Astronaut Stephanie D. Wilson visits Freeman Library on Thursday, February 1 @ 6pm

  The Children's Department of Freeman Library celebrates African American Heritage Month with a visit by Astronaut Stephanie D. Wilson on Thursday, February 1 at 6:00 pm.  Ms. Wilson will talk about her journey to becoming an astronaut.  She has an inspiring story - she has been on 3 space missions that have put her in space for 42 days.  After Ms. Wilson's talk, we'll have a rocket craft and a matching game as well as a book display and activity sheets.  This program is recommended for children 3-12 years old along with their caregiver.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available in the Children's Department starting at 5:30 pm. 

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program with craft supplies.

New Program Times in February

Starting in February, several programs at the South Houston Branch Library will have new times:

Baby Time - Tuesdays at 1:15 PM
Story Time - Tuesdays at 4:30 PM
Walk Away the Pounds/Pierda Libras Caminando - Tuesdays at 10:15 AM 
Computer Classes in English - Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Computer Classes in Spanish - Thursdays at 10:30 AM

For more information on these and other programs, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.


A partir de febrero, varios programas en la sucursal de South Houston tendrán nuevos tiempos:

STEM Time – The Plant Doctor [7+] - Wednesday, February 7 at 5 PM

George Washington Carver, also known as The Plant Doctor, was an African American botanist and inventor with an affinity for peanuts.

Join us on February 7th at 5 PM in the Library Community Room as we present a spotlight on the life, achievements, and accomplishments of George Washington Carver.

After the presentation, we will make some homemade peanut butter.

For those with a peanut allergy, please make arrangements with the librarian ahead of the program for any accommodations. 

Word Basics [8+] - Wednesday, January 31 at 5 PM



Microsoft Word is one of the most used programs in the world.

It is a word processing application that can do a lot of simple or crazy things.

Join Mr. John in the Computer Lab on January 31st at 5 PM for a basic introduction into the world of Word.

Pre-registration required. 

Kingwood Pop-Up Continues!

Adult Crafternoon Flyer

The Kingwood Pop-up will be continuing through the first half of February but due to early voting needs we will be taking a break for the second half (20th, 21st, 27th and 28th). In addidtion to our regular storytimes we will also have two Adult Crafternoons this month (Online registration required as space is limited)! Join us for Adult Crafternoon, Lapsit Storytime, Toddler Storytime and Family Storytime on the following dates:

Tuesday, February 6: Lapsit Story Time @ 11 AM and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.
Wednesday, February 7: Toddler Time @ 11 AM, Adult Crafternoon @ 1 PM, and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.
Tuesday, Februrary 13: Lapsit Story Time @ 11 AM and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.
Wednesday, February 14: Toddler Time @ 11 AM, Adult Crafternoon @ 1 PM, and Family Story Time @ 4 PM.

Come & Craft

Everyone is invited to join us at 2 pm this Saturday, January 27 to make some kid friendly crafts.  Call 713-466-4438 for more information.

Movie and Markers - Thursday, February 1 at 4 PM – The Princess and the Frog (G) 98 min. [3+]

“A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.” –

Join us on February 1st starting at 4 PM in the Library Community Room to watch The Princess and the Frog based on the combination of an updated fairytale and Southern African-American folklore.

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

Movie popcorn has been generously provided by the Friends of the Parker Williams Library. 

Texas Bluebonnet Voting on Frdiay, January 26 from 10am-6pm

Homeschooled children who would be in 3rd-6th grade can cast their vote for their favorite 2017-18 Texas Bluebonnet book this Friday, January 26 anytime from 10:00 am through closing at 6:00 pm.   There will be a registration box with ballots showing the Texas Bluebonnet Award nominees. The votes will be talled and sent into the Texas Library Association.  The winner will be announced in April.


Reading Help for Little Kids, Volunteer Hours for Teens

Book BuddiesParents with children in Kindergarten - 3rd grade: Do you want to help your child develop a love of reading? Then sign them up to be a Little Buddy!
Teenagers in 7th – 12th grade: Do you want to be a mentor? Do you need service hours? Then volunteer to be a Big Buddy!
Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week to read children’s books together for 45 minutes.

Book Buddies Youth Literacy [6+] - Tuesday, February 6 at 5-5:45 PM

Book Buddies is a youth literacy program brought to you from the Harris County Public Library.

Book Buddies is for children from Kindergarten to third grade and will be held at the Parker Williams Branch Library starting on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 5:45 PM in the Library Community Room for ten consecutive weeks starting February 6th and ending April 10th.

Applications can be picked up at the Reference Desk and are due on Tuesday, February 6th. 




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