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Programs for Adults  (April Flyer and May Flyer)

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:

March 13: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. 

April 10: Two Across by Jeffrey Bartsch.

May 8: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.

June 12: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende.

July 10: 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:   (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: 

Wednesday, March 28 - No class

Wednesday, April 4 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.  

Wednesday, April 11 at 1:30pm:  Google Sheets: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a spreadsheet of information.  Google Sheets is similar to Microsoft Excel but Google Sheets is free.  

Wednesday, April 18 - at 7pm: Microsoft Excel: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a spreadsheet of information.

Wednesday, April 25 at 7pm:  Self-publishing How To  Discuss a few steps needed to create your own electronic book for easy printing and or selling. 

Wednesday, May 2 at 1:30pm:  Microsoft PowerPoint Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a slide presentation.   

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

 

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, April 26 at 6:20pm: The Illusionist starring Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, and Jessica Biel. Directed by Neil Burger in 2006.  This film is rated PG-13 and runs 110 minutes. Movie Flyer

 

Thursday, May 10 at 6:20pm: High Society starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Louis Armstrong. Directed by Charles Walters in 1956. This film is rated G and runs 111 minutes. Movie Flyer

 

Thursday, May 31 at 6:20pm: Dead Poets Society starring Robin Williams and Ethan Hawke.  Directed by Peter Weir in 1989.  This film is rated PG and runs 128 minutes. Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. 

 

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

Tuesday, April 24 from 7pm to 8:30pm

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, April 24 from 7pm to 8:30pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Club -  Come practice your conversational skills in a friendly, relaxed environment.  Club meets once each month in the evening.  All level of speakers welcome.  Flyer

Friday, April 27 from 6:30 - 7:30pm

Poe'tea' - Join us for a free poetry program for all ages, bring a dish and a poem to share! April is National Poetry Month. Flyer

Saturday, April 28 from 10:30am - noon

SCORE Houston Chapter free business workshop - "The 7 Habits of Aspiring Entrepreneurs" presented by Adam Goldman.  Thinking about starting your own business or investing in a franchise business? Goldman’s varied experience in business, startups and franchising has given him the expertise to help entrepreneurs. Over his 20 year career, Goldman has founded three successful companies on two continents. He loves starting businesses because of the excitement, flexibility, and upside that they bring.  Goldman’s professional credentials include a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree with a concentration in entrepreneurship from the University of California Berkeley.  Flyer

Tuesday, May 1 from 1 - 3pm

Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminar - Come to this free seminar on Evaluating Your Skills.  Most job seekers can't describe their skills! Learn to effectively communicate your marketable skills to employers, research labor market opportunities, and develop a job search plan with daily schedules and goals. Brand Name You! Flyer

Wednesday, May 2 from 1pm to 2pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Class -  - Come practice your conversational skills in a friendly, relaxed environment.  Class will meet each Wednesday through November 1.  All level of speakers welcome.  Flyer

Thursday, May 3 at 6:30pm

What a trip looks like when it’s planned to meet a dream and budget - Would you like to see a trip from the very beginning to the very end, from the research to the return home? Come and hear Gary Kay, a retired college professor who has traveled overseas numerous times, take you through the planning process and details of a trip designed to get the most for your travel time and money. This program will show, through examples and photos, the planning and implementation process for an upcoming trip to Spain and France for Gary, his wife and some friends. And while your dreams and destinations may be different, the planning process is the same. Through this process you will learn: Choosing your destination, How to choose your methods of travel, Choosing and booking accommodations, Choosing and allotting time for the sights you want to see, and Dining. Gary does not lead tours or represent any travel agency.  Flyer

Wednesday, May 9 from 1pm to 2pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Class -  - Come practice your conversational skills in a friendly, relaxed environment.  Class will meet each Wednesday through November 1.  All level of speakers welcome.  Flyer

Wednesday, May 9  at 7pm

Genealogy Webinar - Hidden Web: Digging Deeper presented by Cyndi Ingle    Explore resources that are invisible to Google and hidden deep within web sites and proprietary databases. The "hidden web" lies buried within the collections for commercial web sites, libraries, archives, and museums.  Flyer

Thursday, May 10 at 10am and repeated Tuesday, May 29 at 6:30pm

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

Tuesday, May 15 from 1 - 3pm

Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminar - Come to this free seminar on Creating Resumes, Completing Applications, and Writing Cover LettersGet noticed! Learn how to develop professional applications, resumes, references, cover letters, and thank you letters that make the most impact with employers and demonstrate you are the right person for the job. No registration required. Just come.   Flyer

Wednesday, May 16 from 1pm to 2pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Class -  - Come practice your conversational skills in a friendly, relaxed environment.  Class will meet each Wednesday through November 1.  All level of speakers welcome.  Flyer

Wednesday, May 16  at 1pm

Genealogy Webinar - The First 5 Thinkgs To Do With Your New Test Results presented by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.    You've just received your test results, now what should you do? Together we'll examine some of the first things you should do with your new test results.  Flyer

Saturday, May 19  thru Saturday, May 26

Book Sale - Preview sale for Friends of the Library members is Saturday, May 19 from 10am to noon.  At noon, the sale is open to the general public, book sellers, and vendors.  You can become a member of The Friends of the Friendswood Public Library for as low as $10.  A Friends membership form is available at the circulation desk and on the Friends webpage.  The book sale is sponsored by Friends of the Library. All proceeds go toward supporting library programming.  Flyer

Saturday, May 19 at 11am

Reducing Anxiety through Meditation - Are you feeling stressed? Would you like to learn how to reduce stress in your life? Join Daya Sharma, long time meditator for this informative lecture.  There will even be a short meditation sitting. Flyer

Wednesday, May 23 from 1pm to 2pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Class -  - Come practice your conversational skills in a friendly, relaxed environment.  Class will meet each Wednesday through November 1.  All level of speakers welcome.  Flyer

Wednesday, May 23  at 1pm

Genealogy Webinar - Quaker Migration into America presented by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG   Quaker roots begin in England and migrated to other European countries and America. With emphasis on the Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Ohio Quakers, this presentation will aid you in looking for clues as to whether your ancestors were Friends.  Flyer

Tuesday, May 29 from 1 - 3pm

Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminar - Come to this free seminar on Making Connections.  80% of jobs do not get advertised! Learn techniques to access the "hidden" job market, leverage social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), and make effective phone calls. Flyer

Tuesday, May 29 at 6:30pm

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

Wednesday, May 30 from 1pm to 2pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Class -  - Come practice your conversational skills in a friendly, relaxed environment.  Class will meet each Wednesday through November 1.  All level of speakers welcome.  Flyer

Wednesday, May 30 at 7pm

A Doctor's Prescription For a Life of Joy, Love, and Peace. Author Dr. Joseph Ridgik will present his collection of inspirational and motivational proverbs, quotes, and adages. Dr. Ridgik is a retired Ob-Gyn who practiced for twenty-five years in Southern New Jersey. Over the course of his career, he delivered five thousand babies. He was also a medical director of five drug rehabilitation clinics.

Wednesday, June 6 from 1pm to 2pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Class -  - Come practice your conversational skills in a friendly, relaxed environment.  Class will meet each Wednesday through November 1.  All level of speakers welcome.  Flyer

Wednesday, June 6 at 7pm

Friendswood’s Tom Kennedy, Vice President Of HIKE for Mental Health, will be discussing all aspects of hiking from day hikes to ultra long distance hiking. He will talk about his hike on the 1100 mile Florida Trail, gear used, and his effort to leave no trace.

Saturday, June 9 at 11am

Meditation: An Antidote to Stress - Are you feeling stressed? Would you like to learn how to reduce stress in your life? Join Daya Sharma, long time meditator for this informative lecture.  There will even be a short meditation sitting. Flyer

Tuesday, June 12 from 1 -3pm

Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminar - Come to this free seminar on Landing that First Job.  Youth learn to build experience that can launch their future careers. Flyer

Wednesday, June 13 from 6:30 - 8:30pm

Self Compassion Workshop: Attacking Ourselves When We Already Feel Bad? We have a tendency to attack ourselves when we already feel bad. This workshop will put a light on how Mindfulness and Self-Compassion can show us an alternative path to follow in difficult situations. Dorte Olivarius Koustrup, who is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher will guide you through different kindness and self-compassion exercises including meditations. We will explore how helpful it can be to bring in self-compassion in various situations. To register for this free workshop, contact the reference department at 281-482-7135 (option #3), or email reflib@friendswood.lib.tx.us

Tuesday, June 26 from 1 - 3pm

Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminar - Come to this free seminar on Interviewing.  The interview is where jobs are won or lost! Learn steps to help you make a great first impression, appropriately respond to questions, and effectively follow-up to improve your chances of getting an offer.   Flyer

Saturday, July 28  from 10:30am - noon

Houston SCORE presents a free small business program. 

 

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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