Write-In for National Novel Writing Month

Ready to write your novel for National Novel Writing Month? Don’t worry – either way, you aren’t supposed to start writing until November 1. First, register at www.nanowrimo.org or ywp.nanowrimo.org (young writers program). At these websites, you can track your word count, find out about local events for participants, and get help preparing on topics such as characters, plot, setting, and more, and even have your own author coach. Then, get started writing on Nov. 1. Come here to the Parker Williams on Saturday, November 7 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. for a “Write In” with brainstorming activities and refreshments.

Teen Read Event @ 5 PM Oct. 23rd

On October 23rd at 5 PM, the Parker Williams Branch will be hosting our 2nd Annual Teen Read Event in the Library Community Room. This year we will be celebrating seven different literary fandoms:

The John Green-Verse - Novels by John Green

November book discussion

Our next book discussion features The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. Click the link, see a review, and download a copy to read or listen to -- or drop by and pick up a copy. We talk about it on Thursday, November 19, at 1:30 p.m.

Teen DIY & a Movie - Seventh Son Oct. 15 @ 4 PM

 On October 15th, 2015 at 4:00 PM, the Parker Williams Branch is going to be playing the movie Seventh Son in our Library Meeting Room. The story is originally from Joseph Delaney's Spook's Apprentice series

To keep in the spirit of the books, the movie and the Halloween spirit, we will be making mini-witch hats.  

Stories of the Galveston Hurricane

As a library customer and resident of the Gulf Coast area, you have probably heard about Gulf Coast Reads. This year's book selection -- The Promise by Ann Weisgarber -- is particular appropriate for our area, being set just down the freeway in Galveston and featuring story of a woman who arrives on the island just before the most significant natural disaster in our area's history. Join us this Saturday, October 10, at 11 a.m. to hear the stories of some of the people who survived the 1900 hurricane from fourth generation Galveston resident Linda MacDonald, whose grandfather survived the storm and who has told his and other survivors' stories to many groups nationally and internationally.