Parker Williams

Winter Break Youth Activities

The Parker Williams Branch Library is providing a variety of different programs in addition to our regular 10:30 AM Wednesday Storytime and 10:30 AM Thursday Toddler Time:

Tuesday, January 2 from 1-4 PM – Extended Magic: The Gathering Gameplay [8+]


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 2nd on the Library Floor for an extended hours of game play from 1-4 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.

Extended Anime Club – Trigun: Badlands Rumble (PG-13) December 29th @ 2:30 PM [13+]

“20 years after meddling into the bank heist of a notorious robber named Gasback, Vash the Stampede is heading towards Macca City. Rumors say that the legendary thief might appear there causing an enormous influx of bounty hunters in the area who want to collect the $$300,000,000 prize for his head.”-imdb.com

Winter Break is a great time to relax, sit back, and… Watch some Anime!

For December, the Parker Williams Anime Club is going into overtime as we play the feature film Trigun: Badlands Rumble.

Teen DIY and a Movie – Spiderman: Homecoming (PG-13) and Spider Mugs December 27th @ 3 PM [13+]

“Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.” – imdb.com

If you’re looking for something to do during Winter Break, enjoy a movie and some cocoa in your very own custom Spider-Mug, made by you.

On December 27th, the Parker Williams Branch will be playing Spiderman: Homecoming at 3 PM in the Library Community Room while you design a mug.

Snacks, and cocoa, are generously provided by the Parker Williams Friends of the Library. 

Community Craft – Holiday Printmaking December 21st @ 4 PM [7+]

 

Printmaking is an art form where you carve or etch an image into a medium, roll ink or paint onto it, and press it to paper or canvas.

For this holiday season, we are going to be etching seasonal designs into foam plates and printing them onto paper.

Join us on December 21st at 4 PM to experiment with a new art in the Library Community Room. 

Quickbooks for Beginners

Are you a small business owner who is wondering how to keep track of the following?

  • Your sales, inventory and assets
  • Accounts receivable/payable and payroll
  • Sales and payroll taxes
  • Cash in and out
  • Profit or loss
  • Getting ready to file tax returns

This Saturday's workshop (10:30 a.m.) here at the Parker Williams Branch Library, sponsored by SCORE Houston, will provide you an overview of QuickBooks that will help you decide:

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town December 20th @ 6:30-8 PM [All Ages]

Clipity-clop on the Parker Williams rooftop, what’s that sound?

Is it an A/C repairman? A raccoon? Or, a reindeer!

Join us in the Library Community Room on December 20th for a special family Christmas Storytime from 6:30 to 8 PM with a visit from the man himself, Santa!

Bring your family camera for pictures and your holiday joy. 

Magic: The Gathering Gameplay December 15th @ 4-6 PM [8+]

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 December 15th in the Library Community Room for a few hours of game play from 4-6PM.

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

30 card decks will be available for free play.

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

Movie and Markers – Original Jumanji (PG) 105 Min December 14th @ 4 PM [10+]

“When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.” – imdb.com

Join us on December 14th starting at 4 PM in the Library Community Room To watch the original Jumanji based on the Chris Van Allsburg picture book.

To go along with the movie, coloring sheets and markers will be provided during the movie.

Movie popcorn has been generously provided by the Friends of the Parker Williams Library. 

Basic Life Skills – Buying Presents December 13th @ 5 PM [12+]

 

 

From Secret Santa to gifts on the big day, buying Christmas presents for others can be challenging.

Join Mr. John in the Library Community Room on December 13th at 5 PM to learn some tips and tricks to picking out the perfect gift. 

Photo Organizing: From Chaos and Clutter to Organized and Accessible

Are your photos trapped in your devices, scattered in shoeboxes, or bound in sticky albums?  Do you have family vacations, special moments, and treasured recollections captured on slides?  Are your digital directories messy, cluttered and difficult to navigate?  Do you want to protect your photos from equipment malfunction or natural disasters? Join us on Saturday, December 9 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss solutions for photo sorting and organizing problems. Presented by Amire Hemme, a retired project manager, certified photo organizer and owner of PreciousMemories.

To register or for more information, phone the library at 281-484-2036 or click on our events calendar.

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