June Teen Things

June Teen Things
Thursdays at 3 PM the Parker Williams Library will be hosting a variety of different things for teens to do. Each week was a different idea planned from our Parker WIlliams Teen Leadership group to make the summer less boring.

June 8 – Teen Thursday – Engineering Challenge [13+]
What can you build with tin foil, dental floss, and paper? Find out and test your engineering skills. Join us for our first Teen Thursday program in the Library Community Room at 3 PM on June 8th. This the first challenge on the path to Building a Better World.

June 12 -Teen DIY and a Movie – Batman (PG-13) and 8-Bit Batman @ 3 PM [13+]

Teen June Summer Programs!

Summer Break is almost here! Need some ideas for what to do? Then here is a preview of all the June programs for Teens!

June 5 – Summer Reading Kick-Off, 6:00 PM
June 6 – Tie Dye War, 2:00-3:15 PM*
June 7 – WobbleBot Robot, 4:00-5:30 PM**
June 12 – Super Smash Brothers Wii Tournament, 1:30-3:00PM**
June 13 – Family Chess Club, 1:00-3:00 PM
June 13 – Tween Game Day, 2:00-4:00**
June 15 – TinkerCAD & 3D Print Design, 6:30-8:00 PM
June 16 – Family Chess Club, 1:00-3:00 PM
June 19 – #MovieMonday, 1:30-4:00 PM
June 20 – Pokémon Pokéball, 2:00-3:30 PM
June 26 – Design Your Own Button Pin, 1:30-2:30 PM
June 27 – Tween Game Day, 2:00-4:00**
June 28 – Hamilton: a Library Party about an American Musical, 2:00-4:30

A Big Thank You!

We had an overwhelming response to our #volunteer shoutout! #Thanks to everyone that applied! Our #SummerReadingProgram will be a great one!


SRP 2017Our 2017 Summer Reading Program will begin next week, Monday, June 5th. This year our theme is Build a Better World, and North Channel will offer programming and fun for all ages. Stop by the front desk and pick up a calendar of events for the whole summer, or check the Online Calendar for all North Channel Events.
Yellow Calendar is for Children's Programming, recommended for 0 - 11 years old.
Orange Calendar is for Teen Programming, recommended for 12 - 18 years old.

Adult Summer Reading Program (But All Ages Welcome!)

Clipart ©2017 Vital Imagery Ltd., United States FlagLearn about the patriotic and inspiring ceremony used to retire the U. S. Flag! Saturday, June 10, at 10:30 am. Presented by Ben Ramirez, retired USMC, of Marvin R. Young, VFW Post 4395 in Pasadena. Attendees to the program may bring any worn U. S. or Texas flag that needs to be retired, and the flags will be taken to the Pasadena post for their upcoming retirement ceremony. Free! Bring the kids and grandkids! All ages welcome! No registration required.

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Summer Reading is Coming!

Our Summer Reading Program is coming up in a few weeks. During the Summer, every book you read or activity you participate in earns you points that you can later use to win a prize!* We also have tons of activities that you and your family are encouraged to attend (some activities require registration or tickets). For more information about all things Summer Reading, please visit our Summer Reading homepage or call us at 281.376.4610. 

Make the most of your summer – registration begins on June 5th!

*Prizes vary by age level.


Teen Book Club: Ender's Game

Join us as our teen book club continues on Tuesday, June 20 at 4:00 pm. Discuss the intricacies of the narrative. Share in the interplay of literary minds. Work together to select more great books for next time.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

This month's book will be Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card


The Katy Library Teen Advisory Board will meet on Thursday, May 25 at 4:30 p.m. Bring your ideas on decorating our new teen area, and how we can make the library teen friendly,  Plus, get volunteer hours for participating.  We will be meeting the fourth Thursday of every month.  

Visit with Rice University's Global Health Fellows

Rice University’s Rice360 Institute for Global Health brings together students and faculty from a variety of disciplines to design and deploy new technologies to solve health challenges around the world. This year, the institute is a semi-finalist for a $100 million MacArthur Foundation grant for neonatal technologies they designed for mothers and newborns in Malawi, where they will return again this summer. Talk with the institute’s Global Health Fellows about their experiences on Monday, June 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room (register please by calling 281-484-2036 or by clicking on our events calendar).

Teens: Get Your Game on @ the Library With the Nintendo Switch

Beat those end of the semester blues with G.O.A.T: Gaming on a Table and Nintendo Switch. On Thursday, May 25th at 6:30pm, join us as we sample all the great games available for the Switch. Have a Switch? Bring yours and play along with us! This program is for teens and tweens in grades 6-12. 

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