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Programs for Adults  (July, Summer Reading)

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:

August 8: Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman. 

September 12: A Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold.          

October 10: News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

 

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, July 19 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.

Wednesday, July 26 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, August 2 at 1:00pm:  Google Slides: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a slide presentation. Google Slides is similar to Microsoft PowerPoint but Google Slides is free.

Wednesday, August 9 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.

 

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, July 20 at 6:20pm: Fly Away Home starring Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin. Directed by Carroll Ballard in 1996. This film is rated PG and runs 107 minutes. Movie Flyer

 

Thursday, August 3 at 6:20pm: Fantastic Mr. Fox starring George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, and Owen Wilson.  Directed by Wes Anderson in 2009.  This film is rated PG and runs 86 minutes. Movie Flyer

 

Thursday, August 17 at 6:20pm: Raise the Red Lantern starring Gong Li, Ma Jingwu, He Caifei, Cao Cuifen, and Jin Shuyuan.  Directed by Zhang Yimou in 1991. This film is rated PG and runs 125 minutes. 

 

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

Now through Tuesday, August 15

Adult Summer Reading Challenge.  See details

Tuesday, June 13 through Tuesday, July 25: 1-3 pm

Workforce Solutions Free Job Search Skills Seminars: See schedule

Monday, July 17 at 7pm 

Performance by All Stars Youth Banjo Band.  This band was established in 1997 and has played 500+ shows in over 60 cities in 6 states.  The "All Stars" are directed by Buddy Griffin who is a member of the Banjo Hall of Fame. Flyer 

Tuesday: July 18 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm 

Crochet Club - Family Night.  Free, no registration, open to the public.  Come crochet, learn a new stitch or share your knowledge.  Bring a project you are working on and join us for conversation, encouragement, assistance, or provide assistance.  Adult nights: June 6, June 20, July 11, July 25.  Family nights: June 13, June 27, and July 18Flyer

Tuesday: July 25 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm 

Crochet Club - Adult Night.  Free, no registration, open to the public.  Come crochet, learn a new stitch or share your knowledge.  Bring a project you are working on and join us for conversation, encouragement, assistance, or provide assistance.  Adult nights: June 6, June 20, July 11, July 25.  Family nights: June 13, June 27, and July 18.  Flyer

Wednesday, July 26 from 6 - 8pm

Language Static: Christopher Oddo Art Show Reception:  Come and meet the artist during this come and go reception.  Christopher Oddo's art is inspired by lorem ipsum. A filler text used in publishing and graphic design to demonstrate the graphic elements of a document or visual presentation. Replacing meaningful content with placeholder text allows designers to design the form of the content before the content itself has been produced.  Art Exhibit open now through September 7.  From the Reference Desk   Flyer

Thursday, July 27 at 7pm

So You Want to Go to Mars? Biomedical Aspects of Early Interplanetary Expeditions: presentation by NASA medical researcher, John B. Charles, Ph.D Flyer 

Saturday, August 19 at 12pm

Adult Spelling Bee: Friendswood Library's 2nd Annual Adult Spelling Bee: Enrich your vocabulary while having fun with friends.  No elimination; win by points earned. For ages 18 and up. Contact the reference desk to register and pick up practice words.  Call 281-482-7135 for more information. Flyer

Saturday, August 19 at 6:30pm

Friendswood Library's 2017 Ekphrastic Poetry Reading and Contest Event.  Come enjoy a reading of Jury Selected ekphrastic poetry.  View the artwork while you listen to the poems that each piece inspired. 

Thursday, September 7 at 7pm

Galveston: Seawall Chronicles: author Kimber Fountain will speak on the topic of her book Galveston: Seawall Chronicles. Along Galveston's Gulf Coast runs a seventeen-foot-high, ten-mile-long protective barrier--a response to the nation's all-time deadliest natural disaster.  The seawall remains a stoic protector more than a century later, shielding the island from much more than physical destruction. As the foundation of Seawall Boulevard, this structure created an entirely new tourism industry that buoyed the city's economy through war, the Great Depression and hurricanes.  Adapting to the cultural trends and political movements that defined the past century, the seawall represents the unbreakable spirit of Galveston's resilient population and provides a fascinating glimpse into bygone times.

Wednesday, September 27 from 7 to 8pm

Acclaimed Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform selections from his latest work.  Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm

Ghosts of Galveston: Author Kathleen Shanahan Maca will be at Friendswood Library to present information from her book Ghosts of Galveston published by Haunted America in 2016.

Saturday, October 28 at 7pm

Author David Cowen (and a cast of local poets) will read from his book of historical Galveston Cemetery poems, The Seven Yards of Sorrow

 

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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