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Reminder! Art Revival Workshop

Art Revival Workshop with Jordan Ashby from Domestic Artistry Co.-Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10:00 am in the Kingwood Branch Library Meeting Room.  The class is a hands-on guided process of taking an old painting and turn it into a new creation. For this class, if you have an 8 X 10 or 10 X 10 painted canvas you don’t mind painting on, please bring it. If you do not have a canvas, we will supply one. We will provide all other art supplies.  Registration is required.

Summer Reading Challenges: Explore New Universes and Earn More Points

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As you know, Harris County Public Library Summer Reading Program's theme this year is a Universe of Stories, and we want to encourage you to explore that universe--maybe even step outside of your reading comfort zone and discover new worlds, authors, genres, peoples and places. One way we are doing that is by offering weekly Summer Reading Challenges.

Take any, all or none of the challenges. It's totally up to you, but if you do a challenge, you can get more points toward your summer reading goals and prizes (See ProTip below).

Want to take up the challenge, but don't know where to start? For each weekly Summer Reading Challenge, we offer a collection for you to chose from on OverDrive. Just browse, choose, and download to your smartphone, tablet or computer, or visit any of our 26 branch locations and ask one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members for recommendations.

 

2019 Summer Reading Program has begun....

This summer explore a Universe of Stories at HCPL! and celebrate summer, the joys of reading and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first moon landing!Summer Reading is for the whole family: HCPL's Summer Reading has goals, incentives and programs for everyone - babies, kids, teens and adults. Summer Reading is not just about reading: Earn points toward incentives by attending library events and doing fun activities. Click here to Register.

Summer Reading Program 2019

We’re launching into summer this year with A Universe of Stories!

The Summer Reading Program begins on June 3rd and ends on August 3rd.

On June 3rd, you can sign up right here: https://hcpl.beanstack.org/reader365

SRP Prizes

Babies
Level 1: Book
Level 2: Astronaut Rubber Duck
Level 3: Star Photo Frame Magnet

Kids
Level 1: Book
Level 2: Coloring Book
Level 3: Medal and Certificate

Teens & Adults
Level 1: Book
Level 2: Ear Bud
Level 3: Drawing Ticket for Prize Pack*

Prizes will be held until August 10th.

Femme Fatales...Hardboiled Detectives... Red Hot Houston Noir Coming to your Library

Calling all mystery writers and noir aficionados for a rare opportunity

Explore a Universe of Stories with HCPL's Summer Reading 2019!

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This summer explore a Universe of Stories at HCPL! and celebrate summer, the joys of reading and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first moon landing!

Summer Reading is for the whole family: HCPL's Summer Reading has goals, incentives and programs for everyone - babies, kids, teens and adults.

 

Register Now!

Summer Reading is not just about reading: Earn points toward incentives by attending library events and doing fun activities. We have a wide range of edutaining programs in the library to spark the imagination and 

Summer Reading is about connection and community: write reviews of the books you read and share them on Beanstack, share your summer reading adventures on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. Tag us! @harriscountypl #SRP2019 

The Page Turners

BecomingTitle to be discussed: Becoming by Michelle Obama.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life."

It's a Universe of Non-Fiction Stories

Summer has started and with it the Maud Marks Summer Genre Challenge.  Everytime you read a book in certain genres you can enter to win a basket of books in that genre.  If you read in 5 different genres, you get an entry to win our grand prize basket which includes a Kindle Fire, a gift card to Katy Budget Books, and 4 tickets to the Alamo Drafthouse.

The Magic of Theatre for Young Audiences

Books Alive will present an adaptation of Helen Lester's picture book Me First. Their production is a fully staged musical brought to life by a professional touring company. Children of all ages will enjoy the show, which promotes literacy and introduces young audiences to the magic of theatre! Families do not need to register for this program. 

Tuesday, June 18 @ 2:30 pm

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