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:
the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White.
World's Greatest Short Stories edited by James Daley.
9: Holiday Party. Share a reading
from your favorite poem or book.
by Frances Greenslade.
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:
September 17 at 1:30pm: Microsoft Word: Resumes and Cover Letters - Learn how to use Microsoft Word templates to create a resume and cover letter for job applications.
September 18 at 6:30pm: Homework Help databases - Learn
about the library's online subscription resources designed to assist
with homework or research needs.
September 22 at 1:30pm: Microsoft Excel: Using templates - Learn
how to use and modify existing
Microsoft Excel templates for your needs.
September 24 at 1:30pm: Introduction to Twitter - Learn how to use Twitter to send and receive communication with friends and family and keep up-to-date with latest city
news and emergency information.
September 29 at 1:30pm: Microsoft Word; Brochures & Flyers -
Learn how to use Microsoft Word templates to create flyers and brochures. The presentation is free and open to the public.
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:
25: A Big Hand for the Little Lady
starring Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Paul Ford, Jason
Robards, and Burgess Meredith. Directed by Fielder Cook in
1966. This film is not rated and runs 95 minutes. A
Big Hand for the Little Lady flyer
9: Moonstruck starring Cher, Nicholas Cage, Olympia
Dukakis, and Danny Aiello. Directed by Norman Jewison in 1987. This
film is rated PG and runs 102 minutes. Ranked #41 on AFI's 100
Years...100 Laughs. Won Academy Awards for Best Actress, Best
Supporting Actress, and Original Screenplay. Moonstruck
23: The Others starring Nicole Kidman. Directed by
Alejandro Amenabar in 2001. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 104
minutes. It won eight Goya Awards,
including awards for Best Film and Best Director. Kidman was also
nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Drama, with
Amenábar being nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Original
Screenplay, a rare occurrence for a horror film.
The Others flyer
Special Topic Programs (e.g. Genealogy, Poetry)
Every Tuesday from
1-3pm in September
Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminars. Event
September 15 at 1:30pm
eResources - Look at several free online sites that you can
search for records from home. This list includes sites
FamilySearch, WorldVitalRecords, USGenWeb, HeritageQuest, and
September 17th at 7pm
off the page poetry series presents Poets in the Loop.
Poets in the Loop is a Houston area poetry critique group with
published and award winning poets. Join us for an evening of
creative and insightful poetry. Poets include Winston Derden,
Chuck Wemple, Vanessa Zimmer-Powell, John Milkereit, Kelly Ann
Ellis, Varsha Shah, Mary Wemple, Dom Zucone, Elina Petrova, and
September 30th at 6:00pm
Pitfalls – A representative from the Foundation for Financial
Education will discuss the topics: defining the three stages of your
financial life, importance of tax strategies, retirement planning,
exit strategies, and “one size fits all” advice.
October 2nd at 10:30am
Genealogy: Introduction to African-American Research (part 3 of 3)
Nick Cimino, a professional genealogist, will present three sessions
on researching African-American ancestors. Topics covered in
this session are African-American history and genealogy in Texas;
sources for Texas vital records; and genealogy records of special
value to African-Americans.
Thursday, October 2nd at 6:30pm
Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia - Local
pharmacist Vince Anselmo, Jr., Doctor of Pharmacy, will
provide general information including medication and
Saturday, October 11th at 3pm (All
a Spacewalker: My Journey to the Stars
– Astronaut Jerry Ross will speak about his book at the
Friendswood Public Library. Jerry
L. Ross is an Indiana native, a graduate of Purdue University, a
retired United States Air Force officer, and a former astronaut who
retired from NASA in 2012. Colonel
Ross is a veteran of seven US Space Shuttle missions and holds an
individual world record for the most spaceflights flown.
Becoming a Spacewalker
is a children’s version of Ross’s Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting
Frequent Flyer. Spacewalker
received an OUTSTANDING rating (the highest possible) from the
University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries and
was chosen to be used in
the “Best of the Best from University Presses” session at the
2013 American Library Association conference. This event is for
ALL AGES. Event
October 15th at 7pm
Historic Downtown and Strand District - Author Denise Alexander
will present information found in her 2010 book published by Arcadia
Strand, known as the Wall Street of the Southwest, contains a
significant collection of 19th-century buildings. Long the center of
Galveston's business community, its architecture is a reminder of
this historic port city. The National Historic Landmark District
includes buildings classified as Greek Revival, Italianate, and
Victorian style--sometimes with traces of vernacular building
traditions that date to the 1850s. Historic images found within this
book illustrate the development of the Strand and surrounding
streets, including Mechanic, Market, and Postoffice. Denise
Alexander is Director of Heritage Programs for the Galveston
Historical Foundation, one of the nation's largest local
preservation organizations. Over the last 50 years, the foundation
has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment,
public education, historic preservation advocacy, maritime
preservation, and stewardship of historic properties. Galveston
Island is the foremost historic community in Texas with one of the
largest collections of late 19th and early 20th century architecture
and the official tall ship of Texas, the Elissa.
October 22nd at 7pm
Author René Steinke will
talk about her critically acclaimed book Friendswood:
A Novel. René Steinke is the author of the novels The
Fires and Holy Skirts, which was a finalist for the 2005
National Book Award. She is the Director of the MFA program in
creative writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She lives in
Brooklyn. Friendswood: A Novel has been reviewed by O, The
Oprah Magazine, The Literary Review, Woman's Day, Redbook,
Cosmopolitan, and Kirkus, among others.
…René Steinke explores what
happens when families are trapped in the ambiguity of history’s
missteps—when the actions of a few change the lives and well-being
of many… Driving the narrative powerfully forward is the
suspenseful question of the fates of four Friendswood families, and
Steinke’s striking insight and empathy. Inspired in part by the
town where she herself grew up, this layered, propulsive,
psychologically complex story is poignant proof that extreme public
events, as catastrophic as they might seem, must almost always pale
in comparison to the intimate personal experiences and motivations
of grief, love, lust, ambition, anxiety, and regret. ~from
November 5th at 6:30pm
Six Keys to College
Admissions Success - This information-packed
presentation will help families navigate the road from middle
school, through high school, to successful college admission.
Parents and students who attend this workshop will learn: key
college-related milestones and activities for each year from middle
school through high school, what colleges are looking for in
potential applicants, how students can position themselves optimally
for admissions success, the importance of standardized test scores,
GPA, and extracurriculars, how to create an appropriate list of
colleges that meets the needs and goals of both the student and
family, and more!
November 12th at 7pm
The Life and Work of
presented by Donna Pauley. Donna Pauley is currently head of
the English Department at Alvin High School and teaches Advanced
Writing in the evenings for the University of Houston. She
holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in literature.
Donna has been voted District Teacher of the Year and
runner-up for Regional Teacher of the Year in the Houston area.
December 8th at 7pm
Music Concert with the Celebration Bell Choir directed by
Hope Lutheran Music Director, Stephanie Poyner. Come enjoy the
Christmas music of bells, harp and flute.
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