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Programs for Adults

Programs provided in the community 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:

August 9: The Turner House by Angela Flournoy.

September 13: The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandrige Selleck (F)

October 11: The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell      

November 8: Stasiland by Ann Funder  (NF)                                 

 

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:  

Classes are held in the newly renovated community room.  WiFi is available.  You are welcome to use your laptop or mobile device for the class.

 

No classes scheduled due to library construction. 

 

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.

 

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, July 28 at 6:10pm: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, John Hurt, Maggie Smith, and Alan Rickman. Directed by Chris Columbus in 2001.  This film is rated PG and runs 152 minutes. Movie Flyer

Thursday, August 11 at 6:20pm: The Big Sleep starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.  Directed by Howard Hawks in 1946.  This film is Not Rated and runs 114 minutes. Movie Flyer

Thursday, August 25 at 6:20pm: TBA

 

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

 

Now through August 20

Now – August 20: Adult Summer Reading Challenge - Exercise your mind, be a champ, and earn chances to win a prize! 

Your challenge is to read 1 book from each of the following 20 categories. The books you choose can be published in any format (i.e. print, audio, or electronic). Log each book that you read. Read 5 books and you earn 1 entry in the random drawing for prizes. Earn an additional entry in the drawing for every 5 additional books read up to 20 books (a total of 4 entries). 
There is a limit of only one prize per person. The drawing will take place on Monday, August 22 and the winners will be notified by email. The prizes are funded by the Friends of the Library.
The grand prizes are a Fitbit Flex and a Kindle Tablet. Additional prizes include local business items and gift cards to encourage good physical and mental health. 
Create an account and start logging your progress by clicking 
here.  Don't want to use the online system? No problem. Document the books titles on paper and then bring it in before August 20, 2016.  Program Flyer and Log

Monday, June 13 through Monday, August 15

Summer SPELLING BEE Workshops with spelling champion Syamantak Payra: These nine individual classes are designed to help spellers learn language patterns – how to spell words from different languages of origin. Classes are held on Mondays from 6 – 7pm from June 13 through August 15.  Classes are free and are open to the public. You are not required to attend all classes. Choose topics of interest or come to all nine.  All ages. For more information Program Flyer

Wednesday, August 3 at 2pm

Pharmacist Talk with Vince Anselmo Jr.: High Blood Pressure  Event Flyer

Thursday, August 4 at 7pm

Friendswood Library's Off the Page poetry series presents poets Anis Shivani and Jonathan MoodyAnis Shivani is a fiction writer, poet, critic, and is a 2012 Pushcart Prize winner.  Jonathan Moody is a poet and professor.  His poetry collection, Olympic Butter Gold, won the 2014 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize. Poets Q&A session to follow reading. Event Flyer

Saturday, August 20 at 2pm 

Friendswood Library's 1st Annual Adult Spelling Bee. Enrich your vocabulary while having fun with friends. No elimination; win by points earned. Contact the Reference Desk to register and pick up practice words.  Call 281-482-7135 for more information. Event 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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