Storytime Fun

Once upon a timeSummer's done and the kids are back in school, but the library still has fun planned for the little ones.  The Parker Williams Branch Library offers two storytimes every week, year-round.  On Wednesdays there's Preschool Storytime at 10:30am.  This program is for children ages 3-6.  We read stories, sing songs, and make a simple craft.  On Thursdays there's Toddler Time.  This program is intended for babies and toddlers under 3 years old.  We read short stories, sing songs, play with the parachute, and blow bubbles.

2011 ReaderNation Winner

Milissa MIller won a $50.00 Amazon gift card for participating in the Adult Summer Reading Program at the Parker Williams Branch Library.  Ms. Miller noticed there was a summer reading program for adults on the library's web page. Since her daughter was participating in the program for children,  Ms. Miller felt she could set a good example and encourage her daughter by also participating.   

Become an ESL tutor!

Volunteer here at the Parker Williams Branch and help someone open up a door to new opportunities in their life by being able to read, write and speak English.

We will host a training session for volunteer English as a second language tutors on August 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. After this session, tutors will work with a small group of adults once or twice per week to help them gain literacy skills for work purposes, to help their children in school, or for countless other uses.  Second language ability is not required for tutors, and materials including lesson activities are provided.

For more information or to register for this workshop, please call us at 281-484-2036.

Study for the GED online

If you have been interested in studying for your GED but have difficulty scheduling a class in person, you may be interested in an online class that will begin soon.  Parker Williams Branch Library, 10851 Scarsdale, will host orientation and pretesting on July 6 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.  for an online GED preparation class sponsored by College of the Mainland.  The only requirements for registration are as follows:

Dinosaur Discovery

Houston Museum of Natural ScienceWhat was it like to be a dinosaur?  Find out when the Houston Museum of Natural Science's Earth Science on Wheels visits the Parker Williams Library on Thursday, June 16th . Children will examine museum quality casts of carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs.  There will be two presentations of the program Dinosaur Discovery.  The first will be at 1:30pm and the second will begin at 2:30pm. 

Space is limited for these programs and free tickets are required.  The tickets will be available at the reference desk on the day of the program.  Children must be old enough to attend the program without an adult.  The recommended age is 5 and up.