Parker Williams

Clean Out the Craft Closet Nov. 25th @ 2 PM

     Not all of the craft projects that we prepared for storytime or Community Craft programs at the Parker Williams Branch get used.

     Much like turkey, mashed potatoes, and that little bit of stuffing at the end of a Thanksgiving meal, they are leftovers. They get stored away in our craft closet waiting for an opportunity to get used.

Welcome our new butterflies

Whether you are a longtime citizen, a new citizen or still working on it, one way you can celebrate Citizenship Month in Houston is by coming into the library and making a paper butterfly. While you are here, see if our painted lady butterflies have emerged from their chrysalises. That will probably happen later this week. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a citizen, we have classes on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. Drop by anytime to register or call us for more information.

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Community Craft November 19th from 3 PM - 4 PM

Get into the Thanksgiving Day spirit with us on Thursday, November 19th from 3 PM - 4 PM.

In the Library Community Room, the Parker Williams Branch will be hosting our November Community Craft featuring pine cone turkeys. It is a must do craft for those without a centerpiece for the Thanksgiving holiday.


If you are looking for more holiday crafts, please click here.

Movie Madness - Big Hero 6 on November 6th @ 4 PM

The Parker Williams Branch Movie Madness feature for the month of November is Big Hero 6 [PG].

We will be showing  Big Hero 6 [PG] in our Library Community Room at 4 PM on November 6th.

Ask a Lawyer

Bring your legal question for some free advice from William Hemby and Tiffany Wade, attorneys at law, on Saturday, November 14, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. November is Citizenship Month in Houston, so the theme of this session will be the citizenship interview. However, other questions are welcome too. Call us at 281-484-2036 to let us know if you plan to attend.

Write-In for National Novel Writing Month

Ready to write your novel for National Novel Writing Month? Don’t worry – either way, you aren’t supposed to start writing until November 1. First, register at or (young writers program). At these websites, you can track your word count, find out about local events for participants, and get help preparing on topics such as characters, plot, setting, and more, and even have your own author coach. Then, get started writing on Nov. 1. Come here to the Parker Williams on Saturday, November 7 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. for a “Write In” with brainstorming activities and refreshments.

Teen Read Event @ 5 PM Oct. 23rd

On October 23rd at 5 PM, the Parker Williams Branch will be hosting our 2nd Annual Teen Read Event in the Library Community Room. This year we will be celebrating seven different literary fandoms:

The John Green-Verse - Novels by John Green

November book discussion

Our next book discussion features The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. Click the link, see a review, and download a copy to read or listen to -- or drop by and pick up a copy. We talk about it on Thursday, November 19, at 1:30 p.m.

Teen DIY & a Movie - Seventh Son Oct. 15 @ 4 PM

 On October 15th, 2015 at 4:00 PM, the Parker Williams Branch is going to be playing the movie Seventh Son in our Library Meeting Room. The story is originally from Joseph Delaney's Spook's Apprentice series

To keep in the spirit of the books, the movie and the Halloween spirit, we will be making mini-witch hats.  

Stories of the Galveston Hurricane

As a library customer and resident of the Gulf Coast area, you have probably heard about Gulf Coast Reads. This year's book selection -- The Promise by Ann Weisgarber -- is particular appropriate for our area, being set just down the freeway in Galveston and featuring story of a woman who arrives on the island just before the most significant natural disaster in our area's history. Join us this Saturday, October 10, at 11 a.m. to hear the stories of some of the people who survived the 1900 hurricane from fourth generation Galveston resident Linda MacDonald, whose grandfather survived the storm and who has told his and other survivors' stories to many groups nationally and internationally.

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