Teddy Bear Picnic

Last Wednesday, the Parker Williams Branch Library held its first Teddy Bear Picnic during Preschool Storytime.  Children brought their favorite teddy bear (or other stuffed friend) and enjoyed  a teddy bear themed storytime, craft, and a special snack.  Books shared at this event included

Computer Classes for May 2013

The following computer classes will be offered in May:

*Microsoft Excel I - presented on May 6th, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
*Microsoft Excel II - presented on May 8th, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
*Microsoft Excel III - presented on May 20, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
*Microsoft Excel IV – presented on May 22, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

*Must be familiar with using the Windows PC environment.
To register for classes you may either stop by the reference desk or phone the library at 281-484-2036 and one of the librarians will sign you up for the classes.


Reducing Stress Through Meditation

On Thursday, April 25th at 2:00 p.m., join William Smith, retired Army Lt. Colonel, as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium.  He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one's life personally, professionally and spiritually.

William Smith, a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel engineer, has a master’s degree in Geographic Information Systems from the University of South Carolina.  As an Army officer, he pioneered this new technology within the Department of Defense. William is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and has held many leadership positions during his successful 20 year military career.

Be fit (financially)

No one has a mastery of all things financially-related that can affect us during our lives.  In recognition of this fact, Houston Money Week, scheduled this year from April 6 through April 13, provides practical information sessions on topics such as credit, banking, investing, homeownership, starting a business, saving for college, and numerous others.

For those who love books

If you love to read and enjoy talking about books, gather with us for informal conversation on Thursday, March 21 at 2 p.m.  Share a book that has lifted your spirits or feeling recently, or changed the way you look at the world -- or find the next book that could do so for you.  We will also briefly discuss some resources for keeping up with your favorite author and to find new favorites.