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Seeking Donations for Book Sale

The Friends of the Parker Williams Library will gladly accept donations of books, magazines, cds', dvds', children's games and puzzles.  These items will then be sold at the Friends' monthly book sale to raise money to support the library's programming, both adult and children, furnishings, and other items.

Check Yourself Out

In a hurry?  Just want to check out quickly and there's a line at the circulation desk?  Now you will be able to check out your own items at the library's self check-out stations.  All you need to do is scan your library card, scan the barcodes on the items you are taking, and print your date due receipt.  If you don't want a paper receipt, you can have the receipt emailed to you instead.   

Once Upon a Time: Telling Stories Through Clay

Once again the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is bringing art from the museum to the library.  The exhibit this year, Once Upon a Time: Telling Stories through Clay, will be at the library until March 28, 2011. 

Come and see each of the nine objects displayed.  What story does each one tell to you?

Don't forget to pick up a bookmark  to find out how to get your free pass to the musuem!

Free Tax Help

Beginning Friday, February 4, 2011, volunteers with AARP Tax-Aide will be offering free tax assistance Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Please bring your current year’s tax forms, copy of last year’s income tax return and all relevant tax information.

Book Sale

New Year, New Location!

The Friends of the Parker Williams Library will have their first book sale this year on Saturday, January 29th, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Since space was limited at the library, the book sale will be in a new location, by the County Clerk's office.  All you have to do is go across the parking lot, through the entrance door at the County Clerk's office, and proceed to Room 110-D.  There will be plenty of signs leading you to the new location.

What does Kaylin enjoy reading?

Kaylin Dupree's picture

 

Kaylin has been working at the Parker Williams Branch for over eleven years and is a big mystery reader.  Here are a few titles that she has enjoyed and suggests to our customers.

 

 

 

 

 

The Neighbor - Lisa Gardner 

 

Next Book Sale? January 2011

The Friends of the Parker Williams Branch Library had their last book sale for 2010 in October.  The next book sale will be January 29, 2011.

Donations of used books, cd's and dvd's are welcome. 

Please join the Friends at their next meeting on Monday, November 22, at 9:00 a.m.

Scary Short Stories

In the mood for reading something on the scary side?  Try these books.

 

Blood Lite:  an anthology of humorous horror stories - edited by Kevin J. Anderson

 Gothic!:  Ten Original Dark Tales - edited by Deborah Noyes

ESL Tutors Needed

Are you interested in helping someone learn to speak, read and write English?  If so, we could use your help.  No prior teaching experience is necessary.  All you need to do is register for the training session offered on Saturday, October 23, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Lunch will be provided.  For more information, phone the library at 281-484-2036 and ask to speak with a librarian.

The Family Tree

Have you just discovered an interest in family genealogy and don't know where to start?  If so, come to a meeting of the Parker Williams Library Genealogy Group.  Meetings are held twice a month at 2:00 p.m. in the library's meeting room.   Bring whatever information and questions you have and this group will be more than happy to discuss the best way for you to begin your search. 

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