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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:

January 12: Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller.

February 9: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

March 8: Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini.

April 12: Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn.

 

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:  

Due to the library renovation, we currently have no classes scheduled.  We are planning to re-locate some computer classes in the near future.  Please check back for an updated schedule.

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, February 4 at 6:20pm: How Green Was My Valley starring Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp, and Roddy McDowall.  Directed by John Ford in 1941. This film is not rated and runs 118 minutes. Selected for the National Film Registry in 1990. Film Flyer

Thursday, February 18 at 6:20pm: Persuasion starring Amanda Root, Ciaran Hinds, Susan Fleetwood, and Corin Redgrave.  Directed by Roger Michell in 1995.  This film is rated PG and runs 107 minutes.  National Board of Review Top Film for 1995. Film Flyer

 

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

 

Wednesday, February 24 at 7pm

Steve Waldner, President of the 3rd Marine Division Association Lance Corporal Richard A. Anderson Chapter, will give a presentation on the WWII USS Houston Survivors of Sunda StraitUSS Houston, nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast," was sunk in combat during the World War II Battle of Sunda Strait in March 1, 1942.  Capt. Albert H. Rooks, the ship's commanding officer who was killed in action, posthumously received the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism, while USS Houston was awarded two battle stars, as well as the Presidential Unit Citation.  Come learn about the USS HOUSTON and its crew, the military events leading up to and during the Sunda Strait Battle, and the survivors’ experiences as prisoners building a railroad from Burma to Thailand. Program Flyer

Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7pm

Special Event: Friendswood Library's off the page poetry series presents 2008 Texas Poet Laureate, Larry D. Thomas, with two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Chip Dameron.  Larry Thomas' newest poetry collection, As If Light Actually Matters, was recently published by Texas Review Press. Both Larry Thomas and Chip Dameron have been inducted into the prestigious Texas Institute of Letters. Come listen to these fabulous poets read from their latest work.

Thursday, March 24 at 7pm

Author and historian, Jennifer M. Ross-Nazzal, will discuss the topic of her new book, Winning the West for Women: the Life of Suffragist Emma Smith DeVoe. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal, Ph.D. is the historian at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston. 

Thursday, April 28 at 7pm

Thirteen Poets- In celebration of National Poetry Month, poets from the Poetry Works workshop Anthology, Thirteen Poets,  will read in the newly renovated Friendswood Public Library Community Room.

 

 

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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