Free Computer Classes

Need to learn to use the computer keyboard?  Do you want to brush up on your skills and speed?  Come to our program and find out about proper typing techniques and practice with online tools.  The Typing & Keyboarding class will be held on Wednesday, February 22, from 3 pm to 4 pm.  Contact the library at 281-484-2036 or stop by the reference desk to register for this class.  Space is limited.

Free Tax Help

Beginning Friday, February 3, 2012, volunteers with AARP Tax-Aide will be offering free tax assistance Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Please bring your current year’s tax forms, your social security card, copy of last year’s income tax return and all relevant tax information.

Black History Month: Read and discuss "Red River"

Join us on Feb. 29 at 2 p.m. to discuss Red River, a historical novel  by Lalita Tademy.  Tademy tells the story of two families in Louisianna beginning after the civil war and continuing into the 1930s.  After speaking with relatives about family history and finding vague accounts, Tademy, vice president of Sun Microsystems before becoming an author, found that they were tied to a state historical marker near the town that told the story of a tragedy from only one point of view.  As Tademy says in Red River, “This novel attempts to overlay the rich anecdotes passed down in my family lore with the times in which they unfolded, a blend of fact and fiction told from the point of view of people whose voices were lost in official records.”

Thank You Clear Brook High School-Class of 2001

The Parker Williams Branch Library wishes to thank the 2001 Class of Clear Brook High School for funding the purchase of an additional set of the 2012 Lone Star Books.  The Lone Star Reading List is compiled by the Texas Library Association every year to encourage recreational reading for grades 6-8.

Book "Bag" Sale!

The Friends of the Parker Williams Branch Library will be having their first book sale for 2012 on Saturday, Jan. 28th, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  This will be a book “bag” sale.  Come and fill up a plastic bag with books for just $3.00, or fill up a paper bag with books for just $6.00.  There will be hundreds of paperbacks and hardbacks to choose from.  Bags will be furnished by the Friends.

Other items for sale include CD’s, DVD’s, cassettes, and VHS.