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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:

April 12: Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn.

May 10: Remember Ben Clayton by Stephen Harrigan.

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

July 12: 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:  

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.

 

Tuesday, May 10 at 2pm.  Introduction to Using Microsoft Word  Learn the basic tools used to insert and format images.

 

Thursday, May 12 at 2pm.  Introduction to Using Microsoft ExcelLearn the basics tools used to create a simple spreadsheet for personal finance or inventory. 

 

 

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 5 at 6:20pm: The Miracle Worker starring Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke.  Directed by Arthur Penn in 1962.  This film is Not Rated and runs 106 minutes. Ranked #15 on AFI's America's Most Inspiring Movies.  Nominated for five Academy Awards.

Thursday, June 9 at 6:20pm: Quigley Down Under starring Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, and Alan Rickman. Directed by Simon Wincer in 1990. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 119 minutes.

 

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

 

Wednesday, May 11 at 2:00pm and also on Thursday, May 12 at 6:30pm

Hurricane Preparedness- A representative from the City of Friendswood Office of Emergency Management will share information on the city’s hurricane plan, discuss what citizens can do before and after a hurricane to weather the storm, and answer questions.  

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, June 23rd at 7pm

Self-Publishing: Weasel Patterson, owner and manager of Weasel Press, will teach a course on how to self-publish your book. Topics covered include: Manuscript Design with Microsoft Word, Best fonts to use, Book Sizes, What is bleed?, Createspace options, Uploading PDFs, Uploading Covers, and Ebook formatting. 

Thursday, July 7 at 7pm

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.  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 -- that is the purpose of this book (and presentation). 

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.

 

 

 

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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