Friends of the Library
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.
Titles & Group Discussion Dates are:
the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears by Diane
12: Share an interesting book.
Turner House by Angela Flournoy.
Beginner Computer Classes
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
computers available to first arrivals on a first come, first serve
& Topics for Classes are:
are held in the newly renovated community room. WiFi is
available. You are welcome to use your laptop or mobile device
for the class.
classes scheduled due to library construction.
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.
or contemporary film is shown every other Thursday at 6:20 p.m.
Film is free and shown on an 8x10 ft. projection screen.
Contact the library at 281-482-7135 for movie details.
& Movie Titles are:
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
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
Special Topic Programs (e.g. Genealogy,
Poetry, History, Authors)
Now through August 20
– August 20: Adult Summer Reading Challenge - Exercise your mind,
be a champ, and earn chances to win a prize!
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.
an account and start logging your progress by clicking
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
Monday, June 13 through Monday, August
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
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
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
Wednesday, August 3 at
Pharmacist Talk with Vince Anselmo Jr.:
High Blood Pressure
August 4 at 7pm
Library's Off the Page poetry series presents poets
Anis Shivani and
Jonathan Moody. Anis 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
the reference desk to learn more about library
programs and events.