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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:

August 11: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.

September 8: Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple.

October 13: The Promise by Ann Weisgarber.

 

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:  

Monday, August 3 at 2:00pm: Introduction to Email - Learn the basics of reading, creating, and sending email.

 

Tuesday, August 4 at 2:00pm: Introduction to Twitter - Learn how to use Twitter to send and receive communication with friends and family and keep up-to-date with latest city news and emergency information. 

 

Tuesday, August 11 at 2:00pm: Introduction to Skype - Learn how to use Skype to make free internet video calls to friends, family, or colleagues around the world. 

 

Thursday, August 13 at 6:30pm: Microsoft PowerPoint.  Learn to create a slide presentation.   

 

Monday, August 17 at 2:00pm: Introduction to Microsoft Word - Learn the basics to create a letter, resume or flyer.

 

Tuesday, August 18 at 2:00pm: Introduction to Facebook - Learn how to create your own page to stay in touch with friends and family!

 

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 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:

August 6: A Shot in the Dark starring Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders, and Herbert Lom. Directed by Blake Edwards in 1964. This film is rated PG and runs 102 minutes. A Shot in the Dark flyer 

August 20: It Happened in Brooklyn starring Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Kathryn Grayson, and Jimmy Durante. Directed by Richard Whorf in 1947.  This film is Not Rated and runs 104 minutes. It Happened in Brooklyn flyer 

September 3: All That Heaven Allows starring Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman. Directed by Douglas Sirk in 1955. This film is not rated and runs 89 minutes. In 1995, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. All That Heaven Allows flyer

 

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

Tuesday, July 7 at 1:00pm

Genealogy:  FamilySearch Discover the primary record resources available in these free online resources that you can access from home.

Wednesday, July 29 at 7:00pm

Genealogy:  HeritageQuest Discover the primary record resources available in this free online resource that you can access from home.

Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00pm

Author Kathleen Shanahan Maca shares information from her new book Galveston's Broadway Cemeteries. A book signing will conclude the event. Event Flyer

Wednesday, August 19 at 7pm

FPL's off the page poetry series presents featured Gulf Coast Poets, John Milkereit, Elina Petrova, and Choonwha Moon. Event Flyer

Wednesday, September 9 at 7pm

Author Frank Urbanic share's stories from his new book We Were Prepared: Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Stories of Tragedy, Heroism, and Preparedness in the Texas City Disaster of 1947. A book signing will conclude the event. Event 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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