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:
by Frances Greenslade.
the Smoke Cleared At Gettysburg by George Sheldon.
Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.
451 by Ray Bradbury.
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:
January 15 at 6:30pm: Microsoft PowerPoint
- Learn how to create a slide presentation.
3, 10, 17, 24 and
December 1, 8, and 15 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm
(come and go).
Help Sessions for downloading eBooks & audiobooks - Learn how to
use the library’s resources OverDrive and OneClick Digital to
download eBooks and audiobooks for free to a mobile device or
desktop computer. Bring your mobile device and we will help
you get started.
4 and December 11 from
(come and go).
Discovery - Thinking about purchasing an eReader or
tablet? Come experience reading an eBook on a Kindle, iPad,
and Nook. Discover the process to access free library eBooks,
audiobooks, and magazines that can be viewed on many different
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:
18: The Bishop's Wife starring
Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven. Directed by Henry Koster
in 1947. This film is not rated and runs 109 minutes. The
Bishop's Wife flyer
8: Carefree starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Directed by Mark Sandrich in 1938. This film is not rated and runs
83 minutes. Carefree
22: Sense and Sensibility (*6:10pm) starring
Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, and Hugh Grant. Directed
by Ang Lee in 1995. This film is rated PG and runs 136
and Sensibility flyer
5: Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death)
starring David Niven and Kim Hunter. Directed by Michael
Powell and Emeric Pressburger in 1946. This film is not rated
and runs 104 minutes. In
2004, a poll by the magazine Total Film of 25 film critics
named Stairway to Heaven
the second greatest British film ever made. Stairway
to Heaven flyer
Special Topic Programs (e.g. Genealogy, Poetry)
January 14 at 7pm
Public Library off the page poetry series presents a reading
with David Cowen, president of Gulf Coast Poets; Sybil Estess, 2009
& 2015 Texas Poet Laureate nominee; and UHCL professor Dr. John
Gorman. Featured readings will conclude with an open mic
session. Dr. John Gorman will receive the first annual Friendswood
Public Library Award for Outstanding Cultural Programming at the
conclusion of this poetry event. Event
January 29 at 7pm
Dave versus the Yankees: blockade-running on the Texas Coast during
the Civil War presented by Andrew Hall. Andrew Hall is
actively involved in a range of historical activities. He currently
serves (2014-15) as Chairman of the Galveston Historical Foundation
Museum Committee. Since 1990 Hall has volunteered with the office of
the State Marine Archaeologist at the Texas Historical Commission to
help document historic shipwrecks in Texas waters. Hall has worked
on numerous marine archaeology projects in Texas notably from 1995
to 2002 on the Denbigh Project, the most extensive excavation and
research program on a Civil War blockade runner in the Gulf of
Mexico. In 2001 Hall was part of the inaugural group of volunteer
marine archaeological stewards appointed by the Texas Historical
Commission, the first group of its kind in the nation. Hall writes
and speaks frequently on the subjects of Texas' maritime history and
its military conflicts in the 19th century. In 2012 Hall published
his first book, The Galveston-Houston Packet: Steamboats on Buffalo
Bayou, with the History Press of Charleston, South Carolina. His
second book with the History Press, Civil War Blockade Running on
the Texas Coast, was released in 2014. When he is not working with
the Historical Commission on sites in the “Wet Texas” region of
the state, he blogs at MaritimeTexas.net, DeadConfederates.com and
at the historical magazine, the Civil War Monitor.
February 12 at 7pm
Glynn Lunney will speak about his book Highways Into Space: A
first-hand account of the beginnings of the human space
program. A book signing will conclude the event.
was a major factor in the success of all of the human space
activities conducted in the first three decades and particularly in
the exemplary work he did as Flight Director for Apollo XIII.
---Christopher Kraft, First Flight Director, JSC Center
Director and author
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programs and events.