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Community Craft – Thanksgiving and Fall November 16th@ 4 PM [7+]

Getting into the Thanksgiving turkey mood, the Parker Williams Branch will be hosting a Fall-Thanksgiving Community Craft on November 16th from 4PM to 5 PM in the Library Community Room.

The children will be making a stained glass turkey to show off to the relatives.

Adults will be making a festive, fall leaf bowl that could be your new centerpiece.   

Basic Life Skills – Situational Awareness November 15th @ 5 PM [12+]

When you leave your house, do you scan your neighborhood?

Can you spot a stranger?

How do you know if they are following you?

These aren’t super spy skills. They are basic principles of situational awareness.

Join us at 5 PM on November 15th in the Library Community Room to learn some basic strategies of keeping situationally aware and safe in the world.

The History of the Bolo Tie November 11th @ 10:30 AM [6+]

What is a Bolo Tie? Who wears them?

Leslie Eaton from the Houston Rodeo Speaker’s Committee will be coming to the Parker Williams Branch to talk about the history of the Bolo Tie with a variety of different examples for kids to pursue.

Kids will be able to make their own FREE Lego Bolo Tie.

Join us in ESL Room 1 on November 11th at 10:30 to learn the History of the Bolo Tie. Registration is required. 

Movie and Markers – Cars 3 (G) 109 Min November 9th @ 4 PM [6+]

 

“Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.” – imdb.com

Join us on November 9th starting at 4 PM in the Library Community Room for our presentation of Cars 3.

To go along with the movie, coloring sheets will be provided during the movie.

Movie popcorn has been generously provided by the Friends of the Parker Williams Library.

STEM Time – Science Fair Exploration November 8th @ 5 PM [8+]

Do you and your student have to do the dreaded science fair?

Have no ideas of what to do?

Join Mr. John in the Library Community Room on November 8th at 5 PM to explore the different resources and books available through the library to not only complete the science fair project but have fun too. 

Introduction to Magic: The Gathering November 10th @ 4-6 PM and November 21st @ 2-4 PM [8+]

Magic: The Gathering is a dueling card game from Wizards of the Coast. It incorporates strategy, mythical lore, and competitive-community play. 

Join us on November 10th in the Library Community Room for an introduction to Magic. Learn how to play starting at 4 PM.

Join us on November 21st in the Library Community Room for an introduction to Magic. Learn how to play starting at 2 PM.

For those who know how to play Magic, general gameplay is allowed at any time. A Special Thank You to Strike Zone for their generous donation of Magic: The Gathering cards.

International Games Day @ 2-4 PM [All Ages]

In cooperation with International Games Day, the Parker Williams Branch will be hosting a variety of board, card, and tablet video games on Saturday, November 4th from 2-4 PM on the main floor of the library.

Staff will be available for an Introduction to Magic: The Gathering to anyone who is interested in learning.

A Special Thank You to Strike Zone for their generous donation of Magic: The Gathering cards. 

Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Skull Decorating November 2nd @ 4:00-5:30 PM [All Ages]

 

 

Dia De Los Muertos is a family holiday for gathering and remembering family and friends that have past.

In the spirit of this holiday, we ask that you and your family to gather with us on November 2nd from 4:30-5:30 in the Library Community Room to decorate a Sugar Skull and share some of your favorite memories.

Anime Club – My Hero Academia Re-Do (TV-14) October 27th @ 5 PM [14+]

“In a world populated with superhumans, the superhero-loving Izuku Midoriya is without power. However, after the Quirkless dreamer Izuku inherits the powers of the world's best superhero, All Might, his hopes of becoming the top hero are now possible. Once enrolled in the high school for heroes, A.U., Izuku soon discovers being a hero is much more complicated than it appears.”-imdb

Due to Hurricane Harvey arriving on August 26th, we never got to view My Hero Academia.

Since it is such an awesome series, we are dedicating the time to view it.

Community Craft – Hocus Pocus (PG) and Billy Bones Skeleton Art October 26th @ 4 PM [All Ages]

“After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.” – imdb.com

Join us on Thursday, October 26th for a frightfully fun time watching Hocus Pocus.

The kids will be making Billy Bones skeleton art with cotton swabs.

Adults will be decorating wine glass candleholders in a variety of different variations.

Come have a spook-tacular time with us at the Parker Williams Branch in the Library Community Room. 

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