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Programs for Adults (March April)

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:

April 11:  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

May 9: The Road to Character by David Brooks 

June 13: The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey   

July 11: Share an interesting book          

 

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)

Wednesday, March 29 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.

Wednesday, April 5 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.

Wednesday, April 12 at 1:00pm:  Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a slide presentation.  

Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00pm:  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.

    Evening Classes:  (PDF flyer)

Thursday, April 6 at 6:30pm:  EBSCOhost Journal Databases - Learn to use EBSCOhost Journal databases for quality information in a multitude of disciplines, including health and medicine, business, science, legal, literature, religion and philosophy, Texas history, career, hobbies & craft, home improvement, and many more.  EBSCOhost is an essential resource for authoritative information and research.

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 30 at 6:20pm: What's Up, Doc? starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich in 1972. This film is rated G and runs 94 minutes. Movie Flyer

Thursday, April 13 at 6:20pm: Houseboat starring Cary Grant and Sophia Loren. Directed by Melville Shavelson in 1958.  This film is  not rated and runs 110 minutes. Movie Flyer

Thursday, April 27 at 6:20pm: Touch of Evil starring Charleton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Orson Welles. Directed by Orson Welles in 1958. This film is not rated and runs 112 minutes.  Touch of Evil is one of the last examples of film noir in the genre's classic era (from the early 1940s until the late 1950s).  Since its release, the film's reputation has grown in stature, and it is now widely regarded as one of Welles' best films, and also one of the best classic-era film noir. In 1993 Touch of Evil was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Movie Flyer

Thursday, May 4 at 6:20pm: La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Directed by Damien Chazelle in 2016. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 128 minutes. 

 

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

 

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

Tuesdays beginning March 14th from 1 - 3pm 

Workforce Solutions Job Search Workshops: 3/14 - Resumes, 3/28 - Interviewing, 4/11 - Evaluating Your Skills, 4/25 - Making Connections.  These workshops are free and open to the public. No registration required. Workshop flyer

Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30pm

Astrospies: The Art of Neil Jacobe - Neil Jacobe created amazing acrylic paintings of US Air Force 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. Program Flyer

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.  

Novelist and short story writer, linguist, philosopher, and professor, Harold C. Raley holds degrees (BA, MA, PhD) in English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, and Philosophy. Named Distinguished Professor, he has taught languages, literature, and philosophy in America and foreign universities. His publications include fourteen books of fiction, history, language, and philosophy, and approximately 150 articles and essays on wide-ranging topics in professional journals and newspapers. Program Flyer

Thursday, April 13 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Art of Deduction: A monthly Sherlock Holmes Book and Art Club.  Readers of all ages are welcome to join us as we read the original Sherlock Holmes canon and create piece of art based on each story! (No detective or artistic skills required!)  Our first story is A Study In Scarlet.  Physical copies available in the library.  Ebook and audiobook versions available through Overdrive and OneCickDigital.

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

Wednesday, April 19 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Genealogy:  "Neighborhood Reconstruction: Effective Use of Land Records"  Come watch this live webinar hosted by Legacy Family Tree and presented by Mary Hill, AG. Use USGS topographic maps, tract maps, plat maps, surveys, deeds, census records, and tax lists to reconstruct the neighborhood where your ancestor lived.  Plat your ancestor's land records and discover what unexpected clues might be discovered in the process.   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. Program Flyer

Saturday, April 22 at 10:00am to noon

Business Alternatives For The Entrepreneur - Free workshop provided by SCORE Houston Chapter.  Click  here for more information about the workshop and to register.

Wednesday, April 26 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Genealogy:  "Finding and Using Land Ownership Maps"  Come watch this live webinar hosted by Legacy Family Tree and 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: Property owners can be found on county level land ownership maps, military maps, other government published maps, and correlating city directories with fire insurance maps.  Webinar flyer

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.Program Flyer

Saturday, May 13 to Saturday, May 20

Library Book Sale during regular opening hours.

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.

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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