Teens

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.

Basic Life Skills – Fitness [12+] - Wednesday, January 24 at 5 PM

 

Do you want to get fit?

Lean and mean?

Shredded and other nonsense?

Join Mr. John on January 24th at 5 PM in the Library Community Room to learn some basics of how to lose weight, a basic meal plan, and some basic exercises that will help with strength and flexibility.  

Anime Club – Hunter X Hunter (TV-14) [14+] - Friday, January 19 at 5 PM

“Gon Freecs a young boy aspires to become a Hunter, an exceptionnal being capable of greatness. With his friends and his potential, he seeks for his father who left him when he was younger.”-imdb.com


The Parker Williams Branch Anime Club is exploring the interesting world of Hunter X Hunter.

Join us in the Library Community Room on January 19th at 5 PM to watch and wonder at the different Hunters who find their fortunes in many ways. 

Teens: Online Book Club

Dr. Strange Superpowers through reading
 
(img via Pinterest)

Schedule booked up, but you'd like to share about a great read?  Want to learn about some books before you have to read it for school?  Join the Atascocita Teens online book club.  We read 10 books a year.  Tell your thoughts about a book, help out your friends in finding a good read, and find that next great read for yourself.

The online book club is through Goodreads and will require a Goodreads account.  Request joining here: Atascocita Teens Read

 

Save the Date!

Circus tentYou are invited to an Open House at the Aldine Library on Friday, January 19, 3:00-5:00pm. If you’re not already a library user, come and learn about all the great things we offer for free! If you’re already a library user, come anyway. We will have food, activities, games, prizes, and a book sale!
Le invitamos a evento público especial en la Biblioteca Aldine el viernes, 19 de enero, de 3:00 a 5:00 p.m. Si usted aún no es un usuario de la biblioteca, ¡venga y aprenda sobre todas las cosas maravillosas que ofrecemos de forma gratuita! Si ya es un usuario de la biblioteca, venga de todos modos. ¡Tendremos comida, actividades, juegos, premios y una venta de libros!

Book Buddies

book buddies We are now accepting applications for Big and Little Buddies for the Spring session of Book Buddies! Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained teen volunteers in 7th through 12th grade (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

This session of Book Buddies will run from February 12 to April 23, 2017 at the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library. The Buddy pairs will meet together once a week on Monday from 5:00 to 5:45 PM.

If you have a child or teen interested in being a Big Buddy or a Little Buddy, please contact Kimberly Clutter (Kimberly.clutter@hcpl.net) for an application. Applications are also available in the Children’s Area. Applications must be turned in by Friday, January 26th at the LSC-Tomball Community Library. 

For more information, please call the library at 832-559-4200.

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