Library offers variety of adult programs for January

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The Friendswood Library is hosting a variety of events for January.

Technology classes are popular.

“Smartphones and Tablets: Beginner Jump Start” is offered Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. This is a question and answer session for smartphone or tablet users that have questions on how to access and use apps, contacts, camera, photos, email, and the Internet.

Beginner computer classes are offered in January.

Computer Class topics rotate and include Internet searching, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Files and Folders, E-mail, Heritage Quest genealogy database, Twitter, Skype, Facebook, and “Homework Help Resources.” Some computers are available to first arrivals on a first come, first serve basis.

“Word: Beginner Jump Start” is offered Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. Students will learn and practice the ribbon commands and formatting techniques used to create letters, resumes, certificates, and flyers.

“Excel: Beginner Jump Start” is offered Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. Students will learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a spreadsheet of information.

“PowerPoint: Beginner Jump Start” will be taught Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. Students will learn and practice the skills needed to create and format a slide presentation.

Friendswood Library Flicks presents “Secondhand Lions,” starting Robert Duvall, Michael Caine and Haley Joel Osment on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 6:20 p.m. Directed by Tim McCanlies in 2003, the film is rated PG and runs 109 minutes.

“Workforce Solutions: Job Search Workshops” are planned for Jan. 10-Feb. 28 from 1 – 3 p.m. at each workshop. Resumes will be Jan. 10, Interviewing Jan. 24, Evaluating Your Skills Feb. 14, and Making Connections Feb. 28. These workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Friends of the Library Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 to discuss P.D. James’ book “Cover Her Face.” The book club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Refreshments are provided.

For more information, contact the library at www.friendswood.lib.tx.us or call 281-482-7135.

The Friendswood Library is located at 416 S. Friendswood Drive in Friendswood.

Story by Karolyn Gephart