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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

Classic Movie Nights

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

Early Literacy Workshops


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:

May 13: The Boy in the Suitcase: a Nina Borg Mystery set in Denmark by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis. 

June 10: Vaclav & Lena by Haley Tanner


Beginner Computer Classes

Computer Class topics rotate and include Internet searching, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Files and Folders, E-mail, HeritageQuest genealogy database, and Homework Help resources: the hidden web.  Some computers available to first arrivals on a first come, first serve basis.

Dates & Topics for Classes are:  

April 21: Intro to Internet Searching - Learn the basics to locate information of interest on the Internet. (Monday at 2pm)


April 24: Intro to Microsoft Excel - Learn the basics of this accounting/spreadsheet program. (Thursday at 6:30pm)


April 28: Intro to HeritageQuest - Discover the primary record available in this free resource. (Monday at 2pm)


June 5: Microsoft PowerPoint - Learn how to create a slide presentation for personal or professional development. 


Classic Movie Night

Classic or contemporary movie 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:

May 1: Rio Bravo starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, and Ward Bond. Directed by Howard Hawks in 1959. This film is not rated and runs 141 minutes. Special start time of 6:10pm.  Rio Bravo pdf flyer Read Rio Bravo: John Wayne & Howard Hawks

May 15: Book Sale - No Movie

May 29: The Mark of Zorro starring Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, and Basil Rathbone. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian in 1940. This film in not rated and runs 94 minutes.  Named to the National Film Registry in 2009. Mark of Zorro pdf flyer


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

Wednesday, April 23rd at 7pm

FPL Poetry Series - "Soldiers, scholars and poets of WWI"  The Rev. Dr. Crawford will give a presentation on the lives and works of the extraordinary men who served in WWI and how they struggled with the devastation of that war.  A number of these young men wrote extraordinary poems, letters and prose as they wrestled with death, dying and destruction.  Mark Crawford earned his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological SeminarySoldiers, scholars and poets pdf flyer

Wednesdays in April: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Job Search Skills Seminars - Workforce Solutions. Free Classes. No registration required. 

4/30: Interviewing

Monday, May 5th from 6 - 8pm

Art Exhibit Reception. Come meet local artist Regina Lee Parkinson and view her artwork. Refreshments provided. Artwork will be on display through the end of June. Artist Regina Lee Parkinson creates paintings and mixed media work rich in color, place and story. Her piece entitled "Daring Beauty" received first place in the mixed media category at the Galveston Art League Spring Juried Show in May 2012. Her work is in private collections in 20 U.S. states and has also found its way into places as far flung as Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. Parkinson works as a full-time artist. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in counseling. She studies drawing and painting with Mark Greenwalt of College of the Mainland. Read New Art Exhibit featuring Regina Lee Parkinson

Tuesday, May 6th at 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Genealogy Series: UK & Ireland Research - Vital Records presented by Nick Cimino  Program Flyer

Saturday, May 10th - Saturday, May 24th

Library Book Sale

Preview Sale for the Friends of the Library members is Saturday, May 10 from 10:00am to noon.

The book sale is open to the general public, book sellers, and vendors at noon on Saturday, May 10.

Sale items include:

Books for children, young adults, and adults

Audiobooks on cassette and compact disk

Movies on VHS and DVD

Music on compact disk, cassette, and LP

Magazines and Encyclopedia Sets

Wednesday, May 28th at 7pm

Performance by North Harris County Dulcimer Society! NHCDS is an ever growing group of music lovers that plays just about any instrument that doesn't have to be "plugged in"! North Harris County Dulcimer Society performance pdf flyer

Tuesday, June 3rd at 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Genealogy Series: UK & Ireland Research - Church & Parish Records presented by Nick Cimino  Program Flyer

Wednesday, June 4th at 7pm

FPL’s Off the Page Poetry Series featuring poets Dede Fox and Terry Jude Miller. Read 2 poems by Dede Fox Off the Page Poetry Series pdf flyer

Wednesday, June 11th from 6:30 - 8:30pm

Six Keys to College Admissions Success - Workshop presenter Dr. Beth Dennard is a licensed counselor and educational consultant. Her information-packed presentation will empower families to confidently navigate the road from middle school, through high school, to successful college admission. Parents and students who attend this workshop will learn: key college-related milestones and activities for each year from middle school through high school, what colleges are looking for in potential applicants, how students can position themselves optimally for admissions success, the importance of standardized test scores, GPA, and extracurriculars, how to create an appropriate list of colleges that meets the needs and goals of both the student and family, and more! Dr. Dennard is the Director of Bright Futures Consulting. Six Keys to College Admissions Success pdf flyer

Tuesday, June 17th at 7pm

Self-Publishing Your Family History: Gale French will discuss the steps involved in publishing information about your Family History in book form.  You'll learn the Do's & Don'ts of writing, formatting, editing and publishing your book and the various mediums available, including e-Books and standard books.

Wednesday, July 9th at 7pm 

 The Improbable Survivor: A young child in the Holocaust. Chaja Verveer serves on the Advisory Board of the Holocaust Museum Houston and is president of Child Survivors of the Holocaust, Houston. She was recently appointed to serve on the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.

Wednesday, July 23rd at 7pm

Acclaimed classical guitarist Peter Fletcher performs at Friendswood Public Library.

Wednesday, August 6th at 7pm

Author Kathryn Lane will discuss New Border Voices: an anthology published by Texas A&M University Press. New Border Voices is an anthology of recent and rarely seen writing by Borderlands artists from El Paso to Brownsville—and a hundred miles on either side. The vibrant community represented in this collection offers tasty bits of regional fare that will appeal to a wide range of readers and students. Among the contributions are: A “Southern Renaissance” for Texas Letters —José E. Limón; The Texas-Mexico Border: This Writer’s Sense of Place —Rolando Hinojosa-Smith; and The Rain Parade —Paul Pedroza. Kathryn Lane  is originally from northern Mexico. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico and worked for several years as a painter in oils.  After becoming a certified public accountant, Kathryn worked for a multinational corporation in various Latin American countries and recently decided to leave corporate life to pursue her passion to write fiction and poetry inspired by Latin American cultures.  


Visit from the reference desk to learn more about library programs and events.


Early Literacy Workshops

These programs teach adults how to help their children learn important skills now so they can become good readers.  Each person attending will receive a certificate for 2 clock hours of professional development.  Call or visit the Children’s Librarian to register. Early Literacy Workshops pdf flyer

None scheduled at this time.


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