Friendswood Public Library to host adult programs
An author talk, movie night and genealogy class is scheduled for adults at the Friendswood Public Library this month. Friendswood author Bob Arnold will discuss his book "First in Texas" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15. The book focuses on three men that made an impact on Texas history — businessman Josiah Bell; Bell's third son James Hall Bell, who became the first native-born Texan to serve on the state Supreme Court; and Texas Ranger Red Arnold. The 1935 movie "Peter Ibbetson," starring Gary Cooper and Ann Harding, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 for Classic Movie Night. It is an unrated black-and-white film directed by Henry Hathaway. The movie length is 85 minutes. "Genealogy: Preserving and Reuniting Heirlooms of Genealogical Value" is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22. The program will be presented by Genealogist Nick Comino. Comino will share tips on locating and preserving family heirlooms and locating the descendants of items found at antique stores or estate sales. The Thursday, Aug. 23 computer class will cover the software program Microsoft Excel. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Friendswood Public Library is located at 416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. For more information, visit friendswood.lib.tx.us or call 281-482-7135.