Movies

African-American History + NASA =

Hidden Figures bookFebruary is African-American History Month, and at the Aldine Library, we’re also making it NASA month. To combine the two, we are hosting a discussion of the book “Hidden Figures” on Friday, February 23, at 4:00 pm and showing the movie on Tuesday, February 27 at 4:00 pm. Read the book that the fabulous movie was based on! A limited number of free copies of the book are available for people who register for the book discussion.

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.” – imdb.com

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. 

Adults - Friday, 1/26 @ 10:15 AM - TGIF Programs Friday Film Series Returns!

We look forward to showing the 2017 live action adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. This film, rated PG, stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans, and lasts 129 minutes.

The Friends of Freeman Library provide both the DVD and light refreshments for this event. Afterwards, the DVD will be added to the HCPL Collection and available for checkout. This free program requires no registration.

Teen DIY and a Movie – The Maze Runner (PG-13) and Glade Duct Tape Pouch [13+] - Friday, January 26 at 4 PM

“Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.” – imdb.com


With the fast approaching release of the third installment of the Maze Runner Series, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the Parker Williams Branch will be playing the first movie, The Maze Runner,  on January 26th at 4 PM in the Library Community Room.

While watching the movie, we will be making Glade Duct Tape Pouches.

Movie and Markers – Paddington (PG) 95 min. [10+] Thursday, January 11 at 4 PM

“A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.” – imdb.com

Join us on January 11th starting at 4 PM in the Library Community Room to watch Paddington based on the Michael Bond book series.

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.

Adult Movie Mania: The Dark Tower

If you love action, adventure, fantasy, and westerns, you won't want to miss our Adult Movie Mania feature this month at the South Houston Branch Library. The Dark Tower is a 2017 film based on Stephen King's series of books and is set in both our modern world and in Stephen King's old west-style Midworld. Make sure to join us next Friday, January 12 @ 1:30 PM for this exciting feature film. 

Adults - Friday, 1/5 @ 10:15 AM - TGIF Programs - Winter Film Festival Event #4!

Please join us for the last event of TGIF Programs Winter Film Festival on Friday. We will show a 1949 romantic comedy starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, and Judy Holliday. The film lasts 101 minutes.

Refreshments and DVD are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. After Event #4, the DVD will be added to the HCPL Collection and available for checkout. This free program requires no registration.

Adults - January in Adult Services & Technology Training Courses.

 

Adults - Here's how we're kicking off 2018 in Adult Services & Technology Training Courses. Click on the following link to download your own copy.

https://tinyurl.com/y9mvyqnn

The library will be closed on Monday, 1/15 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day.

Winter Break Youth Activities

The Parker Williams Branch Library is providing a variety of different programs in addition to our regular 10:30 AM Wednesday Storytime and 10:30 AM Thursday Toddler Time:

Tuesday, January 2 from 1-4 PM – Extended Magic: The Gathering Gameplay [8+]


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 January 2nd on the Library Floor for an extended hours of game play from 1-4 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.

Adults - Friday, 12/29 - TGIF Programs - Winter Film Festival Event #3!

Please join us for the third event of TGIF Programs Winter Film Festival on Friday, December 29. We will show a 1938 romantic comedy starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Doris Nolan. The film lasts 95 minutes.

Refreshments and DVD are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. After Event #3, the DVD will be added to the HCPL Collection and available for checkout. This free program requires no registration.

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