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One Houston One Book: Ibi Zoboi and Dr. Yusef Salaam in Houston!

Citywide Reading Program

Up Next: Ibi Zoboi & Dr. Yusef Salaam on June 29
Inspired by Yusef Salaam’s life, this novel explores a Black teen boy imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. We welcome these authors to discuss their book followed by a book signing.

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Join us for Author Talks, Read-ins, Book Clubs, Story & Craft Times, Critical Conversations, Camps, Block Parties, Open Houses, and a special Grande Finale event celebrating 'Diverse Stories' - this year's theme!

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All library services are free with your MY Link card! Permanent Texas residents may join the library free of charge with proof of residency. Non-residents can purchase a temporary library card for $40/family, which is valid for 12 months.

In addition to our programs and events, you can enjoy computer access at all locations, indoor/outdoor Wi-Fi, reserve study and meeting rooms, take home tablets/laptops, and get activity kits for kids! Explore TECHLink, our makerspace, music & video studios, or the Library of Things collection.





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Summer Reading Program

Frank Morrison

Summer Reading with Frank Morrison
June 7, 2023 | 10AM - 12PM
Central Library, Jesse H. Jones Building - 4th Floor | 500 McKinney St.


Frank Morrison is an acclaimed illustrator of many books including author and illustrator of his own book, Kick Push. Meet the 2023 Coretta Scott King Book Award winner and hear about his work as an illustrator, ask questions, and get your books signed!