Parker Williams

Container gardening with Harris County Master Gardeners

Don’t have much space for a vegetable garden? Needing to beautify your porch or take care of plants that need to be protected from Houston weather extremes? Join Harris County Master Gardener Jean Fefer on Saturday, June 10 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Room 3 and learn about vegetables that grow well in containers, types of containers to use, and how to take care of them.  Ms. Fefer also will provide tips on growing houseplants. All ages are welcome. Please register by calling us at 281-484-2036 or by clicking on the library events calendar.

Visit with Rice University's Global Health Fellows

Rice University’s Rice360 Institute for Global Health brings together students and faculty from a variety of disciplines to design and deploy new technologies to solve health challenges around the world. This year, the institute is a semi-finalist for a $100 million MacArthur Foundation grant for neonatal technologies they designed for mothers and newborns in Malawi, where they will return again this summer. Talk with the institute’s Global Health Fellows about their experiences on Monday, June 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room (register please by calling 281-484-2036 or by clicking on our events calendar).

Anime Club – Introduction to the Classics May 26th @ 5 PM [13+]

From crude cartoons of the 1920s to the ninth season of Naruto (2002), we will be covering the classic anime that is available through Crunchyroll.com.

Learn about some of the first manga to anime adaptions like the 1967 Princess Knight.

Hear the crunch of metal from 1990s Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (1995).

Find out more about mega series like the 700 episode and going One Piece (1999).

All these and more will be talked about on May 26th at 5 PM in the Library Community Room at the Parker Williams Branch.

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Community Craft – Tulle Hula Skirts May 25th @ 4:30 PM [8+]

Hula skirts are one of the easiest symbols to identify Hawaiian culture. The dances of the native peoples are long steeped in the history and mythology of the islands. Each step and hand gesture is a careful expression.  

Join us on May 25th in the Library Community Room at 4:30 PM to make your own tulle hula skirt.

Learn a little more about Polynesian dance and culture while enjoying the sounds of the beach.

 

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Basic Life Skills – Identity Protection Basics May 24th @ 5 PM [11+]

 Have you ever wondered how big your internet footprint is? What information is out there about you? Who can see your posts? Who can see your pictures? Who is that friend of a friend of a friend that wants to send you a private message? What ID numbers do you need to keep to yourself?

Learn some of the common sense basics to protecting your identity and household at the Parker Williams Branch in the Library Community Room at 5 PM on May 24th.

 

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How to talk with your doctor

Talking to your doctor shouldn’t be very difficult, but it can be. Come and learn how to be more involved in your health care and how to make sure your doctor is not just hearing you but also listening. Presented by Memorial Hermann's Community Benefit Corporation. In English and Spanish. Register please by calling 281-484-2036 or by visiting the library events calendar at https://host4.evanced.info/harris/evanced/eventcalendar.asp?libnum=20

Learn about your destination before you go

Planning a trip? Whether it is to Hawaii (which we are highlighting for Asian Pacific Heritage Month) or anywhere else, we have resources which can help you learn more about that location before you go, from up to date information about accomodations to magazine articles about travel to books and articles about history and culture. Tuesday, May 16 at 2 p.m.

STEM Time – Ocean Waves and Ancient Travelers May 17th @ 5 PM [8+]

 

Have you ever wondered how people ever came to the various islands of the Pacific Ocean? What waves, technology, and navigation took them their?

Join us to learn about ocean waves, ancient navigation, and the different craft used by ancient seafarers to travel the Pacific islands in the Library Community Room on May 17th at 5 PM.  

 

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May book discussion

Join us for a discussion of Faithful by Alice Hoffman on Thursday, May 25 at 2 p.m. In the meantime, drop by and pick up the book!

South Side Roller Derby Meet and Greet May 13th @ 1:30PM [7+]

Victoria Jamieson’s graphic novel Roller Girl is the 2017 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner, Newbery Honor Award Winner, and an inspiration for all those kids that are growing up and don’t quite know how to fit in.

On May 13th at 1:30, come and meet some real live Roller Girls from the South Side Roller Derby.

 

Learn the sport for our local heroes at the Parker Williams Library at 1:30 PM on May 13th.

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