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:
10: Share a reading from a favorite poem or book.
Don't Look Like Anyone I Know by Heather Sellers.
Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin.
Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy.
Beginner Computer Classes
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
& Topics for Classes are:
25: Microsoft Publisher - Learn the
basics of this desktop publishing program
(Monday at 1:30pm)
2: Internet Searching - Learn to use the Internet to find the
information you need. (Monday at 1:30pm)
9: Homework Help Resources: the hidden web - for parents and
students. Learn to use library resources such as EBSCO databases,
Science Online, Literature Resource Center, and more. (Thursday
23: Microsoft Excel - Learn the basics of this
spreadsheet/accounting program. (Thursday at 6:30pm)
Classic Movie Night
or contemporary movie 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:
5: Christmas in Connecticut starring Barbara Stanwyck,
Sydney Greenstreet, and Dennis Morgan. Directed by Peter Godfrey in
1945. This film in not rated and runs 102 minutes. Christmas
in Connecticut pdf flyer Have
yourself a Christmas in Connecticut
2: Sullivan's Travels starring Joel McCrea and Veronica
Lake. Directed by Preston Sturges in 1941. This film is Not Rated
and runs 90 minutes. Sullivan's Travels was selected for
preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1990. It
ranks #61 in the AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies, and #39 in AFI's 100
Years...100 Laughs. Sullivan's
Travels pdf flyer Read
Sturges and Sullivan's Travels
Special Topic Programs (e.g. Genealogy, Poetry)
Monday, December 9th
Christmas Concert: A
- Featuring Vocal and Instrumental Soloists from Hope Lutheran
Church playing music for the season of Christmas.
Concert: A Musical Collage pdf flyer
14th through Tuesday, December 31st
Book Sale at Friendswood Public Library: Preview
Sale for Friends of the Library members is Saturday, December 14th
from 10am - 12pm. Open to the General Public, book sellers,
and vendors starting at 12pm. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
All proceeds go toward supporting library programming.
Wednesday, January 8th
FPL's Off the Page Poetry Series featuring
acclaimed poets Jonathan Moody & Winston Derden. Jonathan
Moody received his MFA in Poetry from the University of
Pittsburgh and his BS in Psychology from Xavier University of
He’s also a Cave Canem alum whose poetry has appeared in African
Crab Orchard Review, Gathering
among numerous other publications. Moody
is the author of The Doomy Poems (Six Gallery Press, 2012).
He lives in Fresno, Texas, and teaches Dual Credit
English at Pearland High School.
Winston Derden is
a former journalist, fiction writer, and poet who resides in
Houston. His poetry appears in New Texas, the Texas Poetry
Calendar, two Houston Poetry Festival anthologies, Words and
Art, Harbinger Asylum and its first anthology, Pink-Eye
Lemonade, among other publications. Some of that work is
collected in the chapbook “Analects.” He is a lifetime member of
Gulf Coast Poets.
poets read on the 2013 Word Around Town tour and appeared as
featured readers at Houston-area poetry readings. Off
the Page poetry series pdf flyer
15th at 7pm
Event with author Jerry Craven:
Jerry Craven is Press Director for Lamar University Press,
Ink Brush Press, and Editor-in-Chief of Amarillo Bay.
He is a member of the writing faculty at Lamar University. Jerry
holds a Ph.D. from Bowling Green State
University in the areas of Seventeenth-century English
literature, British and American poetry, with a doctoral minor in
latest books include The Wild Part, Tiger, Tiger, Saving a Songbird, Searching for Rama’s
Spear, The Big Thicket, and
Becoming Others. Two
stories in Saving a Songbird,
Waiting for Grace and Picking
Figs in Friendswood, relay events from his youth in Friendswood
during the fifties and include locations such as Pete Workman’s
Café, the Brown family fig orchards, and Mary’s Creek among
Jerry Craven pdf flyer
Wednesday, January 22nd
Rudyard Kipling discussion led by
past president of the Pearland Adult Reading Center, Tom Woods, and
Philosophy and Ethics Professor Emeritus, Loyola University and San
Jacinto College Central Campus, Robert Craig. Rudyard Kipling is best known for
his works of fiction, including The Jungle Book (1894), Just So
Stories (1902), Kim (1901), many short stories, including
"The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems,
including "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890),
and "If—" (1910). In 1907,
he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first
English-language writer to receive the prize.
Thursday, February 6th
Andy Upchurch, author of The Oleanders of
San Leon will speak at the Friendswood Public Library. Oleanders
is about the adventures of an itinerant musician and sailor who
one day decides to move ashore and build a house by himself - with
no experience! An inspirational book of setting a goal that seems
out-of-reach, and achieving it. Meant
to be read from the rocking chair on your porch Saturday morning
with a cup of coffee in your hand, in your hammock after mowing the
yard, or from your reclining lounge chair on the beach at Montserrat
(or Galveston, or a beach anywhere).
19th at 7pm
WWI Reenactor Kevin Burke will give a
presentation on The U.S. Doughboy 1917-1919.
This presentation will include a brief overview of the Great
War, the Citizen Soldier, enlistment vs. conscription, training,
uniforms and equipment, weapons, mobility, combat experience, daily
life and routine, the return and reintegration into civilian life,
and the lasting legacy.
March 20th at 7pm
nominated singer-songwriter ellen cherry performs at the Friendswood
March 26th at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Insects and Organic Methods by former Master Gardener Linda
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