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Storytimes and More Coming Soon to Lone Star College - Creekside Center

In January 2019, as part of its long-standing partnership with Harris County Precinct 4 and Lone Star College - Tomball, Harris County Public Library will begin to introduce some public library services to the Creekside community at the LSC – Creekside Center campus. To meet community demand, the project’s initial focus will be early literacy. Along with a small collection of children’s books, there will be two story times each Monday at Creekside Center. One for toddlers and one for preschool-age children. Each session will feature stories, songs, rhymes and an occasional craft activity.

Story times will begin Monday, January 28, 2019. Additional public library services will be phased in over time.

Santa Claus Is Coming to LSC - Creekside Center (and So Are Storytimes in January).

Santa Visit to Creekside Center Flier

Join us on December 5 at 6:30 for a free, fun family event featuring Santa, refreshments and an exciting announcement for families with small children in the Creekside community. Admission is Free. Register here.

Voter Information: November 6, 2018 General Elections

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Polls are open 7AM - 7PM.

Gulf Coast Reads: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

What do you get when you take forty plus libraries across nine counties in Southeast Texas, add one ripping good mystery novel by an award-winning author who also happens to be native Houstonian, and toss in oodles of related events and programs ranging from book discussions to cooking classes, from genealogy workshops to Delta blues storytelling and beyond? You get Gulf Coast Reads on the Same Page.

Now in its eighth year, Gulf Coast Reads is a regional reading initiative spearheaded by area libraries that each October encourages all Southeast Texans to read and discuss a selected book and to attend a wide variety of related events at local libraries. Its goal is to raise awareness of libraries and the services they provide, as well as illustrate the ways that reading can be a way to build engagement with the community and the world at large.

This year's Gulf Coast Reads selection is the Edgar Award Winner for Best Novel Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke. The book is "a 'heartbreakingly resonant' thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice" and "a rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas." 

We are delighted to say that Attica Locke will be visiting two Harris County Library locations this Saturday, October 6. Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM and Barbara Bush Branch Library 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Each visit will include a presentation by the author followed a Q & A session and book signing. Admission is free. Copies of Bluebird, Bluebird will be available for purchase from the branches' Friends.

Visit www.gulfcoastreads.org for more information, special features and full listings of all Gulf Coast Reads programming.

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Harris County Precinct 4, Harris County Public Library Partner to Reopen Baldwin Boettcher Library

Exterior of Little Blue Library at Mercer ParkEnrichment, education, refreshment, and recreation. These are common goals of two very different institutions joining forces to provide an extraordinary experience for Harris County residents. Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle and Harris County Public Library are proud to announce plans to rebuild Baldwin Boettcher Library at Precinct 4’s Mercer Botanic Gardens more than a year after the library closed due to Hurricane Harvey.

Read more at Harris County Precinct 4.

Kingwood Branch Library Will Be Closed Saturday, August 18

Kingwood Branch Library will be CLOSED for repairs this Saturday, August 18. 

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Click here to find the nearest Harris County Public Library location.

One Year Later: Share your Stories of Disaster and Recovery with the Harvey Memories Project

Along with the flooded homes and interrupted lives, Hurricane Harvey left millions of stories and images in its wake. As we near the one year anniversary of the flood, a group of local archivists are gathering as many of them as they can. The Harvey Memories Project's mission is to collect, preserve, and share digital artifacts associated with the storm--stories of rescue, resilience, and recovery, as well as stories of painful loss and the lingering questions. 

As part of the project, HCPL's Outreach team will visit Katherine Tyra Bear Creek Branch Library on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM to collect your stories and images for the archive. We'll have audio and video recording equipment and laptops on which you can post your own files to the project website.

Kids Cafe is Back! Houston Food Bank Offers Free, Healthy Lunches at 17 HCPL Branches

Harris County Public Library is partnering with Houston Food Bank to provide free, healthy lunches to kids and their caregivers. Seventeen HCPL branches will be hosting Kids Cafe this summer. Click 'Read more' for the location nearest you.

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