New Play Cube Makes a Splash

Children explore the play cube after preschool story time. (From left to right) Bella, Joseph, Eric and Madison.

A new play cube and rug are making a big splash with Parker Williams Library's smallest visitors. The Friends of the Parker Williams Library donated the money to purchase the ocean themed cube and rug.

"It really brightens the area and gives the very young children something to do while their parents use the library," Branch Manager Mary Murray said.

The Friends support special projects at the library with funds raised through book sales. Donations are still being taken for the next book sale, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 29. Books, movies and magazines can be dropped off at the library during regular business hours.


Play to Win

Three lucky people who compete in Parker Williams Library's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Trivia Contest will win Barnes & Noble gift cards. Contest forms must be completed and returned by May 15. Forms are available at the library. Contestants can be any age.

Register Now for Citizenship Classes

Parker Williams Library will offer a new session of citizenship classes beginning May 4. The classes will be from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm each Tuesday. The classes are free, but registration is required and the classes will be cancelled if fewer than 15 people sign up. To register, please pick up a form at the reference desk.

Movie Madness

Movie Madness at 4 pm Thursday, April 22, will feature an animated movie about a hardworking waitress and a prince who fall victim to a voodoo curse that turns them into frogs. They get help in their race to become human again from an alligator, a Cajun firefly and an old blind lady in the bayou. The free Disney movie is rated G.

Planting Seeds of Good Health

You can get a free vision and dental screening, blood pressure check, massage and more during a health awareness event from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, at Parker Williams Library.

The Bay Area Houston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is hosting the annual event, this year entitled Planting the Seeds of Good Health: Cultivating Your Mind, Body, and Spirit. The event will include seminars on healthy relationships, healthy hair care, weight loss and supplements, and a light body sculpting class. It is free and open to the public.