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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 11: The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell (Gulf Coast Reads Selection) (PDF flyer)

November 8: Stasiland by Ann Funder  (NF)

December 13: Holiday Party. Share a reading from your favorite poem or book.

January 10: Cover Her Face by P.D. James                             

 

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:  

Classes are held in the newly renovated community room.  WiFi is available.  You are welcome to use your laptop or mobile device for the class.

 

Beginner Classes:  Tuesdays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (PDF flyer)

Tuesday, September 27 at 1pm:  Word: Beginner Jump Start #2   As a continuation of the Word Beginner Jump Start #1 class, come learn and practice additional ribbon commands and formatting techniques to create a letter or resume.

Tuesday, October 4 at 1pm:  Smartphones and Tablets:  Beginner Jump Start   This is a question and answer session for smartphone or tablet users that have questions on how to access and use apps, contacts, camera, photos, email, and the Internet.

Tuesday, October 11 at 1pm:  Email: Rev Up Your Correspondence   Learn the basics of reading, creating and sending, replying, attaching documents and printing.

Tuesday, October 18 at 1pm:  Internet: Beginner Surfing…Catch the Wave   Discover resources available to locate information of interest to you on the Internet.  We will discuss the web browser, search strategies, interpreting search results, and navigating websites.  

Intermediate Classes:  Wednesdays

Wednesday, September 28 at 1pm:  Word: Amp Up Your Skills #1   Come to this class if you have already used Microsoft Word 2007 or newer.   Learn and practice using and formatting pictures, clipart, smart art, tables, and templates.

Wednesday, October 5 at 1pm:  Word: Amp Up Your Skills #2   Come to this class if you have already used Microsoft Word 2007 or newer.   Learn and practice ribbon customization, special tools, and ticks to be a more productive user.  

Wednesday, October 12 at 1pm:  Word: Skills Assessment Practice   Come to this class if you have already used Microsoft Word 2010 or newer.   Question and answer sessions to build specific skills, take a practice assessment test, and discover additional free resources to improve your skills.

 

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 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, October 6 at 6:20pm: The 39 Steps starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935.  This film is not rated and runs 86 minutes.  Movie Flyer

Thursday, October 20 at 6:20pm: Bell, Book and Candle starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. Directed by Richard Quine in 1958.  This film is unrated and runs 106 minutes. Movie Flyer

 

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

 

Wednesdays: from September 28 to November 2 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

ESL Conversation Classes.  Free, no registration, open to the public.  Come when you can. (PDF flyer)

Wednesdays, October 5 through October 26 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Genealogy Research Classes offered through the FISD Community Education program.  Registration through the Friendswood Community Education Office is required to attend this program.  The complete adult class schedule, costs, and registration form are available online at http://myfisd.com/community-ed 

Genealogy Research Classes (class# GR01) description:

Whether you are just starting to research your family history or are a seasoned researcher, come discover and practice using several free and subscription-based online resources that can be accessed from home. Learn tips to effectively search and filter information to find your ancestors in various types of records including census, military, newspapers, land, court, immigration, family and local history books.  Discuss several ways to save, preserve, and share the information found. The online resources covered in class include HeritageQuest, MyHeritage, FamilySearch, Chronicling America, USGenWeb and Ancestry.com. You are welcome to bring your family history information, laptop, or mobile device for use during class. This class will be held at the Friendswood Public Library Community Room at 416 S. Friendswood Drive. 

Friday, October 21 from noon to 11:00pm

Genealogy: Free Presentations and Ancestor Roadshow  (PDF flyer)

Presentations will be broadcasted from libraries across Texas. Come watch these presentations live at the Friendswood Library from noon to 11:00pm. The presentations are free, open to the public, no registration required.  Watch one or two presentations, or stay for the entire day.  Snacks and mobile devices welcome.  A few computers will be available for online research.  For more information, contact Kim Zrubek at the library at 281-482-7135 menu option 3 or kzrubek@friendswood.lib.tx.us

In addition to these presentations, The Lone Star Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) will host an "Ancestors Roadshow" beginning at 3:30pm.  Do you have a road block in your family research and need some special help?  This Roadshow is an opportunity for you to enjoy a free 15-minute consultation with a professional genealogist from the Lone Star Chapter.  You can ask questions about a specific genealogical problem or get general information on how to approach a research quandary.  This is an excellent chance to get expert advice on that "brick wall" dilemma or "elusive ancestor" in your family history research.  Time slots are limited.  Roadshow appointments are limited to one appointment per person.  The Friendswood Library will provide a few computers with Skype connections and assistance for you to access the “Ancestors Roadshow.”  To make an appointment, you MUST complete this questionnaire found at http://lonestarapg.com/roadshow_form_fillable.pdf and either email or print/deliver to Kim Zrubek at the Friendswood Library, kzrubek@friendswood.lib.tx.us PRIOR TO Saturday, October 21.  

Saturday, October 29 at 7pm

David Cowen reads from his new book The Seven Yards of Sorrow: The Seven Yards of Sorrow is a collection of poetry that tells the stories of several lost souls from the island of Galveston, TX. Historically, the island had several burial problems, its weather made it difficult to properly give their dead a peaceful resting place. The amount of lost souls is immeasurable. The poems in this collection provide a chilling and historical story that lingers around the island of Galveston.

Thursday, November 10 at 7pm

A discussion of William Shakespeare's The Tempest by philosophy professor emeritus Robert Craig, and former Adult Reading Center president, Tom Woods. 

Wednesday, November 16 at 7pm 

Keith Hicks presents The Bluebird K7 Story: This presentation discusses the rivalry between the Americans and British in raising the speed record during the 1920's to 1960's; the men who broke those records; and current day efforts to recover and restore these historic hydroplanes and perform re-enactments of early races. (PDF flyer)

 

 

 

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last updated 2/06/2015.




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