Parker Williams

Book Buddies: Big Buddy Training [14+] - Tuesday, January 30 at 4:30 PM

Book Buddies is a youth literacy program brought to you from the Harris County Public Library.

Book Buddies is for children from Kindergarten to third grade and will be held at the Parker Williams Branch Library starting on Tuesdays at 5:00 to 5:45 PM for ten consecutive weeks starting February 6th and ending April 10th.

We are looking for teen volunteers to be mentor Big Buddies.

Applications will be available at the Reference Desk and will be due the day of the training.

Training will be on January 30th at 4:30 in the Parker Williams Library Community Room.

Magic: The Gathering Gameplay [8+] - Saturday, January 27 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 January 27th on the Library Floor for a few hours of 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.

HERO&S Foundation Nutrition and Exercise Seminar [13+] - Saturday, January 27 at 10:30 AM

As we start a new year, some of us want a new start with our health.

The HERO&S Foundation is a local 501(3)c non-profit organization dedicated to educating and promoting a healthy eating lifestyle and practical physical fitness routines to youth, first responders, military, and the general public.

Please join us on January 27th at 10:30 AM in Room 3 of the Parker Williams Branch library.

There will be a light training session included with the discussion.

Please be prepared with comfortable shoes and clothing that you can move in. 

Teen DIY and a Movie – The Maze Runner (PG-13) and Glade Duct Tape Pouch [13+] - Friday, January 26 at 4 PM

“Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.” –

With the fast approaching release of the third installment of the Maze Runner Series, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the Parker Williams Branch will be playing the first movie, The Maze Runner,  on January 26th at 4 PM in the Library Community Room.

While watching the movie, we will be making Glade Duct Tape Pouches.

Basic Life Skills – Fitness [12+] - Wednesday, January 24 at 5 PM


Do you want to get fit?

Lean and mean?

Shredded and other nonsense?

Join Mr. John on January 24th at 5 PM in the Library Community Room to learn some basics of how to lose weight, a basic meal plan, and some basic exercises that will help with strength and flexibility.  

Anime Club – Hunter X Hunter (TV-14) [14+] - Friday, January 19 at 5 PM

“Gon Freecs a young boy aspires to become a Hunter, an exceptionnal being capable of greatness. With his friends and his potential, he seeks for his father who left him when he was younger.”

The Parker Williams Branch Anime Club is exploring the interesting world of Hunter X Hunter.

Join us in the Library Community Room on January 19th at 5 PM to watch and wonder at the different Hunters who find their fortunes in many ways. 

Trek the galaxy with the UH Astronomy Club

NASA is building a vehicle that one day will take humans to Mars and beyond. Better learn more about the solar system to keep up with the news when they do -- and who knows, maybe you or a family member can be on one of those flights!

In the meantime, enjoy a presentation, engage in some fun activities, and see the moon through club members' telescopes when the Astronomy Society at the University of Houston visits the Parker Williams Branch on Monday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Adults, teens and kids of all ages are welcome. Please RSVP by calling (281-484-2036) or by clicking on the event on our calendar.

HCPL Curiosity Cruiser with Owlbotron! [All Ages] Thursday, January 18 at 11 AM

The Parker Williams Branch Library is going to have a visit from Owlbotron and the brand new Curiosity Cruiser!

The Curiosity Cruiser is Harris County’s mobile library, tech center, and outreach unit that is sponsored by the Barbra Bush Literacy Foundation.

It will be bringing books, teaching kids technology, and encouraging all in Harris County to be curious.

Meet Owlbotron, the mascot of the Curiosity Cruiser, who encourages kids of all ages to embrace the power of reading.

Join us in welcoming Owlbotron and the Curiosity Cruiser to our Community on Thursday, January 18th at 11 AM.

Texas Bluebonnet Award Voting [6-12] Saturday, January 13 from 10 AM – 5 PM


The Parker Williams Branch Library will be hosting voting for the Texas Bluebonnet Award.

Voting will be available to all children who have not yet been able to vote at either their elementary school or through their homeschool group.

Voting begins at 10 AM and ends at 5 PM. Please pick-up your ballet at the Reference Desk. 

Community Craft – Vietnamese Noodle Salad and Bake-A-Plate [All Ages] Friday, January 12 at 4 PM


As the New Year comes around again, we start shifting our focus to healthier eating.

Join us at the Parker Williams Branch on January 12th at 4 PM in the Library Community Room to learn how to make a Vietnamese Noodle Salad.

Children are invited to draw on a ceramic plate that will be baked in the oven making their scribbles permanent.

Food and family fun will ensue!   

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