Parker Williams

June book discussion

Our book discussion this month takes place on Tuesday, June 27 at 2 p.m. We are reading Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Stop by and pick up a copy!

Funding sources for small businesses

Have a small business or planning to start one? If funds for startup costs or expansion is an important issue, join us for "Coins Under a Couch Cushion," a free program led SCORE counselor Mo Tehrani, Ph.D. Learn about sources of funds in the marketplace, the best place to start, what the lenders look for when reviewing a funding application, and the key ingredients for success when borrowing money. The workshop will also cover sources of equity and how to use equity as an alternative to borrowing funds.

June Teen Things

June Teen Things
Thursdays at 3 PM the Parker Williams Library will be hosting a variety of different things for teens to do. Each week was a different idea planned from our Parker WIlliams Teen Leadership group to make the summer less boring.

June 8 – Teen Thursday – Engineering Challenge [13+]
What can you build with tin foil, dental floss, and paper? Find out and test your engineering skills. Join us for our first Teen Thursday program in the Library Community Room at 3 PM on June 8th. This the first challenge on the path to Building a Better World.

June 12 -Teen DIY and a Movie – Batman (PG-13) and 8-Bit Batman @ 3 PM [13+]

Solar energy for home installation

Wanting to use more clean energy? Learn about what's new in solar panels and in the marketplace as well as factors to consider if you are considering setting them up for your home. Presented by the Houston Renewable Energy Group, a non-profit organization for renewable energy enthusiasts, engineers, architects, specialists, system designers and users. Join us on Saturday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 3. Please register by calling us at 281-484-2036 or by visiting our events calendar.  

June Summer Programs

June Summer Programs

Wednesdays at 2:30 PM the Parker Williams Branch Library will be hosting a variety of different programs in our Library Community Room throughout the nine week Summer Reading Program.

 

 

 

 

June 7 – Tin Foil Towers [7+]

We’ll be grabbing this year’s Summer Reading Program by the STEM with a little lesson in architecture. Learn the fundamentals of building towers and skyscrapers as we build our own tin foil towers. Participants will be put into teams and compete for the most sturdy and the tallest tower. Join us in the Library Community Room at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, June 7th.

June Movie and Markers Summer Flicks for Kids

On Tuesdays throughout the summer, the Parker Williams Branch will be playing a Variety of different movies in the Library Community Room. Join us for a fun film, free air conditioning, and coloring while the movie plays.

June 6th - The Lego Movie (PG, 100 min)

June 13th - Finding Nemo (G, 101 min)

June 20th - March of the Penguins (G, 85 min)

June 27th - Wall-E (G, 98 min)

Container gardening with Harris County Master Gardeners

Don’t have much space for a vegetable garden? Needing to beautify your porch or take care of plants that need to be protected from Houston weather extremes? Join Harris County Master Gardener Jean Fefer on Saturday, June 10 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Room 3 and learn about vegetables that grow well in containers, types of containers to use, and how to take care of them.  Ms. Fefer also will provide tips on growing houseplants. All ages are welcome. Please register by calling us at 281-484-2036 or by clicking on the library events calendar.

Visit with Rice University's Global Health Fellows

Rice University’s Rice360 Institute for Global Health brings together students and faculty from a variety of disciplines to design and deploy new technologies to solve health challenges around the world. This year, the institute is a semi-finalist for a $100 million MacArthur Foundation grant for neonatal technologies they designed for mothers and newborns in Malawi, where they will return again this summer. Talk with the institute’s Global Health Fellows about their experiences on Monday, June 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room (register please by calling 281-484-2036 or by clicking on our events calendar).

Anime Club – Introduction to the Classics May 26th @ 5 PM [13+]

From crude cartoons of the 1920s to the ninth season of Naruto (2002), we will be covering the classic anime that is available through Crunchyroll.com.

Learn about some of the first manga to anime adaptions like the 1967 Princess Knight.

Hear the crunch of metal from 1990s Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (1995).

Find out more about mega series like the 700 episode and going One Piece (1999).

All these and more will be talked about on May 26th at 5 PM in the Library Community Room at the Parker Williams Branch.

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Community Craft – Tulle Hula Skirts May 25th @ 4:30 PM [8+]

Hula skirts are one of the easiest symbols to identify Hawaiian culture. The dances of the native peoples are long steeped in the history and mythology of the islands. Each step and hand gesture is a careful expression.  

Join us on May 25th in the Library Community Room at 4:30 PM to make your own tulle hula skirt.

Learn a little more about Polynesian dance and culture while enjoying the sounds of the beach.

 

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