UPDATE: Galena Park Branch Library Now Open!

UPDATE: The Galena Park Branch Library is open as of 2:45 PM, Thursday, March 21. The shelter in place order has been lifted in the area. The library will remain open until 6 PM Thursday, and will be open for regular business hours on Friday, March 22. 

 

Maud Smith Marks Branch Library Closed Until Monday, March 25

Due to issues with the ongoing roof repairs at Maud Smith Marks Branch Library, the library will be closed until Monday, March 25. 

Please visit the nearby Katy Branch Library, located 5414 Franz Road, Katy Texas, 77493, or Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek, located at 16719 Clay Road, Houston Texas, 77084 for all your library needs.

We apologize for any inconvenience. 

NOTE: If you had an item on hold when the library closed, y

You Are Invited to Celebrate the Opening of HCPL's First George & Barbara Bush Family Place

Ribbon Cutting InvitationHarris County Public Library and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation (BBHLF) invite you to the ribbon cutting ceremony for the first George & Barbara Bush Family Place. The event will take place at Barbara Bush Branch Library on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am. If you would like to attend, please RSVP here.

LSC-Tomball, Tomball ISD and HCPL Partner on Tomball Community Art Showcase

Artists of all ages in the Tomball area now have a way to exhibit their creative work.  A new partnership comprised of Tomball ISD, Lone Star College-Tomball and the Harris County Public Library announced the launch of the Tomball Community Art Showcase.  The showcase will exhibit visual and performing artwork created by students from Tomball ISD, LSC-Tomball and by local artists from the Tomball area.

A grand opening celebration, which will be free and open to the public, is planned for Thursday, March 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the LSC-Tomball Community Library, which will also be the home for the Tomball Community Art Showcase.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo Invites You to Civic Saturdays

Civic Saturday:
Children & Education

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Join Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo this Saturday, March 2 for Civic Saturday - Children & Education, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Julia C. Hester House. 2020 Solo St. Houston TX 77020.

Civic Saturday is an opportunity to connect with other county residents and community leaders around shared goals for topics ranging from early childhood development, to out-of-school time, to child welfare.    

Harris County Public Library will be on hand to talk with you about our existing services and ways we can better meet the community's needs. Other organizations attending are Texas Policy Lab, Collaborative for Children, First3Years, Out 2 Learn, and the Harris County Youth Collective.

The event is free and open to the public.

AARP Tax Aide Returns

Tax returns, that is. Get free, friendly help preparing your taxes at HCPL.

Longtime partner, AARP Tax Aide, has opened up shop at eleven Harris County Public Library branches. 

 

See More for locations, days, times and document checklist.  

Celebrate African American History Month @ Your Library

Harris County Public Library invites you to celebrate African American History Month with us. All HCPL branches will be presenting programs that celebrate the contributions people of African ancestry have made and continue to make to this country. Programs range from discussions of books by African American authors to learning to play the ancient strategy game Mancala. You'll learn about astronauts, inventors, soldiers, scientists, performers and artists--the whole gamut of the African American experience.

Find out what's going on at all of libraries on our African American History Month Calendar

Precinct 2 Cares Food & Resource Fair and Other Help for Furloughed Government Employees

We all know there are a lot of people in the area affected by the shutdown. There are also a lot of folks who are doing what they can to make things a little better for them because that is just what we do here. We lend a hand whenever we see the need. Below is an admittedly incomplete list of resources for furloughed government employees.

 

 

Resources for Those Affected by the Government Shutdown

Precinct 2 Cares Food & Resource Fair presented by Commissioner Adrian Garcia in partnership with the Houston Food Bank.
Friday, Jan. 25. 10 AM - 12:30 PM
East Harris County Activity Center & Northeast Community Center

Precinct 4 Help4Hunger presented by Commissioner R. Jack Cagle in partnership with Houston Food Bank
Saturday, Feb. 2. 10 AM - 2 PM.
Mangum-Wowell Center
Registration required. Please call 713-274-4050, email gbarrera@hcp4.net, or visit https://bit.ly/2WlD9l0 to register. 

Houston Relief Hub
Information and links for ways to get help ranging from American Federation of Government Employees and financial services to food pantries and the Diaper Bank. 

CCISD Cares
CCISD Cares is a 501(c)3 support organization formed to assist Clear Creek ISD families with basic needs during times of crisis. 

Click2Houston: #HoustonStrong: These businesses are helping government workers during shutdown    

If your group or organization is offering assistance or services to those affected by the shutdown, we encourage you to add a comment below with details and links. Thanks.

Make Your 2019 Amazing at Maker Central

Harris County Public Library Maker Central is holding a FREE 3D printer orientation on Thursday, January 10, 3 - 4:30 PM at our HCPL Administrative Offices. So, if you have been thinking about unleashing your creative, innovative, inventive side in 2019, or are just curious about how 3D printing works, sign up now!

HOLIDAY HOURS

DATE HCPL BRANCHES LSC-CYFAIR  LSC-TOMBALL 
Fri. Dec. 21 OPEN (CLOSE 5PM) OPEN (CLOSE 6PM) OPEN (CLOSE 5PM)
Sat. Dec. 22 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Sun. Dec. 23 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Mon. Dec. 24 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Tue. Dec. 25 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Wed. Dec. 26 OPEN OPEN OPEN
Thu. Dec. 27 OPEN OPEN OPEN
Fri. Dec. 28 OPEN OPEN (CLOSE 6PM) OPEN (CLOSE 5PM)
Sat. Dec. 29 OPEN CLOSED CLOSED
Sun. Dec. 30 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Mon. Dec. 31 OPEN (CLOSE 5PM) CLOSED CLOSED
Tue. Jan. 1 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

 

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