September book discussion

Join us on Saturday, September 19, at 10:30 a.m. to talk about The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. Click on the link for more information about the book or to download an electronic copy. Or, drop by the branch to check out the book in print. 


Time for a Little Suspense

Movie Time for Adults continues in September with more  "Movies of the 40's."  Our first feature will be Alfred Hitchcock's "Shadow of Doubt," starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten.  Can the charming Uncle Charlie really be planning his niece's death?  Is he the Merry Widow murderer?  Join us on Friday, Sept 4, at 2:00 p.m. to see what happens.

The second feature,  "Sorry, Wrong Number," stars Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster.  Young, rich, bedridden Barbara Stanwyck dials a telephone number one night and overhears two men plotting the murder of an unidentified woman.  Is it her husband?  Is she the intended victim?   Find out what happens on Friday, September 18, at 2:00 p.m.

Popcorn  will be provided by the Friends of the Parker Williams Library.  

Registration open for fall ESL classes

Fall ESL classes at Parker Williams Branch Library begin September 9. Get the word to someone you know who needs help with reading, writing or spoken English, and also let them know that the registration deadline is August 31! Visit anytime between now and that date to register for a class and take a pre-test.

The library's ESL classes are led completely by volunteers and help more than 85 adults every month with English language skills. If you are interested in volunteering, the library will host a training session on August 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All materials are provided and no second language skills are necessary. For more information or to register, contact us at 281-484-2036.

June book talk and a way to help save monarch butterflies

Monarch butterflies are far less common than they were when you were young(er). Their numbers are down by more than 90 percent since the 1990s. In large part that is because of herbicides used in agriculture that destroy milkweeds, which is the only plant monarchs will lay their eggs on.