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AARP Tax Aide is Coming to You

AARP TaxAide is coming to you on Monday and Friday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., beginning February 1, 2016 - April 18, 2016.
Volunteers from AARP TaxAide will assist with federal income tax preparation, tax questions and filing tax returns.  This service is FREE and will be available in the library meeting room on a first-come, first- served basis.   Please bring a photo-ID, social security cards and any other official documentation for oneself and ALL dependents, a copy of last year's income tax return, W-2 forms from each employer, unemployment compensation statements, and other necessary forms to help the volunteer complete the return.

 

Computer Classes

The following computer classes will be offered in January:

Computer Basics - January 6, 2:30 p.m.

Internet Basics - January 13, 2:30 p.m.

Files & Folders - January 20, 2:30 p.m.

Email Basics - January 27, 2:30 p.m.

To register for classes you may either stop by the reference desk or phone the library at 281-484-2036 and one of the librarians will sign you up for the classes.

Movie Time for Adults

For the month of December, Movie Time for Adults will feature two movies starring Audrey Hepburn.  On Friday, Dec. 4, at 2:00 p.m., the feature presentation is Roman Holiday, which also stars Gregory Peck and was made in 1953.  " A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome." www.imdb.com

On Friday, Dec. 11, at 2:00 p.m. we will be viewing How to Steal a Million, which also stars Peter O'Toole.  "Romantic comedy about a woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries, and the man who helps her."   www.imdb.com

Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Parker Williams Branch Library.

 

 

Time for a Little Suspense

Movie Time for Adults continues in September with more  "Movies of the 40's."  Our first feature will be Alfred Hitchcock's "Shadow of Doubt," starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten.  Can the charming Uncle Charlie really be planning his niece's death?  Is he the Merry Widow murderer?  Join us on Friday, Sept 4, at 2:00 p.m. to see what happens.

The second feature,  "Sorry, Wrong Number," stars Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster.  Young, rich, bedridden Barbara Stanwyck dials a telephone number one night and overhears two men plotting the murder of an unidentified woman.  Is it her husband?  Is she the intended victim?   Find out what happens on Friday, September 18, at 2:00 p.m.

Popcorn  will be provided by the Friends of the Parker Williams Library.  

Free Computer Classes for June

The following computer classes will be offered in June:

Computer Basics I - presented on June 3, 3:00 p.m.
Computer Basics II - presented on June 10, 3:00 p.m.
Computer Basics III - presented on June 17, 3:00 p.m.
Computer Basics IV - presented on June 24, 3:00 p.m.

To register for classes you may either stop by the reference desk or phone the library at 281-484-2036 and one of the librarians will sign you up for the classes.

Improving Your Life Through Meditation

Meditation can bring about a sense of calm and balance that benefits your emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.  It is easy to learn and can have many lasting and beneficial effects.  After you meditate the benefits don't end when your session ends.

Join us on Saturday, June 6 at 1:00 p.m. for this enjoyable and informative workshop.

 

Computer Classes for May

The following computer classes will be offered in May:

E-mail Basics I - presented on May 6, 3:00 p.m.
E-mail Basics II - presented on May 13, 3:00 p.m.
E-mail Basics III - presented on May 20, 3:00 p.m.
E-mail Basics IV - presented on May 27, 3:00 p.m.

To register for classes you may either stop by the reference desk or phone the library at 281-484-2036 and one of the librarians will sign you up for the classes.

Craft Time with Rocks and Pots

Come and enjoy a fun and relaxing craft. You don't have to be an artist to paint some rocks and pots to put in your garden, to give as gifts, or just to display. We provide all the materials, and will have some treats to eat as we wait for the paint to dry.

Thursday, April 16, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Computer Classes - April

The following computer classes will be offered in April:

Internet Basics I - presented on April 1, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Internet Basics II - presented on April 8, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Internet Basics III - presented on April 22, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Internet Basics IV - presented on April 29, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

To register for classes you may either stop by the reference desk or phone the library at 281-484-2036 and one of the librarians will sign you up for the classes.

African American History Month Activities

The following activities are planned for African American History Month:

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2:00 p.m.  Movie "Akeelah and the Bee"

Monday, Feb. 9, 4:00 p.m.  Scavenger Hunt.  Learn about the legacy of famous African Americans with this fun scavenger hunt.

Thursday, Feb. 26,  11:00 a.m.  Book Discussion on "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride.

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