Events at HPL

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¡MUSICA! exhibit
A History of Hispanic Sounds in Houston
August 24, 2019 – November 9, 2019
Julia Ideson Building | Exhibit Hall

Post-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).

Archives Month

Dive into your history with one of our Archivists all month. Follow #AskAnArchivist on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get cool, fun facts, get a glimpse of behind the scenes with our archivists at our Houston Metropolitan Research Center and ask all the questions you've been wanting to ask.

Scream In
Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 7 PM
Central Library

Youth ages 10-15 are invited to a screamingly good time at our annual after-hours event! The evening includes ghostly games, spooky crafts, costume contests, and an eerie trip through the Haunted Maze. Wear a costume to win a prize for most original and scariest costumes. Registration is required.


Liftoff Houston Business Plan Competion PITCH DAY!
Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 10 AM
Julia Ideson Building | Auditorium

See nine contestants compete to win up to $30K to jump start their new business - shark tank style!

The Living Room @ HPL

Dia de los Muertos
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Park Place Regional Library | 11 AM
Collier Regional Library | 11 AM
Join us to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a vibrant celebration of life. Enjoy food, music and crafts.  This event is free and open to the public.

We Shall Not Be Moved: Recent Acquisitions from the Gregory Collection  
November 14, 2019 - April 11, 2020
The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor St., 77019 | 832-393-1440