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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:

January 13: Shelter by Frances Greenslade.

February 10: When the Smoke Cleared At Gettysburg by George Sheldon.

March 10: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. 

April 14: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.


Beginner Computer Classes

Computer Class topics rotate and include Internet searching, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Files and Folders, E-mail, HeritageQuest genealogy database, and Homework Help resources: the hidden web.  Some computers available to first arrivals on a first come, first serve basis.

Dates & Topics for Classes are:  

Thursday, January 15 at 6:30pm: Microsoft PowerPoint - Learn how to create a slide presentation. 


Technology Q&A Sessions:

Monday, November 3, 10, 17, 24 and December 1, 8, and 15 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm (come and go).  Help Sessions for downloading eBooks & audiobooks - Learn how to use the library’s resources OverDrive and OneClick Digital to download eBooks and audiobooks for free to a mobile device or desktop computer.  Bring your mobile device and we will help you get started.  

Thursday, December 4 and December 11 from 10:30am to noon (come and go).  eReader Discovery - Thinking about purchasing an eReader or tablet?  Come experience reading an eBook on a Kindle, iPad, and Nook.  Discover the process to access free library eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines that can be viewed on many different mobile devices.


Friendswood Library flicks

Classic or contemporary movie 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:

December 18: The Bishop's Wife starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven. Directed by Henry Koster in 1947. This film is not rated and runs 109 minutes. The Bishop's Wife flyer

January 8: Carefree starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Directed by Mark Sandrich in 1938. This film is not rated and runs 83 minutes. Carefree flyer

January 22: Sense and Sensibility (*6:10pm) starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, and Hugh Grant. Directed by Ang Lee in 1995.  This film is rated PG and runs 136 minutes. Sense and Sensibility flyer

February 5: Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death) starring David Niven and Kim Hunter.  Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger in 1946.  This film is not rated and runs 104 minutes. In 2004, a poll by the magazine Total Film of 25 film critics named Stairway to Heaven the second greatest British film ever made. Stairway to Heaven flyer


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

Wednesday, January 14 at 7pm

Friendswood Public Library off the page poetry series presents a reading with David Cowen, president of Gulf Coast Poets; Sybil Estess, 2009 & 2015 Texas Poet Laureate nominee; and UHCL professor Dr. John Gorman. Featured readings will conclude with an open mic session. Dr. John Gorman will receive the first annual Friendswood Public Library Award for Outstanding Cultural Programming at the conclusion of this poetry event. Event Flyer

Thursday, January 29 at 7pm

Captain Dave versus the Yankees: blockade-running on the Texas Coast during the Civil War presented by Andrew Hall.  Andrew Hall is actively involved in a range of historical activities. He currently serves (2014-15) as Chairman of the Galveston Historical Foundation Museum Committee. Since 1990 Hall has volunteered with the office of the State Marine Archaeologist at the Texas Historical Commission to help document historic shipwrecks in Texas waters. Hall has worked on numerous marine archaeology projects in Texas notably from 1995 to 2002 on the Denbigh Project, the most extensive excavation and research program on a Civil War blockade runner in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2001 Hall was part of the inaugural group of volunteer marine archaeological stewards appointed by the Texas Historical Commission, the first group of its kind in the nation. Hall writes and speaks frequently on the subjects of Texas' maritime history and its military conflicts in the 19th century. In 2012 Hall published his first book, The Galveston-Houston Packet: Steamboats on Buffalo Bayou, with the History Press of Charleston, South Carolina. His second book with the History Press, Civil War Blockade Running on the Texas Coast, was released in 2014. When he is not working with the Historical Commission on sites in the “Wet Texas” region of the state, he blogs at, and at the historical magazine, the Civil War Monitor.  

Thursday, February 12 at 7pm

Author Glynn Lunney will speak about his book Highways Into Space: A first-hand account of the beginnings of the human space program.  A book signing will conclude the event.

Lunney was a major factor in the success of all of the human space activities conducted in the first three decades and particularly in the exemplary work he did as Flight Director for Apollo XIII.    ---Christopher Kraft, First Flight Director, JSC Center Director and author


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