Houston Food Bank Will Provide Nutritious Free Lunches to Kids at Northwest Branch Library this Summer

Harris County Public Library is proud to announce that Northwest Branch Library will provide nutritious, free lunches to area children through the Houston Food Bank’s Kids Café program. Only children 1 – 18 years are eligible. Meals and snacks are provided on a first come, first served basis. Supplies are limited, but will be adjusted depending on demand.

June 13 – August 5
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Lunch 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Snack 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Click here for other HCPL branches participating in Houston Food Bank’s KidsCafe

Hedgehogs, and Lemurs, and Rabbits! Oh, my!


This Saturday, at 2:00 PM, we will have Wild Things Zoofari.  Some of the exotic animals they might bring include the squirrel monkey, ring-tailed lemur,  chinchilla, Angora rabbit, gray short-tailed opossum, bearded dragon, marmoset, hedgehog, crested porcupine, blue and gold macaw, and red kangaroo.

The program is free and for ages 5-11. Space is limited, so a ticket will be required. Tickets will become available at the information desk 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. 

It’s not just about the fun of seeing exciting exotic animals up close. The aim is to inspire the children to learn more about these animals and urge them to protect them, as well as their native habitats.

Live a Colorful Life

kaleidoscopeThe long weekend is coming. It's time to get into relaxation mode. Adults, we have just the thing to get you started. Join us Friday, May 27, at 2:00 PM for our adult coloring class. There's no need to bring anything. We'll supply the pencils and designs. You just come with your creativity. Of course, if you want to bring your own materials that's fantastic too. Show off your works of art!

Kaminari Taiko Japanese Drumming this Saturday

Taiko DrumsThis Saturday, come and listen to the Japanese drumming of Kaminari Taiko and learn more about the musical instruments, techniques and culture for Asian Pacific Heritage Month. They will perform for about 30 minutes then everyone will get the chance to try out the instruments themselves. This program is for all ages and will be held outside at the back of the parking lot by the tennis courts.

We will provide chairs, but feel free to bring your own. Weather permitting, we'll start at 1:00 PM. Remember to bring your cameras. 

Enjoy this preview.

Join Us for the Next eMedia Class

Customers using iPadSummer is coming, so start gathering your leisure reading! This is the perfect time to start checking out the library's eMedia collection. The Northwest Branch is ready to help you download free library materials to your device (Kindle, iPad, etc.). We regularly hold sessions on the ins and outs of using your devices with our collection. Our next session will be on Saturday, May 28, at 10:00 AM.