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Programs for Adults  (January 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

Weekly Programming (e.g. Exercise, Chess, Craft Circle, Genealogy)

Special Programs (e.g. Poetry, Art, History, Authors, Meditation, ESL)

 

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:

December 11: Holiday Party. Share a reading from your favorite poem or book.

January 15: Dandelion Summer by Lisa Wingate

February 12: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

March 12: The Orphan Train by Christina Kline

April 9: Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

 

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:     

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

December 1: Candide by Voltaire Flyer

January 12:  Meditations by Rene Descartes  Flyer

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:  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.

Thursday, January 3 at 3:00pm:  Beginner: Managing Files and Folders   Get Organized!  Learn how to move, copy, and delete files and folders. 

Monday, January 7 at 4:30pm:  Beginner: Microsoft Excel   Learn and practice formatting techniques used to create and format a spreadsheet of numbers or textual lists. 

Thursday, January 10 at 3:00pm:  Beginner: Surfing the Internet   How to access websites, play videos, search and find desired information.

Monday, January 14 at 4:30pm:  Beginner: Microsoft PowerPoint Learn and practice formatting techniques used to create a presentation. 

Thursday, January 17 at 3:00pm:  Beginner: Microsoft Word  Create a letter and insert a picture. 

Thursday, January 24 at 3:00pm:  Beginner: Microsoft Excel   Learn and practice formatting techniques used to create and format a spreadsheet of numbers or textual lists. 

Monday, January 28 at 4:30pm:  Beginner: Managing Files and Folders   Get Organized!  Learn how to move, copy, and delete files and folders. 

Thursday, January 31 at 3:00pm:  Beginner: Microsoft PowerPoint Learn and practice formatting techniques used to create a presentation. 

 

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, January 17th at 6:20pm: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, and Kirk Douglas.  Directed by Lewis Milestone in 1946. This film is not rated and runs 116 minutes. Flyer    

 

Thursday, January 31 at 6:20pm: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon starring Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, and Zhang Ziyi. Directed by Ang Lee in 2000.  This film is rated PG-13 and runs 120 minutes. In 2016, it was voted the 35th-best film of the 21st century as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.  Flyer 

 

Thursday, February 14 at 6:20pm: It Happened One Night starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. Directed by Frank Capra in 1935.  This film is not rated and runs 105 minutes. It Happened One Night was the first film to win the "Big Five" Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Writing)  

 

Thursday, February 28 at 6:20pm: The Darkest Hour starring Gary Oldman. Directed by Joe Wright in 2017. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 125 minutes. The Darkest Hour stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill and is an account of his early days as Prime Minister during World War II.  At the 90th Academy Awards the film earned six nominations, including Best Picture, and won for Best Actor and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. At the 71st British Academy Film Awards it received nine nominations including Best Film and Outstanding British Film.

 

Weekly Programming

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

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

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  

 

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

Wednesday, January 9 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 each Wednesday through February 13.  All level of speakers welcome. Flyer

Thursday, January 10 from 10am to 11am 

Morning Meditation with Mindfulness instructor Dorte Koustrup: Seeing yourself through the eyes of a friend. No registration required for these free meditation programs. Open to the public. Morning Meditation also on January 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 21 and 28.  Flyer

Wednesday, January 16 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 each Wednesday through February 13.  All level of speakers welcome. Flyer

Wednesday, January 16 at 7pm This Event has been rescheduled for February 6th 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.  Flyer

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.  

Thursday, January 17 from 10am to 11am 

Morning Meditation with Mindfulness instructor Dorte Koustrup: Mindfulness and Resistance. No registration required for these free meditation programs. Open to the public. Morning Meditation also on January 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 21 and 28.  Flyer

Wednesday, January 23 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 each Wednesday through February 13.  All level of speakers welcome. Flyer

Wednesday, January 23rd at 6:30pm

Stress and How to Cope: Awareness/ mindfulness as the critical element in learning how to deal with stress. Dorte Koustrup teaches Mindfulness and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She studied to be a MBSR teacher at Aarhus University in Denmark and the University of Massachusetts. Flyer

Thursday, January 24 from 10am to 11am 

Morning Meditation with Mindfulness instructor Dorte Koustrup: Loving kindness for a loved one.  No registration required for these free meditation programs. Open to the public. Morning Meditation also on January 31 and February 7, 14, 21 and 28.  Flyer

Saturday, January 26 from 1pm to 4pm

Friendswood Writers Group  Flyer

  • Open to aspiring, amateur, and published writers.

  • All genres and formats welcome: Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Graphic Novel and Screenplay writers.

  • Hone your craft in a laid back and supportive environment.

  • Share tips, network, and socialize with fellow local writers.

Wednesday, January 30 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 each Wednesday through February 13.  All level of speakers welcome. Flyer

Wednesday, January 30 from 1pm to 3pm

Genealogy Live Webinar: Photo Organizing and Preservation presented by Thomas MacEntee.  Following the presentation is a short discussion on the photo scanning resource available at the library. Flyer

Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30pm 

Keto: A Sensible Approach presented by Oralia Acosta, Certified Health Coach.  Flyer

Thursday, January 31 from 10am to 11am 

Morning Meditation with Mindfulness instructor Dorte Koustrup: Your compassionate voice; motivating yourself through encouragement rather than criticism.  No registration required for these free meditation programs. Open to the public. Morning Meditation also on February 7, 14, 21 and 28.  Flyer

Saturday, February 2 from 10:15am to 3pm 

Gardening:  Galveston County Master Gardeners host  two programsFlyer

10:30am - noon   Spring Plant Sale Goodies - Master Gardener Karolyn Gephart presents an overview of plants that will be available at the Galveston County Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, February 16 from 9am to 1pm at the Galveston County Fair Grounds in Jack Brooks Park located at Hwy 6 and Jack Brooks Road, Hitchcock, TX.

1:00pm - 3:00pm   Successful Spring Vegetables - Master Gardener Jenni Hudgins a vegetable specialist will discuss how to plan and start a vegetable garden, its location, and the best plant varieties for Galveston County. She will also include pollination, mulching, the effects of full-sun and shade on leafy and fruiting vegetables, and garden failures.

Monday, February 4 from 10pm to 2pm 

AARP FREE Individual Tax Preparation Service   Flyer

Tuesday, February 5 from 1pm to 3pm 

Job Skills Seminar:  Create Resume & Evaluate Skills - Assess your employment skills and develop effective communication in your applications, resumes, basic introductions and interviewing.   Flyer

Wednesday, February 6 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 each Wednesday through February 13.  All level of speakers welcome. Flyer

Wednesday, February 6 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.  Flyer

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.  

Thursday, February 7 from 10am to 11am 

Morning Meditation with Mindfulness instructor Dorte Koustrup: Giving and receiving compassion.  No registration required for these free meditation programs. Open to the public. Morning Meditation also on February 14, 21 and 28.  Flyer

Monday, February 11 from 10pm to 2pm 

AARP FREE Individual Tax Preparation Service   Flyer

Wednesday, February 13 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 each Wednesday through February 13.  All level of speakers welcome. Flyer

Wednesday, February 13 at 7pm

Genealogy Live Webinar: Reconstructing Your Genetic Family Tree presented by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.   Flyer

Thursday, February 14 from 10am to 11am 

Morning Meditation with Mindfulness instructor Dorte Koustrup: Meeting difficult emotions.  No registration required for these free meditation programs. Open to the public. Morning Meditation also on February 21 and 28.  Flyer

Tuesday, February 19 from 1pm to 3pm 

Job Skills Seminar: Closing The Deal - Discuss networking, how to use social media as a networking tool and how to follow up with an employer after the interview.   Flyer

Thursday, February 21 from 10am to 11am 

Morning Meditation with Mindfulness instructor Dorte Koustrup: A compassionate friend.  No registration required for these free meditation programs. Open to the public. Morning Meditation also on February 28.  Flyer

Monday, February 25 from 10pm to 2pm 

AARP FREE Individual Tax Preparation Service   Flyer

Wednesday, February 27 at 7pm

How Money Works: A Common Sense Guide to Financial Success presented by Rachel Harris. 

Thursday, February 28 from 10am to 11am 

Morning Meditation with Mindfulness instructor Dorte Koustrup: Cultivating happiness; gratitude, joy and appreciation.  No registration required for these free meditation programs. Open to the public.  Flyer

Wednesday, March 6 at 1pm

Genealogy Live Webinar: A Guide to Third Party Tools for DNA Testing presented by Michelle Leonard.   Flyer

Tuesday, March 5 from 1pm to 3pm 

Job Skills Seminar: Sharpening Your Interviewing Skills - Focus on the interview process and use the employer's perspective to determine proper interview attire and prepare answers to common interview questions. Flyer

Tuesday, March 12 from 1pm to 3pm 

Job Skills Seminar: Landing Your First Job - Come during spring break and learn the best practices for finding and getting your first job. Flyer

Wednesday, March 13 at 7pm

Acclaimed Classic Guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform at Friendswood Library.

Tuesday, March 19 from 1pm to 3pm 

Job Skills Seminar: Create Resume & Evaluate Skills - Assess your employment skills and develop effective communication in your applications, resumes, basic introductions and interviewing. Flyer

Wednesday, March 20 at 7pm

Friendswood Library's Off the Page Poetry Series with poets Dom Zuccone, Sally Ridgway, and John Milkereit. Open to the public. Refreshments provided. Book signing for John Milkereit's new book of poems, Drive the World in a Taxicab.

Wednesday, March 27 at 1pm

Genealogy Live Webinar: Free Genealogy Tools for Your iPad/iPhone  presented by Devin Ashby   Flyer

Tuesday, April 2 from 1pm to 3pm 

Job Skills Seminar: Closing The Deal - Discuss networking, how to use social media as a networking tool and how to follow up with an employer after the interview. Flyer

Saturday, April 6 from 10:15am to 1pm 

Gardening:  Galveston County Master Gardeners hosts program on Container Gardening presented by Master Gardener Karolyn Gephart.

Tuesday, April 16 from 1pm to 3pm 

Job Skills Seminar: Sharpening Your Interviewing Skills - Focus on the interview process and use the employer's perspective to determine proper interview attire and prepare answers to common interview questions. Flyer

Tuesday, April 30 from 1pm to 3pm 

Job Skills Seminar:  Create Resume & Evaluate Skills - Assess your employment skills and develop effective communication in your applications, resumes, basic introductions and interviewing.   Flyer

Tuesday, May 14 from 1pm to 3pm 

Job Skills Seminar: Closing The Deal - Discuss networking, how to use social media as a networking tool and how to follow up with an employer after the interview. Flyer

Tuesday, May 28 from 1pm to 3pm 

Job Skills Seminar: Sharpening Your Interviewing Skills - Focus on the interview process and use the employer's perspective to determine proper interview attire and prepare answers to common interview questions. Flyer

 

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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