All HCPL branches will close at 5 PM on Thursday, April 17 and will be CLOSED Friday, April 18 in observance of Good Friday. We will reopen on Saturday, April 19 for regular hours. Lone Star College - Cy-Fair Library & Lone Star College - Tomball will be open regular hours on Thursday and will be closed Friday, April 18-Sunday, April 20.
Meet Reneé. Reneé is our latest door prize winner for our Summer Traveling Series. Her name was drawn to win a $20 gift card to a local bookstore while attending AAUW’s presentation on New Zealand. There are three more chances to win, so don’t miss out. We'll see you on Monday, July 1st, at 2pm.
We’ve already enjoyed our trip to Japan and now, with our Summer Traveling Series, we’re off to New Zealand. Join us as the AAUW’s Travelmania group presents an introduction to the county of New Zealand. You will not only get to see the wonderful sights of this beautiful country, you will also learn about visiting from an experienced traveler.
Plus, you will have a chance to win a $20 gift card from a local bookstore at the end of the presentation. We’ll see you on Monday, June 17th, at 2pm in the Earl Elliott Room.
We had our first program from our Summer Travel Series on Monday and it was a ton of fun. Thanks to the Japan-America Society of Houston (JASH) we were able to learn so much about Japan. Kanji, yukatas, origami—it was all covered. Thank you for visiting the library, Mr. Tsuruta!
Also we drew for a $20 gift card to a local bookstore, which was exciting. Don't forget that there are four more programs this summer. That means there are four more chances to win a $20 gift card. Good luck!
As you know by now, the Barbara Bush Branch Library is hosting an International Exploration Series for adults, where our first stop will be Japan. Did you know though that there will be a door prize given away as well? That’s right. Those who attend the program will be entered to win a $20 gift card for a local bookstore. We’ll draw the name at the end of the presentation and one lucky winner will walk away with the gift card right then and there. How cool is that?
That’s not all. A winner will be picked at all five of our presentations. Check our calendar for all the dates. Don’t you want to be one of the lucky five?
A couple of weeks ago the branch held a party to thank our volunteers. In addition to getting to know one another better, library staff hosted a murder mystery game where literary characters where the suspects. A great time was had by all. To commemorate the occasion we put this video together.
The Barbara Bush Branch Library would like to thank E.B.O.N.Y. for co-sponsoring the African American Read-In at the Cypress Creek Community Center. A great time was had by all. We hope you can join us next year. Also, thank you to all the authors who came this year to speak:
Crystal Allen, Anna Pearl Barrett, Chester Hicks, Leah Holder, Callie Holley, Ramos Lewis, Bianca Patterson, Byron C. Taylor, Sr., Dr. Cherrye Vasquez and Kelly Vasquez
Don't forget that in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month the Aldine Branch will be hosting a celebration tomorrow. There will be many things to enjoy like music, crafts, and so much more. The event is free to the public and will run from 10am to 2pm. We hope to see you there!
Meet Elodio. He's a student in the area and enjoys coming to the Aldine Branch. He likes it so much that he took it upon himself to raise money for the branch. Lately he has been collecting the loose change he finds and keeping it in an old candy box so that he can give it to the branch once it is full.
When he turned in his first donation we asked him why he was gathering the change for us. He said that he wanted to make sure the "library stays open forever." Also according to Elodio, it is his hope that kids will always be able to come to the library and have fun. We thank you, Elodio, for your efforts. We are glad that we can be here for you.
Information for Persons with Disabilities: Harris County Public Library will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who are interested in attending library programs. To make a request for yourself or someone you know, please notify the Branch Librarian two working days in advance of the program.