Parker Williams

STEM Time - African American Inventors and Engineers February 23rd @ 5 PM [8+]

      Have you ever wondered where the phrase, “The real McCoy” came from? Have you ever thought about who invented the traffic light as you waited for the green? Have you ever pondered, which came first, peanuts or peanut butter?

     Come and join us in the Library Community Room on February 23rd starting at 5 PM to learn more about the different contributions of African American inventors, scientists, and engineers.

 

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Transform your life through meditation

The new year is a time of great reflection and positive changes that can be put into action in our lives. Discover strategies to help you let go of anger, fear and worry and create more harmonious relationships, which will help you achieve a deeper sense of personal peace. Join long time meditator Daya Sharma and receive first-hand experience of this meditation practice which can be used daily to reduce stress and find inner fulfillment. Join us on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. 

Improve your resume and interviewing skills

Our "Interviewing, Resumes and Applications" series, sponsored by the United Way Thrive Center at Bay Area, continues this Friday at 1:30 p.m. The following topics will help you get better results in your job search:

Teen DIY & A Movie – Red Tails (PG-13) 125 min. & Mini P-51s February 20th @ 3:00 PM [13+]

     "A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard." - IMDB 

Make your own hypertufa pot

Learn how to create an attractive and lightweight pot or trough for your yard using any mold you wish -- two plastic pots close to the same size, a cardboard box, or aluminum tins taped together. We supply the materials, and you make your own pot and bring it home to dry. Join us at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. Space is limited. To register, call us at 281-484-2036, or sign up at the events calendar. Photo by Sara Gies.

Microsoft Word class returns next week

Improve your skills in Microsoft Word by joining our next class on this topic, taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m.. Our volunteer instructor Sony Philip will be leading this class.

We also have our regular basic skills computer classes each Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (upcoming topics this month are Internet Security on Feb. 15 and Files and Folders on Feb. 22). Raymond from the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library visits to lead these classes.

To register for any of these classes, call us at 281-484-2036 or click on the classes you would like to attend in our events calendar.

Anime Club – Yuri!!! On ICE (TV-14) February 17th @ 5 PM [13+]

     “Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki faces a crushing defeat during the Grand Prix finals and heads home, unsure of whether or not he wishes to continue his skating career. After a video of Yuri mimicking Russian figure skater Victor Nikiforov's routine goes viral, Victor decided to become Yuri's coach, much to the dismay of his coach, his fans, and his fellow Russian skater Yuri Plisetsky.” – imdb.com 

Building Life Skills – Basic Exercise February 15th @ 5 PM [9+]

     To combat the modern day convention of binge watching Nexflix and eating junk food, we will be focusing on the basic need for and types of exercise.


     Join us on February 15th at 5PM in the Library Community Room at the Parker Williams Branch Library. We will be learning how your diet effects your weight, what general guidelines the Office of the Surgeon General has given us, and a variety of exercises that are available.

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Name that Book Read Aloud – The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch by Chris Barton February 14th @ 5 PM [8+]

     Continuing on the Pasadena ISD Name That Book List, we will be reading Chris Barton’s The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch.

     This book focuses on the life of John Roy Lynch, a former slave who sought out education after being emancipated and took the opportunities of life all the way to the United States Congress. Please join us in the Library Community Room at 5 PM on February 14th at the Parker Williams Library to get a head start or just listen to this great story.

Anti-Valentine's Day Books for Teens

Are you a person that would rather their star-crossed lover burn up while entering the atmosphere? Would you rather invest more time developing your relationship with your cat? When you think about romance, does it make you want to gag? Are you interested solely in the aftermath of a bad break-up? 

The Parker Williams Branch has a selection of YA titles available in our Teen Area that might be the right fit for you. Come on down a take a browse. 

 

 

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