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Programs for Adults

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:

June 14: Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears by Diane Glancy. 

July 12: Share an interesting book.

August 9: The Turner House by Angela Flournoy.

 

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:  

Classes are held in the newly renovated community room.  WiFi is available.  You are welcome to use your laptop or mobile device for the class.

 

No classes scheduled due to library construction. 

 

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, June 30 at 6:20pm: Come September starring Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida. Directed by Robert Mulligan in 1961. This film is not rated and runs 112 minutes.  Movie Flyer

Thursday, July 14 at 6:20pm: Buena Vista Social Club with Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Eliades Ochoa, and others. Directed by Wim Wenders in 1999. This film is rated G and runs 105 minutes. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary feature in 2000. 

A group of legendary Cuban musicians, some as old as their nineties, were brought together by Ry Cooder to record a CD. In this film, we see and hear some of the songs being recorded in Havana. There is also footage from concerts in Amsterdam and New York City's Carnegie Hall. In addition, many of the individual musicians talk about their lives in Cuba and about how they got started in music. Written by George S. Davis Movie Flyer

 

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

 

Now through August 20

Now – August 20: Adult Summer Reading Challenge - Exercise your mind, be a champ, and earn chances to win a prize! 

Your challenge is to read 1 book from each of the following 20 categories. The books you choose can be published in any format (i.e. print, audio, or electronic). Log each book that you read. Read 5 books and you earn 1 entry in the random drawing for prizes. Earn an additional entry in the drawing for every 5 additional books read up to 20 books (a total of 4 entries). 
There is a limit of only one prize per person. The drawing will take place on Monday, August 22 and the winners will be notified by email. The prizes are funded by the Friends of the Library.
The grand prizes are a Fitbit Flex and a Kindle Tablet. Additional prizes include local business items and gift cards to encourage good physical and mental health. 
Create an account and start logging your progress by clicking 
here.  Don't want to use the online system? No problem. Document the books titles on paper and then bring it in before August 20, 2016.  Program Flyer and Log

Monday, June 13 through Monday, August 15

Summer 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 Flyer

Thursday, July 7 at 7 - 8pm

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.  He will use projection equipment to show numerous post cards from his extensive collection. 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. Event Flyer 

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 life.  Event Flyer

Wednesday, August 3 at 2pm

Pharmacist Talk with Vince Anselmo Jr.: High Blood Pressure

Thursday, August 4 at 7pm

Friendswood Library's Off the Page poetry series presents poets Anis Shivani and Jonathan MoodyAnis Shivani is a fiction writer, poet, critic, and is a 2012 Pushcart Prize winner.  Jonathan Moody is a poet and professor.  His poetry collection, Olympic Butter Gold, won the 2014 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize. Poets Q&A session to follow reading. Event Flyer

 

 

 

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last updated 2/06/2015.




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