Holiday Happenings @ HCPL

Get into the holiday spirit with HCPL! Harris County Public Libraries will have holiday programs throughout the month of December. We have programs for all ages and with a variety of themes. Listed below are our holiday programs grouped into the following categories: All Ages, Adults, Teens, and Children. Visit here for more programs. Please keep in mind some events may require registration. For more information on events, please contact the library.

Happy Holidays

All Ages

Wednesday, 12/2 Hoilday Tree Trimming Party @ La Porte Library 3:15pm- Join the staff at La Porte to fix up our tree and enjoy refreshments.

Friday, 12/4 Annual Holiday Food Drive @ Maud Marks Library (All Day) - Do you have non-perishable foods you would like to donate to a family in need? If so, stop by for Channel 13’s annual “Share Your Holidays” Food Drive. All food donated will be distributed by Katy Christian Ministries and benefit families in the Katy area.

Saturday, 12/5 Holiday Kickoff Party @ Katy Branch Library (All Day)

     Holiday Open House @ Barbara Bush Branch Library 2:00pm

Wednesday, 12/9 Holiday Open House @ Kingwood Branch Library 7:00pm

Thursday, 12/10 Holiday Open House @ North Channel Branch Library 3:00pm

Saturday, 12/12 Holiday Open House @ Atascocita Branch Library 11:00am

     Holiday Open House @ Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library 1:00pm

     Holiday Open House @ Tomball College Library 2:00pm

Santa shelves!


Tuesday, 12/1 Holiday Greeting Cards @ Freeman Branch Library 2:30pm - Learn to make personalized greeting cards with Microsoft Publisher! Class will meet in the training lab so seating is limited!

     Holiday Greeting Cards with Microsoft Publisher @ Maud Marks Branch Library 7:00pm - (registration required)

Thursday, 12/3 Annual Potpourri Boutique @ Katy Branch Library 10:00am - Stop by to see what crafty and unique gifts you can purchase for loved ones this holiday season. Proceeds will go towards Katy Library.

Tuesday, 12/8 Greeting Card Ornament Craft @ La Porte Branch Library 10:00am

     DIY Holiday Slideshow @ Freeman Branch Library 2:30pm

     All About Technology Gifts @ Maud Marks Branch  Library 7:00pm - Do you have a techy person on your holiday shopping list? If so, stop by to learn about a variety of technology gadgets and why they're so popular! 

Friday, 12/11 Seasonal Songs with Handbell Choir @ Freeman Branch Library 10:30am

Monday, 12/14 Adult Seasonal Craft @ Northwest Branch Library 2:00pm

Tuesday, 12/15 Holiday Gift Tags with MS Pubilsher @ Maud Marks Branch Library 7:00pm (registration required)

Wednesday, 12/16 L.I.F.E.: Adorn the Season @ Cy-Fair College Library 10:00am 

Thursday, 12/17 Senior Moments' Holiday Party @ Maud Marks Branch Library 1:00pm

Teen Crafts


Wednesday, 12/2 Teen Cuisine: Holiday Cookies @ Freeman Branch Library 4:30pm - Teens are invited to stop by and decorate their own holiday cookies. Be sure to bring a creative mind and an appetite!

     Teen Yule Ball @ Tomball College Library 6:30pm - Bring in the holiday season Harry Potter style! Teens are invited for food, fun, and games. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Tuesday, 12/8 DIY Gift Wrapping for Teens @ Freeman Branch Library 4:30pm

Tuesday, 12/15 DIY Ornaments for Teens @ Freeman Branch Library 4:30pm

Wednesday, 12/16 DIY Holiday Magnets for Teens @ La Porte Branch Library 4:00pm - We will make personalized glass magnets and you can even give them out as gifts! 

Saturday, 12/19 Teen Holiday Party @ Maud Marks Branch Library 12:30pm

Monday, 12/21 Teen Holiday Craft @ Northwest Branch Library 3:00pm

Wednesday, 12/23 Teen Movie/PJ Party @ Freeman Branch Library 11:00am

Houston Ballet


Tuesday, 12/1 Santa Visit @ Parker Williams Branch Library 6:30pm - Santa will visit the library so be sure to be nice and even bring your camera to take photos with him! 

Wednesday, 12/2 Nutcracker Ballet Story Hour @ West University Branch Library 3:15pm

Saturday, 12/5 Panamanian Holidays @ Northwest Branch Library 10:30am

Wednesday, 12/9 DIY Gift Wrapping @ West University Branch Library 3:15pm

     DIY Ornaments @ La Porte Branch Library 3:15pm

Thursday, 12/10 Santa Visit @ Freeman Branch Library 5:30pm

Saturday, 12/12 Gingerbread Houses @ Northwest Branch Library 2:00pm and 3:00pm - Children will love making their own gingerbread house and since it's so popular, we will have two sessions! Be sure to arrive on time.

Thursday, 12/17 Annual Christmas Puppet Show @ La Porte Branch Library 4:00pm