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four guys by brick wallWe Shall Not Be Moved: Recent Acquisitions from the Gregory Collection  
November 14, 2019 - April 11, 2020
The African American Library at the Gregory School


Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors
February 21, 2020 – April 25, 2020
Julia Ideson Building | Exhibit Hall


The Living Room

Houston Speaks: From Many Languages, One Houston
Jungman Neighborhood Library
March 5, 2020 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Lisa E. Harris: Cry Of The Third Eye
Smith Neighborhood Library
March 5, 2020 | 7 PM - 9 PM

For the first time ever, multi-disciplinary artist Lisa E. Harris will present the complete trilogy of her long-time passion project "Cry Of The Third Eye" in a special outdoor program at the Smith Neighborhood Library in Houston’s Third Ward.

This live, multimedia meditation on legacy, loss, dreams, and gentrification in the Third Ward features Harris’ three independent short films "Cry of the Third Eye" (2011), "The Children of the Lost" (2015), "The Last Resort" (2019) accompanied by her live vocals, spoken narration, theremin, and sound textures.

Aurora Picture Show has premiered portions of this project over the past few years, including a packed performance this past fall. Don’t miss this special homecoming event, presenting the world premiere of its three-part culmination in the place that inspired it.

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All Houston Public Library events are Free and open to the public.

Connecting Communities for Critical Conversations
The Changing Face of Houston and Our Response

Julia Ideson Building
March 19, 2020 | 6 PM - 8 PM

Featured Keynote: Ruth N. Lopez Turley, Ph.D.
Director, Houston Education Research Consortium
Kinder Institute for Urban Research

With Panel Discussion.  Free and Open to the Public.


The Living Room

Community Mosaic
Stella Link Neighborhood Library
Saturday, April 25 2020 | 2 PM