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STEAM Camps at the Paker Williams Branch Library

August 7-11 – STEAM Camp – STEAM Explorers @ 2:00-3:30 PM [8-12]
Helping to stop the summer slide and get kids brains back invigorated for learning, August 7th through the 11th the Parker Williams Branch presents its STEAM Camp. Ages 8 to 12 are invited to join us in the Library community room from 2 PM to 3:30 PM to learn about robotics, physics, electric circuits, and more. Pre-registration is required. 

Escape from Dr. Jacob’s Lab – July 31st - Teen @ 4 PM, Adult @ 6 PM PM [13+]

You and your friends have come to Dr. Jacob’s lab for a class. After meeting Dr. Jacob, everyone gets the feeling that something weird is going on with him. After looking on his desk, you discover Dr. Jacob is going to unleash a deadly airborne virus that will turn people into zombies. You and your friends must search his lab for clues to find the antidote and save the world.

Join us on July 31st in the Parker Williams Library for Dr. Jacob’s Lab Escape Room. We will be running the escape room twice: teens at 4 PM and adults at 6 PM. Please allow 45 minutes to 1 hour for participation.

Individuals interested in participating can register at the Reference Desk.

 

 

Level Up Gaming – Super Smash Bros July 28th @ 2-4 PM [10+]

 

 

 

Enjoy some summer gaming time in the Library Community Room on our 60” Plasma TV. We’ll be hooking up a Nintendo Wii and playing Super Smash Bros. Winner stays on, losers rotate out. Join us for some crash, bash, and smash on July 28th from 2-4 PM.  

 

 

 

 

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Basic Life Skills – Barbequing July 24th @ 3 PM [13+]

 

 

Barbequing has been attributed to many different cultures. It is believed that pirates are credited with the first origins of barbequing. Join the pirate tradition on July 24th at 3 PM in the Library Community Room to learn how to safely char some meat me mateys!

 

 

 

 

 

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Anime Club – FLCL (TV-14) July 21st @ 4-6 PM [14+]

 

“A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.”-imdb


The Parker Williams Branch Anime Club is continuing our summer session with an extended binge watching edition of playing the as many of mini-series FLCL (Fooly Cooly) (TV-14). Can we watch all the episodes? I think we can!

Join us on July 21st from 4-6 PM in the Library Community Room for two hours of anime staright!

STEM Time – Logic Problems July 17th @ 5 PM [8+]

 

If Bob has two red apples and Sarah has three green tomatoes, they are both on a train going 55 miles per hour for three hours. What time will the Arch Duke Ferdinand arrive for afternoon tea? If you figured out that none of that made sense, you might be a good candidate to think through some Logic Problems. Let’s figure it out on July 17th at 3 PM in the Library Community Room.     

 

 

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Community Craft – Trash to Treasure Recycled Puppets July 14th @ 3 PM [8+]

 

 

Every time we throw away a container, we are losing a piece of potential. Recyclables that are considered trash could be turned into treasure.

Join us at 3PM in the Library Community Room on July 14th to turn recyclables into puppets. Refreshments will be provided by the Parker Williams Branch Friends of the Library. 

 

 

 

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Teen DIY and a Movie – Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG-13) and Indiana Jones Gear July 10th @ 3 PM [13+]

“Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.” – imdb.com

For the summer, we are celebrating iconic action movies of the 80s. We are continuing with the iconic Indiana Jones in his first movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark. While watching the movie, we’ll be working on some classic Indiana Jones gear.

For a whip cracking good time, join us in the Library Community Room on July 10th at 3 PM. 

 

June Teen Things

Thursdays at 3 PM the Parker Williams Library will be hosting a variety of different things for teens to do. Each week was a different idea planned from our Parker WIlliams Teen Leadership group to make the summer less boring.


Intro to Creative Writing July 6th @ 3 PM [13+]
Have you ever wanted to write? Beyond boring essays and math equations, there is a whole world of writing. From short stories to poetry, get started on transitioning from being in the library to getting your story into the library. Join us for our next Teen Thursday program in the Library Community Room at 3 PM on July 6th.

Wednesday Summer Programs in July

Wednesdays at 2:30 PM the Parker Williams Branch Library will be hosting a variety of different programs in our Library Community Room throughout the nine week Summer Reading Program.

Mick Corely – Build a Better World - July 5th @ 2:30 PM [7+]Join us in the Library Community Room at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, July 5th for the comedy, magic, and life lessons from Mick Corely that inspire us to Build a Better World.

Baytown Wetlands Wagon - July 12th @ 2:30 PM [5+]
Just beyond our local streets lies a vast network of wetlands. Join us in the Library Community Room at 2:30 PM on July 12th to learn about the wetland ecosystem and even meet some of the animals that live there thanks to the naturalists from the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center.

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