Parker Williams Celebrates Bill Martin, Jr.

Recent news on the education front has reminded me of some of my favorite books by author Bill Martin, Jr. After all, who could hate an author who writes about such dangerous topics as purple cats, blue horses and rhyming letters? 

What I did not know, until yesterday, was that Martin had worked as a school principal and as editor-in-chief of the school division of Holt, Rinehart and Winston. He also managed to write more than 300 children's books, as well as conducting educator workshops that trained more than 50,000 teachers throughout the United States. Because I am so impressed that an author could write so many great books, I have decided to feature a few of those books in some of my Toddler Times this spring. (Yes, I know it's technically not spring until March 20, but for a Hoosier transplanted to Texas it sure feels like spring already.)

Movie Madness

Join us at Parker Williams Branch Library Thursday to view a flick about a clumsy inventor who tries to solve world hunger but succeeds in making food fall from the sky. The free movie is based on an acclaimed book written by Judi Barrett. It is rated PG and will begin at 4 pm.

Looking for a deal?

booksaleThe Friends of the Parker Williams Library are having their first book sale of 2010 on Saturday, January 30th from 10 AM – 4 PM. Come check out the bargains on hardbacks, paperbacks, VHS tapes and more! All proceeds benefit the programs and collections of the library. For further information or to donate books, call 281-484-2036.

Ace the Interview!

This Wednesday, Jan. 27th from 10 AM to Noon, Workforce Solutions will present a job search seminar on INTERVIEWING. Get advice on effective interviewing techniques, respond appropriately to common interview questions, and negotiate salary and benefits for your new job. The interview is where jobs are won or lost. Ensure that your chances of getting the job offer are high!

Black History Month Celebrations Begin at Parker Williams Branch

On Saturday, February 6th, Harris County Public Library will kickoff Black History Month celebrations at the Parker Williams Branch Library with a day of fun and educational programs.

For Kids:Freedom Train

Express Children’s Theatre will take you along on a family’s journey to freedom through the Underground Railroad in the children’s play, Freedom Train at 10:30 am.