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Program: News of the 1870s World

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During the month of October, libraries in the upper Texas Gulf Coast region celebrate Gulf Coast Reads, an initiative that focuses on bringing communities together through reading and discussing one pre-selected book. The 2017 pick is the historical fiction novel News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

In News of the World, the main character, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, travels across Texas in 1870, reading newspapers from around the country to people in remote locations. On Saturday, October 7, join us to hear actual news from that time period from a library crier! All articles thanks to the Portal to Texas History.

News of the 1870s World will take place in the library lobby on Saturday, October 7th starting at 2:00 pm.

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200.

Teen Art - Dynamic Drawing!

    Hey Teens!  Are you interested in taking your drawing skills to the next level?  Join us for a drawing class in our next teen art series taught by artist, Paige Carpenter.  This FREE program on Wednesday, October 4th from 5-6pm will focus on drawing dynamic gestures and action poses inspired by comics and manga.  Required registration is currently ongoing by calling 832-559-4200 or by visiting the 1st floor reference desk.  For teens ages 13-18.

 

Pirates Only!

  Ahoy, me hearties!  Scallywags ages 8 - 12 can come to the Children's Area on Thursday, October 5th at 5 pm and have fun at a Pirates Only program!  Learn about pirates, play pirate games, design your own treasure map and more!   Required registration begins 1 week in advance by calling 832-559-4235.    Don't forget to come dressed as your favorite buccaneer...Arrgh…

Open Mic Night

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Come share your musical talents with us at our unplugged Open Mic Night! Whether you play an instrument or sing, perform covers or your own songs, we want to hear it. Sign-ups for performances will take place at the program. Adults and teens ages 15 and up are welcome.

Open Mic Night will take place in the first floor Meeting Room (L129) on Thursday, September 28th starting at 6:30 pm.

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200. 

Celebrate Johnny Appleseed!

Celebrate Johnny Appleseed's birthday on Thursday, September 21st at 5pm in the Children's Area.  Learn all about this American pioneer named John Chapman,who introduced apple trees to many parts of the Northern United States and Canada.  Each attendee will make their own yummy caramel apple creation to eat and enjoy!  This program is for children ages 7-12 and requires registration by calling 832-559-4235.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration!

 Hispanic Herirage Month, an annual event which runs from September 15th to October 15th, celebrates the history, culture and contributions made by American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  We invite you and your family to join us at the library on Saturday, September 23rd from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm and enjoy a performance by Las Americas Ballet Folklorica along with crafts for kids and teens.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, call the Library at 832-559-4200.

Program for Adults: 80's Movie Night!

big trouble in little chinaThis fall, our library programming for adults is flashing back to the past with 80’s Movie Night! Join us on the third Monday of every month for a different awesomely rad 80’s movie! This month, we will be watching the cult classic Big Trouble in Little China (PG-13), starring Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall. We’ll provide the popcorn, but make sure you bring your own non-alcoholic beverage of choice!

The movie will be shown in the first floor Meeting Room (L129) on Monday, September 18th starting at 7:00 pm.

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200. 

Movie Artwork © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Children's Afterschool Programs This Week!

Hey kids....looking for something fun to do after school this week?  The Children's Area has 2 programs guaranteed to provide just that!  On Tuesday, September 12th at 5:00 pm, come to Art Explorers and learn about Frescoes.  You'll get a chance to create your own by mixing plaster and then painting  it.  This program is for ages 8 - 12 and requires registration.  On Thursday, September 14th at 5:00 pm, the Amazing Library Race will take place throughout the Children's Area.  If you love the tv show, then you'll want to participate.  Put your mental and physical abilities to the test by completing fun challenges as fast as you can to cross the finish line first!  This program is for ages 8 - 12 and requires that you work in teams of 2*.  Please call 832-559-4235  to register for either one of these programs! *if you do not have a partner, we will pair you up with someone!

 

Program: Myths of Grief

myths of griefGrief is a complex emotion experienced differently by each person and in every situation. When we are in the midst of grief, we know that many of the things we are doing are not actually helping us to recover.

At an upcoming library program, Myths of Grief, we will discuss some common misconceptions about how we grieve, and what steps each person can take to help them recover. Lance Decker, a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist who became certified after his family experienced their own loss, will be leading the session.

This program will be presented on Saturday, September 9th at 3:00 pm. Please join us in the first floor Meeting Room (L129) for an informative, free presentation.

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200.

After Harvey: Frequently Asked Questions

HCPL Harvey FAQs

I could not return my library materials because I could not reach the library due to high water. Am I still responsible for the late fees? 

If you return your books by September 15, you will not accrue late fees.

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