Teens

Community Craft – Mardi Gras Masks [All Ages] - Thursday, February 8 at 4 PM

 

 

To get you ready for Mardi Gras on February 13, we are throwing our own Fat Thursday celebration.

Join us on February 8th at 4 PM in the library community room to make your own Mardi Gras mask to be ready for the big day.

Magic: The Gathering Gameplay [8+] - Monday, February 5 from 6-7:30 PM

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 February 5th on the Library Floor for a few hours of game play from 6-7:30 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.

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.

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.

Proteja a sus hijos del cáncer / Protect Your Kids from Cancer

PADRES con niños de 11-17 años. Muchos tipos de cáncer son causados por un virus llamado VPH. Existe una vacuna que puede evitar que sus hijos contraigan alguno de esos cánceres. Para obtener más información, asista a una presentación de la Escuela de Salud Pública de la Universidad de Texas en la Biblioteca Aldine el jueves, 25 de enero a la 1:00 p.m. ¡Dígale a sus vecinos que vengan también!
PARENTS with children ages 11-17. Many kinds of cancer are caused by a virus called HPV. There is a vaccine that can prevent your children from ever getting any of those cancers. To find out more, come to a presentation by the University of Texas School of Public Health at the Aldine Library on Thursday, January 25, at 1:00 pm. Tell your neighbors to come, too!

Book Buddies: Big Buddy Training [14+] - Tuesday, January 30 at 4:30 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 at 5:00 to 5:45 PM for ten consecutive weeks starting February 6th and ending April 10th.

We are looking for teen volunteers to be mentor Big Buddies.

Applications will be available at the Reference Desk and will be due the day of the training.

Training will be on January 30th at 4:30 in the Parker Williams Library Community Room.

The Road to College

Do you have money for college? Are you prepared for the SAT and ACT tests? Want to talk to an admissions advisor abour the college admissions process? Join us for a college open house on Saturday, January 27th from 10am to 2pm. Drop in any time to have your questions answered, talk to college professionals, and sign up for our upcoming ACT and SAT Practice Tests before anyone else!  Don't miss out! 

Magic: The Gathering Gameplay [8+] - Saturday, January 27 from 2-4 PM

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 27th on the Library Floor for a few hours of game play from 2-4 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.

HERO&S Foundation Nutrition and Exercise Seminar [13+] - Saturday, January 27 at 10:30 AM

As we start a new year, some of us want a new start with our health.

The HERO&S Foundation is a local 501(3)c non-profit organization dedicated to educating and promoting a healthy eating lifestyle and practical physical fitness routines to youth, first responders, military, and the general public.

Please join us on January 27th at 10:30 AM in Room 3 of the Parker Williams Branch library.

There will be a light training session included with the discussion.

Please be prepared with comfortable shoes and clothing that you can move in. 

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.

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