Friday, May 30, 2014

Friendswood Library flicks

Friendswood Library flicks is an ongoing movie series held every other Thursday evening in the Friendswood Public Library Activity Room.  Films are shown on an 8 X 10 ft. screen.  Movies are free and begin at 6:20pm.  Refreshments provided.

Our Summer Movie Schedule includes:

June 12 at 6:20pm -  The Thin Man starring Myrna Loy and William Powell. Directed by W.S. Van Dyke in 1934. This film is not rated and runs 93 minutes. Named to the National Film Registry in 1997. 

July 3 at 6:20pm - Night at the Museum starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke, and Bill Cobbs. Directed by Shawn Levy in 2006. This film is rated PG and runs 108 minutes 

July 17 at 6:20pm -  Carousel starring Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae. Directed by Henry King in 1956. This film is not rated and runs 128 minutes.

 July 31 at 6:20pm  -  Rebecca starring Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940. This film is not rated and runs 130 minutes. 

Three members of our Movie Night group shared their top ten films below:

Paula Vargas:

Now, Voyager
The Heiress
The Caine Mutiny
A Place in the Sun
Night of the Iguana
Fiddler on the Roof
Philadelphia Story


Some Like it Hot
Mother Wore Tights
Mrs. Miniver
The Thin Man
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Quiet Man
King Kong
To Catch a Thief

Kay Beggs:

To Each His Own
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Shawshank Redemption
Great Expectations
Gone With the Wind
Twelve Angry Men
The Heiress
Murphy’s Romance
The Birdcage
The Producers
Places in the Heart
It’s a Wonderful Life

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Taking Turns Passing On

Watch Winston Derden read his poem Taking Turns Passing On from the Friendswood Public Library (January, 2014).  Winston Derden, along with Poets in the Loop, will be our off the page poetry series featured poets on September 17, at 7pm.

Our next poetry reading will be Wednesday, June 4 at 7pm with poets Dede Fox and Terry Jude Miller.  A brief open mic session will follow the featured readings. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

off the page poetry with Terry Jude Miller

On Loan From Vincent, Everything, and Musician Wife are from The Butterfly Canonical, a book of poetry by our featured poet, Terry Jude Miller.

Come hear Terry Jude Miller and Dede Fox read their poetry at our off the page poetry series event on Wednesday, June 4 at 7pm.  We will have a brief open mic period at the end of the featured readings.

On Loan From Vincent

loan me your

so that I
can see

the beauty
you found

in yellow flowers                 
and primitive vase

along workers'

below concentric

loan me
your hands
so that I can
give birth

to beauty
that causes

for admirers
to wonder

at what
genius this
must be

but do not
give me
your heart,

for I know
I could
never bare

such anvil weight


I ask you,

"What do you want?"

you answer

in all its forms          

at all times"

I reply

"You're in luck
I have

just enough"


Musician Wife

on long drives
my neck tendons
become guitar strings

my wife
reaches over

places her
velvet palm

on the back
of my head

and strums

a love song

Friday, May 2, 2014

Movie Nights at FPL

Some of our Movie Night crew shared some of their favorite films.  See those below, with more to follow. If you are a movie buff you may enjoy joining the group for our next Movie Night event featuring the 1940 version of The Mark of Zorro starring Tyrone Power on Thursday, May 29 at 6:20pm. Classic and contemporary films screened at the Friendswood Public Library every other Thursday at 6:20pm.

 Susie Westphal:
Gone With the Wind
Legends of the Fall
Rob Roy
Easter Parade
Ben Hur
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Lonesome Dove
The Fugitive

Randolph Barnett: 

Ten Commandments (Directed by Cecil B. DeMille)
Sound of Music
Gone With the Wind
Ben Hur
It’s a Wonderful Life
True Grit
Rio Bravo
The Passion of Christ
The Robe
Around the World in 80 Days

Lana, Brenda, & Frankie: 

Doctor Zhivago
From Here to Eternity
Singin’ in the Rain
Les Miserables
All That Jazz
Farewell to Arms