Literacy Blog

Read Across America – Cat in the Hat Celebration March 2nd @ 5PM [3+]

Read Across America is the nationally recognized literary holiday that celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday and encourages kids of all ages to pick up a book and read.

This year, we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat.
 

Come join us on March 2nd in the Library Community Room at 5 PM for a reading of the book, a Cat in the Hat craft, and a sweet treat.

 

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Movie Madness – The BFG (PG) 117 min. March 9th @ 4:00 PM [10+]

“A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.” – imdb.com

Please join us in the Library Community Room on March 9th at 4:00 PM at the Parker Williams Branch for our viewing of the movie adapted from Roald Dahl best selling book.
 

 

Love to write short stories?

The Texas Association of Authors is hosting it's 3rd Annual Texas Short Story Writing Contest.  If you fancy yourself a writer, this is a great chance to submit your work for prizes and possible publication in a short story collection.
 
The contest is open from March 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017.   The author must live in Texas and the story must be between 1500-3000 words in length.  If you think you have what it takes, please go to the Texas Shorts website for more information.

STEMtastic Literacy

STEMtastic LiteracySTEMtastic Literacy
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
6:30pm-7:30pm, Kids' Corner

• Children ages 3-7 are welcome. Parents must accompany their children.
• Tickets will be distributed starting one hour in advance of the session.

 

With the partnership of the Children’s Library at Lone Star College-CyFair,
pre-service teachers in EDUC 1301 will read and lead engaging literacy
activities that will incorporate science, technology, engineering and math
(STEM) concepts.

Texas Bluebonnet Award Voting January 25th @ 3-6 PM [3+]

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

If your child or teen is homeschooled or goes to a school that does not participate in Texas Bluebonnet Award voting, you can pick up a ballot from the Reference Desk from 3 PM to 6 PM on January 25th at the Parker Williams Branch Library.

 

For books from the Bluebonnet Master List (Click Here):

Looking for Little Buddies!

 

It's time to sign up your little ones for our Book Buddies program!


Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and adults together to share the joy of reading. It pairs trained adult volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in K-3rd grades (Little Buddies.) For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.


Our meetings will be Mondays at 5:00pm. The dates for the program are 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17.


Applications for the Little Buddies can be obtained at the Katy Branch Library. Please contact Children's Librarian, Misty Wright with any questions. misty.wright@hcpl.net. 

Give a Neighbor a Hand. Become a Volunteer Tutor

Make one of your new year's resolutions to give back a little to your community; become one of Harris County Public Library's indispensable volunteers tutors!

You choose when, where and what you want to teach. We supply all the training, materials and space. No previous teaching experience necessary. All you need is a few hours per week and a desire to help your neighbors.

Thanks to a Grant from Better World Books, a Library Comes to Life in the Fifth Ward's Finnigan Park

Thanks to a literacy grant from Better World Books, Harris County Public Library was able to partner with Harris County Precinct 1's Finnigan Park to build a Living Library at their Youth Education Tower (YET) Center. Located in the 5th Ward, Finnigan Park’s YET Center serves as a safe, after-school space for elementary and middle school students from three neighborhood schools.

Find Your Next Selfie @ your library!

Many say that a picture is worth a thousand words. A few may tell you a memoir is a #selfie in context. If you enjoy words from the source, please stop by our #Selfie book display and discover a memoir to take home. Even better, pose with one of your favorite memoirs and send a pic to us on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (@harriscountypl) using:

  #SelfieBook -OR- #Memoir

Name that Book Read Aloud – Ink and Bone: The Great Library by Rachel Caine October 11th @ 4:30 PM [8+]

 

     Continuing on the Pasadena ISD Name That Book List, we will be reading Rachel Caine's Ink and Bone: The Great Library.

 

     Please join us in the Library Community Room at 4:30 PM on October 11th at the Parker Williams Library to get a head start or just listen to a great story.

 

 

 

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