Teen Program

UPDATE - NaNoWriMo – Publishing Your Story with B. Alan Bourgeois October 14th @ 10:30 AM [12+]

November is officially the month for NaNoWriMo. If you’ve never heard of NaNoWriMo, it means that November is National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. 

What happens with your story after it’s finished?

B. Alan Bourgeois of the Texas Association of Authors is coming to the Parker Williams Branch to let you know the process of getting published.

Join us on October 14th in Room 3 at 10:30 AM to get some inspiration to start AND finish that novel. 

Upcoming Events @ Your Library

Tea party-childrenLook at the great events we have for kids, tweens, teens, and adults next week!
For kids:
Rising Readers, Monday, 10/9, 1:30 pm, for ages 3-5
Budding Readers story time, Tuesday, 10/10, 10:30 am, for age 3 and under
Kids’ Movie Night, Tuesday, 10/10, 4:30 pm, animated movie about a hotel in Transylvania
Bilingual story time, Thursday, 10/12, 10:30 am, for ages 3-5
One of a Kind Story Time, Saturday, 10/14, 12:30 pm, books about tea parties and an actual tea party!, ages 1-5

Hispanic Heritage Craft October 12th @ 4 PM [8+]

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are celebrating one of Mexico’s most famous artists, Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo painted many famous portraits throughout her career.

Frequently, her self-portraits featured a flowered headband. In the same spirit, we will be making Frida Kahlo inspired flower headbands.

Please join us on Thursday, October 12th at 4 PM in the Library Community Room to learn more about the artist, her influence, and her paintings. 

An Afternoon with YA author Cassandra Rose Clarke

For Teens Read Week, Cassandra Rose Clarke, author of the Assassin's Curse series will be here to discuss her books and what it's like to be a YA author. If you have any questions about becoming a teen writer, here is your chance to find out from an accomplished YA author.

 

Upcoming Book Clubs

autumn booksInterested in joining a book club? I guarantee we have one to fit your reading niche. Each month, we have book clubs for adults, teens and children that meet to discuss books in a variety of genres. Each of our 7 book clubs (yes, that’s right – 7!) is open to new members, so take a look at the list below to see what they are reading next. If you find a book club you are interested in joining, stop by the library and see if we have a copy of the book on hand!

Book Clubs for Adults:

Paranormal Book Club on Monday, 10/9 @ 6:30pm: Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
Inspirational Book Club on Thursday, 10/12  @ 7:00pm: The Second Half by Lauraine Snelling
Mystery Book Club on Thursday, 10/26 @ 1:00pm: The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron
After Austen Book Club on Monday, 10/30 @ 7:00pm: The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
Afternoon Book Discussion on Tuesday, 11/7 @ 3:00pm: The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henríquez

Book Club for Teens (Ages 13-18):

Homeschool Book Club on Monday, 10/16 @ 1:00pm: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Book Club for Children (Ages 8-12):

Chapter Chats on Tuesday, 11/7 @ 5:00pm: The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop by Kate Saunders

For more information about any of these book clubs, call the library at 832-559-4200.

Flickr CC: books Photo by: Elena Savelyeva

Teens: Can You Survive the Homecoming Horror?

Flashback to the 1980's, the Class of 1989 is celebrating their last Homecoming with a party in the library on Friday the 13th, the most cursed night of the year. Little do they know, crazed killers have escaped from the local prison for the insane intent on crashing their party. Can you survive the night and escape from the Homecoming Horror?
This event is open to teens ages 12-18 years old. Permissions slips and registration is required. Once a permission slip is submitted to the library, you will be officially registered for the program.

The Library in Your Community!

As the Barbara Bush Library undergoes the rebuilding process from Harvey, we are happy to announce lots of programs happening in the community. 

POP-UP LIBRARY
Every Saturday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 PM (starting Oct. 14th)
Get a library card; select books to checkout from a pop-up collection; return your books.
Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio, 16650 Champion Forest Dr., Spring TX 77379

Coding for Teens: HTML

CodingJoin us for a new set of coding lessons for teens! Learn how to create websites using HTML coding. No prior coding experience is needed.

This program is designed to last 9 sessions.

You are encouraged to bring a Windows laptop, if possible.

Dates: Tuesdays starting October 3

Time: 4 PM - 5 PM

Ages: 12-18

No registration required.
 

CC Image Courtesy of janjf93 on Pixabay

Teen Book Club: Halloween Edition

Join us on Wednesday, October 18th at 3pm for our Teen Book Club. 

Our October title is "Anna Dressed in Blood" by Kendare Blake. Copies are available to check out in our Teen Section. Stop on by to check out your copy today. 

Here's a quick summary of Anna Dressed in Bloodf from our catalog: 

"For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before."

Hope to see you there! 

What’s Happening? October 2 - 6 Edition

Come and share in the fun and educational activities for all ages!
For kids: Calendar piece
Kids Book Club, Monday, 10/2, 4:00 pm, for ages 7-11
Budding Readers story time, Tuesday, 10/3, 10:30 am, for age 3 and under
Bilingual story time, Thursday, 10/5, 10:30 am, for ages 3-5

For tweens and teens:
Animé Club, Tuesday, 10/3, 3:30 pm, for ages 13-19
Tweens Read Book Club, Wednesday, 10/4, 4:30 pm, for ages 11-14
Game Night, Wednesday, 10/4, 5:30 pm, for all ages

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