Friday, January 24, 2014

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Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free for all library patrons.

There are more than 40 foreign language courses available and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.
To learn more about Mango and get a preview of what the program has to offer, stop by the library and we will give you an introduction. You can access Mango through the library website.  Supply your 14 digit Friendswood Public Library card number.

For more information, contact the library at 281-482-7135.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Watch poets Winston Derden and Jonathan Moody at FPL

Poets Winston Derden and Jonathan Moody were featured as part of our Friendswood Public Library Off the Page Poetry Series on January 8, 2014.  Watch Winston Derden read his poems Driving Nails and Graceful and Jonathan Moody read his poem Gothic Barkley.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

1/15: Author Jerry Craven at FPL

Jerry Craven is the Press Director for Lamar University Press, Ink Brush Press, and Editor-in-Chief of Amarillo Bay.  Jerry spoke on the writing process and read from some of his latest books including The Wild Part, Saving a Songbird, and Searching for Rama’s Spear.

Jerry Craven (l) with author Harold Raley (r)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

FPL Featured Artist Ellie Teramoto

The images below are the work of our featured artist Ellie Teramoto. These photographs, along with eight others, can be viewed in the Friendswood Public Library’s Activity Room through February 27.
Atsuko Ellie Teramoto was born on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, and spent her childhood in Shizuoka. Ellie left her native Japan shortly after graduating high school to pursue her dreams in the United States. After studying journalism in college she went on to work for newspapers for twelve years, first in Los Angeles and soon after in New York City. From reporting Ellie eventually transitioned to news photography. Very shortly after taking this step she discovered her passion for fine art photography.
After many years in New York, Ellie decided to take the leap to independence, relocating to Houston to practice her photography on her own terms. In her work she seeks to find art in nature, while carefully attempting to match her prints with what the human eye experiences as closely as possible. Much of her time is spent uncovering the hidden beauty of Texas.
Ellie completed studies at the New York Institute of Photography and holds degrees from the University of Georgia and Columbia University. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and scuba diving. Her passion is her photographs.


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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