Events at HPL

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Spilled Ink Teen Writing Contest
July 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019

Channel your imagination into an original short story or poem for a chance to win amazing prizes! Subjects for your short story or poem are limited only by your imagination. Entries will be judged on originality, use of language and technical skill. You can submit to both categories – short story and poetry. All entries must adhere to contest rules and deadlines.

Get Graphic! Comic Book Contest
Deadline for submission: August 31, 2019

Are you an artist? Are you into creating comic style short stories?  Here’s your chance to show-off your great talent!

A History of Hispanic Sounds in Houston
August 24, 2019 – November 9, 2019
Julia Ideson Building | Exhibit Hall



The Living Room @ HPL

Morris Frank Neighborhood Library
Saturday, September 21 , 2019 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Explore Turkish Culture
Come to celebrate, learn and discover the Turkish culture. History and Facts, Crafts, Games, Bilingual Storytime, Music and food.  Learn the Art of Turkish Water Marbling (EBRU). Enjoy the Turkish teenagers’ artwork displayed at the library.  In partnership with the Raindrop Turkish House.  This event is free and open to the public.

Henington-Alief Regional Library 
Thursday, September 26 , 2019 | 2:00 PM
Super Sabor

Come to celebrate, learn and discover the many cultures of Latin America. Share your love and experiences of this region with your neighbors.  Food, music and crafts. 
This event is free and open to the public.