Parker Williams

Craft Time with Rocks and Pots

Come and enjoy a fun and relaxing craft. You don't have to be an artist to paint some rocks and pots to put in your garden, to give as gifts, or just to display. We provide all the materials, and will have some treats to eat as we wait for the paint to dry.

Thursday, April 16, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

April book discussion: Unbroken

A few years after competing in the 1936 Munich Olympics, Louis Zamperini became a B-24 crewman in the U.S. Army Airforce. After his plane went down in the Pacific in 1943, he spent 47 days in a life raft, then was picked up by a Japanese ship and taken to a prison camp for the rest of the war. Read about how he survived these ordeals and talk about the book at our monthly discussion on Thursday, April 30, at 11 a.m.

Computer Classes - April

The following computer classes will be offered in April:

Internet Basics I - presented on April 1, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Internet Basics II - presented on April 8, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Internet Basics III - presented on April 22, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Internet Basics IV - presented on April 29, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

To register for classes you may either stop by the reference desk or phone the library at 281-484-2036 and one of the librarians will sign you up for the classes.

Anything you can imagine

One of HCPL's Makerbot Replicator 3D printers is here for the week. We're also supplying the plastic filament. The only other thing needed is your idea for something for it to print! If you would like to see how it is done, bring your idea or browse items ready to print. Or, come to see how it is done -- learn how to go from design sketch to 3D model to finished product.

Wednesday, March 11, from 3 to 7 p.m.: 3D Print-a-Palooza

Thursday, March 12, from 4 5o 6 p.m.: Community Craft

Volunteer to help adults learn English

If you enjoy helping others learn important skills, becoming an English as a second language tutor may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. Parker Williams Branch Library will be hosting a training session on Saturday, February 28, to help new volunteers learn about the materials provided by the library and the kinds of activities common in ESL classes.

February book discussion: The Good Lord Bird

"Mcbride ... pulls off his portrait masterfully, like a modern-day Mark Twain: evoking sheer glee with every page" (New York Times review). Drop by the library to pick up a copy of James McBride's The Good Lord Bird.  Come again on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m.

African American History Month Activities

The following activities are planned for African American History Month:

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2:00 p.m.  Movie "Akeelah and the Bee"

Monday, Feb. 9, 4:00 p.m.  Scavenger Hunt.  Learn about the legacy of famous African Americans with this fun scavenger hunt.

Thursday, Feb. 26,  11:00 a.m.  Book Discussion on "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride.

AARP Tax-Aide

Beginning Monday, February 2, volunteers from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you with your tax questions and filing your tax return.  Please bring social security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents, copy of last year's income tax return, W-2 forms from each employer, unemployment compensation statements, and other necessary forms to help the volunteer complete your return.  This service will be available on Mondays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., from Feb. 2-April 13, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

MOOC!

Want to challenge yourself by learning a programming language? Interested in a course on jazz or classical music? Are you a history buff and interested in learning more about the civil war from a top university? These and many more university level classes are available to anyone to take at websites such as www.edX.org and www.coursera.org.

Unplanned Movie Time

Due to requests to show another movie this month, we will be showing "Dial M for Murder" on Friday, January 23, at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for little suspense, a little popcorn, and a lot of fun!

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