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Programs for Adults

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:

July 14: Share an interesting book.

August 11: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zeven.

September 8: Where'd You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple.

October 13: The Promise by Ann Weisgarber.

 

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:  

Thursday, July 9 at 6:30pm: Microsoft Excel: Learn basic functions of this financial spreadsheet application.

 

Thursday, July 9 at 10:30am: Introduction to Skype:  Learn how to use Skype to make free internet video calls to friends, family, or colleagues around the world.     

 

Tuesday, July 21 at 2:00pm: Facebook & Twitter:  Learn how to access and receive information from organizations.

 

Thursday, July 23 at 10:30am: Microsoft Word:  Learn basic word processing applications including text formatting; cut, copy & paste, using pictures and other basic ribbon functions. 

 

Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00pm: Introduction to Skype:  Learn how to use Skype to make free internet video calls to friends, family, or colleagues around the world.  

 

Technology Q&A Sessions:

Thursday, June 4 at 10:30am and Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00pm Downloading eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines.  Learn how to access and download free eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines.  Bring your mobile devices for assistances.  Free WiFi is available.  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:

July 2: I Confess starring Montgomery Clift and Anne Baxter. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1953. This film is Not Rated and runs 92 minutes. I Confess flyer

July 23: Letter from an Unknown Woman starring Joan Fontaine and Louis Jourdan. Directed by Max Ophuls in 1948.  This film is not rated and runs 86 minutes. In 1992, Letter from an Unknown Woman was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Letter from an Unknown Woman flyer

August 6: A Shot in the Dark starring Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders, and Herbert Lom. Directed by Blake Edwards in 1964. This film is rated PG and runs 102 minutes. A Shot in the Dark flyer

 

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

Tuesday, June 30 at 7:00pm

Genealogy:  HeritageQuest and WorldVitalRecords Discover the primary record resources available in these free online resource that you can access from home.

Tuesday, July 7 at 1:00pm

Genealogy:  FamilySearch Discover the primary record resources available in these free online resources that you can access from home.

Wednesday, July 29 at 7:00pm

Genealogy:  HeritageQuest Discover the primary record resources available in this free online resource that you can access from home.

Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00pm

Author Kathleen Shanahan Maca shares information from her new book Galveston's Broadway Cemeteries. A book signing will conclude the event. Event Flyer

Wednesday, August 19 at 7pm

FPL's off the page poetry series presents featured Gulf Coast Poets, John Milkereit, Elina Petrova, and Choonwa Moon.

 

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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