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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):

STEM Time – Chemistry January 19th @ 5 PM [8+]

     Have you ever wondered what will happen if you mix the blue stuff with the red stuff? Will it fizz? Will it explode? Will it make a poisonous gas that will make me the next super hero villain?


     Come and join us in the Library Community Room on January 19th starting at 5 PM to see simple chemical experiments that you can replicate at home.

 

 

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Name that Book Read Aloud – Nightmares by Jason Segel January 17th @ 5 PM [8+]

     Continuing on the Pasadena ISD Name That Book List, we will be reading Jason Segel’s Nightmares! This month’s book is about Charlie Laird’s problems that begin with his new witchy stepmom and continues through his inability to get any sleep. With a mix of Monsters Inc. and Patterson’s Middle School series, Nightmares! is a Bluebonnet nominee that won’t disappoint.

     Please join us in the Library Community Room at 5 PM on January 17th at the Parker Williams Library to get a head start or just listen to this great story.

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Teen DIY & A Movie – The Bourne Ultimatum (PG-13) 115 min. & RFID Wallets January 13th @ 4:00 PM [13+]

     “Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.” – imdb.com 

In honor of the release of Jason Bourne, we are going to watch The Bourne Ultimatum (PG-13), while making RFID wallets and learn about a few other spy devices.

Building Life Skills – Meal Prep January 11th @ 5 PM [7+]

     We all need to eat. That’s a fact. As the new year starts, we typically want to shed some of the weight that we added on form all of those delicious holiday treats.

     Join us on January 11th at 5PM in the Library Community Room at the Parker Williams Branch Library. We will be learning how to plan a week’s worth of meals, create a shopping list, and the essentials of preparing your food ahead of time so that you have a healthy option when you just don’t feel like cooking. 

 

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