Free Screening of Rushmore at Discovery Green Downtown


On Friday September 24, at Discovery Green Park downtown, there will be a free outdoor screening of Rushmore (R, 1998). Rushmore was filmed right here in Houston by native son Wes Anderson. Harris County Public Library carries Mr. Anderson’s entire catalog of films which also includes Bottle Rocket (R, 1996), The Royal Tenenbaums (R, 2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (R, 2004), The Darjeeling Limited (R, 2007), and The Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG, 2009). In fact, we here at Northwest love Wes Anderson so much that we’ve chosen The Mr. Fox as our free Monday evening film more than once.

Books Clubs - We have them for everyone!

Book Worms

Did you know that the Northwest Branch offers four different book clubs? We have an Inspirational Book Club that meets the 1st Monday of the month at 2:00 PM.  We also have a book club for the person who loves to talk to other bibliophiles but hates the pressure of having to read a certain book by a certain time. Join the Bookless Wonders the 2nd Monday of the month at 2:00 pm! If that is not your cup of tea, how about a popular fiction book club called Reader's Perspective which meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 2:00 pm? Want to read the classics, but just can't find the time? Come to Classic Reader's on the 4th Monday of the month? Please contact the library for this month's book selection.

Bags for Sale! Support the Friends of the Library!

Book Bags

Do you love you library? Support the group that supports us! The Friends of the Northwest Library is selling Harris County Public Library bags as one of their many fundraising endeavors. For the low, low donation price of $3.00 you have get a fine book tote and bragging rights that you supported the library. The bags come in Hunter Green, Candy Apple Red and Royal Blue. If you are interested in joining the Friends of the Northwest Library stop on by and fill out an application. All donations go directly to support the library programs and improvement projects.

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