Teens

Basic Life Skills – The Basic Essay October 25th @ 5 PM [12+]

From English class to cover letters, writing is an important skill to have for the rest of your life.

On October 25th at 5 PM, Mr. John will be guiding you through the basic essay.

The basic essay is a tool for school as well as every report for work that you will ever have to write.

Learn how to work in those transitions, hooks, and details in the Parker Williams Branch Community Room.   

Events for Children and Teens

Weird science 1We have great stuff coming for kids and teens next week!
Weird Science: Play with your Food, Monday, 10/23, 4:00-5:00 pm. Explore the science of doing weird things to your food. For ages 7-11.
Tween/Teen Movie Night, Tuesday, 10/24, 4:30-6:15 pm. Watch the weird, funny adventures of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Wednesday, Pugsley, Cousin It, Lurch, and Thing.
Texas Pioneer Life: Wednesday, 10/25, 5:00-6:00 pm. An expert on life in Texas in the 1800s will bring lots of artifacts that you can actually touch! For all ages.

ScribbleBots: Halloween Edition

Here at High Meadows, things are starting to get pretty spooky! Our scribblebot Kevin has a cousin, Kiki the Witch, and she loves to scribble. She's been hearing that our customers want to make scribble bots again and she's come to town to do just that. Join us tomorrow, 10/18/17 at 4pm and learn how to make Kiki the ScribbleBot. 

If you have any questions about this program, please give us a call at 832.927.5540

Teen DIY and a Movie – Fantastic Beasts (PG-13) and Make a Bowtrickle October 20th @ 3:45 PM [13+]

“The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.” – imdb.com


To get us all in the Halloween mood, we here at the Parker Williams Branch are getting ready by watching the recapture of Newt Scamander’s menagerie of fantastic beasts.

For those who are planning to be Newt for Halloween, you’ll be just that much closer to your costume as we are going to make a Bowtrickle to hide behind your lapel.

Join in on the fantastic fun on October 20th at 3:45 PM in the Library Community Room.

Teen Book Club

teen book club

Teen Book Club - Fall 2017
3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm, Teen Room

Teens, ages 13-18, register today! Pick up a copy of the book at the first floor reference desk.

• October 18: The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

• November 15: A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Contact Tracy Williams, Teen Librarian, for more information.
281.290.3243

Do you have the best costume at Jacinto City Branch Library?

Stormtrooper CostumeThursday, October 26th @ 6PM

Do you think you are the scariest witch in town?  Do you have the coolest Stars Wars costume?  Come prove it!  Join us for a Halloween Costume Contest at Jacinto City Branch Library!

The costume contest will have two age categories, Kids (5-10 yrs) and Teens (11-17 yrs).

  • • Kids costume judging starts right at 6 PM
    • Teens will follow at 6:30 pm

There will be a prize for each age group!

Gulf Coast Reads Book Discussion

Cover of News of the World by Paulette JilesJoin us on Monday, October 16 at 6:30 pm for our discussion of News of the World by Paulette Jiles, the Gulf Coast Reads selection for 2017. Historical fiction set in Texas after the Civil War, this well-researched novel is a fascinating and compelling read! Free. No registration required.

Note: During the month of October, News of the World will be available for unlimited eBook checkout through Overdrive. Please call the library if you would like help with checking out the eBook on your phone, tablet, or computer.

Scatterbug Robots

Tomorrow, Wednesday October 11th at 4pm we will be making another robot! This week's robot is a scatterbug. He's sure to scatter around and scare parents! What a perfect robot for Halloween! Registration isn't required. Join us in our meeting room for tons of Robotics fun.

If you have any questions about this program, please give us a call at 832.927.5540

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

Saturday Morning Cartoons!

Saturdays have always been reserved for staying in your pjs and watching cartoons all morning. Here at High Meadows, we would like to bring that tradition back. 

Join us on Saturday, October 21st from 10am to 12pm for Saturday Morning Cartoons! We will be showing cartoons from the 80s and 90s. All ages are welcome! 

If you have any questions about this program, please give us a call at 832.927.5540

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

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. 

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