Teens age 13-18, join us every Tuesday night in the #HPLCentral Teen Room from 5:30PM to 7:30PM for retro games like Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario World, Yoshi's Island, Super Mario Kart, Mega Man, Kirby Super Star, and more! #RetroGaming #HPLTeens #ILoveHPL
Comic Book Creation Contest just for Teens! Entries due by April 30, 2020. Categories for Middle School & High School students with prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places. Details: https://bit.ly/2wubDZW
Happy Galentine's Day! 💘🥞 What's Galentine's Day you ask? Oh, it's only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and their boyfriends at home and just kick it breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies. - Leslie Knope While we don't know what these women were up to, I like to think they were about to fire up that waffle iron and sit down for a Galentine's brunch #HPLHMRC Identifier: MSS 100-818 Frank Schlueter Collection available on Houston Library Digital Archive #fromthearchive #parksandrec #galentines
Celebrate African American History Month by reading a Coretta Scott King Book Award winner. Check out a few recommendations https://bit.ly/2Uw9Tcw #HoustonLibrary #HPLBookBuzz #ILoveHPL
Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors February 21, 2020 – April 25, 2020 Julia Ideson Building Exhibit Hall Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors is a collection of portraits by President George W. Bush on loan from the Ambassador and Mrs. George L. Arygros Collection of Presidential Art at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, a non-profit organization whose Military Service Initiative is focused on helping veterans and their families. Growing out of President Bush’s own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our Nation with honor since 9/11 – and whom he has come to know personally. Exhibit is free and open to the public. Exhibit dates are subject to change. Opening Reception/Panel Discussion with Veterans Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 6 PM - 8 PM Julia Ideson Building | Exhibit Hall You are invited to attend! Experience the exhibit, Portraits of Courage: A Commander-in-Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors, at an opening reception and book signing event. President George W. Bush’s collection of oil paintings and stories honor the courage and sacrifice of military veterans; a few will be on hand to autograph copies of the book, which will be available for purchase, and engage with attendees during self-guided tours. An evening performance featuring Moores School of Music’s “Moores in the Town” opens the program, followed by remarks. Refreshments will be served. RSVP for this free event at https://conta.cc/3bmDAD9
Calling all Teen manga fans! Join us at the #HPLCentral Library Teen Room every first and third Saturday of the month starting Saturday, February 15th. We'll be reading the first volume of a new #manga series, discussing the manga and doing fun manga crafts! Our book series selection for February 15 is No. 6 by Atsuko Asano and Hinoki Kino. This event is for teens ages 13-18 years.
Are you a teen artist? Do you like creating comic style short stories? Here’s your chance to show off your talent! Enter by April 30, 2020. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. https://bit.ly/2Or7f3Y
Next week, #HPLHMRC is pulling some of our favorite tiny treasures from our #RareBooks vault. Join us to see, touch, and learn about books like this stunning 15th century Koran, adorned with hand painted flowers. See it for yourself next Thursday, February 6! Event details available on houstonlibrary.org
Join us Saturday, February 8 from 9AM to 4:30PM at #HPLClayton Library and the Holocaust Museum Houston theater for Paper Trails: Tracing African American Ancestry, a celebration of #AfricanAmerican #genealogy. Nationally recognized lecturers Ari Wilkins and Sharon Gillins will be presenting two sessions each celebrating family history research. These presentations will be held at the Holocaust Museum Houston @hmhou theater, across Caroline Street from the Clayton Library. There will be a 9:00 am introductory session, Beginning your African American Family History Research, with Franklin Carter Smith in the Clayton Library Carriage House. Seating for this session is limited and is first come, first seated. Registration for the sessions at the Holocaust Museum Houston is required. Register at https://hmh.org/events/paper-trails-tracing-african-american-ancestry-2020-02-08-10:00:00 . Check in at the Museum begins at 10:00am. Sessions include: Incorporating Oral History into Your Research; The Hand and the Glove: Researching Ancestors in Wills, Land and Property Records; Using Antebellum Southern Plantation Records; and Researching African American Family History - The Same and Different. The event is co-sponsored by the Houston Public Library Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The Clayton Library Friends, The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Inc | Willie Lee Gay H-Town Chapter, and the Holocaust Museum Houston. This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.