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Programs for Adults (May) (June)

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:

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, May 24 at 1:00pm:  Microsoft Internet: Beginner Surfing...Catch The Wave Discover resources available to locate information of interest to you on the Internet.  We will discuss the web browser, search strategies, interpreting search results, and navigating websites.  

Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00pm:  Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a spreadsheet of information.  

Wednesday, June 7 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, June 14 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, June 21 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, June 28 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.

 

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, May 25 at 6:20pm: Hidden Figures starring Taraji Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae. Directed by Theodore Melfi in 2016.  This film is rated PG and runs 127 minutes. Movie Flyer

Thursday, June 8 at 6:20pm: Unfaithfully Yours starring Rex Harrison and Linda Darnell. Directed by Preston Sturges in 1948.  This film is not rated and runs 1hr 45min. In 2008, director Quentin Tarantino placed the film at number 8 in his top 11 movies of all time.  Movie Flyer

Thursday, June 22 at 6:20pm: The Search starring Montgomery Clift.  Directed by Fred Zinnemann in 1948.  This film is not rated and runs 105 minutes. Academy Award for Best Story and Golden Globe for Best Screenplay. This was Montgomery Clift's second film. He was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role.  Many of the scenes were shot amidst the actual ruins of post-war German cities.   Movie Flyer

 

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

Tuesday, May 9 from 6:30 - 8:30pm

Lauren Luna Art Show - Opening Reception: Meet the artist during this come and go opening reception in Friendswood Library's Community Room. Refreshments provided. Learn more about Lauren Luna. This art exhibit runs through the end of June.

Saturday, May 27 from 2 - 3:30pm

Fit Chat: Create a Fitness Plan - Discuss health and fitness goals and how to achieve your ultimate results. Contact the library at 281-482-7135 for more information. Flyer

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.  Program flyer

Monday, June 5 at 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.  Program flyer

Tuesday: June 6 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm 

ESL Conversation Classes.  Free, no registration, open to the public.  Come when you can.  Classes continue weekly from June 6 to July 11.  Flyer

Wednesday, June 7 at 7pm

Celebrate National Garden Week with a special presentation on Gardening for Butterflies by Master Gardener Tish Reustle.  Tish has been a Master Gardener since 2008 and helped develop a Butterfly Garden at the Research and Education Garden at Carbide Park. Flyer

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

Workforce Solutions Free Job Search Skills Seminars: See schedule

Tuesday: June 13 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm 

ESL Conversation Classes.  Free, no registration, open to the public.  Come when you can.  Classes continue weekly.  Last class is July 11. Flyer

Thursday, June 15 at 7pm

Book Talk and Signing with author Lora-Marie Bernard, author of The Counterfeit Prince of Old Texas: Swindling Slaver Monroe Edwards. 

After Monroe Edwards died in Sing Sing prison in 1847, penny dreadful memorialized him as the most celebrated American forger until the turn of the century.  With a bizarre biography too complicated for easy history, his critical contributions to Texas settlement, revolution and annexation were inextricably mired in his activities as a slave smuggler and confidence man. Author Lora-Marie Bernard unravels the unbelievable story of one of the most notorious criminal adventurers ever to set foot on the soil of the Lone Star State.

Lora-Marie Bernard is an award-winning crime, public affairs and investigative journalist whose Texas nonfiction focuses on the state's resources and historical figures.  Also the author of Lower Brazos River Canals with Arcadia Publishing, she lives in the NASA community of Clear Lake City in Houston.

Tuesday: June 20 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm 

ESL Conversation Classes.  Free, no registration, open to the public.  Come when you can.  Classes continue weekly.  Last class is July 11.  Flyer

Tuesday: June 27 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm 

ESL Conversation Classes.  Free, no registration, open to the public.  Come when you can.  Classes continue weekly.  Last class is July 11.  Flyer

Thursday, June 29 at 7pm

How to Find Focus Fast in a World that Moves Faster with Jessica Modad.  Do you ever feel there are not enough hours in the day? No matter how hard you work, you never seem to get it all done?  During this talk, Jessica will share her personal rituals, apps, tips and top ways to increase productivity.  Program Flyer

Saturday, July 1st deadline 

Ekphrastic Poetry Reading and Contest Deadline.  For more information.

Wednesday: July 5 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm 

ESL Conversation Classes.  Free, no registration, open to the public.  Come when you can.  Classes continue weekly.  Last class is July 11.  Flyer

Tuesday: July 11 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm 

ESL Conversation Classes.  Free, no registration, open to the public.  Come when you can.  Classes continue weekly.  Last class is July 11.  Flyer

Thursday, July 13 at 7pm

Teaching Shakespeare to your Child or Grandchild - Presenters Tom Woods and Bob Craig will guide you through the process of teaching Shakespeare to your children using A Midsummer Night's Dream. The program includes a brief introduction, a discussion of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and a presentation outlining steps to teach your children Shakespeare. Shakespeare beginners welcome

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.  

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

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.

 

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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