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Programs for Adults  (October Flyer, November Flyer)

Programs provided in the community room at Friendswood Public Library.  

All programs are free, open to the public, no registration needed (except Classic Books Group) – Just Come!

Friends of the Library Book Club

Classic Books Discussion Group

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.

Classic Books Discussion Group

The Friendswood Library Classic Books Discussion meets each month on a Saturday at 2:00pm.  For more information or to register for this book discussion group, contact the Friendswood Library at 281-482-7135.

Book Titles & Group Discussion Dates are:    Flyer

November 3Notes from Underground & Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

December 1: Candide by Voltaire

January 12:  Meditations by Rene Descartes 

February 9:  Bhagavad-Gita translated by  Prabhavananda, Swami (TRN) / Isherwood, Christopher (TRN)

March 9:  The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

April 6:  Hamlet by William Shakespeare

 

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, November 5 at 1:30pm:  Microsoft Excel: Beginner Jump Start for lists, sorts, and filters.   Learn and practice formatting techniques used to create and format a spreadsheet of numbers or textual lists.  

Friday, November 9 at 4:00pm:  Microsoft Excel: Beginner Jump Start   Learn and practice formatting techniques used to create and format a spreadsheet of numbers or textual lists.

Monday, November 12: Library closed 

Monday, November 19 at 1:30pm:  Microsoft Excel: multiple spreadsheets with formulas.   Learn and practice formatting techniques used to create and format a spreadsheet of numbers or textual lists.  

Monday, November 26 at 1:30pm:  Microsoft Excel: Beginner Jump Start for numbers and calculations.   Learn and practice formatting techniques used to create and format a spreadsheet of numbers or textual lists.  

 

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, November 15 at 6:20pm: Hans Christian Andersen starring Danny Kaye and Farley Granger. Directed by Charles Vidor in 1952.  This film is rated G and runs 112 minutes. Nominated for six Academy Awards. Nominated for AFI's 100 Years 100 Songs and Greatest Movie Musicals. 

 

Thursday, November 29 at 6:20pm: The Man Who Invented Christmas starring Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer. This film is rated PG and runs 104 minutes. The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.

 

Thursday, January 3rd at 6:20pm: TBA

 

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

Wednesdays 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

Thursday, November 8 from 3:30pm

Genealogy: Search Family Records in FamilySearch  Discover the records, books, and trees available through free online FamilySearch.org accessible from home.  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

Tuesday, November 13 from 1 - 3pm  Flyer

Job Search Skills Seminar: Interviewing and Making Connections presented by Workforce Solutions.  Learn how to make a great impression and connection. 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.

Making Connections: 80% of jobs do not get advertised! Learn techniques to access the "hidden" job market, leverage social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), and make effective phone calls.

Wednesday, November 14 at 7pm  

Unforgettable Galveston Characters A book talk by author Jan Johnson.  Flyer

Thursday, November 15 from 10am to 11am 

Morning Meditation with Mindfulness instructor Dorte Koustrup:  Self-Compassion: Seeing Yourself Through the Eyes of a Friend. No registration required for these free meditation programs. Open to the public. Morning Meditations also on  November 29 and December 6.  Flyer

Thursday, November 15 from 3:30pm

Genealogy: DNA Test Results: A Beginner Guide   Learn how to view matches and pedigree charts, upload a pedigree chart, and communicate with identified relatives from within Ancestry and FamilyTreeDNA. This class covers “how to” navigate and use the website interface; it will not cover the DNA science.   Flyer

Saturday, November 17 from 10am to 12pm

DAR Open House - Have you ever wanted to learn about the Daughters of the American Revolution?  Come Visit Captain Gilbreth Falls-Absolom Hooper Chapter.  Socializing begins at 10:15am, followed by a business meeting, and then a program presented by Honorable Martha Jane Trudo, Texas Senior Judge and Retired Army Colonel.   She will discuss her experiences as one of the first women in the Army JAG Corps.  Flyer

Saturday, November 17 from 10am to 1pm

NaNoWriMo Write-In Session - Bring your own computer, tablet, or other writing device. Flyer

Monday, November 19 from 6pm to 9pm

NaNoWriMo Write-In Session - Bring your own computer, tablet, or other writing device. Flyer

Monday, November 26 from 6pm to 9pm

NaNoWriMo Write-In Session - Bring your own computer, tablet, or other writing device. Flyer

Tuesday, November 27 from 1 - 3pm  Flyer

Job Search Skills Seminar: Creating Resumes and Rebranding presented by Workforce Solutions.  Learn how to make a great impression and connection. 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.

Thursday, November 29 from 10am to 11am 

Morning Meditation with Mindfulness instructor Dorte Koustrup: Forgiveness: A Way of Freeing Ourselves. No registration required for these free meditation programs. Open to the public. Morning Meditation also on December 6.  Flyer

Thursday, November 29 from 3:30pm

Genealogy: Research Discussion   Flyer

Wednesday, December 5 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 again on December 12th.  All level of speakers welcome. Flyer

Thursday, December 6 from 10am to 11am 

Morning Meditation with Mindfulness instructor Dorte Koustrup: Loving Kindness: As an Antidote to Fear. No registration required for these free meditation programs. Open to the public.  Flyer

Tuesday, December 11 from 1 - 3pm  Flyer

Job Search Skills Seminar: Interviewing and Making Connections presented by Workforce Solutions.  Learn how to make a great impression and connection. 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.

Making Connections: 80% of jobs do not get advertised! Learn techniques to access the "hidden" job market, leverage social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), and make effective phone calls.

Tuesday, December 11 from 7pm to 8:30pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Class - Come practice your conversational skills in a friendly, relaxed environment.  All level of speakers welcome. Flyer

Wednesday, December 12 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 again in 2019.  All level of speakers welcome.  Flyer

Wednesday, January 16 at 7pm

Write and Publish a Book - Today's publishing world is more accessible than ever before. If you've ever wanted to explore writing and publishing a book, this will give you the steps you need. From edits to layout, cover design, and where & how to upload to the major markets, we'll cover it all. 

Charlayne Elizabeth Denney is the author of the Fangs & Halos series, published by Heavenly Fangs Books. A resident of Friendswood for over 20 years, Charlayne is a historian who uses historical and current references in the series, from New Orleans to Houston and beyond. She has a background in journalism and technical writing before beginning to write about vampires and angels. She is also a reviewer and Secretary of the Paranormal Romance Guild.

 

 

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last updated 2/06/2015.




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