Parker Williams

"What we remember - what we forgot - and what we never knew."

Join Harris County Public Library in its support of the PBS airing of The Vietnam War. This is a ten-part,18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Libraries around the county will offer public screenings and share the stories of this tumultuous time period with programs and presentations.

UPDATE - NaNoWriMo – Publishing Your Story with B. Alan Bourgeois October 14th @ 10:30 AM [12+]

November is officially the month for NaNoWriMo. If you’ve never heard of NaNoWriMo, it means that November is National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. 

What happens with your story after it’s finished?

B. Alan Bourgeois of the Texas Association of Authors is coming to the Parker Williams Branch to let you know the process of getting published.

Join us on October 14th in Room 3 at 10:30 AM to get some inspiration to start AND finish that novel. 

Dog and Cat Food Re-Supply for Hurricane Recovery

The Parker Williams Library has been restocked with cat and dog food of various sized bags AND wet food.
We have a limited supply of dog beds.
We also have cat litter, poo bags, treats, chews, dog leashes, dog collars, and more.
Come on down if you are in need. Share if you know other people in need.
Monday 1PM-9PM
Tuesday 10AM-6PM
Wednesday 10AM-9PM
Thursday 10AM-6PM
Friday 1PM-6PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
10851 Scarsdale Blvd. St 510
Houston, TX 77089
281-484-2036

Hispanic Heritage Craft October 12th @ 4 PM [8+]

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are celebrating one of Mexico’s most famous artists, Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo painted many famous portraits throughout her career.

Frequently, her self-portraits featured a flowered headband. In the same spirit, we will be making Frida Kahlo inspired flower headbands.

Please join us on Thursday, October 12th at 4 PM in the Library Community Room to learn more about the artist, her influence, and her paintings. 

Movie and Markers – Boss Baby (PG) 97 Min October 5th @ 4 PM [10+]

“A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.” – imdb.com


Join us on October 5th at 4 PM in the Library Community Room to color along to Boss Baby.

Coloring sheets and popcorn will be provided.

Community Celebration – The Moon Festival September 30th @ 11:30 AM [5+]

 

 

Join us for our community celebration of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.

On Saturday, September 30th we will be begin sharing the story of the Moon King at 11:30 AM in the Library Community Room.

The festivities will continue with a craft and some refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Parker Williams Branch Library.

 

 

 

 

 

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Get ready for Gulf Coast Reads

Join us on Tuesday, October 24 at 2 p.m. for a discussion of News of the World by Paulette Jiles. It is the Gulf Coast Reads selection for 2017. Click on the book's title for a link to our catalog to read more about it, place a hold or download an ebook. Or, you can always drop by the library and we will help you get a copy. 

Basic Life Skills – Homecoming Etiquette September 27th @ 5 PM [12+]

 

Do you know the difference between a soupspoon and a tablespoon?

Do you know how to pin on a gentleman’s boutonniere?

When was the last time you waltzed, Matilda?

Learn the basics of etiquette to be your best and look your finest at Homecoming.

Join Mr. John in the Library Community Room on September 27th at 5 PM for a few pointers in refinement. 

 

 

 

 

For More on Etiquette (Click Here):

Banned Books Week – Teen Blackout Poetry September 25th @ 6 PM [13+]

 

 

 

Censorship has long been used by the powerful to limit the knowledge of others around them. It has been used in times of war to suppress any thoughts contrary to the war effort.

In the spirit of Banned Books Week, we are going to use censorship to create art. Join us in the library Teen Area for Blackout Poetry.

Create a poem by blacking out all of the words you don’t want to use in your poem. Censor with us on September 25th at 6 PM.

 

 

 

 

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Anime Club – Psycho Pass (TV-14) September 22nd @ 5 PM [14+]

 

“In the future, thinking about a crime makes you guilty, and justice is dispensed from the barrel of a gun. Detectives work in teams made up of Enforcers and Inspectors. Enforcers take out the bad guys, and Inspectors make sure their partners don’t cross the line. The equalizer in the war on thugs is the Dominator, a weapon that can tell when citizens are about to turn criminal.”-Crunchyroll.com

With Banned Books Week starting the next day, the Parker Williams Anime Club is going to explore the world of Psycho Pass, a place where your mental state is determined by the color of you hue.

If you have criminal intent, justice is enforced swiftly. Join us at the Parker Williams Branch on September 22nd at 5 PM to find out “What’s your color?”

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