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Programs for Adults  February 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:

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.

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

Thursday, February 7 at 3:00pm:  Managing Files and Folders   Get Organized!  Learn how to move, copy, and delete files and folders. 

Monday, February 11 at 4:30pm    Beginner: Microsoft Word  Create a letter and insert a picture. 

Thursday, February 14 at 3:00pm   Beginner: Google Docs  Don't have Microsoft Word? No problem.  Learn to use free program accessible online to create letters and flyers.

Thursday, February 21 at 3:00pm  Beginner: Microsoft Excel   Learn and practice formatting techniques used to create and format a spreadsheet of numbers or textual lists. 

Monday, February 25 at 4:30pm  Beginner: Google Sheets  Don't have Microsoft Excel?  No problem.  Learn to use free program accessible online to create a spreadsheet of numbers or textual lists. 

Thursday, February 28 at 3:00pm  Beginner: Google Slides  Don't have Microsoft PowerPoint?  No problem.  Learn to use free program accessible online 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, 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.  

 

Thursday, March 14 at 6:20pm: Finding Forrester starring Sean Connery and Rob Brown. Directed by Gus Van Sant in 2000.  This film is rated PG-13 and runs 136 minutes.

After Hours ARTHOUSE: refreshments provided.

Saturday, March 23 at 7pm: Phantom Thread directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Daniel Day Lewis and Vicky Krieps: Rated R: 130 minutes. Anderson crafts another classic of obsession and strange love. - Kevin Harley.

Saturday, April 27 at 7pm: Bright Star directed by Jane Campion and starring Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw: Rated PG: 119 minutes. Acclaimed director's portrayal of love affair between poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life.

Saturday, May 25 at 7pm: Stop Making Sense directed by Jonathan Demme and starring The Talking Heads: Not Rated: 88 minutes. One of the greatest rock movies ever made - Leonard Maltin

 

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

Wednesdays from 6:30pm until 8:00pm

Friendswood Library Chess Club: Play chess and learn new strategies. Open to the public. Flyer

Thursdays from 7pm to 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

 

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

 

Tuesday, February 19 from 1pm to 3pm 

Job Search 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

Saturday, February 23 from 10:30am to 12:30pm  Flyer

Cash Management (free small business program) for entrepreneurs that plan to start a business as well as established business ownersRegister either online or that morning in person.  Come learn: 1) Why records are necessary, 2) How to understand Profit & Loss reports, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow statement, 3) How to identify key performance indicators (KPI) and understand how measuring and monitoring them can help succeed in business. Presented by: Matt Fitzgerald, SCORE Mentor & Counselor.  Matt is a SCORE mentor with a financial background starting with Ernst & Young before moving into executive finance roles with Baker Hughes, BJ Services Co., Veritas DGC and Grant Prideco Inc.   More recently, he has started several businesses including two restaurants, a real estate rental and a cell phone retailer.  Matt has also served on the Board of Directors of three energy companies.

Saturday, February 23 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.  

Monday, February 25 from 5:30 - 8pm

Reception for the work of local artist Fontaine Jacobs. Open to the public. Refreshments.

Monday, February 25 from 10pm to 2pm 

AARP FREE Individual Tax Preparation Service   Flyer

Monday, February 25 from 6pm to 7pm 

Adult Spanish Conversation Class  Flyer

Wednesday, February 27 at 7pm

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

Thursday, February 28 at 6:30pm 

Conquer the Stress Monster.  Valerie Coyle, Certified Health & Life Coach, will discuss: how stress shows up in the body, its’ helpful and harmful signals, how to manage stress in our lives, chronic low-level stress as the new norm, effects of stress on cortisol levels, digestion activity, and daily living.   Flyer

Monday, March 4 from 10pm to 2pm 

AARP FREE Individual Tax Preparation Service   Flyer

Tuesday, March 5 from 1pm to 3pm 

Job Search 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

Wednesday, March 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 from March 6 to March 27.  All level of speakers welcome.

Wednesday, March 6 at 1pm

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

Monday, March 11 at 7pm 

"Reducing Stress Through Meditation" presented by Daya Sharma.  Daya will discuss the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought, and mental equilibrium. He will also present a simple yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life personally, professionally and spiritually. Flyer

Tuesday, March 12 from 1pm to 3pm 

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

Tuesday, March 12 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Conversation Class - Come practice your conversational skills in a friendly, relaxed environment.  Class also meets each Wednesday from March 6 to March 27.  All level of speakers welcome.

Wednesday, March 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 from March 6 to March 27.  All level of speakers welcome.

Wednesday, March 13 at 7pm

Acclaimed Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform at Friendswood Library.  Flyer

Tuesday, March 19 from 1pm to 3pm 

Job Search 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 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 from March 6 to March 27.  All level of speakers welcome. 

Wednesday, March 20 at 7pm

Friendswood Library's Off the Page Poetry Series with poets Dom Zuccone, Sally Ridgway, Choonwha Moon, David Cowen, 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, and David Cowen's book, Bleeding SaffronFlyer

Wednesday, March 27 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 from March 6 to March 27.  All level of speakers welcome.

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 Search 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 at 10:30am

Gardening: Container Gardening presented by Master Gardener Karolyn Gephart.  Program hosted by Galveston County Master Gardeners.

Saturday, April 13 at 10:30am 

Gardening: Beneficial Insect class presented by Dr William Johnson, a horticulturist with the Galveston County Office of Texas A&M  AgriLife Extension Service.  Program hosted by Galveston County Master Gardeners.

Tuesday, April 16 from 1pm to 3pm 

Job Search 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

Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00pm 

Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation presented by Daya Sharma   Learn how meditation calms the body and mind to reduce anxiety.   Flyer

Tuesday, April 30 from 1pm to 3pm 

Job Search 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 Search 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 Search 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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