Power Up @ Your Library

Thursday, September 15 is Power Up @ Your Library Day in Texas, and Harris County Public Library, along with libraries across the state, is showcasing some of the ways libraries empower and energize individuals and communities beyond traditional library services by highlighting the wide range of programs you can--and will--find every day at HCPL branches: programs for people of all ages, programs that foster innovation and imagination, programs to help improve one's own life and programs to help you help others, and much more. If you can imagine it. You can find it at your library.

Below is a sampling of HCPL programs on Power Up @ Your Library Day

Job Rebranding with Texas Workforce Solutions: Job seekers learn how to attract prospective employers in a new field by putting a new spin on their existing skills.
Kingwood Branch Library, 10:30 - 11:30 AM. Adults

Totally Toddler Time: An early literacy program designed with “little wrigglers” in mind. Together the toddlers and their caregivers participate in songs, games, fingerplays and hear some good stories.
Maud Smith Marks Branch Library, 11:15 - 11:45 AM. Children 18 - 36 months and their caregivers

Yoga for Mind & Body: Learn how to incorporate yoga into your daily life with this light-hearted hour of sitting, standing, kneeling and prone poses that will have you saying “ahhh” when you walk out the door! Work at your own pace, and experience a new or renewed sense of well-being.
Barbara Bush Branch Library, 12:30 - 1:30 PM. Adults.

Experiential Engineers: Teens plan, design and create long-term projects.
High Meadows Branch Library, 3:00 - 4:45 PM. Teens

Puppetry Workshop: Join the La Porte Community Library Puppetry Guild and learn the basics of the art.
La Porte Community Library, 4:00 PM. Children: 4th grade and up

Be the Peace, Be the Hope Art Project: Create artwork that will reach across oceans and into the hearts of children living in refugee camps.
North Channel Branch Library, 4:30 - 5:30 PM. Teens & tweens

Tex Mex Music Fiesta: Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with a free concert by students of Centro Cultural Viva México, and sign up for a library card for Library Card Sign Up Month. The Friends of Jacinto City Library will have freshmade tacos and refrescas for sale; all proceeds support library programs.
Jacinto City Branch Library, 5:30 - 7:00 PM. All ages.

Grief Management: certified Grief Recovery Specialist Lance Decker will discuss different aspects of grief and grieving, including grief's causes and ways to recover from it and how best to communicate with grieving people.
Lone Star College - Tomball Community Library, 6:00 - 7:30 PM. All ages.