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Programs for Adults  (PDF Flyer)

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:

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

October 10: News of the World by Paulette Jiles. 

November 14: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.

 

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, September 20 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.

Thursday,  September 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.  Google Docs is similar to Microsoft Word but Google Docs is free.

Thursday, October 5 at 1:00pm:  Google Sheets: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a spreadsheet of information.  Google Sheets is similar to Microsoft Excel but Google Docs is free.

Thursday, October 12 at 1:00pm:  Microsoft Excel: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a spreadsheet of information.  

Thursday, October 19 at 1:00pm:  Microsoft Word: Beginner Jump Start  Learn and practice the ribbon commands and formatting techniques used to create letters, resumes, certificates, and flyers.

Thursday, October 26 at 1:00pm:  Microsoft PowerPoint: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a slide presentation.  

 

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, September 28 at 6:20pm: Barefoot in the Park starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. Directed by Gene Saks in 1967.  This film is not rated and runs 106 minutes. Based on Neil Simon's 1963 play of the same name. Movie Flyer

 

Thursday, October 12 at 6:20pm: The Searchers starring John Wayne, Ward Bond, and Natalie Wood.  Directed by John Ford in 1956.  This film is not rated and runs 119 minutes. 

 

Thursday, October 26 at 6:20pm: Arrival starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker.  Directed by Denis Villeneuve in 2017.  This film is rated PG-13 and runs 116 minutes. Movie Flyer

 

Thursday, November 9 at 6:20pm: Midnight starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, and John Barrymore. Directed by Mitchell Leisen in 1939.  This film is not rated and runs 94 minutes. In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

 

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

Tuesday: September 12 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm 

Fiber Craft Circle - Do you crochet, knit, embroidery, cross stitch, tat, macramé, or work another hand fiber craft?  Bring a project and join the circle of conversation, encouragement, and maybe a little help.  Flyer

Beginning Monday, September 18 at 10am and repeated September 25, October 2 & 7 at 10am

Intro to Facebook and Google Marketing: Building your Business Online - Go beyond just boosting a post.  Learn how to get the most out of  your advertising.  Discover the power of social media marketing to more effectively build your business reputation online. This class is free and open to the public at Friendswood Library. No registration required.  Flyer

Tuesday, September 19 from 1-3pm

Workforce Solutions Job Search Workshop: Creating Resumes, Completing Applications, and Writing Cover Letters Get noticed!  Learn how to develop professional applications, resumes, references, cover letters, and thank you letters that make the most impact with employers and demonstrate you are the right person for the job. Class Schedule

Tuesday: September 19 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm 

Fiber Craft Circle - Do you crochet, knit, embroidery, cross stitch, tat, macramé, or work another hand fiber craft?  Bring a project and join the circle of conversation, encouragement, and maybe a little help.  Flyer

Thursday, September 21 from 7 to 8:30pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Club:  Come practice your conversational skills. Discuss current events. Learn new idioms. Make new friends. Club will meet one night a month. All level of speakers welcome. Flyer

Tuesday: September 26 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm 

Fiber Craft Circle - Do you crochet, knit, embroidery, cross stitch, tat, macramé, or work another hand fiber craft?  Bring a project and join the circle of conversation, encouragement, and maybe a little help.  Flyer

Wednesday, September 27 from 1pm to 2pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Class:  Come practice your conversational skills. Discuss current events. Learn new idioms. Make new friends. Class will meet each Wednesday through November 1.  All level of speakers welcome.  Flyer

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.  Event Flyer

Tuesday, October 3rd from 1 - 3pm

Workforce Solutions Free Job Search Seminar - Interviewing. No registration required. Just come.

Wednesday, October 4 from 1pm to 2pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Class:  Come practice your conversational skills. Discuss current events. Learn new idioms. Make new friends. Class will meet each Wednesday through November 1.  All level of speakers welcome.  Flyer

Thursday, October 5 at 7pm

Author Johanna Wycoff will discuss her book Dancing in Bomb Shelters: My Diary of Holland in World War II

In May 1940, fourteen-year-old Johanna de Wilde was just like any other teenage girl in Nijmegen, Holland, (the Netherlands), who loved boys and music, but when Hitler and his German troops invaded her town during World War II, her life was changed forever.

As bombs exploded around her house, Johanna was encouraged by her father to document their large family's struggles to survive as they desperately searched for food; fearfully hid Jewish friends; and bravely endured SS brutality, Gestapo searches, and resistance activities. Johanna shares how she was forced to write secretly and keep the pages of her diary well-hidden to avoid discovery by the Gestapo who would have surely shot her father and sent the rest of the family to concentration camps as punishment.

As her town became the focal point of the huge Allied invasion, Operation Market Garden, Johanna provides an in-depth glimpse into how teenagers behaved during a traumatic time in history as they searched for excitement, danced and romanced, and played tricks on the enemy in order to offset hunger, earsplitting noise, and the privation that persisted for five long years.

Tuesdays, October 10, October 17, and October 24 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Genealogy Research Classes:  Whether you are just starting to research your family history or are a seasoned researcher, come discover and practice searching records, building trees and sharing memories on FamilySearch.org, a free online resource accessible from home. Learn tips to effectively search and filter information to find your ancestors in various types of records including census, military, newspapers, land, court, immigration, family and local history books. Discuss several ways to save, preserve, and share the information found. You are welcome to bring your family history information, laptop, or mobile device for use during class. Free WiFi is available. This class will be held at the Friendswood Public Library but you must register with FISD Community Education Department either online or by postal mail at http://myfisd.com/community-ed    Friendswood Family History Center consultants Ginger Gregory and Nancy Royce are teaching these classes.  Flyer  FISD Com Ed Adult Classes Brochure

Wednesday, October 11 from 1pm to 2pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Class:  Come practice your conversational skills. Discuss current events. Learn new idioms. Make new friends. Class will meet each Wednesday through November 1.  All level of speakers welcome.  Flyer

Tuesday, October 17 from 1 - 3pm

Workforce Solutions Free Job Search Seminar - Evaluating Your Skills - Job Search Plan. No registration required. Just come.

Wednesday, October 18 from 1pm to 2pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Class:  Come practice your conversational skills. Discuss current events. Learn new idioms. Make new friends. Class will meet each Wednesday through November 1.  All level of speakers welcome.  Flyer

Friday, October 20 from 11am to 10pm

Annual Genealogy Lock-in (Full Day of Genealogy Programming) Plus Ancestors RoadshowPresentations will be broadcasted from libraries across Texas. Come watch these presentations live at the Friendswood Library from 11am to 10pm. The presentations are free, open to the public, no registration required.  Watch one or two presentations, or stay for the entire day.  Snacks and mobile devices welcome.  A few computers will be available for online research.  Program Schedule and Ancestors Roadshow details are listed on the Event Flyer

11:00am:  Orphan Train Riders: Tracks to Texas & Beyond, All Aboard 1854 to 1929 with Paula Perkins

Noon:   Beginner’s Guide to Documenting Your Family History with LaToya Devezin of the Austin History Center.

1:40pm:   Discover Local History through a Regional Depository with Laura Saegert of the Texas State Library & Archives will address TSLAC’s regional depository program.

2:50pm:  My Texans during the Republic with Sharon Farnsworth answers questions about your Texas Republic era ancestors.

4:00pm: Connecting Your DNA Matches with Diahan Southard

6:00pm:  Researching Your Czech Immigrant Ancestor’s Background in the Old Fatherland with Dr. Miroslav Koudelka from the Czech Republic

7:10pm:  Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers with Lisa Louise Cooke, The Genealogy Gems Podcast

8:20pm:  Discovering Your WWI Ancestor: Sources & Resources with Earl Pogue, Family Historian & AUthor

Wednesday, October 25 from 1pm to 2pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Class:  Come practice your conversational skills. Discuss current events. Learn new idioms. Make new friends. Class will meet each Wednesday through November 1.  All level of speakers welcome.  Flyer

Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm

Ghosts of Galveston: Author Kathleen Shanahan Maca will be at Friendswood Library to share stories 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 SorrowEvent Flyer

Tuesday, October 31 from 1 - 3pm

Workforce Solutions Free Job Search Seminar - Making Connections.  No registration required. Just come.

Wednesday, November 1 from 1pm to 2pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Class:  Come practice your conversational skills. Discuss current events. Learn new idioms. Make new friends. Class will meet each Wednesday through November 1.  All level of speakers welcome.  Flyer

Tuesday, November 14 from 1 to 3pm

Workforce Solutions Free Job Search Seminar - Creating Resumes. No registration required. Just come.

Tuesday, November 28th from 1 - 3pm

Workforce Solutions Free Job Search Seminar - Beating Long-Term Unemployment. No registration. Just come. 

 

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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