Parker Williams

Throwback Atari Party featuring Ready Player One [13+] - Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30 PM

Calling all 80s fanatics! The Parker Williams Branch Library is going to be hosting a Throwback Atari Party for all you going back to school.

We’ll be playing classic Atari games, making 8-Bit Art of the different video games, and playing Name That Song as we have Ready Player One playing on our big screen.

We’ll spin you right round on September 12th at 6:30 PM in the Library Community Room.

Word to your mother.

“When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.” – imdb.com

Drone Flying Club [7 to Adult] - Monday, September 10th at 5 PM

 

 

The South Belt Ellington area has always been an innovative location for the expansion of aerospace.

With a grant from the Parker Williams and Harris County Friends of the Library, we have been able to purchase the equipment to begin our own drown flying club.

If you have ever wanted to learn how to fly a quadcopter, you can learn right here at the Parker Williams Branch Library on Monday, September 10th from 5 PM to 6 PM. 

Magic: The Gathering Deck Building [8+] - Saturday, September 8th from 6-7:30 PM

 

Magic: The Gathering is a dueling card game from Wizards of the Coast.

It incorporates strategy, mythical lore, and competitive-community play.

Join us on the Saturday, September 8th at 2 PM to learn the basics on how to make a competitive deck and search through our library of cards to make your own in-house use deck. 

A Special Thank You to Strike Zone for their generous donation of Magic: The Gathering cards.

Gaming – Fortnite Tournament [8+] - Friday, September 7th at 4 - 6 PM

 

For our community of players, we will be hosting our version of a Fortnite Tournament where we will have a 2V2 Playground match versus players at Evelyn Meador.

There will be timed rotations based on the number of players we have.

This will be happening on Friday, September 7th from 4 to 6 PM in the computer lab.

If you have USB Xbox One or PS4 controller, you can bring it and hook into our computer as long as it has the USB cord attached (or USB wireless charging cord). 

So You Bought an Instant Pot… Now What? [15 and Adult] - Wednesday, September 5th at 7:00 PM

The Instant Pot is a “Smart Multi-Use, Programmable Pressure Cooker…” that makes meals quickly (https://instantpot.com/).

It was one of the top selling items sold on Prime Day in July.

If you bought one and it’s still in the box, you may be asking yourself, “Now what?”

Join us on Wednesday, September 5th in the Library Community Room at 7 PM as we demystify preconceived notions and any myths about these instapot cookers as well as guide you through the basics and verbiage used to cook in one of these nifty units.

Taste the future at the Parker Williams Branch Library.

Chess Club [8 to Adult] - Monday, August 27th at 5 PM

 

 

New to the Parker Williams Branch Library, we are exploring the interest in the Southbelt area for a Chess Club.

Chess is a two player, strategy game that is played by people all over the world.

Staff members will be available to teach beginners how to play.

Chess Club will be held in the Library Community Room on August, 27th at 6:30 PM. 

Magic: The Gathering Gameplay [8+] - Saturday, August 25th from 2-4 PM

 

Magic: The Gathering is a dueling card game from Wizards of the Coast.

It incorporates strategy, mythical lore, and competitive-community play.

Join us on August 25th on the Library Floor for game play from 2-4 PM.

For those who would like to learn how to play, a staff member will be present to teach you.

A Special Thank You to Strike Zone for their generous donation of Magic: The Gathering cards.

Teen DIY and a Movie – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) 131 min. and Life Counter Bracelet Friday, August 24th at 4 PM

 

“Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.” – imdb.com

To finish off our summer’s ‘Libraries Rock ’ theme, we are going to be playing a movie with The Rock.

Join us for our showing of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in the Library Community Room on August 24th at 4 PM.

While we are enjoying the movie, you can also make a Life Counter Bracelet. 

Community Craft – Duct Tape Pencil Pouch [7+] - Thursday, August 23rd at 4 PM

 

As school has started, there are a million things to juggle.

We have books, folders, glue, pens, and pencils.

Join us at 4 PM in the Library Community Room to get some relief from the clutter by making your own Duct Tape Pencil Pouch.

With over 50 different types of tape colors and prints, you are sure to find your style.       

STEM Time – Balloon Race Car [8+] - Wednesday, August 22nd at 5 PM

 

 

Join us in the Library Community Room on Wednesday, August 22nd at 5 PM for STEM Time project.

We are going to be learning about Newton’s Laws as we build and test our own Balloon Race Cars.

Come join us for an awesome action and reaction.  

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