Parker Williams

Your Vacation Power Point [8+] - Wednesday, May 30th at 5 PM

As we get closer to summer, we are all thinking about the places to go and fun activities to do.

When you get back, you may want to share the wonderful time with your friends and family.

What better way to do it than with a slideshow!

No, not that old, boring presentation by Uncle Ned droning on about the fantastic time he had at the stamp collector’s convention.

We’re talking about a modern Power Point that highlights the best parts of your time.

Learn how to create title slides, insert pictures, use transitions and animations, and add in a voice over to narrate your pictures.

Join us on Wednesday, May 30th at 5 PM in the Computer Lab. 

Magic: The Gathering Gameplay [8+] - Saturday, May 26 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 May 26th 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.

Touch A Truck [All Ages] - Saturday, June 2nd at 10 AM

The Parker Williams Branch Library will be hosting its first Touch A Truck event on Saturday June 2nd from 10 Am to 1 PM in the east parking lot.

The Harris County Public Library Curiosity Cruiser will be on site. We will have the our local Precinct 2 Constables and Southeast Volunteer Fire Fighters vehicles and personnel to visit with.

We will also have our local Civil Air Patrol squadron from Ellington Field with their emergency services equipment.

Last but not least, Texas Pride Disposal will have a garbage truck here.

Please join us for a good time looking at all the different vehicles that help us live and learn everyday. 

Magic: The Gathering Gameplay [8+] - Monday, May 21st 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 May 21st on the Library Floor for a few hours of game play from 6-7:30 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 – Spaceballs (PG-13) and Spaceballs The Craft [13+] - Friday, May 18th at 4 PM

“Planet Spaceballs' President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.” – imdb.com


Star Wars is a multi-generational saga with audience members from younglings to Jedi Masters.

But, what is a successful franchise without a satire that pokes fun?

Join us on Friday, May 18th at 4 PM for the 1980’s Star Wars satire Spaceballs in the Library Community Room.

And, you want to make sure that you stay to complete Spaceballs The Craft. 

Community Craft – Star Wars Origami [All Ages] - Thursday, May 17th at 4 PM

 

Combining our love of the Star Wars Universe and celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, our children’s Community Craft will be Star Wars Oragami!

Learn to make different characters and creatures from the Star Wars Universe while using Japanese paper folding techniques.

The fun begins at 4 PM on Thursday, May 17th in the Library Community Room.

Community Craft – Paper Quilling [All Ages] - Thursday, May 17th at 4 PM

 

Paper quilling is an art form from the 14th century through the 17th century often used to decorate the covers of books with designs that copied the ironwork of the day.

Today, quilling is a paper craft art form that creates a variety of images and can be applied to many different surfaces and projects.

Join us for the adult Community Craft of paper quilling on May 17th at 4 PM in the Library Community Room.

Science Explorers – The Water Cycle [5+] - Wednesday, May 16th from 5 PM

 

 

April showers bring May flowers, but where did all that water come from?

Join us on Wednesday, May 16th as we will be exploring the water cycle.

We will be learning about the three forms of water, liquid, solid, and gas, in fun and interactive activities.

We will begin at 5 PM in the Library Community Room. 

Drone Flying Club [8 to Adult] - Monday, May 14th 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 the second and fourth Monday from 5 PM to 6 PM.

Marketing strategies for your business or organization

Do you need to learn more about how to use social media for your business or organization? Jenna Garcia of Drake Garcia provides an introduction to developing a marketing campaign for small business and non-profit organizations on Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. Learn about branding, social media, content creation, video, how to rank more highly in internet searches, Google ads, and more! Please register by signing up on the library events calendar at www.hcpl.net or by calling the library at 281-484-2036.

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