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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:

April 14: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

May 12: George Washington's Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager.

June 9: The Light Between the Oceans by M.S. Stedman

 

Beginner Computer Classes

Computer 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.  Some computers available to first arrivals on a first come, first serve basis.

Dates & Topics for Classes are:  

Wednesday, April 22 from 1:00 to 2:00pm :  Introduction to Internet Searching.   Learn the basics to locate information of interest on the Internet  

 

Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30pm: Microsoft Excel: Learn basic functions of this spreadsheet application.

 

Thursday, May 7 at 11:00am:  Introduction to Skype.   Learn how to use Skype to make free internet video calls to friends, family, or colleagues around the world.    Come experience how to communicate and collaborate using Skype on a computer or mobile device.  Skype is free and available for computers, smartphones, and tablets.  You are welcome to bring your own laptop, phone, or tablet to use in the class.  Free secure Wi-Fi is available.   

 

Thursday, May 14 at 11:00am: Microsoft Word:  Learn basic word processing applications including text formatting; cut, copy & paste, using pictures and other basic ribbon functions. 

 

Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30pm:  Introduction to Skype.   Learn how to use Skype to make free internet video calls to friends, family, or colleagues around the world.    Come experience how to communicate and collaborate using Skype on a computer or mobile device.  Skype is free and available for computers, smartphones, and tablets.  You are welcome to bring your own laptop, phone, or tablet to use in the class.  Free secure Wi-Fi is available.   

 

Thursday, May 28 at 11:00am: Microsoft Word:  Learn basic word processing applications including text formatting; cut, copy & paste, using pictures and other basic ribbon functions. 

 

Thursday, May 28 at 6:30pm: Microsoft Publisher: Learn basic functions of this desktop publishing application for layout and design of marketing materials and other documents. 

 

 

Technology Q&A Sessions:

Thursday, April 23 and 30 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm eBook Help.    Get one-on-one assistance in accessing free eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines on your computer or mobile device.  Can't make one of these dates? 

Thursday, May 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm eBook Help.  Get one-on-one assistance in accessing free eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines on your computer or mobile device.  Can't make one of these dates?  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:

April 23: To Have and Have Not starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Directed by Howard Hawks in 1944.  This film is not rated and runs 100 minutes. To Have and Have Not flyer

May 7: Gigi starring Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan, and Maurice Chevalier. Directed by Vincente Minnelli in 1958.  This film is not rated and runs 115 minutes. In 1991, Gigi was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Gigi flyer

May 21: Young Mr. Lincoln starring Henry Fonda. Directed by John Ford in 1939. This film is not rated and runs 100 minutes. In 2003, Young Mr. Lincoln was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Young Mr. Lincoln flyer  

June 4: The More the Merrier starring Joel McCrea, Jean Arthur, and Charles Coburn. Directed by George Stevens in 1943. This film is not rated and runs 104 minutes.

 

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

Monday, March 16 through May 15 

Art Exhibit: Corey Beth LaBuff - Corey Beth LaBuff, a Texas based artist, currently resides in Houston. She received her BFA from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. She enjoys working in acrylic, watercolor, soft pastel, colored pencil, graphite, and ink. She also dabbles in printmaking creating linoleum block cuts. Much of her work is inspired by her hometown of Galveston, Texas, her love of the beach, and her love of animals. Her works of art range from greeting cards, portraits, landscapes, themed murals, to Mardi Gras floats and decorations. Her main goal in every piece of artwork is to bring joy and happiness to others. Exhibit will remain through May 15th. for more info

Thursday, April 9 at 2pm (Location change)

Using newspapers to flesh out your genealogy.  You've got your relative's skeleton consisting of dates and places. This talk will show you how to go about creating a newspaper clipping file on a relative to put flesh on that skeleton? We will explore newspapers in their original paper form, on microfilm and electronic versions.  Program presented by Irene Walters, a librarian from the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research in Houston (library's website).

Program will be held at the Friendswood Activity Building located at 416 Morningside Drive, Friendswood, TX (Google Map)

Tuesdays, April 14 through May 5, 1-3pm

Free Job Search Skills Seminars including Evaluating Your Skills; Creating Resumes, Completing Applications, and Writing Cover Letters ; Making Connections; and Interviewing. Contact the library at 281-482-7135 for more information. Seminar Schedule

Saturday, April 18 at 2pm (Time and Location change)

Genealogy: Researching German Ancestors - This presentation and discussion will focus on church records.  Program presented by Nick Cimino, Professional Genealogist (Nick's blog), and Bob Wegner, Bay Area Genealogical Society representative (Society's website).

Program will be held at the Friendswood Activity Building located at 416 Morningside Drive, Friendswood, TX (Google Map)

Thursday, May 14 at 7pm

Friendswood Library off the page poetry series presents featured poets Glynn Monroe Irby, Daniel Carrington, and Laura Peña. A brief open mic session will follow featured poets. 

Saturday, May 16 at 2pm (Time and Location change)

Genealogy: Researching German Ancestors - This presentation and discussion will focus on reading, writing, and vocabulary.  Program presented by Nick Cimino, Professional Genealogist (Nick's blog) and Bob Wegner, Bay Area Genealogical Society representative (Society's website).

Program will be held at the Friendswood Activity Building located at 416 Morningside Drive, Friendswood, TX (Google Map)

Tuesday, May 26 at 6:00pm and repeated

Thursday, May 28 at 2:00pm

Hurricane Preparedness:  The City of Friendswood Office of Emergency Management will have information on the city's hurricane plan and answer questions.  

Saturday, May 30 at 2pm (Time and Location change)

FamilySearch.org : An Overview.  Learn about the different research resources available through this FREE online resource.   Program presented by Nick Cimino, Professional Genealogist (Nick's blog) and Bay Area Genealogical Society representative (Society's website).

Program will be held at the Friendswood Activity Building located at 416 Morningside Drive, Friendswood, TX (Google Map)

 

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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