Genealogy:   Are You My Grandpa?  Men of the Same Name   Come watch this live webinar hosted by Legacy Family Tree and presented by Rebecca Whitman Koford, Certified Genealogist.  Webinar description:  This lecture reviews tactics for sorting our ancestors from other men or women of the same name in the same general time period and location. Several case studies show how these methods were effective.  Webinar flyer

Thursday, March 23 at 7pm

The U.S. Doughboy: 1917-1919 - WWI Historian and Reenactor Kevin Burke will give a presentation on the U.S. Doughboy during WWI.  The presentation will include a brief overview of the Great War, the Citizen Soldier, enlistment vs. conscription, training, uniforms and equipment, weapons, mobility, combat experience, daily life and routine, the return and reintegration into civilian life, and the lasting legacy. 

Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30pm

Astrospies: The Art of Neil Jacobe - Neil Jacobe created amazing acrylic paintings of NASA's Manned Orbiting Laboratory in the 60s.  Celebrate his life and art with presenter Dr. John Charles, Space Life Sciences Manager at the Johnson Space Center, Historian, Researcher, and Author.  No registration required. 

Thursday, April 6 at 7pm

Improving Relationships through Conflict Resolution with April Reynolds. This workshop provides information on: Benefits of expressing differences without hostility, What makes criticism hard to handle, Common responses to criticism, and How to deal with & resolve conflicts non-defensively.

April has a degree in Youth Leadership with additional studies in Applied Sociology.  She is the President of the Clear Lake Communicators Toastmasters Club.  She has worked for over 30 years with groups of adults, teens and children, structuring lessons and events to teach them the skills and mindsets that will help them to succeed.

Wednesday, April 12 at 7pm

Local author and scholar, Dr. Harold Raley, will be at Friendswood Library to discuss his most recent work, including Points of Light and Adventures in Language, compilations of his numerous newspaper columns, and the novel, Barefoot on a Frosty Morn.  Dr. Raley has taught for universities in Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma.

Tuesday, April 18 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Genealogy:  "The Genealogy in Government Documents"   Come watch this live webinar hosted by Legacy Family Tree and presented by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA.  His areas of expertise encompass records of the National Archives, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Daughters of the American Revolution, including military records, land records, using maps in genealogy, urban research, and government documents  Webinar description:  An often under used resource, evidence of kinship abounds in publication such as the Serial Set, American State Papers, and the Territorial Papers. We will explore these publications and discover efficient ways to access them.  Webinar flyer

Thursday, April 20 at 7pm

Make it Happen! A REAL talk about getting stuff done with Jessica Modad.  Our world is better connected than ever before, but is it better?  With computers, tablets, smartphones and wearable tech, information is never more than a few clicks away.  Decision fatigue and information overload are everywhere because of 24/7 connectivity.  The ability for anyone to reach us and make requests at anytime leads to overwhelm, exhaustion and a decrease in our ability to know which tasks to prioritize.  It's time to take control and apply fresh ideas for productivity in your REAL Life. 

Saturday, May 6 at 7pm

Friendswood Library's Off the Page Poetry series welcomes acclaimed author and poet Lyn Coffin, and acclaimed poet John Gorman.  Lyn Coffin is the author of more than thirty books in poetry, fiction, and drama.  One of her short fictions was in the Best American Short Stories edited by Joyce Carol Oates. Her book of Jaroslav Seifert translations, The Plague Monument, was used by the Nobel Committee in granting Seifert his Nobel Prize in 1984.  Her plays have been performed internationally (Sweden, Malaysia) and in many US cities (off-off Broadway New York, Detroit, Boston, Seattle). Her work has been translated into Egyptian, Spanish, Czech, Farsi, Georgian, Swedish, Mongolian, Russian, French and German. Dr. John Gorman taught literature and creative writing at UH-Clear Lake. His poems, gathered in three chapbooks, have appeared individually in dozens of Texas publications with more nationally and in Canada. 

Wednesday, May 31 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Genealogy:  "The Great War: Researching Your World War I Ancestors"  Come watch this live webinar hosted by Legacy Family Tree and presented by Michael L. Strauss, an Accredited Genealogist and forensic investigator.  Strauss is a national genealogical lecturer and instructor for military courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research.  Webinar description:  Researching your World War I ancestors can be challenging. With the losses of records by fire in St. Louis in 1973 and stricter privacy laws; this lecture focuses on ways to reconstruct military service for family who served their country including records of draft registrations, war casualties, troop manifests, and many other related records.  Webinar flyer

Thursday, June 1 from 10:00am to 11:00am

Hurricane Preparedness:  A representative from the City of Friendswood Office of Emergency Management will share information on city's hurricane plan, discuss what citizens can do before and after a hurricane to weather the storm, and answer your questions.

Monday, June 5 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Hurricane Preparedness:  A representative from the City of Friendswood Office of Emergency Management will share information on city's hurricane plan, discuss what citizens can do before and after a hurricane to weather the storm, and answer your questions.

 

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last updated 2/06/2015.




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