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Houston Public Library 120th Anniversary

 

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: FICTION
 
Celebrating 120 Years
Opened to the Public on March 2, 1904
As we reflect on 120 years of service, we are filled with gratitude for the unwavering support from our community who have made us a cornerstone of knowledge and inspiration. Since establishment in 1904, your patronage has been instrumental in fostering a love for learning, literacy, and culture. Thank you for allowing us to evolve, innovate, and continue providing a diverse range of resources and services to meet the evolving needs of our vibrant and dynamic city.

EXPLORE   
You’re Invited
It’s a Birthday Kick-off Bash for all ages. Enjoy live DJ, crafts, games, face-painting, and IHOP treats! Expect surprises, fantastic giveaways, and special performances! Don't miss your chance to grab your exclusive limited-edition MYLink library card powered by H-E-B.

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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.
 
 
Get your limited-edition MYLink card at any HPL location beginning March 2, 2024!
 
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BOOKS YOU LOVE
Take a brief survey to share your love for a hidden gem, a classic favorite, or a recent discovery! We will publish this must-read list as a special customer curated collection.

 

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CUSTOMER SURVEY
Help shape the future of Houston Public Library by sharing your experiences and ideas. Your input is crucial in enhancing our services and programs.

 

Booklist
 
BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2024 BOOKLIST
HPL staff curated this list of recommended titles for Black History Month, with particular emphasis on this year's theme of African Americans in the Arts.

 

AARP Tax Help
 
AARP TAX HELP
Get your taxes done for free. The program is open to all taxpayers of all ages. AARP membership is not required. Volunteers are trained and IRS-certified every year.

 

Digital Library & More

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CHILDREN TITLES
Enjoy e-book and e-audiobook service in a browser or read and listen in just 3 clicks with the app. Checkout up to 15 free items for up to 14 days!


 

HPL download and stream!

eBOOK ADDITIONS
Borrow popular and bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks for adults. Read your favorite comics, graphic books, fiction, or nonfiction titles. Checkout limit is 15 free items for up to 14 days!


 

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NEW FOR ADULTS
Get the latest fiction, nonfiction, romance, literature, or thriller titles for adult readers! Enjoy at anytime with checkout limit of 15 free items for up to 14 days!


 

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NEWS & MAGAZINES
PressReader is the best place to read more than 7,000 newspapers and magazines from around the globe. Get featured publications with no limits or expirations!


 


Author Talk: Toya Boudy and BHM 2024 logo

A Cultural Experience with Toya Boudy
February 28 & 29

An exclusive AuthorTalk featuring the dynamic New Orleans culinary artist and her sensational book, "Cooking for the Culture." Join us next Wednesday as Toya Boudy engages in a lively conversation with Fox 26 Houston news anchor, Anthony Antoine. From captivating stories to culinary secrets, this conversation promises to be an enriching experience for food and culture enthusiasts alike.

But that's not all! The excitement continues with a captivating cooking demonstration. Toya Boudy will showcase her culinary expertise, giving you a firsthand look at classic New Orleans dishes infused with a Southern flare. Join both events in-person or online to witness Toya’s culinary magic in action.

 
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: NONFICTION