Parker Williams

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.

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.

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!

Harris County Public Library Seeks Citizenship Tutors

Would you consider helping someone become a U.S. Citizen?  A little of your time can make a huge difference.

Harris County Public Library will begin offering free citizenship classes this month.  We are in need of volunteers to help teach the classes in this program, to be held in various library locations.  Volunteers are required to attend a 3-hour HCPL Citizenship Tutor Training.  Training topics will include eligibility requirements, the citizenship process, the Naturalization test and Civics.

The initial training opportunity will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Parker Williams Branch Library, located at 10851 Scarsdale Boulevard, Suite 510, Houston, TX 77089.  For more information, or to register, call Alisha Hall at 713-749-9000 or email alisha_hall@hcpl.net.

 

Help adults gain U.S. citizenship

Volunteer Linh Nguyen and new citizen Thuy Thanh PhamHelp adults reach an important goal in their lives and in the lives of their families -- becoming a U.S. citizen! Parker Williams Branch Library will host a free training session for volunteer instructors on Thursday, January 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. As an instructor, you would be helping a small group of adults prepare for their citizenship interview.

Teen iTalk Books

Get the scoop and discuss the book, "The Last Apprentice:Revenge of the Witch" (The Spook's Apprentice), soon to be at theaters.

Movie Time for Adults

Looking for something different to watch?  Are you a fan of Alfred Hitchcock?  If so, join us on Friday, Jan. 9 at 2:00 p.m. for "Strangers on a Train" and on Friday, Jan. 16 at 2:00 p.m. for "Rebecca".  Movies will be shown in the library meeting room.  Popcorn will be served.  

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