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Programs for Adults  (November Flyer     December 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 

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 26 at 1:30pm:  Beginner: Microsoft Excel   Learn and practice formatting techniques used to create and format a spreadsheet of numbers or textual lists.  

Monday, December 3 at 4:30pm:  Beginner: Managing Files and Folders   Get Organized!  Learn how to move, copy, and delete files and folders. 

Monday, December 10 at 4:30pm:  Beginner: Surfing the Internet   How to access websites, play videos, search and find desired information.

Monday, December 17 at 4:30pm:  Beginner: Microsoft Word  Create a letter and insert a picture. 

 

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 3rd at 6:20pm: Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field. Directed by Steven Spielberg in 2012. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 140 minutes. Flyer

 

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 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

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  

Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30pm

Genealogy Research.  30 minute presentation on a free online resource and 30 minute brainstorm session for personal research strategies.  Flyer

 

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

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

Thursday, December 13 from 10am to 11am 

Morning Meditation with Mindfulness instructor Dorte Koustrup: Just Like Me - Compassion. No registration required for these free meditation programs. Open to the public. Sessions resume January 10, 2019.    Flyer

Thursday, December 13 at 7pm 

Harry Potter Family Book Club

Friday, December 14 from 4pm to 6pm

Book Sale Preview Sale for Friends of the Library Members.  Books, audiobooks, movies, music, and magazines for all ages.  All proceeds go toward supporting library programming.  Sale is open to the general public beginning Saturday, December 15 through Friday, December 21 during normal library open hours.  Flyer

Saturday, December 15 - Friday, December 21 during library open hours.

Book Sale For All.  Books, audiobooks, movies, music, and magazines for all ages.  All proceeds go toward supporting library programming.  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 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.  

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 23rd at 6:30pm

Stress and How to Cope: Awareness as the critical element in learning how to free yourself from 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.

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  

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 hosts  two programsMaster Gardener Karolyn Gephart will present Successful Spring Vegetables to plant in our areaAlso discover what resources and support the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office can provide you and your garden.  Learn what plants will be available at their Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, February 16. 

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

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

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

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 13 at 7pm

Acclaimed Classic Guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform at Friendswood Library.

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

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

 

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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