Parker Williams

Basic computer skills for health information

If you know someone who needs help with basic computer skills such as using the mouse or keyboard or navigating to a website, let them know about our class series in September: "Basic Computer Skills for Health Resources." We will be practicing these computer skills while also browsing wellness topics and searching health conditions, diagnoses and therapy at and other websites. This class meets in our computer lab in four parts on September 14, 16, 21 and 23 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Please contact us at 281-484-2036 for more information or to register, or click on the link in our online calendar.

September book discussion

Join us on Saturday, September 19, at 10:30 a.m. to talk about The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. Click on the link for more information about the book or to download an electronic copy. Or, drop by the branch to check out the book in print. 


Time for a Little Suspense

Movie Time for Adults continues in September with more  "Movies of the 40's."  Our first feature will be Alfred Hitchcock's "Shadow of Doubt," starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten.  Can the charming Uncle Charlie really be planning his niece's death?  Is he the Merry Widow murderer?  Join us on Friday, Sept 4, at 2:00 p.m. to see what happens.

The second feature,  "Sorry, Wrong Number," stars Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster.  Young, rich, bedridden Barbara Stanwyck dials a telephone number one night and overhears two men plotting the murder of an unidentified woman.  Is it her husband?  Is she the intended victim?   Find out what happens on Friday, September 18, at 2:00 p.m.

Popcorn  will be provided by the Friends of the Parker Williams Library.  

Registration open for fall ESL classes

Fall ESL classes at Parker Williams Branch Library begin September 9. Get the word to someone you know who needs help with reading, writing or spoken English, and also let them know that the registration deadline is August 31! Visit anytime between now and that date to register for a class and take a pre-test.

The library's ESL classes are led completely by volunteers and help more than 85 adults every month with English language skills. If you are interested in volunteering, the library will host a training session on August 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All materials are provided and no second language skills are necessary. For more information or to register, contact us at 281-484-2036.

June book talk and a way to help save monarch butterflies

Monarch butterflies are far less common than they were when you were young(er). Their numbers are down by more than 90 percent since the 1990s. In large part that is because of herbicides used in agriculture that destroy milkweeds, which is the only plant monarchs will lay their eggs on.

Free Computer Classes for June

The following computer classes will be offered in June:

Computer Basics I - presented on June 3, 3:00 p.m.
Computer Basics II - presented on June 10, 3:00 p.m.
Computer Basics III - presented on June 17, 3:00 p.m.
Computer Basics IV - presented on June 24, 3:00 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.

Improving Your Life Through Meditation

Meditation can bring about a sense of calm and balance that benefits your emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.  It is easy to learn and can have many lasting and beneficial effects.  After you meditate the benefits don't end when your session ends.

Join us on Saturday, June 6 at 1:00 p.m. for this enjoyable and informative workshop.


Congratulations to a new U.S. citizen

Congratulations to Tien Nguyen, who recently passed her U.S. citizenship interview! She will be attending her oath ceremony soon. Tien attended Linh Nguyen's citizenship class at the library to practice for civics part of the interview. For more information about citizenship classes and other citizenship resources at the library, visit or call us at 281-484-2036.

We Can! series here in June!

We are excited to invite you to upcoming events hosted by Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services starting Monday, June 1 from 6 to 8 pm.

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