Children's

Chapter Chats

Crenshaw Cover ArtNow that summer is almost over, we are prepping our afterschool programs for kids. The first one starting in September is Chapter Chats. If you love reading and want a place where you can discover and talk about great books, Chapter Chats is for you!

This school year, Chapter Chats will meet on the first Tuesday of every month. The first program will be on Tuesday, September 5th at 5:00 pm. This book club is for kids ages 8 to 12. We will be talking about the book Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate. Crenshaw is a book about friendship and how all friends, real or imaginary, can help us through tough times.

Registration is strongly encouraged for Chapter Chats. To register and pick up a copy of the book to read before our first meeting, please stop by the desk in the Children’s Area. 

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4236.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Fun at the Library!

 Join us for our first ever partial solar eclipse viewing at the library! Viewing glasses provided along with cold refreshments. Maximum eclipse phase will be about 1:15 PM. No pre-registration required. Free for all ages! We will gather in the parking lot on Monday, August 21 at 1:00 pm.

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Children's Weekly Run-Down

CHILDREN’S WEEKLY RUN-DOWN! Back to school time is here and we are ending the Summer with a concert by Andyroo and the Andyrooniverse on Monday the 14th @ 7 PM!

We will be taking a break for the rest of this month from special programming.

Our Story times continue as normal! Be here for Toddler Time** on Tuesday @ 10 AM and @ 10:30 AM, Infant Lapsit Storytime @ 11:15 AM on Tuesday and @ 11 AM on Thursday, and Preschool Storytime on Wednesday @ 11 AM. We also have our Family Storytime presented on Saturday @ 10:30 where you can enjoy stories and a craft!

**Tickets required upon entry. Pick up your free ticket at the Children's Reference Desk before entering your story time. Tickets will be given to the first 30 children and their caregivers the day of the scheduled event.

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Program Break - Children's

Please note that in order to provide time for staff to prepare for school year programs, we will be taking a short break from our regular programs and storytimes. We'll be back September 5th with lots of fun storytimes and activities!

Community Craft – Plastic Bag Weaving August 18th @ 4-5 PM [8+]

 

In every pantry across the USA, there can be found a knot of plastic bags just taking up space.

What can we do about these bags?

Recycle! Learn some basic weaving techniques on August 18th as we turn what could be considered trash into an upcycled item.

Weave your way to the Library Community Room from 4-5 PM at the Parker Williams Branch Library.

 

 

 

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Monday Movie: Smurfs: The Lost Village

View Smurfette and the boys' new adventure to the Forbidden Forest, filled with magical creatures, on Monday, August 14 at 2:30pm. A special map will help them find out the biggest secret in Smurf history, if they can avoid Gargamel that is...This film is rated PG and is 1 hour and 31 min. in length and is recommended for children ages 4 and up. The movie showing will be in the Public Meeting Room.

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STEM Time – Introduction to 3D Printing August 16th @ 5 PM [8+]

3D printing has taken the library world by storm. For our August STEM Time, we are going to have an introduction to 3D printing.

Learn the basics of design and the applications of 3D printing on August 16th at 5 PM in the Library Community Room at the Parker Williams Branch Library.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Children's Weekly Run-Down

CHILDREN’S WEEKLY RUN-DOWN! The final week of our 2017 Summer Reading Program is here!

Our Story times continue as normal! Be here for Toddler Time** on Tuesday @ 10 AM and @ 10:30 AM, Infant Lapsit Storytime @ 11:15 AM on Tuesday and @ 11 AM on Thursday, and Preschool Storytime on Wednesday @ 11 AM. We also have our Family Storytime presented on Saturday @ 10:30 where you can enjoy stories and a craft!

**Tickets required upon entry. Pick up your free ticket at the Children's Reference Desk before entering your story time. Tickets will be given to the first 30 children and their caregivers the day of the scheduled event.

BUILD: A BETTER WORLD: Join us for the last meeting of our Maker Monday Club on Monday the 7th of August @ 2:15 PM. We will be building and creating a new and exciting craft out of recycled materials every week!

This week will also hold the final meeting of the Family Chess Club on Tuesday, the 8th of August @ 1 PM. Whether you are learning, expanding your knowledge, or just want to have fun, come by our Family Chess Club!

We will also have our final Block Party this Friday the 11th of August @ 2:15 PM!

Be sure to log all your reading for the summer and come in to redeem your prizes!

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Lily’s Library Tales WILL be held Saturday, August 12 at 2:00 pm

Golden RetrieverPlease join us on Saturday, August 12, at 2:00 pm for a fun, family storytime with Lily, a trained therapy dog, and Betsy, her person.  This program is located in our children’s area and is for the entire family. 

Only thunder, Lily’s nemesis, will keep our brave dog and her person from coming to share a story with all of their storytime friends. 

We hope to see you there. 

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STEAM Camps at the Paker Williams Branch Library

August 7-11 – STEAM Camp – STEAM Explorers @ 2:00-3:30 PM [8-12]
Helping to stop the summer slide and get kids brains back invigorated for learning, August 7th through the 11th the Parker Williams Branch presents its STEAM Camp. Ages 8 to 12 are invited to join us in the Library community room from 2 PM to 3:30 PM to learn about robotics, physics, electric circuits, and more. Pre-registration is required. 

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