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Programs for Adults

Programs provided in the activity 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:

September 8: Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple.

October 13: The Promise by Ann Weisgarber.

November 10: Songs for the Open Road: poems of travel & adventure

December 8: Holiday Party. Share a reading from your favorite poem or 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:  

Tuesday, September 8 at 2:00pm: Introduction to Email - Learn the basics of reading, creating, and sending email.

 

Thursday, 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. 

 

Tuesday, September 15 at 2:00pm: Introduction to Skype - Learn how to use Skype to make free Internet video calls to friends, family, or colleagues around the world.

 

Tuesday, September 22 at 2:00pm: Microsoft Word - Create a Flyer - Practice creating a flyer that includes pictures and graphics.

 

Thursday, September 24 at 10:30am: Genealogy eResources - Look at several free online sites that you can search from home.  Sites include HeritageQuest, MyHeritage, FamilySearch, FindAGrave, and BillionGraves.

 

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:

September 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 

September 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 flyer

Friday, 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."  A book signing will conclude the event. Event Flyer 

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 musicians. 

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.

 

 

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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