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Spotlight Events

Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

Hispanic Heritage Fiesta
Enjoy great food, Latin music and performances along with special guest Benjamin Saenz.

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Fall Fiesta
Join us for a fun-filled evening of fall games, crafts, storytime, and costumes at the Stanaker Neighborhood Library!

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Back To School
Back To School

Have your best school year ever with Brainfuse! Your MY Link card gives you access to 24/7 online tutoring, writing lab, language lab and more for kindergarten through early college.

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Homework Help
Get help with homework from anywhere with HPL databases and recommended websites. Trusted resources you can use with or without a MY Link card.

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Did You Know?


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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Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants
On Display Now – September 27, 2023
Julia Ideson Building | 500 McKinney St. 77002


A powerful new collection of oil paintings and stories, President George W. Bush spotlights the inspiring journeys of America’s immigrants and the contributions they make to the life and prosperity of our nation.