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STEM Time - African American Inventors and Engineers February 23rd @ 5 PM [8+]

      Have you ever wondered where the phrase, “The real McCoy” came from? Have you ever thought about who invented the traffic light as you waited for the green? Have you ever pondered, which came first, peanuts or peanut butter?

     Come and join us in the Library Community Room on February 23rd starting at 5 PM to learn more about the different contributions of African American inventors, scientists, and engineers.

 

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Teen DIY & A Movie – Red Tails (PG-13) 125 min. & Mini P-51s February 20th @ 3:00 PM [13+]

     "A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard." - IMDB 

Anime Club – Yuri!!! On ICE (TV-14) February 17th @ 5 PM [13+]

     “Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki faces a crushing defeat during the Grand Prix finals and heads home, unsure of whether or not he wishes to continue his skating career. After a video of Yuri mimicking Russian figure skater Victor Nikiforov's routine goes viral, Victor decided to become Yuri's coach, much to the dismay of his coach, his fans, and his fellow Russian skater Yuri Plisetsky.” – imdb.com 

Building Life Skills – Basic Exercise February 15th @ 5 PM [9+]

     To combat the modern day convention of binge watching Nexflix and eating junk food, we will be focusing on the basic need for and types of exercise.


     Join us on February 15th at 5PM in the Library Community Room at the Parker Williams Branch Library. We will be learning how your diet effects your weight, what general guidelines the Office of the Surgeon General has given us, and a variety of exercises that are available.

For more about exercise (Click Here):

Name that Book Read Aloud – The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch by Chris Barton February 14th @ 5 PM [8+]

     Continuing on the Pasadena ISD Name That Book List, we will be reading Chris Barton’s The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch.

     This book focuses on the life of John Roy Lynch, a former slave who sought out education after being emancipated and took the opportunities of life all the way to the United States Congress. Please join us in the Library Community Room at 5 PM on February 14th at the Parker Williams Library to get a head start or just listen to this great story.

Anti-Valentine's Day Books for Teens

Are you a person that would rather their star-crossed lover burn up while entering the atmosphere? Would you rather invest more time developing your relationship with your cat? When you think about romance, does it make you want to gag? Are you interested solely in the aftermath of a bad break-up? 

The Parker Williams Branch has a selection of YA titles available in our Teen Area that might be the right fit for you. Come on down a take a browse. 

 

 

Community Craft – Valentine’s Day Craft February 9th @ 3:30-5:30 PM [6+]

    With Valentine’s day just around the corner, you can make a card for that special someone.

 

   Join us on February 9th from 3:30 to 5:30 PM in the Library Community Room to create a card that expresses all the feels.

 

 

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Movie Madness – A Ballerina’s Tale 85 min. February 2nd @ 4:00 PM [8+]

     "A feature documentary on African American ballerina Misty Copeland that examines her prodigious rise, her potentially career ending injury alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world."
-IMDB

Community Craft – Chinese New Year Dragon January 27th @ 3-5 PM [6+]

 

     To celebrate Chinese New Year, our Community Craft project will be creating a Dragon Puppet. The Dragon Dance is a traditional part of the Chinese New Year festival celebration.

     Join us on January 27th from 3 to 5 PM in the Library Community Room to create your own dragon and train it to dance at home.

 

 

Texas Bluebonnet Award Voting January 25th @ 3-6 PM [3+]

The Parker Williams Branch Library will be hosting voting for the Texas Bluebonnet Award.

If your child or teen is homeschooled or goes to a school that does not participate in Texas Bluebonnet Award voting, you can pick up a ballot from the Reference Desk from 3 PM to 6 PM on January 25th at the Parker Williams Branch Library.

 

For books from the Bluebonnet Master List (Click Here):

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