Childrens

Pajama Storytime!

Please join us for stories, songs and fun for the whole family!

Pajamas and stuffed animals welcome!

Date: Monday, March 6 and 20

Time: 7-7:30 p.m.

For all ages

Space is limited.

 

                     

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Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

 

We will be having a birthday party for Dr. Seuss on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 4:00pm.  Join us for yummy birthday cake and a movie based on a beloved Dr. Seuss character.  

Art & literature for kids.

Come participate in our literacy and art program for kids this Thursday, February 23 at High Meadows Branch Library. Last time we read about and created paper pizza projects. Join us as we forge a new direction in crafted words and craftwork. This event is presented in collaboration with Aldine ISD.

kid doing artwork

photo courtesy of Dennis Candy
 

 

A Portrait of Harris County in 50 Books: HCPL's Most Checked Out Books of 2016

Here are 2016's most checked out books at Harris County Public Library. Taken together, they paint a pretty good likeness of Harris County. That is to say, if all of you were squeezed into one body, you could do worse than using it as your online dating profile. Here is what the lists say about you: you like a little mystery in your life and are a bit of thrill-seeker; you like to eat, but you're watching your weight; your house, well, frankly, your house could use a little tidying up. Your kids are fond of stories with talking animals, dorks and wimps and they really, really, really like Mo Willems.

Want to know more? Keep reading.

 

ALA Announces Youth Media Awards

The American Library Association announced its 2017 Youth Media Awards this morning. Here is a short selection of the winners. You can see the full list at ALA's website.

Which is your favorite cover? (Elementary Kids Category)

Our Recovering the Classics Art Gallery is now available for viewing and voting both online and in the library. All of the covers were designed by customers who frequent the library. These are the entries for the Elementary Kids Category (1st grade - 5th grade). You can click the links within the poll to view each entry and then select your favorite. The design that receives the most votes will win a copy of the classic book they chose which will feature their art as the cover.

Online polls do NOT reflect in-library voting.

67% (18 votes)
26% (7 votes)
7% (2 votes)
0% (0 votes)
Total voters: 27

Cooking Corner

Wash your hands, roll up your sleeves and join the fun as we measure, mix and make some holiday treats!

Date: Wednesday, Dec 14
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
For ages 5-11

 

Space is limited

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Book Hunters in Brief #154: Snow Fantasy

Like ice cream for breakfast, a pet boa constrictor, and face tattoos, snow sounds great in theory, but if you ask folks who have to face the stuff day in-day out, they have a very different take on it. This week, Book Hunters in Brief gives you and your young ones a chance to enjoy some winter wonderlands in the best possible way: from a nice, warm sofa with cups of hot cocoa. Enjoy!

Thanks to a Grant from Better World Books, a Library Comes to Life in the Fifth Ward's Finnigan Park

Thanks to a literacy grant from Better World Books, Harris County Public Library was able to partner with Harris County Precinct 1's Finnigan Park to build a Living Library at their Youth Education Tower (YET) Center. Located in the 5th Ward, Finnigan Park’s YET Center serves as a safe, after-school space for elementary and middle school students from three neighborhood schools.

Book Hunters in Brief #153: Mythology & More from Oceania, Polynesia & Hawai'i

In honor of the release of Disney's Moana, Book Hunters in Brief presents a selection of mythology, folklore, and traditional tales from the South Pacific.

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