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Programs for Adults  (July, and August Flyers)

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 12: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende.

July 10: Share an interesting book. 

August 14: We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

September 11: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

October 9: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

 

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.

 

Computer Classes: 

Monday, July 9 at 1:30pm:  Microsoft Word: Beginner Jump Start  Learn and practice formatting techniques used to create letters, resumes, certificates, and flyers.

Monday, July 16 at 1:30pm:  Microsoft Excel: Beginner Jump Start  Learn and practice formatting techniques used to create and format a spreadsheet of numbers or textual lists.

Monday, July 23 at 1:30pm:  Microsoft PowerPoint: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a slide presentation.   

Monday, July 30 at 1:30pm:  Google Docs: Beginner Jump Start  Learn and practice formatting techniques used to create letters, resumes, certificates, and flyers.  Google Docs is similar to Microsoft Word but Google Docs is free.

Monday, August 6 at 1:30pm:  Google Sheets: Beginner Jump Start  Learn and practice formatting techniques used to create and format a spreadsheet of numbers or textual lists.  Google Sheets  is similar to Microsoft Excel but Google Sheets is free.

Monday, August 13 at 1:30pm:  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.

 

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.

3D Printing Demonstration - The library has a new 3D printer (Prusa model using PLA filament).  Come see the printer in action and learn the steps to print your own object.

Generally Wednesday or Thursday evenings.

 

Experience Green Screen Magic - The library has a large screen that is green which allows you to take family photos or make short videos superimposed onto a chosen virtual background.  Come practice the steps for using this special effect for school and personal projects.

 

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, July 26 at 6:20pm: Big Fish starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, and Jessica Lange.  Directed by Tim Burton in 2003. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 125 minutes. Movie Flyer

 

Thursday, August 9 at 6:20pm: Pillow Talk starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson. Directed by Michael Gordon in 1959.  This film is not rated and runs 102 minutes. In 2009, it was entered into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant and preserved. Movie Flyer

 

Thursday, August 23 at 6:20pm: Mamma Mia! starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd in 2008. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 110 minutes.

 

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 - 2pm

Tai Chi for Seniors: a program of the Senior Citizen Center at Friendswood Library. The gentle movements of tai chi reduce stress and offer other health benefits.  Flyer

Wednesdays from 1 - 2pm

Chair Yoga for Seniors: a program of the Senior Citizen Center at Friendswood Library. Appropriate for all activity levels. Gentle movement for strength and flexibility, paired with stress reduction. Flyer

Saturday, July 21 from 1 – 3pm    Flyer

Mental Health and Teens (A Guide for Parents) Workshop

Topic: ‘What’s normal and what is not with teens and mood?’

Presented by Lynka Smith , MS, PMHNP-BC

Lynka has been a nurse for the past 15 years and is now specializing in psychiatric nursing for adolescents and adults.  

Topic: ‘Having tough conversations with your kids, no matter their age’

Presented by Christopher Boule, LPC

Chris is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a school counselor working with children, adolescents and families for the past 7 years.  

Topic: ‘How to help parents manage their children’s emotions’

Presented by: Andrea Johnson, MA, LMFT

Andrea is a resident of Friendswood and a graduate of Friendswood high school. She has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 7 years and is currently practicing in Friendswood.  

Topic: ‘Nutrition and Mood: What’s the connection and what can we do?’ Presented by Saudia Turney, MA, LMFTS

Saudia has been a licensed marriage and family therapist for 10 years. She has done extensive work with adolescents, families, and couples.   

This is a free educational workshop to empower parents and create a healthy dialogue among parents and professionals. 

To register for this free workshop, contact the reference department at 281-482-7135 (option #3), or email reflib@friendswood.lib.tx.us

Tuesday, July 24 from 1 - 3pm   

Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminar - Come to this free seminar on Rebranding.  Brand name you! Learn to take your marketable skills and put a new spin on them to attract employers in a different industry and/or profession. Flyer

Tuesday, July 24 at 7pm

Craft Circle. Do you crochet, knit, embroidery, cross stitch, tat, macramé, or work another hand craft?  Bring your project and join the circle of conversation, encouragement, and maybe a little help. Free and open to the public. No registration. Flyer

Thursday, July 26 at 3:30pm

Genealogy: Search Family Records in MyHeritage MyHeritage is a free resource accessible from home through the Friendswood Public Library.  This interface provides access to over 5 billion historical records from all over the word (i.e. US and UK Census, city directories, public records, military, immigration, passenger lists, city directories, court records).    Flyer

Saturday, July 28  from 10:30am to 12:30pm

Houston SCORE presents a free small business program How To Develop A Business Plan.  This Business Plan workshop will walk you through the steps needed for most business plans.  It will help remove the confusion and fear and allow you to get started on your business plan today by providing sample questions to answer about your business.  Pre-register online or register that morning beginning at 10am.  SCORE is a non-profit association and a Resource Partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, providing an all-volunteer group with real-world business experience, dedicated to your business success. Flyer

Tuesday, July 31 at 6pm to 8pm

Harry Potter Birthday Party. There will be a costume contest, crafts, snacks, and games.  All ages welcome. 

Tuesday, July 31 at 7pm

Craft Circle. Do you crochet, knit, embroidery, cross stitch, tat, macramé, or work another hand craft?  Bring your project and join the circle of conversation, encouragement, and maybe a little help. Free and open to the public. No registration. Flyer

Wednesday, August 1 at 7pm

Author and Mental Training/Performance coach Robert Andrews will speak on the topic of his book, Champion's Mental Edge: Turning Champions into Winners. Robert is the mental training/performance coach for Olympic Champions Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez in gymnastics, and Simone Manuel in swimming. He has worked with many other Olympians and Olympic hopefuls from many different countries. Robert also works with players from the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NCAA All Americans among others.  Flyer

Thursday, August 2 at 3:30pm

Genealogy: Search Family Records in FamilySearchDiscover the records, books, and trees available through free online FamilySearch.org accessible from home.   Flyer

Monday, August 6 at 7pm   Flyer

Distracted Driving Course for Adult Drivers: Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways.  In 2013, the number of Texas crashes involving distracted driving totaled 94,943, up 4 percent from the previous year. The Texas Municipal Police Association has teamed up with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) to present a free, one-hour course for Texas drivers. Please join us and thousands of other Texas drivers who have already taken the course as we make an effort to save lives. 

Tuesday, August 7 from 1 - 3pm

Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminar - Come to this free seminar on Managing Stress, Time, and Finances.  Losing a job can make you feel like you've lost control of your life! Learn to take control of the things you can (stress, time, and finances) to help build resilience. Flyer

Tuesday, August 7 at 7pm

Craft Circle. Do you crochet, knit, embroidery, cross stitch, tat, macramé, or work another hand craft?  Bring your project and join the circle of conversation, encouragement, and maybe a little help. Free and open to the public. No registration. Flyer

Thursday, August 9 at 3:30pm

Genealogy: DNA Test results - A Beginner guide. Learn how to view matches and pedigree charts, upload a pedigree chart, and communicate with identified relatives from within Ancestry and FamilyTreeDNA. This class covers “how to” navigate and use the website interface; it will not cover the DNA science.  Flyer

Tuesday, August 14 at 7pm

Craft Circle. Do you crochet, knit, embroidery, cross stitch, tat, macramé, or work another hand craft?  Bring your project and join the circle of conversation, encouragement, and maybe a little help. Free and open to the public. No registration. Flyer

Tuesday, August 21 from 1 - 3pm

Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminar - Come to this free seminar on The Energy Industry.  Texas has the largest energy market in the nation! Learn what this industry includes, why it's so important to Texas, how your skills transfer, and where to find "hidden" opportunities. Flyer

Tuesday, August 21 at 7pm

Craft Circle. Do you crochet, knit, embroidery, cross stitch, tat, macramé, or work another hand craft?  Bring your project and join the circle of conversation, encouragement, and maybe a little help. Free and open to the public. No registration. Flyer

Wednesday, August 22 at 7pm

Detox Your Mind Through Meditation - By detoxing our mind we can improve our thought patterns which in turn will calm the mind and bring about mental wellness and inner peace.  Join Daya Sharma, a long time meditator, to learn how to implement a simple yet very powerful meditation technique that can be life changing. 

Tuesday, August 28 at 7pm

Craft Circle. Do you crochet, knit, embroidery, cross stitch, tat, macramé, or work another hand craft?  Bring your project and join the circle of conversation, encouragement, and maybe a little help. Free and open to the public. No registration. Flyer

Wednesday, August 29 at 7pm

Finding Lasting Happiness Through Meditation  - Learn a simple, yet highly effective, method to help still our restless mind, achieve a state of lasting happiness and reconnect with our inner source.  Experience for yourself how meditation can change your life significantly.  Join Daya Sharma, a long time meditator, to learn how to implement a simple yet very powerful meditation technique that can be life changing. 

Thursday, September 13 from 7 - 8pm

Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line- Kimber Fountain, Editor-in-Chief of Galveston Monthly and author of Galveston Seawall Chronicles, will be at Friendswood Library to present her new book coming August 20th from Arcadia Publishing, Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line.

Saturday, September 15 at 6:30pm

Friendswood Library's 2nd Annual Ekphrastic Poetry Contest and Reading. For more information about the contest and how to enter go here

Thursday, October 19 from 10am - 8:30pm

Genealogy: Live Webinars (Annual Genealogy Lock-In)  Flyer

 

 

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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