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post impressionist artPost-Impression: Envisioning Vincent van Gogh’s Life Through Fashion

Exhibit - Saturday, September 14 - Sunday, December 1, 2019
On exhibition at 13 library locations

Post-Impress features garments inspired by the Vincent van Gogh from Fashion Fusion, an annual competition presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the award-winning Fashion Design program at Houston Community College (HCC).

four guys by brick wallWe Shall Not Be Moved: Recent Acquisitions from the Gregory Collection  
November 14, 2019 - April 11, 2020
The African American Library at the Gregory School

image saying 10 yearsThe State of Black Houston: A Symposium
November 15, 2019 - November 16, 2019
The African American Library at the Gregory School

Celebrate Gregory School's 10 year anniversary with speakers, art and food trucks.


cook like a local text on orange backgroundAuthor Talk with Chris Shepherd
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Julia Ideson Building | Auditorium

Houston’s most recognizable chef will be at HPL! Chris Shepherd, recently named Chef of the Year (in the world) by Robb Report, the luxury-lifestyle magazine based in Los Angeles, will discuss his latest cookbook Cook Like a Local: Flavors That Can Change How You Cook and See the World.

Cook Like a Local includes signature recipes from his restaurant—favorites such as braised goat with Korean rice dumplings, or fried vegetables with caramelized fish sauce. The lessons go deeper than recipes: the book is about understanding the pantries of different cuisines, how to taste and use these flavors in your own cooking.

Books will be available for purchase, and a signing will follow the presentation.
Parking Information
Seating is limited. Register to attend this FREE event.