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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.” –

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. 

Basic Life Skills – The Basic Essay October 25th @ 5 PM [12+]

From English class to cover letters, writing is an important skill to have for the rest of your life.

On October 25th at 5 PM, Mr. John will be guiding you through the basic essay.

The basic essay is a tool for school as well as every report for work that you will ever have to write.

Learn how to work in those transitions, hooks, and details in the Parker Williams Branch Community Room.   

Halloween Storytime and Dr. Frankenstein’s Lab Blindfold Tour October 28th @ 11:30 PM [6+]

On Saturday, October 28th at 11:30, the Parker Williams Branch Library will be hosting a special family Halloween Storytime in the children’s area.

We read a few books, sing a few songs, and have a costume parade around the library.

Afterwards, we will be taking those brave enough for a blindfold tour of Dr. Frankenstein’s Lab to touch some of the specimens and oddities.

Join us for a screaming good time. 

Teen DIY and a Movie – Fantastic Beasts (PG-13) and Make a Bowtrickle October 20th @ 3:45 PM [13+]

“The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.” –

To get us all in the Halloween mood, we here at the Parker Williams Branch are getting ready by watching the recapture of Newt Scamander’s menagerie of fantastic beasts.

For those who are planning to be Newt for Halloween, you’ll be just that much closer to your costume as we are going to make a Bowtrickle to hide behind your lapel.

Join in on the fantastic fun on October 20th at 3:45 PM in the Library Community Room.

STEM Time – Amateur (HAM) Radio October 18th @ 5 PM [8+]

Have you ever wondered how far radio signals carry? Did you know that you can talk to the International Space Station with a handheld radio?

Learn interesting facts about radio waves, proper protocol for radio operators, and the laws and licenses required to operate an amateur (HAM) radio.

Join Mr. John, a real licensed radio operator, in the Parker Williams Branch Community Room at 5 PM to have a bit of radio Foxtrot Uniform November.

UPDATE - NaNoWriMo – Publishing Your Story with B. Alan Bourgeois October 14th @ 10:30 AM [12+]

November is officially the month for NaNoWriMo. If you’ve never heard of NaNoWriMo, it means that November is National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. 

What happens with your story after it’s finished?

B. Alan Bourgeois of the Texas Association of Authors is coming to the Parker Williams Branch to let you know the process of getting published.

Join us on October 14th in Room 3 at 10:30 AM to get some inspiration to start AND finish that novel. 

Dog and Cat Food Re-Supply for Hurricane Recovery

The Parker Williams Library has been restocked with cat and dog food of various sized bags AND wet food.
We have a limited supply of dog beds.
We also have cat litter, poo bags, treats, chews, dog leashes, dog collars, and more.
Come on down if you are in need. Share if you know other people in need.
Monday 1PM-9PM
Tuesday 10AM-6PM
Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday 1PM-6PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
10851 Scarsdale Blvd. St 510
Houston, TX 77089

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