Season's Readings


6th Annual Season’s Readings

Celebrate the winter season with family-friendly, literary-inspired programs at your library! Enjoy a visit with Santa at your library! 

Join us for a special program in partnership with Aurora Picture Show. It's a series of international short films that's geared towards the entire family. They celebrate reading and the art of creative storytelling. 

Storytime Cinema at the Library

Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 2 PM
Julia Ideson Building | 550 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77002

Holiday Storytimes

Visit an HPL location near you for a holiday themed storytime and craft. Check with your local library for more information.

Book: Night the Lights Went Out on Christmas

Activities include:
Storytime and holiday chalk stencil craft.


Book: Pete the Cat: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Activities include: 
Storytime and twinkle start craft.


Book: Night Lights 

Activites include:
Storytime and star jar nighlight craft


Book: House in the Night

Activities include: 
Storytime and night drawing craft.

Holiday Crafts & Workshops

Fun crafts for kids, tweens and teens! Check with your local library for more information.

Make your own Tea Light Snowman Magnet (Kids 5-10 years)

Paper Candles (Kids 5-10 years)

Sock Snowmen (Teens)

Glow in the Dark Mason Jars (Tweens & Teens)

Colored Light Chromatography (Kids 5-10 years)

Cubelets Modular Robotics (7 and older)

Little Bits (10 and older)

Science Experiment! Ice Tray Batteries (10 and older)

Teen STEM: Paper Circuits (Teens)

Holiday Movies for all ages

Enjoy a holiday classic at your local library! Check with your local library for screening times.


  • Arthur Christmas
  • Frosty's Winter Wonderland
  • Frozen
  • Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Polar Express
  • Santa Buddies
  • Santa Clause
  • Santa Clause 2

Tweens & Teens

  • A Christmas Story
  • Batman Returns
  • Elf
  • Gremlins
  • Home Alone
  • The Huntsman: Winter War
  • Krumpas
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Santa Clause


Santa Claus is Your Library!