Summer Reading for Grown-Ups

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It's not just for kids! This year, celebrate books, BBQ and Baseball!
June 1, 2018 - August 1, 2018

Whether you're 18 or 88 years of age, you can sign up to read and review books, attend library events, and earn a chance to win local restaurant and Brazos Bookstore gift certificates.

Grilling Today and Tomorrow

Meet author Steven Raichlen
Saturday, June 16, 2018 | 1 - 3 PM
HPL Express Discovery Green

James Beard and IACP Award-winner, PBS star, Barbecue Hall of Famer, and author of the new Project Fire, Steven Raichlen brought the art of global live-fire cooking techniques and flavors to American grillers. Raichlen demystifies this process, discussing how to grill everything from classics such as pork shoulder and steak to vegetables, salads, desserts and even cocktails. Drawing from the wealth of information in Project Fire, Raichlen offers indispensable insights into the world of live-fire cooking today.

Let us know if you will be joining us!


Story to Screen

Free flicks at the library, under the night sky and the glow of City Hall.
Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 7 - 10:30 PM
Central Library | Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza | 500 McKinney St., 77002 | 832-393-1313

Fifth Ward Men of Distinction will perform their award winning Black Panther Step show.  Bring your dancing shoes!  A Wakanda Dance Challenge will be held for prizes.

Parking is available in the library garage (entrance located on Lamar) and on the street. Parking is $2/hour in the garage, and street parking is free after 6 PM. All HPL events are free.

Author Talk with Joe Holley

Hurricane Season: The Unforgettable Story of the 2017 Houston Astros and the Resilience of a City
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Julia Ideson Building | 550 McKinney St., 77002 | 832-393-1662

An inside look at the 2017 Houston Astros championship season, focusing on the epic seven-game World Series, the front office decisions that built a winning team, and the resilience of the city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

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