Expanded Hours at Five HCPL Branches

More time at your libraryOn June 1, 2014, customers of five Harris County Public Library branches will see an increase in their library’s operating hours. 

  • Galena Park, Northwest and South Houston branch libraries, which are currently closed on Fridays, will all be open Fridays 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Jacinto City and Stratford branches will add more weekend hours. They, along with all other HCPL locations, will be open Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

28th Annual Houston Art Car Parade--Saturday, May 10, 2014

Saturday, May 10th is the 28th annual Houston Art Car Parade.  It is the oldest and largest art car parade in the world.  The parade features mobile masterpieces from the surreal to the sublime.  Other events associated with the parade are the Art Car Ball and Sneak Peek.  An estimated 250,000 people will be in attendance.

Go to www.orangeshow.org or 713-926-6368 for more information.

Workers Memorial Day

Today, April 28, is Workers Memorial Day.  It was first proclaimed in 1989 to commemorate the founding of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)  on April 28, 1970 and signed into law in 1971.

214th Anniversary of the Library of Congress

Today is the 214th anniversary of the Library of Congress.  An act that was approved by Congress to purchase books that would be used by Congress.  It was also for the filling up of an apartment for containing the books.  This is how our Library of Congress began and is one of the world's greatest libraries.

 

National Library Workers Day, April 15th

April 15th is National Library Workers Day!  It was first celebrated in 2004 to recognize all library workers, including librarians, support staff and everyone that makes library service possible every day. 

For more information, go the American Library Association website, www.ala.org.