Events at HPL

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February 
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February

Public Poetry - Winter Series 2019
Poetry comes alive the first Saturday of each month at 2 PM.


Love Your Library 

Show your love for HPL by sharing tales about your favorite library to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


I <3 Spike Lee
Spike Lee Movie Marathon
A month-long celebration of a trailblazing filmmaker is now showing at a library near you. Enjoy popcorn, candy, and giveaways!

 

Library Movie Date
Northeast Multi-Service Center Do the Right Thing (R) February 5 | 1PM
Central Library Get On the Bus (R) February 6 | 12PM
Collier Regional Library BlakKklansman (R) February 9 | 2:30PM
Central Library School Daze (R) February 13 | 12PM
Moody Neighborhood Library  Crooklyn February 14 | 5PM
Johnson Neighborhood Library BlakKklansman (R) February 14 | 5:30PM
Robinson-Westchase Neighborhood Library He Got Game February 14 | 6PM
Mancuso Neighborhood Library Malcolm X February 16 | 1PM
Collier Regional Library Get on the Bus (R) February 16 | 2:30PM
Shepard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library Inside Man (R) February 18 | 4PM
Oak Forest Neighborhood Library Crooklyn February 18 | 4PM 
Shepard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library Miracle at St. Anna February 19 | 4PM 
Shepard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library Crooklyn February 20 | 4PM 
Jungman Neighborhood Library Malcolm X February 20 | 1:30PM
Central Library Do the Right Thing (R)  February 20 | 12PM
Shepard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library Do the Right Thing (R) February 21 | 4PM 
Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library Do the Right Thing (R) February 21 | 4:30PM
Central Library Do the Right Thing (R) February 21 | 5 PM
Shepard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library BlakKklansman (R) February 22 | 1PM
Kashmere Multi-Service Center Crooklyn February 22 | 3PM
Oak Forest Neighborhood Library Inside Man (R) February 23 | 1PM 
Central Library  Malcom X February 27 | 12PM
Morris Frank Library Do the Right Thing (R) February 28 |  5:15PM

The Living Room at HPL

Morris Frank Library an HPL Express Location 
Friday, February 9 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Celebrating African American History Month.

Celebrate African American History Month with local youth author and motivational speaker Bailey C. Moore. Discuss your family history and enjoy line dancing, face painting, crafts and refreshments!
 

Celebrating Chinese New Year at HPL
Thursday, February 7 | 1 PM
Henington-Alief Regional Library

Join us as we celebrate the lunar new year! Enjoy arts and crafts, food, and entertainment that embraces the culture of East Asia during this joyous occasion. 


The African American Library at the Gregory School
Lecture Series focusing on Black Migrations

Join the African American Library during their monthly lecture series featuring prominent academics, professors and scholars who discuss timely topics on Saturdays at 2PM. The month of February will focus on black migrations with the following experts. Visit the location's webpage for dates and times. 

  • Dr. Sikivu Hutchinson
  • Dr. Debbie Harwell
  • Dr. Bernadete Pruitt

AFRO X Festival
Saturday, February 23 | 1 PM
Northeast Multi-Service Center (Lakewood temporary location)

Come to the Houston Public Library’s first expo celebrating the life and culture of African Americans in Houston. See live demonstrations, attend workshops, get free health screenings and meet a variety of community organizations and vendors.

  • Hair Care and Grooming Demos
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Reading on the Beat: Music Book Club
  • Swing Dance Presentation
  • AIDS/HIV Screenings
  • Mental Health Screenings 
  • Sickle Cell Anemia Screenings
  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Diabetes Screenings

March

National Read Across America Day 
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Read out loud to children of all ages at participating locations.


National Foreign Language Week 
March 3 - 9, 2019

Learn, appreciate and understand other cultures through the beauty of their languages!


Spanish poetry at the library
March 7, 2019 | 6:30 PM
Heights Neighborhood Library 

If you like the idea of using poems to learn Spanish, don’t miss this poetry session by the Houston-based group Cronopios.


Betty Jo Jones 
Thursday, March 7, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  
Julia Ideson Building 

View the works of Betty Jo Jones, one of Houston's earliest female architects, at HMRC.  


WITS Poetry Slam
Saturday, March 23
The African American Library at the Gregory School

Join WITS and students who perform their sensational works of spoken word. 


Mexican Art and Literature Film Series
Monday, March 4 - Friday, March 8 | Daily at 1PM
Carnegie Neighborhood Library and Center for Learning 

Showing five critically-acclaimed Mexican films on Art and Literature daily. This film series of Spanish-language movies will have English subtitles. In partnership with the Consulate General of  Mexico.


HPLQ featuring G Willow Wilson
Thursday, March 21 | 7 PM
Julia Ideson Building

Hear award-winning author of Alif the Unseeen and comic writer of the Ms. Marvel series, G. Willow Wilson. She brings her latest long-form fictional novel, The Bird King, a jubilant story of love versus power, religion versus faith, and freedom versus safety.


 The Living Room at HPL

Spring Community Festival
Moody Neighborhood Library
Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 10 AM

Join us as we celebrate the Spring! Enjoy a fun day at your library with games, food, music, readings, meaningful community conversations and more. 


April

HMRC Pop Up Exhibit: Texas Jazz Archive 
Julia Ideson Building 

This HMRC Pop-Up exhibit will feature ephemera, photographs, and oral history clips of the musicians who were inducted into the Jazz heritage Society of Texas.

National Poetry Month
Saturday, April 27  | 12 pm  
Carnegie Neighborhood Library and Center for Learning 

Join us in celebrating the beauty and power of poetry from different countries while enjoying delicious food! Read and share a poem on an open mic. 

The Living Room at HPL

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 12 PM - 3 PM  
Carnegie Neighborhood Library and Center for Learning 

Join us in celebrating the beauty and power of poetry from different countries while enjoying delicious food! Read and share a poem on an open mic. 
 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 1:30 PM - 4 PM 
Stanaker Neighborhood Library 

Join us in celebrating El Dia de los Niños at your library with traditional dances by "Las Américas Ballet Folklórico", Mariachi band, face paint, photobooth, traditional dances, and delicious food.