The Living Room at HPL

Celebrate family and home!

Meet your neighbors over coffee, tea and food from all over the world. Share your favorite stories, traditions, games and hangouts that make Houston home to the most diverse population in the United States.


The Living Room @ Heights Neighborhood Library
Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 10:30 AM
Theme: Hispanic Heritage Month
Learn about our our community's heritage, with live performances, fun activities, and food! There will be crafts for kids, an open poetry session, a special appearance by the dance group Chikawa Conroe Texas Aztec Dance, a classical guitarist, and more!  *This event also features a special temporary photo exhibit of Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, generously provided by the Consulate General of Mexico.

The Living Room @ Mancuso Neighborhood Library
Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 5 PM - 7 PM
Mancuso Neighborhood Library
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!  Learn about our community’s heritage with live performances, fun activities, and food!  *This event also features a special temporary exhibition of Calaveras Catrinas, celebrating Dia de los Muertos, generously provided by the Consulate General of Mexico.

The Living Room @ Smith Neighborhood Library
Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Smith Neighborhood Library
Fiesta! Learn about our our community's heritage, with dance, arts, fun activities and food!
 
Community Reading with Award-winning poet and author Bao Phi
Saturday, October 27 | 12:30 PM
Robinson-Westchase Neighborhood Library
Come meet award-winning poet and children’s book author Bao Phi. Hear his stories and his poetry, of growing up a refugee, becoming a father, feeling surrounded by police brutality and the invisibility of Asian-Americans living in poverty. 

The Living Room @ Young Neighborhood Library
Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 10 AM – 1 PM
Young Neighborhood Library
Thanksgiving is here! Let's get through the holidays with good health and good cheer! Come learn tips about living healthy in our neighborhood. Learn about gardening, good-for-you recipes, and ways to be active together as a community!
 
The Living Room @ Collier Regional Library
Saturday, November 3, 2018 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Collier Regional Library
“Refugees Voices of Houston” brings together a group of diverse people from different countries who have made Houston home. Meet your refugee neighbors and learn about contemporary immigrant and refugee experiences in Houston! 
 
The Living Room @ Walter Neighborhood Library
Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM
Walter Neighborhood Library
Travel around the world with games! Share your favorite games, traditions, and stories that make Houston home to the most diverse population in the United States.