"What we remember - what we forgot - and what we never knew."

Join Harris County Public Library in its support of the PBS airing of The Vietnam War. This is a ten-part,18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Libraries around the county will offer public screenings and share the stories of this tumultuous time period with programs and presentations.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Our month long celebration continues this week, with a baking program, just for teens!  Once again, we will be exploring Hispanic cultures with fun activities and traditional foods.  Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us this Wednesday, September 27, from 3:30 - 5:30, when we will be baking mini versions of the Spanish cupcakes, known as Magdalenas. Learn about the origin of the tasty treats, and enjoy yours while watching a fun teen movie. No registration is necessary.  Check our events calendar for more upcoming programs.

Aaargh! A Pirate party

Get ready to walk the plank, mateys! But before ye do, we'll listen to some salty sea stories and make some treasures for ye to take to Davy Jone's Locker with ye. Pick up ye tickets at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 20 for dere's only so much space on me ship which will set sail at 4:30 pm. All little landlubbers 3-10 are welcome to board.

Celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month

It's that time of year again!  We want to remind you that library cards are awesome, and they are free!  A HCPl library card grants you access to a catalog of books from not just throughout the county, but the entire country, that can be delivered right to your neighborhood branch.  You also get online access to research databases, from home, work, school, or wherever you go that have internet.  Plus, you can download or stream digital content, like movies, eBooks, magazines, and more.  ...

Baby Bookworms: an infant story time

Join us at the Fairbanks Branch Library on Tuesdays at 11:15 am for Baby Bookworms! All babies ages 0-18 months are welcome to come for songs, finger plays, and nursery rhymes.  Pick up your ticket at 10:45 to come to the program.

After Harvey: Frequently Asked Questions

HCPL Harvey FAQs

I could not return my library materials because I could not reach the library due to high water. Am I still responsible for the late fees? 

If you return your books by September 15, you will not accrue late fees.

UPDATE: Most HCPL Branches Resume Normal Business Hours & Programming, Monday, Sept. 11.

Harvey's Coming




We want you all to stay safe this weekend! If you want to stay in, check out our eMedia at our website. http://www.hcpl.net/ehcpl We have books, audiobooks, magazines and more! If you don't already have a card, sign up for iKnow card to utilize all our online material. http://www.hcpl.net/ehcpl

Faithful Paws

Faithful Paws is back! School-age children can come to the library this Saturday, August 19 at 2 pm to practice their reading skills on a specially trained dog who can't wait to hear a good story! This is a great way to build confidence going into the new school year!

Crochet and Knitting Circle at Fairbanks Library

Hello Everyone. Now that summer programming is near its end, the Crochet and Knitting Circle will be resuming its normal hours at 12:30-2:30 pm this coming Thursday, August 10th in the meeting room of the Fairbanks Library. This circle is open to all folks of all ages. Beginners are welcome, too! Please call us at 713-466-4438 for more information. Registration not required. See you there!

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