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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:

May 12: George Washington's Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager.

June 9: The Light Between the Oceans by M.S. Stedman

July 14: Share an interesting book.

 

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.  Some computers available to first arrivals on a first come, first serve basis.

Dates & Topics for Classes are:  

Thursday, June 11 at 6:30pm: Microsoft PowerPoint: Learn how to make a slide presentation.

 

Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00pm:  Introduction to Skype.   Learn how to use Skype to make free internet video calls to friends, family, or colleagues around the world.    Come experience how to communicate and collaborate using Skype on a computer or mobile device.  Skype is free and available for computers, smartphones, and tablets.  You are welcome to bring your own laptop, phone, or tablet to use in the class.  Free secure Wi-Fi is available.

 

Wednesday, June 24 at 7:00pm: Microsoft Word:  Learn basic word processing applications including text formatting; cut, copy & paste, using pictures and other basic ribbon functions. 

 

Thursday, June 25 at 6:30pm: Microsoft Excel:  Learn basic functions of this financial spreadsheet application.

 

 

Technology Q&A Sessions:

Thursday, May 21 and 28 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm eBook Help.  Get one-on-one assistance in accessing free eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines on your computer or mobile device.  Free WiFi is available. Can't make one of these dates?  Call and schedule a time for one-on-one assistance, 281-482-7135 ext. 2.

Thursday, June 4 at 10:30am and Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00pm Downloading eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines.  Learn how to access and download free eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines.  Bring your mobile devices for assistances.  Free WiFi is available.  Can't make one of these dates?  Call and schedule a time for one-on-one assistance, 281-482-7135 ext. 2.

 

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:

June 4: The More the Merrier starring Joel McCrea, Jean Arthur, and Charles Coburn. Directed by George Stevens in 1943. This film is not rated and runs 104 minutes. The More the Merrier flyer 

June 18: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade starring Harrison Ford and Sean Connery. Directed by Steven Spielberg in 1989.  This film is rated PG-13 and runs 127 minutes. Indiana Jones flyer 

July 2: I Confess starring Montgomery Clift and Anne Baxter. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1953. This film is Not Rated and runs 92 minutes. I Confess flyer

 

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

Saturday, May 30 at 2pm (Time and Location change)

FamilySearch.org : An Overview.  Learn about the different research resources available through this FREE online resource.   Program presented by Nick Cimino, Professional Genealogist (Nick's blog) and Bay Area Genealogical Society representative (Society's website).

Program will be held at the Friendswood Activity Building located at 416 Morningside Drive, Friendswood, TX (Google Map)

Thursday, June 11 at 10:30am

Genealogy:  HeritageQuest Discover the primary record resources available in this free online resource that you can access from home.    

Monday, June 22nd at 7pm

Pele of Polynesia Dance Performance. This exciting show features beautiful island dances, music, authentic costumes, and audience participation! The Polynesian Revue features traditional dances from Tahiti, Samoa, New Zealand, Fiji and, of course, Hawai'i.  Pele of Polynesia incorporates traditional and modern dances in shows set to beautiful, fun, tropical music. Event flyer

Thursday, June 25 at 10:30am

Genealogy:  WorldVitalRecords Discover the primary record resources available in this free online resource that you can access from home.  

Thursday, June 25 at 7pm

Clyde and Chester, The Investigators: Author Chester P. Karrick, Jr. will discuss some of the investigative cases conducted by himself and legendary Houston private eye, Clyde A. Wilson. A book signing will conclude the event.  Event flyer

Tuesday, June 30 at 7:00pm

Genealogy:  HeritageQuest and WorldVitalRecords Discover the primary record resources available in these free online resource that you can access from home.

 

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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