Teens

Teens! Tournament of Books Is Coming Soon!

Enjoy reading? Like competition? Join the Harris County Public Library system for Tournament of Books!

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Tournament of Books is a reading competition for students in grades 9-12 or ages 14-17.

Participants will work with a team to read a set list of books. Teams will then compete doing review games about the books at library book parties! Book parties will take place in December, January, February, and March. In March, the top team from the Spring Branch-Memorial Library will also compete against teams from the other Harris County libraries in the final battle for the championship.

To register, visit the Spring Branch-Memorial Library at 930 Corbindale Road and pick up an application. Completed applications are due by December 15. If you attend Memorial High School, you can also pick up an application at your school library.

Visit the Spring Branch-Memorial Library or call 713-464-1633 and ask for Elizabeth, if you have any questions!


15 Books
13 Libraries
1 Championship Team

WILL IT BE YOU?

Teen DIY and a Movie – Wonder Woman (PG-13) and Wonder T-Shirt November 20th @ 2:30 PM [13+]

“When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.” – imdb.com


For any teens who embody truth, justice, or are on Thanksgiving Break, the Parker Williams Branch is hosting a special mid-day Teen DIY and a Movie presentation of Wonder Woman in the Library Community Room on November 20th at 2:30 PM.

While watching the movie, we will be designing Wonder Woman t-shirts, including a gold Wonder Woman inspired iron on.

Materials and snacks generously provided by the Friends of The Parker Williams Library.

Everyone - Monday, 11/13 @ 3 PM - NaNoWriMo Write-In!

 

November is National Novel Writing Month! In support of NaNoWriMo, the library will host write-ins for aspiring authors. Bring your laptop, journal, or any other writing tools you need to work on your novel!

Citizenship Month Family Program With “Faithful Paws”

Dogs, cats, and rabbits are beautiful and incredible animals, but did you know that they can work as therapy pets? Have you ever wondered what therapy pets do, or how a dog, cat, or rabbit can become a therapy pet? Faithful Paws Pet Therapy is an amazing organization specialized in training animals specifically designed to administer unconditional love and therapy to adults and children in nursing homes or hospitals. We invite families and people of all ages to visit us on Tuesday, November 21 @ 2:00pm to learn more about pet therapy from Faithful Paws. 

Teens: Find Your Place in the Sun with NASA @ My Library

Teens, what do you know about the sun? Explore how the sun affects our lives, bodies, and the Earth through experimentation. Create a UV reactive wristband and other projects on Thursday, November 16th at 4:30pm. 

Anime Club – Knight’s & Magic (TV-14) November 17th @ 5 PM [14+]

“A genius programmer and hardcore robot otaku is reborn into a world of knights and magic, where huge robots called Silhouette Knights roar across the land! Now reborn as Ernesti Echevalier, he uses his vast knowledge of machines and programming talents to begin to make his ultimate robot. But his actions have unexpected results...?! The dreams of a robot otaku will change the world”-Crunchyroll.com

Basic Life Skills – Situational Awareness November 15th @ 5 PM [12+]

When you leave your house, do you scan your neighborhood?

Can you spot a stranger?

How do you know if they are following you?

These aren’t super spy skills. They are basic principles of situational awareness.

Join us at 5 PM on November 15th in the Library Community Room to learn some basic strategies of keeping situationally aware and safe in the world.

Calling All Teens, Tweens, and Kids!

ZootopiaRising Readers, Monday, Nov. 13, 1:30 pm. Get ready for preschool by learning letters, colors and more!
Craftastic for ages 6-12: Paperweights & Fimo Clay, Monday, Nov. 13, 4:00 pm. What will you create?
Kids’ Movie Night: Zootopia, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 4:30 pm. A movie, a snack and a craft!
Craftastic for ages 12-18: Paperweights & Fimo Clay, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 4:30 pm. Freestyle creativity!
NaNoWriMo: How to Write a Book in 30 Days, Thursday, Nov. 16, 3:15 pm. Free writing day.

Jacinto City Branch Library explains S.T.E.M.

Scientific elementsS.T.E.M. is a way of promoting the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics concepts to children.

Jacinto City Branch Library wants to know if you're interested in promoting these ideas to the children in your life!  Not sure what we mean?  Let's take science for instance.  Here are some videos that can help you explain science to elementary age children using books from our existing catalog.

Fun Upcoming Events!

Nov 2017Remember to check our events calendar frequently. You never know when we might have something you’d love to participate in. Some of the special events we have coming up are:
The first meeting of the new Doctor Who Club! Saturday, Nov. 4, 1:00 pm.
Kids’ Book Club (ages 7-11), Monday, Nov. 6, 4:00 pm. This month’s book is “One Trick Pony” by Nathan Hale. You can come and hang out, even if you haven’t read the book.
Krafty Korner, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1:00 pm. Adult crafts are back! This week we’re making coasters from wine corks.
Animé Club, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 3:30 pm. Movies, tv, books, games and more!

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