Events at HPL

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March


Nuit Blanche Art Workshops
Week of March 18, 2019
Heights Neighborhood Library – March 18th @ 4 PM
Carnegie Neighborhood Library & Center for Learning – March 19th @ 4 PM
Smith Neighborhood Library – March 20th @ 4 PM


HPLQ featuring G Willow Wilson
Thursday, March 21 | 7 PM
Julia Ideson Building

Hear award-winning author of Alif the Unseeen and comic writer of the Ms. Marvel series, G. Willow Wilson. She brings her latest long-form fictional novel, The Bird King, a jubilant story of love versus power, religion versus faith, and freedom versus safety.


WITS Poetry Slam
Saturday, March 23
The African American Library at the Gregory School

Join WITS and students who perform their sensational works of spoken word. 


The Living Room at HPL

Spring Community Festival
Moody Neighborhood Library
Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 10 AM

Join us as we celebrate the Spring! Enjoy a fun day at your library with games, food, music, readings, meaningful community conversations and more. 


April

HMRC Pop Up Exhibit: Texas Jazz Archive 
Julia Ideson Building 

This HMRC Pop-Up exhibit will feature ephemera, photographs, and oral history clips of the musicians who were inducted into the Jazz heritage Society of Texas.


Nuit Blanche Art Exhibition
Saturday, April 6 | 12 PM - 12 Midnight
Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza and Central Library Gallery
Imagine Houston animated at night, transformed by the magic of art with unique installations dotted around Downtown. 
 
Festival Nuit Blanche is a highly acclaimed international contemporary art event inaugurated in Paris in 2002, and staged every year since. The festival transforms the city into an artistic playground. 
The public gets to take part in creating a work of art inspired by Yona Friedman and view a free exhibit of his artwork in the Central Library gallery.  This unique celebration, free to the public, will engage both highly regarded international artists and local luminaries as well as school children.


Prom Extravaganza
Saturday, April 6 |  1 PM - 4 PM
Northeast Multi-service Center (Lakewood Neighborhood Library)

Teens can pick up FREE formal wear and accessories to make their prom dreams come true. Boys and girls alike can enjoy fun activities including tips and tutorials on make-up and etiquette.
**Accepting donations of gently used formal wear, shoes and accesories until Friday, March 22, 2019 at Kashmere Multi-Service Center, Northeast Multi-Service Center and Carnegie Neighborhood Library and Center for Learning.**


National Poetry Month
Saturday, April 27  | 12 pm  
Carnegie Neighborhood Library and Center for Learning 

Join us in celebrating the beauty and power of poetry from different countries while enjoying delicious food! Read and share a poem on an open mic. 

The Living Room at HPL

Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 1:30 PM
Beulah Shepard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library

Connecting the Dots: Finding Your Legacy.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 12 PM - 3 PM  
Carnegie Neighborhood Library and Center for Learning 

Join us in celebrating the beauty and power of poetry from different countries while enjoying delicious food! Read and share a poem on an open mic. 
 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 1:30 PM - 4 PM 
Stanaker Neighborhood Library 

Join us in celebrating El Dia de los Niños at your library with traditional dances by "Las Américas Ballet Folklórico", Mariachi band, face paint, photobooth, traditional dances, and delicious food.