Friends of the Library
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.
Titles & Group Discussion Dates are:
Will Out by Walter Kirn.
Ben Clayton by Stephen Harrigan.
the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears by Diane
12: Share an interesting book.
Beginner Computer Classes
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
computers available to first arrivals on a first come, first serve
& Topics for Classes are:
are held in the newly renovated community room. WiFi is
available. You are welcome to use your laptop or mobile device
for the class.
May 10 at 2pm. Introduction to Using Microsoft Word
Learn the basic tools used to insert and format images.
May 12 at 2pm. Introduction to Using Microsoft Excel.
the basics tools used to create a simple spreadsheet for personal finance or
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.
or contemporary film is shown every other Thursday at 6:20 p.m.
Film is free and shown on an 8x10 ft. projection screen.
Contact the library at 281-482-7135 for movie details.
& Movie Titles are:
May 5 at 6:20pm: The Miracle Worker starring Anne
Bancroft and Patty Duke. Directed by Arthur Penn in
1962. This film is Not Rated and runs 106 minutes. Ranked #15
on AFI's America's Most Inspiring Movies. Nominated for five
June 9 at 6:20pm: Quigley Down Under starring Tom
Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, and Alan Rickman. Directed by Simon
Wincer in 1990. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 119 minutes.
Special Topic Programs (e.g. Genealogy,
Poetry, History, Authors)
Wednesday, May 11 at 2:00pm and also on Thursday, May 12 at 6:30pm
Hurricane Preparedness- A representative from the City of
Friendswood Office of Emergency Management will share information on
the city’s hurricane plan, discuss what
citizens can do before and after a hurricane to weather the storm,
and answer questions.
Monday, June 13 through Monday, August
SPELLING BEE Workshops with spelling champion Syamantak Payra:
These nine individual classes are designed to help spellers learn
language patterns – how to spell words from different languages of
origin. Classes are held on Mondays from 6 – 7pm from June 13
through August 15. Classes
are free and are open to the public. You are not required to attend
all classes. Choose topics of interest or come to all nine.
All ages. For more information Program
Thursday, June 23rd at 7pm
Self-Publishing: Weasel Patterson, owner and manager of
Weasel Press, will teach a course on how to self-publish your book.
Topics covered include: Manuscript Design with Microsoft Word, Best
fonts to use, Book Sizes, What is bleed?, Createspace options,
Uploading PDFs, Uploading Covers, and Ebook formatting.
Thursday, July 7 at 7pm
Greetings from Galveston: A History from the 1870s to the
1950s through Post Cards. Author E. Barry Gray will be at
Friendswood Library to discuss Galveston history through picture
post cards. Through the use of vintage picture post cards, the
reader can travel back through the Victorian streets of old
Galveston and enjoy architectural marvels that some of the greatest
architects of the 19th Century had to offer. A few of these
buildings are still here but many can only be enjoyed through
pictures -- that is the purpose of this book (and presentation).
Thursday, July 21 at 7pm
World War II Veteran Birney T.
“Chick” Havey Jr will be at Friendswood Library to share his
experiences and talk about his book Never
Left the Battlefields.
Birney T. “Chick” Havey Jr.
descended from Hessian soldiers paid to fight with Washington's
Armies during the Revolutionary War. Landing in Europe in November,
1944, he fought in northern France, Battle of the Bulge and the
Invasion of Germany. He received 14 major decorations including the
Purple Heart, 3 Bronze Stars and the Silver Star. In civilian life,
he sold restaurant equipment to wholesale dealers and
supermarkets. He retired to Galveston, Texas in 1986, built a
home on the water and opened a restaurant equipment business. He is
still active today.
Private Havey received thirteen
major decorations in six months of combat, from the Battle of the
Bulge to the Liberation of the Death Camp at Dachau in April, 1945.
His accounts of the battles and adventures are real and riveting.
Now, as a 93 year old, his long term memory is still exceptional,
after 33,430 sunrises in these years. In effect, Chick Havey never
left the battlefield. This book is the story of that exceptional
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