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.
Well, we talked and talked for weeks about this year’s Read-In and we were right. It was fantastic! There were activities for the kids, Kathy Culmer entertain and educated with her storytelling, the Claughton Middle School Step Team performed, and our panel discussion was filled with aspiring writers looking for advice with getting their projects off the ground.
We posted pictures highlighting the event and check out this video we made.
Congratulations to our co-host, E.B.O.N.Y., for doing such a wonderful job. We are already working on next year’s Read-In, and look forward to seeing you there.
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
More than 100 people of all ages and ethnic groups joined together on Feb. 26 to celebrate Black History month with the African American Read-In. Five authors (Cathy Clay, Karen Brown, Tracy Burries-Hall, Wanda Purnell, and Stella Alexander) displayed and read from their works. This is the 22nd national celebration of this event, and the fourth that has taken place at the Barbara Bush Library. It is co-sponsored by the Barbara Bush Library Friends and the E.B.O.N.Y. organization (Enrichment & Brotherhood Organization of Northwest Youth).
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.