Children's

Autism Awareness Celebration

Autism AwarenessNorth Channel will be participating in Autism Awareness Day this afternoon with a celebration. Join us at 4:30 PM, April 2nd, 2018, for a story, craft, and refreshments followed by a balloon release. 

Autism Society defines autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees.

Drone Flying Club [8 to Adult] - Monday, April 9 at 5 PM

The South Belt Ellington area has always been an innovative location for the expansion of aerospace.

With a grant from the Parker Williams and Harris County Friends of the Library, we have been able to purchase the equipment to begin our own drone flying club.

If you have ever wanted to learn how to fly a quadcopter, you can learn right here at the Parker Williams Branch Library on the second and fourth Monday from 5 PM to 6 PM. 

Descubriendo a su Hijo

En abril, la biblioteca va a ofrecer una serie de clases sobre los mejores métodos de criar a sus hijos. En la primera clase, jueves, el 12 de abril, a las 1:30, los expertos van a descutir cómo la familia le afecta al individuo. Va a ser muy esclarecedor e interesante. Esperamos que usted venga.
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Movie and Markers – The Lego Ninjago Movie (PG) 90 min. [10+] - Thursday, April 5 at 4 PM

“Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas.” – imdb.com


Join us on April 5th starting at 4 PM in the Library Community Room to watch The Lego Ninjago Movie.

To go along with the movie, coloring sheets and markers will be provided during the movie. 

April Events in the Children's Department

Looking for some fun activities for the children in April?  Here are some events we will have in the Children's Department.

Maker Monday - 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23 and 4/30 at 4:30 pm.  This weekly afterschool program for children 5-12 years old features a craft or activity.  Tickets given out at 4:00 pm.

Tween Afternoon Art - 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, and 4/25 at 4:30 pm.  This weekly art history program is for children 8-12 years old.  It will feature historical information and an art activity each week in April..  Tickets given out at 4:00 pm.

Family Storytime - Saturdays 4/7 and 4/21 at 11:00 am.  These storytimes features stories, songs, and fingerplays for the whole family.  No tickets are needed for this program.

March Book Club on Wednesday, March 28 @4:30 pm

  We'll be featuring Beverly Cleary's Beezus And Ramona in the March Book Club this Wednesday, March 28 at 4:30 pm..  This monthly program features a book along with an activity such as a craft or viewing a movie adaptation of the book.   We'll start out with a brief summary of the book and then view a movie adaptation.  Snack will be provided. Free tickets given out at 4:00 pm.  reommended for children 5-12 years old.

Graphic Novel Book Club

If you like comics and graphic novels then you won't want to miss out on the book club starting at South Houston Branch Library in April. Tweens ages 8 to 13 are invited to join our Tween Graphic Novel Club, where we will discuss and take part in fun activities related to different Graphic Novel titles. This is a three session program that starts on Thursday, April 5 at 5:00 PM. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the library at 832-927-5530 to sign up.

Magic: The Gathering Gameplay [8+] - Monday, April 2 from 6-7:30 PM

Magic: The Gathering is a dueling card game from Wizards of the Coast.

It incorporates strategy, mythical lore, and competitive-community play.

Join us on April 2nd on the Library Floor for a few hours of game play from 6-7:30 PM.

For those who would like to learn how to play, a staff member will be present to teach you.

A Special Thank You to Strike Zone for their generous donation of Magic: The Gathering cards.

Country Club: Colombia

Join our library “Country Club” and we will “visit” a different country each month to sample food, language, culture, games and more!

This month we will stamp our passports in Colombia.

This program is for grades 1-5 and kindergartners with an adult.

Date: Wednesday, March 28

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Space is limited. Please arrive early to ensure participation.
Registration for after-school programs opens 30 minutes prior to the program.

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Kids and Teen Typing Class

Do you like learning with computer games?  Join us for a fun and interactive hour of typing games.

We will meet in the Katy Computer Lab.

Kids Schedule
4/9, 4/23
4:30 - 5:30 pm

Teen Schedule
4/2, 4/16, 4/30
4:30 - 5:30 pm

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