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Programs for Adults  (September 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:

October 9: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

November 13: The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

December 11: Holiday Party. Share a reading from your favorite poem or 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: 

Monday, September 10 at 1:30pm:  Microsoft Word: Beginner Jump Start  Learn and practice formatting techniques used to create letters, resumes, certificates, and flyers.

Monday, September 17 at 1:30pm:  Microsoft Excel: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice formatting techniques used to create and format a spreadsheet of numbers or textual lists.  

Monday, September 24 at 1:30pm:  Microsoft PowerPoint: Beginner Jump Start  Learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a slide presentation. 

Monday, October 1 at 1:30pm:  Google Docs: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice formatting techniques used to create letters, resumes, certificates, and flyers.   Google Docs is similar to Microsoft Word but Google Docs is free.

Monday, October 8: Library closed 

Monday, October 15 at 1:30pm:  Google Sheets: Beginner Jump Start  Learn and practice formatting techniques used to create and format a spreadsheet of numbers or textual lists.  Google Sheets  is similar to Microsoft Excel but Google Sheets is free.

Monday, October 22 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.

 

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, September 20 at 6:20pm: Meet the Parents starring Robert DeNiro, Ben Stiller, and Teri Polo. Directed by Jay Roach in 2000.  This film is PG-13 and runs 108 minutes.

 

Thursday, October 4 at 6:20pm: Niagara starring Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotten.  Directed by Henry Hathaway in 1953. This film is not rated and runs 92 minutes. 

 

Thursday, October 18 at 6:20pm: The Last Laugh starring Emil Jannings. Directed by F.W. Murnau in 1925. This silent film is not rated and runs 90 minutes. In 2000, Roger Ebert included it among his list of Great Movies.

 

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

Wednesdays, beginning October 3rd from 6:30pm until 8:00pm

Friendswood Library Chess Club: Play chess and learn new strategies. Open to the public. Flyer

  • Beginners and experienced chess players welcome

  • Share tactics and strategies

  • Meet and mingle with fellow chess enthusiasts

  • Organize team matches and tournaments

  • Unwind with chess after work or school

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

Tuesdays from 7 - 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

Wednesday, September 26 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, September 27 from 10am to 11am 

Morning Meditation with Mindfulness instructor Dorte Koustrup: Mindfulness: Everything Comes and Goes. No registration required for these free meditation programs. Open to the public. Morning Meditations also on October 4, 18: November 1, 8, 15, 29: and December 6.  Flyer

Thursday, September 27 from 6:30 - 7:30pm

Kicking the Sugar Habit. Certified Health Coach Valerie Coyle will present this information to help you renew your energy and reduce stress. Flyer

Tuesday, October 2 from 1 - 3pm  Flyer

Job Search Seminar: Creating Resumes and Rebranding presented by Workforce Solutions.  Get noticed and effectively market your skills.  Free, registration is not required.

Creating Resumes, Completing Applications, and Writing Cover Letters: 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.

Rebranding: Learn to take your marketable skills and put a new spin on them to attract employers in a different industry and/or profession.

Wednesday, October 3 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, October 3 from 6:30 to 8:30pm

How to Protect Yourself from the Cyber Hunter: A representative from the City of Friendswood will present this important information on cyber security. To register for this free workshop, please contact the library's Reference Department at 281-482-7135 (option #3), or email (reflib@friendswood.lib.tx.usFlyer

Thursday, October 4 from 10am to 11am 

Morning Meditation with Mindfulness instructor Dorte Koustrup: Compassion: Giving and Receiving. No registration required for these free meditation programs. Open to the public. Morning Meditations also on October 18: November 1, 8, 15, 29: and December 6.  Flyer

Wednesday, October 10 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

Tuesday, October 16 from 1 - 3pm  Flyer

Job Search Seminar: Interviewing and Managing Stress presented by Workforce Solutions.  Learn how to make a great impression and look in control. Free, registration is not required.

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.

Managing Stress: Losing a job can make you feel like you’ve lost control of your life! Learn to take control of the things you can (stress, time, and finances) to help build resilience.

Thursday, October 18 from 10am to 11am 

Morning Meditation with Mindfulness instructor Dorte Koustrup: Joy: Don't Miss Out on the Good Moments. No registration required for these free meditation programs. Open to the public. Morning Meditations also on  November 1, 8, 15, 29: and December 6.  Flyer

Thursday, October 19 from 10am - 8:30pm

Genealogy: Live Webinars (Annual Genealogy Lock-In)  Flyer

Thursday, October 25 from 7pm

Robert Frank As Edgar Allan Poe.   The exquisite poetry of Edgar Allan Poe is brought to life by Robert Frank (of Galveston Texas) who has ingeniously set the melancholic poetry to the romantic and haunting music of Frederic Chopin and Thomas Newman. As the late, resurrected Edgar Allan Poe, Mr. Frank introduces each poem with a relevant Poe quote, and then recites the poem with the emotional drama perfectly matched to each musical composition.   Flyer

Thursday, November 1 from 10am to 11am 

Morning Meditation with Mindfulness instructor Dorte Koustrup: Embracing Discomfort. No registration required for these free meditation programs. Open to the public. Morning Meditations also on  November 8, 15, 29: and December 6.  Flyer

Thursday, November 8 from 10am to 11am 

Morning Meditation with Mindfulness instructor Dorte Koustrup: Gratitude. No registration required for these free meditation programs. Open to the public. Morning Meditations also on  November 8, 15, 29: and December 6.  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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