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All neighborhood libraries will be open 1PM - 6PM Wednesday, March 22, 2023.



Spotlight Event

ROCO Book Release and Musical Performance

April 1st 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library Jesse H. Jones Building

We invite you to experience Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale “The Nightingale” in a new musical setting from the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, by composer Kevin Lau!



Read About Women Making History

Ada Limón was appointed the 24th United States poet laureate in 2022. She began writing poetry at the age of 15, inspired by the poem One Art by Elizabeth Bishop. Limón has authored six books of poetry including The Carrying and Bright Dead ThingsInprint Houston is featuring Limon on Monday 3/6, as she reads from her new collection The Hurting Kind.

Shonda Rhimes is an American television producers and screenwriter, best known for the creating the Bridgerton, Grey’s Anatomy, and Scandal. Her first breakthrough was as a co-writer for the HBO movie Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999) starring Halle Berry. Rhimes has received numerous honors including a Golden Globe as well as the Peabody Award.

Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first Muslim woman wearing a hijab to represent the U.S. at the Olympics. She also became the first female Muslim-American athlete to win an Olympic medal. Additionally, she designs clothing that offers affordable fashion for the Muslim market. Her bio, Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream is available for checkout.

Sonia Sotomayor was nominated by  President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court in 2009. During her time on the Supreme Court, she has expressed support for criminal justice reform and is well known for her passionate dissents on issues of race, ethnicity, and gender. Her bio, My Beloved World is available for checkout.

Kamala Harris is first woman to be elected to the position of Vice President of the US. As Vice President she has worked to protect voting rights, support women’s rights, and in strengthening the United States’ global alliances and partnerships. Her bio, The Truths we Hold: an American Journey is available for checkout.

Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning journalist who has worked for more than 30 years shining a light Latino life and culture. In 2022, Hinojosa won a Pulitzer Prize in audio reporting for her work on the podcast series Suave. Her bio, Once I Was You: a Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America is available for checkout.

Stacy Abrams served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007-2017. In 2014, she founded Fair Fight Action, an organization to fight voter suppression. She is also a prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction titles. Her novel, While Justice Sleeps is available for checkout. 

Dolores Huerta is an American labor leader and activist. Her advocacy on behalf of migrant farmworkers lead to the formation of the United Farm Workers of America. In 2012, Huerta was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. You can check out a documentary depicting her work as an activist here.



Exhibits on Display

Our Vibrant AAPI Community: Selections from the Houston Asian American Archive

Now through June 3rd

The archival materials displayed in this exhibit represent a sampling of the richness of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) experiences in the Bayou City, offering a panoramic view.


Citywide African American Artists Exhibition

Now through May 4th

The exhibition offers all artists of the African Diaspora in the Greater Houston area the opportunity to show their work to a broader public and art-collecting community.




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eBooks & More


Overdrive/Libby - Women’s Studies

Find eBooks and audiobooks capturing the experiences of women throughout history. Influential stories about influential women and their role on social history, gender studies, and other movements to push female liberation throughout history.

ComicsPlus – Contemporary Women

Read about contemporary women in comics for Women’s History Month. Powered by Library Pass, get unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga without any holds or fines. Browse now with your MY Link library card and pin or find the app in the Apple App Store or Google Play!

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Newspapers & Magazines 

PressReader is the best place to read more than 7,000 newspapers and magazines from around the globe with no limits or expirations!


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Download the Reading App 

Loved by millions of readers worldwide, read your library books with Libby! Borrow e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and more for free!


E-books & E-Audiobooks 

Discover, read, browse, and listen to e-books and digital audiobooks. Get the app for a seamless mobile experience! 


Movies, TV shows & Music 

Digital media and streaming for audio books, e-books, movies, comics, music & TV. Up to 10 checkouts per month, videos for 72 hours, & music for 7 days.


Critically-Acclaimed Movies 

Check out up to 10 award-winning foreign films, inspiring documentaries, educational & how-to videos per month. Kanopy Kids includes the Sesame Street catalog & animated storybooks.

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Music Lovers 

Gain access to over 9.5 million songs and 15,000 music videos including the Sony Music catalog. Get up to 5 hours of streaming music per day and 5 MP3 song downloads per week.


Read Comics 

Unlimited access to digital comics, manga, and graphic novels from top creators! No holds or wait lists so starting enjoying today in browser or with the Library Pass Comics Plus app.

Access and checkout limits for the   24/7 Digital Library   are free and available to valid MY Link library cardholders for use in browsers or get the apps!



History Research Centers