Northwest Branch Library

Northwest Branch Library The Northwest Branch Library is a busy neighborhood library that houses a robust collection. Daily programs are offered for customers of all ages.
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Customers can enjoy abundant public computers, free wi-fi, ample parking, and pocket park access. Social Media Policy - http://www.hcpl.net/about/social-media-policy

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04/06/2021
Stories and Songs with Mrs. Samantha

Today's theme is Eggs. Start by seeing what hatches out of our eggs. In the comments tell me something you know hatches from an egg. We will read Am I Yours? by Alex Latimer then sing with the book Pete the Cat Five Little Bunnies by Kimberly & James Dean. We will finish with a Cup of Tea. Be sure to have a reading adventure every day!

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04/06/2021
Watch Learning to Play Guitar

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The guitar is one of the most accessible, versatile, and easy to learn instruments you can play. Get lessons and tips from expert, such as how a simple group of four guitar chords enables you to play hundreds of songs. Even if you already play the guitar, this course will broaden your knowledge by a...

This month @HarrisCountyPL is celebrating the 1950s with two rockin’ and rollin’ activities! These 50s diner inspired ac...
04/06/2021

This month @HarrisCountyPL is celebrating the 1950s with two rockin’ and rollin’ activities! These 50s diner inspired activities include make your own diner hat and a delicious looking milkshake magnet for your fridge! Ask for these activities when you visit us curbside! Kits are available on the curbside table by the front door for customers of all ages while supplies last.

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04/05/2021
Who in the World?

Once a week I'll highlight a new children's biography. This week is Bloom: a story of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad. "A dazzling picture book biography of one of the world's most influential fashion designers traces the life of Elsa Schiaparelli from birth and childhood to the height of her success." This is a lyrical and lavish biography for children K-2nd grade. Check it out! #HCPL #northwestbranchlibrary #bookstagram #librarylife #booklover #bookworm #biography #cypresstots

If you've ever wondered what a beloved picture book would look like if brought to life, then you should definitely visit...
04/04/2021
Goodnight House

If you've ever wondered what a beloved picture book would look like if brought to life, then you should definitely visit this page: https://bit.ly/39fkvTK

March 18 - May 27, 2021 Fort Makers is pleased to present Goodnight House, an immersive group exhibition of works inspired by the American children's book classic, Goodnight Moon, written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, first published in 1947. Through contemporary reimaginin...

Drawing is a skill, it takes practice. Thankfully, Kanopy has your back with another Great Course video series titled "H...
04/03/2021
Watch How to Draw

Drawing is a skill, it takes practice. Thankfully, Kanopy has your back with another Great Course video series titled "How to Draw". Begin your journey today: https://bit.ly/3lPq6Fq

Drawing is one of humanity's oldest forms of expression, with existing examples dating back an astonishing 80,000 years or more. Older than written language by tens of thousands of years, drawing developed across millennia, forming the base of many of the world's artistic traditions.

Take that green thumb to the next level. Start your gardening journey today with Kanopy. Access here: https://bit.ly/2NR...
04/02/2021
Watch The Science of Gardening

Take that green thumb to the next level. Start your gardening journey today with Kanopy. Access here: https://bit.ly/2NRzvjf

When scientists examine home gardens and landscapes, one fact stands out: The leading cause of landscape failure is not disease and it's not pests - it's our own gardening practices. Create a beautiful and sustainable home garden guided by the newest information from applied plant physiology, biolog...

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04/01/2021

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03/31/2021
Celebrate American Folk & Grassroots music with Houston's Own Vodi & Dollie Barnes

Tom and Haley Lynch are a husband and wife duo who front Houston bands, Vodi and Dollie Barnes. Though usually on a stage, they will be performing this evening virtually from their home in celebration of Harris County Public Library’s Centennial year. They will be playing songs from (and inspired by) the 1940’s, representing American Folk and Grassroots.
This will be a recorded video followed by a live Q&A with the band.

Tom and Haley Lynch are a husband and wife duo who front Houston bands, Vodi and Dollie Barnes. In celebration of HCPL's...
03/31/2021

Tom and Haley Lynch are a husband and wife duo who front Houston bands, Vodi and Dollie Barnes. In celebration of HCPL's first 100 years, they will be performing songs from (and inspired by) the 1940’s, representing American Folk and Grassroots. Stay tuned after the music for a live Q&A with Tom and Haley! Today @ 6:30 PM on Facebook Live: https://bit.ly/3cD7iGw #100yearsofHCPL

Join us TONIGHT at 6:30 on Microsoft Teams for Women in Jazz, a live online performance and presentation by world-renown...
03/30/2021

Join us TONIGHT at 6:30 on Microsoft Teams for Women in Jazz, a live online performance and presentation by world-renowned flautist and lecturer Galen Abdur Razzaq. Galen will take the audience through a history of some of the most influential women in the jazz movement, along with live music. Stay tuned for the Q&A with Galen! More info: https://bit.ly/2PmuNeb
This event will be presented LIVE, via Microsoft Teams.
Please click here https://bit.ly/2OTRfuH to attend the program.

03/30/2021
Little Bunny Foo Foo

Sing and act out the song Little Bunny Foo Foo with Samantha and Jeremy. Samantha plays ukulele and Jeremy shows you the actions. Tune in tomorrow morning for an Eggsellent story time.

Step up your home cooking game today! Check out "The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking" in Kanopy ...
03/30/2021
Watch The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking

Step up your home cooking game today! Check out "The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking" in Kanopy today. Stream today and begin your journey to cooking excellence. https://bit.ly/3cq7d9f

Great-tasting meals begin with an understanding of the fundamentals of cooking. Now, in this 12-hour course taught by a professional chef-instructor from The Culinary Institute of America, you can learn the foundational culinary skills you need to turn out delicious and impressive meals. Gain an exp...

03/29/2021
Who in the World?

Once a week I'll highlight a new children's biography. This week is Who Says Women Can't be Computers Programmers?: the story of Ada Lovelace by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman. "A picture book biography of Ada Lovelace, the woman recognized today as history’s first computer programmer." An addendum provides more historical details on Lovelace 's marriage, her fragile health, her connection with leading scientists of the time, her long friendship with Babbage, and her name changes. This is a science, upbeat, attention-grabbing and colorful women's month biography for children 3rd-5th grade. Check it out! #HCPL #northwestbranchlibrary #bookstagram #librarylife #booklover #bookworm #biography #cypresstots

A new Rosetta stone in the making. To learn more about Easter Island, linguistics, archeology and the history of the Pol...
03/27/2021
The Lost Language of Easter Island

A new Rosetta stone in the making. To learn more about Easter Island, linguistics, archeology and the history of the Polynesian people, visit our catalog at www.hcpl.net to begin your journey.
https://bit.ly/3lQQJdl

A wooden fish could help linguists learn more about the writing system known as rongorongo.

You love them, I love them, quick facts here:https://bit.ly/3tUnWr2Place holds on books and other material about man's b...
03/26/2021
25 Facts About Puppies

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Place holds on books and other material about man's best friend online at www.hcpl.net

In honor of National Puppy Day, here are 25 things everyone should know about these very good four-legged snuggle buddies.

Join us TODAY, Live at 5:00, for the third and final installment of HCPL's Tournament of Books Author Talks! Today we'll...
03/25/2021

Join us TODAY, Live at 5:00, for the third and final installment of HCPL's Tournament of Books Author Talks! Today we'll be talking with Raquel Vasquez Gilliland, author of Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything and the upcoming How Moon Fuentes Fell in Love with the Universe (Aug. 2021). Ask Raquel questions about her books and writing during the live Q&A! More info: https://bit.ly/3fk5mVj

03/24/2021
A Conversation with Leah Johnson and Tobly McSmith: LIVE

Harris County Public Library is proud to this special, LIVE event with two emerging own voices authors in young adult literature, Leah Johnson and Tobly McSmith. Johnson and McSmith both have new, contemporary LGBTQ+ coming of age novels that highlight themes of identity and acceptance that are filled with both wit and heart and relatable to a wide variety of readers.
A Q & A with the authors will follow the presentation!
Selected as the inaugural Reese’s Book Club YA pick, You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson is about high school senior Liz Lightly who longs to leave her hometown of Campbell, Indiana. In hopes of winning financial aid for her dream college, she reluctantly joins the prom queen competition.
Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith is a coming-of-age teen love story about a transgender boy who’s going stealth at his new Texas high school and a cisgender girl who is drawn to him, even as she’s counting down the days until graduation. Funny and poignant, clear-eyed and hopeful, it is a story about finding love—and finding yourself.
You Should See Me in a Crown and Stay Gold were both selected for the Harris County Public Library Tournament of Books 2021 reading list. Tournament of Books is a competitive book club for teens and was designed to develop and encourage a love of reading. In teams of four, each team creates a reading strategy to tackle 12 books that have been pre-selected by HCPL Literacy Specialists. Books are chosen from the latest selections in Young Adult Literature and criteria for selection includes diversity in characters and themes, relevant and relatable subject matter, originality, and strong and memorable plotlines. Tonight’s event is free and available to all!

We are proud present this special Facebook LIVE event with two emerging own voices #YAauthors, Leah Johnson and Tobly Mc...
03/24/2021

We are proud present this special Facebook LIVE event with two emerging own voices #YAauthors, Leah Johnson and Tobly McSmith. They both have new LGBTQ+ coming-of-age novels that highlight themes of identity and acceptance that are filled with both wit and heart and are relatable to a wide range of readers. Join us TODAY Live at 5, right here on Facebook. More info here: https://bit.ly/3lNaPVz

03/23/2021
Hope & Change with Deborah Wiles & Ibi Zoboi - LIVE!

Harris County Public Library is proud to present acclaimed Deborah Wiles and Ibi Zoboi. Both Wiles and Zoboi bring to light social issues with a focus of hope and change with their new in-verse novels, that will move readers of all ages.
This event will be presented live, with an audience Q & A following the presentation.

Join us TODAY on Facebook Live @ 5PM for #YA authors Deborah Wiles and Ibi Zoboi. They'll talk about their books, share ...
03/23/2021

Join us TODAY on Facebook Live @ 5PM for #YA authors Deborah Wiles and Ibi Zoboi. They'll talk about their books, share their thoughts on hope and change, and answer YOUR questions! More info: https://bit.ly/3lH0dHY

03/23/2021
Stories and Songs with Mrs. Samantha

Today's theme is Springtime. I will read Sun Above and Blooms Below A Springtime of Opposites by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky then sing the Rain Song and the finger play 5 Little Ducks. I will finish with a Cup of Tea. Be sure to have a reading adventure every day!

03/22/2021
Who in the World?

Once a week I'll highlight a new children's biography. This week is Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai and illustrated by Kerascoet. "As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she grew older, Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true." Included are biographical notes and photos of Yousafzai and her family. This is an own voices and inspiring women's month biography for children 3rd-5th grade. Check it out! #HCPL #northwestbranchlibrary #bookstagram #librarylife #booklover #bookworm #biography #cypresstots

03/19/2021
Lunch Time Travel Series: The 1940s

2021 marks the 100th year that HCPL has been providing library services to the community. In our new lunchtime series, Lunch Time Travel, presented every 3rd Friday, we will explore HCPL's storied past with fabulously fun short films that are written, produced, directed by, and starring, our talented HCPL staff members.
In this month's installment, you will Jitterbug on into Harris County, circa 1940, with your favorite time-traveling librarians to investigate what Houston may have been like during one of the most important decades in World History. Watch as they meet Ms. Thelma Sanders from West University Library and get the 411 on all that is going on in our county.
We will then take you on a journey with the HCPL team as they recreate 1940’s Jazz Classics like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, String of Pearls and Pennsylvania 6-5000, on-site in Houston's own 1940 Air Terminal Museum!
To learn much more about 100 Years of HCPL through photographs, special exhibits, and historical documents, please visit our digital archive at http://digitalarchive.hcpl.net

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11355 Regency Green Dr
Cypress, TX
77429

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

+18329275460

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This is where you will find a lot of the stuff that will make you ask "The library does that?" HCPL is a 21st-century library and as such our library services are not limited to reference questions and copying machines. Here you will information about income tax services, proctoring, borrowing WiFi hotspots, and a lot of other services you might know we offer!

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The Northwest Branch Library was built in 1983 and dedicated in May 1984 and has proudly served the Cypress area ever since. Located off of Jones Road and Regency Green Drive, the library is centrally located near several large subdivisions and serves as a quintessential neighborhood library. The library was renovated in 2004 and in 2018 it was recognized as an official Family Place Library. The Northwest Branch Library is a busy neighborhood library that houses a robust collection. Daily programs are offered for customers of all ages. Customers can enjoy abundant public computers, free wi-fi, ample parking, and pocket park access.

Northwest Branch Library continues to grow with the community in order to provide the programs and services it wants and needs. It’s your library, so stop by today and see what’s going on!

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