Parent and Teacher Resources

Parents and teachers have access to multiple professional and life skills enhancement resources. Whether it’s to learn a new skill such as effective time management, prepare for a certification such as project management or ASFAB, searching for a new job or learning something new for personal enjoyment, we have the resources to fulfill your dreams.

army on horsebackTexas Teacher Workshop 2018 

The Heritage Society (THS) and the Houston Public Library's Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC) have  joined forces to host a professional development workshop for teachers of Texas history. This year, educators will hear presentations by Texas historians on topics that fit within the second semester of 7th grade Texas history from the Mexican War to Civil Rights.  Also included are hands-on strategy and resource sessions that are TEKS aligned. Teachers will receive lesson plans and copies of demonstrated resources. 

Saturday, September 15, 2018
8 AM - 4:30 PM
Julia Ideson Building
550 McKinney St., 77002 | 832-393-1662

Schedule a Visit

HPL is always ready to help! Teachers can contact area local library to schedule a visit with students and explore all of the resources available for classroom assignments, homework help and tutoring. 

Can’t get to the library? No problem. Schedule for a librarian to come visit you at your school. You can even book for one of our Mobile Express Bus to visit and let your students experience hands-on with library resources at your school’s front door. is the ultimate resource to help you professionally, creatively and/or for just pure enjoyment. Try to learn something new or enhance your skills such as creating lesson plans, classroom management, resume writing, and much more. 


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More online resources, including Biography in Context are listed on the Education and Parenting pages.