Women's History Month

Celebrating the contributions and heroism of women around the world.

Wonder Women Week

March 6-12, 2016

Celebrate Teen Tech Week and “Create It at Your Library.” As part of HPL’s Women’s History Month, programming, workshops, and activities aim to highlight the accomplishments and contributions of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Story to Screen Outdoor Movie Night

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Central Library, Plaza | 500 McKinney St., 77002

7PM | Live music featuring Houston band Mydolls

8PM | Sing-a-long to a couple of Madonna classics before the movie! The cheer for the All American Girls of baseball in director Penny Marshall's 1992 hit, A League of Their Own. And remember, "There's no crying in baseball!"

Enjoy a fun night with family watching this great film on the Library's Plaza with live music, sing-a-longs and great food and beverages from some of your favorite food trucks, Honeychild's Sweet Creams, and Saint Arnold Brewing Company.

Wonder Women at Work!: A Career Day at Carnegie

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 11 AM – 2 PM
Carnegie Neighborhood Library and Center for Learning | 1050 Quitman, 77009

Get to the next level in your career and attend this informational day with breakout sessions, activities and a tour of cafecollege Houston.
School groups must register. Please call 832-393-1720 to register.

Critical Conversations

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | Time TBA
Julia Ideson Building, Auditorium | 550 McKinney St., 77002

Join us for this Civic Engagement event on gender pay gap/income inequality and a retrospective look at the 1977 National Women’s Conference.

Activities for Kids, Teens and Adults

Check our calendar of events to see when your Neighborhood Library is hosting these fun-filled events.

Visit women.nasa.gov to learn more.Women @ NASA Paper "Stomp" Rockets

Let your dreams soar!  Follow in the footsteps of the women who contribute to NASA’s mission in many ways by building and launching your own rocket with supplies available at your library. Visit women.nasa.gov to learn more.

Act Out with Ensemble Theatre!

Join Ensemble Theatre's Readers Theater presentation of A Raisin in the Sun,

Girl Power Films!

Enjoy inspiring films about women who pushed boundaries, chased their dreams, and achieved their goals!

  • Brave
    Follow this tale of a red-headed princess who wants more than just her crown!
  • Legally Blonde
    Want brains and beauty? Why not?! This blonde bombshell shows us that we really can have it all—a fab wardrobe, a cute boyfriend, and a killer career.
  • Akeelah and the Bee
    Nothing will stop Akeelah from meeting her dreams of attending the National Spelling Bee.

Central Library | 500 McKinney St., 77002
March 16, 17, and 18, 2016

Wonder Women Storytimes

Play like a girl…if you want to succeed! See how several successful women did just that in our fun, hands-on storytimes where girls rule and so do their dreams! Storytimes and related craft activities for young children!

  • My Name Is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry
    Imagine being a different woman from history by making your own paper hat
  • Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell
    Have fun making your own monkey craft and reading about how Jane likes to help animals
  • Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen
    Build your own paper aircraft and fly to different adventures like Violet the Pilot

Collier Regional Library | 6200 Pinemont, 77092
March 8, 2016

Walter Neighborhood Library | 7660 Clarewood, 77036
March 8, 2016

Meyer Neighborhood Library | 5005 West Bellfort, 77035
March 9, 2016

Kendall Neighborhood Library | 609 N. Eldridge, 77079
March 9, 2016

Pleasantville Neighborhood Library | 1520 Gellhorn, 77029
March 10, 2016

Frank HPL Express Library | 10103 Fondren, Brays Oaks Towers Building, 77096
March 16, 2016

Young Neighborhood Library | 5260 Griggs Rd., Palm Center, 77021
March 15, 2016

Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library | 4100 Montrose, 77006
March 22, 2016

Looscan Neighborhood Library | 2510 Willowick, 77027
March 23, 2016

Create Riveting Posters

Pose for your own motivational poster using the iconic Rosie the Riveter backdrop. You too can be a Rosie and inspire a revolution!

McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library | 5411 Pardee St., 77026
March 8, 2016

Dixon Neighborhood Library | 8002 Hirsch, 77016
March 10, 2016

Park Place Regional Library | 8145 Park Place Blvd., 77017
March 11, 2016

Heights Neighborhood Library | 1302 Heights Blvd., 77008
March 14, 2016

Pleasantville Neighborhood Library | 1520 Gellhorn, 77029
March 15, 2016

Smith Neighborhood Library | 3624 Scott St., 77004
March 23, 2016

Meyer Neighborhood Library | 5005 West Bellfort, 77035
March 24, 2016

"That's What She Said!": An Interactive Display

Test your knowledge of famous women and the famous things they’ve said at various HPL locations.

Vinson Neighborhood Library | 3810 West Fuqua, 77045

Art Thing! Girl Power!

Get to know sculptor Louise Nevelson and do your own art think by making a box sculpture.

Central Library | 500 McKinney St., 77002
March 5, 2016