holidays

Easter Holiday Hours at Kingwood Library

The Kingwood Library will be closing early on Thursday, April 13th (at 5 PM). The library will remain closed Friday, April 14th through Sunday April 16th in observance of Easter. We will open for regular hours on Monday, April 17th.

As a reminder our digital services are available 24 / 7.

Happy Easter!

(image courtesy of lakeofbays.on.ca)

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE!

   Children, adults and families are invited to join us this Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on the first floor of the Library to celebrate the holidays library style! Enjoy music, refreshments, crafts, a Friends of the Library book sale (the perfect opportunity to pick up a book for the reader on your list!) and a visit from Santa!  

Happy Holidays!

 Happy Holidays from your Children’s Services Staff:  Cheryl, Christie, Cate, Ann, Paige, Lynn and Bubbles!  Join us for our weekly story times and programs through Wednesday, December 23rd!  The library will be closed 12/24 – 12/27 and will reopen Monday, December 28th at 8:00 am! 

Holiday Fun at the Library!

 Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and join us tomorrow (Saturday, December 12th) from 10 – 2 for some Holiday activities!  Our wonderful Friends of the Tomball Library will be having a book sale!  This is a great opportunity for you to find a wonderful book (or 2) for the reader on your Holiday list!  We’ll be serving  light refreshments, have  paper snowflakes for you to add your holiday wishes to and last but not least, Santa will be making an appearance from 12 – 2Bring the whole family and get into the holiday spirit Library style!

Holiday Fun (and Solutions to Common Holiday Conundrums) @ Your Library

At Harris County Public Library, you can immerse yourself in holiday cheer if you so desire. Branches will be hosting parties, musical performances, puppet shows, family movies, special seasonal storytimes, crafts for all ages and more. But you can also escape the hustle and bustle of the season with a good book or favorite magazine in a comfortable chair. In fact, HCPL offers solutions to many common holiday conundrums:

Book Hunters in Brief #78: Juneteenth

I would guess that over the years I have driven or been driven past the big pink brick house with the wrought iron balcony that sits at 24th and Broadway in Galveston nearly a thousand times, and If I ever knew that on a muggy day in June 1865 a Union General had stepped out on that balcony and by reading a terse snatch of text with the very prosaic title, "General Order No. 3" freed the slaves of Texas, I have long since forgotten it.

Book Hunters in Brief #57: Celebrate the Life and Works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19 is the day set aside to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We celebrate him, in part, because he was one of those rarest of individuals: a courageous man of action who knew that, in the end, the power of his words was his best weapon against injustice. Those words did the near impossible; they spurred others to action--action, it must be remembered, that entailed great personal risk for those who chose to undertake it. Such was the power of his gifts that he gave others courage and resolve they might otherwise have lacked. And his words, nearly 50 years after his assassination, still have the power to change the world. What better way to celebrate Dr. King's life and works than to read those words. Below are several suggestions from Book Hunters.

Holiday Cheer @ HCPL

Whether you're gung-ho for the gift-giving and gatherings that mark this most festive of seasons, or you're struggling to work up even a modicum of that ever-illusive holiday cheer, Harris County Public Library is here for you. We have lots of seasonal programs ranging from choral concerts and puppet shows, to crafts for all ages and  holiday movie screenings guaranteed to gladden even the grinchiest heart. Santa himself will be stopping by from time to time for pictures and naughty/nice list updates.

But maybe best of all, we'll be here when you need to take a step back from all the ho-ho-ho hubbub, or just want to browse shelves filled with a very different kind of holiday magic. We'll be here when you absolutely must find a recipe that will make your mother-in-law swoon, we'll be here to help you find the right sources for that project you want to finish up so it won't be hanging over your head like some evil parody of mistletoe, and we'll be here when you just need a calm place to sit and breathe.

Harris County Public Library is your one stop shop for holiday cheer! Below are just some of the happenings around HCPL this month!

Atascocita Branch Library
Polar Express Train Display
All aboard! Four sets of model trains move through this 12 x 6 foot winter wonderland.
December 1 - 31
Trains run on a daily schedule 
All ages program

Jacinto City Branch Library
Holiday Storytime with Mayor Anna Diaz
Join Jacinto City Mayor Anna Diaz for holiday stories and refreshments
Thursday, December 5
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
All ages program

Holiday Art

Have you seen the recent additions to our public bulletin board?  Next time you stroll through the lobby, take a moment and appreciate the colorfully decorated reindeer, snowman, and gingerbread houses of our artistic young patrons.  We will continue to put up any holiday or winter themed works brought to us throughout the remainder of the year.  Coloring pages are still available and although space is limited, we will display all submissions.  Happy Holidays! 

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