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In honor of Black History Month, Black Joy is our newest Overdrive collection that includes books for all ages about bla...
02/04/2023

In honor of Black History Month, Black Joy is our newest Overdrive collection that includes books for all ages about black characters experiencing happiness, love and acceptance!

https://hcpl.overdrive.com/collection/1416952

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02/03/2023

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Happy Groundhog Day! ❄️With the weather today, I think Phil got it right 😅 Make sure you're checking out our 'New Ebooks...
02/02/2023

Happy Groundhog Day! ❄️

With the weather today, I think Phil got it right 😅

Make sure you're checking out our 'New Ebooks' Overdrive collection if you don't want to venture out today!

https://hcpl.overdrive.com/collection/91234

Bundle up with a good book! Phil predicted six more weeks of Winter. ❄️

Celebrate Black History Month with us this February with book recommendations, amazing programs, and community spirit!
02/01/2023

Celebrate Black History Month with us this February with book recommendations, amazing programs, and community spirit!

Celebrate Black History Month by reading & sharing these amazing children's books by Black authors & illustrators. --> https://bit.ly/3HnpLFn.
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AARP Tax Aide offers free tax preparation assistance at select Harris County Public Library locations!Find a HCPL locati...
01/31/2023
Tax Services | Harris County Public Library

AARP Tax Aide offers free tax preparation assistance at select Harris County Public Library locations!

Find a HCPL location near you today!

AARP Tax Aide offers free tax preparation assistance at select Harris County Public Library locations. Documents You will need to bring to your AARP Tax Aide Appointment: A copy of last year's income tax return(s) Social Security numbers for all adults ...

You don't want to miss out on the 12th Chapter of : Holocaust Remembrance Day Concert!The concert will be held in the We...
01/27/2023

You don't want to miss out on the 12th Chapter of : Holocaust Remembrance Day Concert!

The concert will be held in the West University Community Center Auditorium at 2 PM, admission is always free!

"You could feel the happiness of the graduates; you could see in their family and friends' faces how proud they were of ...
01/26/2023
HCPL & Career Online High School Celebrates Graduates' Achievement | Harris County Public Library

"You could feel the happiness of the graduates; you could see in their family and friends' faces how proud they were of their loved ones for walking across the stage."

HCPL Blogger Natalie L. captures the heart-warming celebration of our graduates in her blog surrounding everything COHS!

https://bit.ly/3HwkJaK

Harris County Public Library recently hosted a full, traditional graduation ceremony for some rightfully proud graduates of its Career Online High School program, many of whom took quite non-tradit

Have any of these new books made it on your TBR yet?
01/26/2023

Have any of these new books made it on your TBR yet?

It's a brand new year and we're ready for some great NEW books! Find these and many more in our HCPL catalog (www.hcpl.net) and also on Libby (www.libbyapp.com). For help requesting, call us at 832-927-7890 or visit us at Fairbanks Branch Library, 7122 Gessner, Houston, Texas 77040. Happy New Year!

It's giving ✨that girl✨ energy
01/24/2023

It's giving ✨that girl✨ energy

Daily reminder that life can be even better with a library card 🥰
01/23/2023

Daily reminder that life can be even better with a library card 🥰

Don’t have your very own library card …. YET? stop by your local Harris County Public Library and sign up for a library card!

75 checkouts on ONE card? e-books? audiobooks? OH MY! 😱

We have so many resources you can utilize with just one card! Ask about a library card today & check out immediately after!



At least it's just in time for the weekend? 😅
01/20/2023

At least it's just in time for the weekend? 😅

Talk about Innovation 🙌
01/19/2023

Talk about Innovation 🙌

If you're looking for local Lunar New Year activities and book recommendations, we have you covered! 🐰🏮 HCPL Blogger Ama...
01/19/2023
Lunar New Year 2023: Year of the Rabbit - Festivals & Children's books | Harris County Public Library

If you're looking for local Lunar New Year activities and book recommendations, we have you covered! 🐰🏮

HCPL Blogger Amanda P. has collected library and local events, children's book recommendations, and has added in a touch of the history behind what the Lunar New Year is all about here: https://bit.ly/3WlTe7R

By Amanda P. 12/29/22 Dragon parade performers at Lunar New Year Houston Happy Lunar New Year! 2023 is the year of the Water Rabbit. The Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. Lunar New Year, or Spring festival, celeb...

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."Today, w...
01/16/2023

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."

Today, we honor the tremendous contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of MLK Day, our libraries will be closed Saturday, January 14 through Monday, January 16. Branches will reopen to the public on Tuesday, January, 17.

Our digital library is open 24/7!

"Endure and survive."If you liked the first episode of HBO's newly released series 'The Last of Us,' or if you've played...
01/16/2023

"Endure and survive."

If you liked the first episode of HBO's newly released series 'The Last of Us,' or if you've played the award-winning video game, then check out our catalog at hcpl.overdrive.com to find books like these!

And that’s a wrap on our first Career Online High School graduation! 🎓Congrats once again to our hardworking and dedicat...
01/14/2023

And that’s a wrap on our first Career Online High School graduation! 🎓

Congrats once again to our hardworking and dedicated graduates who persevered to get their high school diploma! You are an inspiration to us all 🤍

Thank you to and Commissioner Garcia, our wonderful vendors, and all of our grads friends and family who joined us for this beautiful occasion!

If you or someone who know is interested in getting their high school diploma, visit us at Harris county.careeronlinehs.org today!

Happy Friday the 13th!This is a friendly reminder that all library branches will be closing early at 5PM today and will ...
01/13/2023

Happy Friday the 13th!

This is a friendly reminder that all library branches will be closing early at 5PM today and will remain closed until Tuesday, Jan. 17.

So if you haven't gotten your library holds yet, Jason says it's bad luck 👀

In honor of MLK Day, our libraries will be closed January 14-16. Our digital library is open 24/7!En honor al Día de MLK...
01/12/2023

In honor of MLK Day, our libraries will be closed January 14-16. Our digital library is open 24/7!

En honor al Día de MLK, nuestras bibliotecas estarán cerradas del 14-16 de Enero. Nuestra biblioteca digital está abierta las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana!

The Little Blue Library will now be the Little Community Library!Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library will be closed to the ...
01/10/2023

The Little Blue Library will now be the Little Community Library!

Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library will be closed to the public from Jan. 16 through Jan. 18 as they make their move to the Mercer Visitor Center, with their Grand Opening happening Jan. 19 @ 10AM.

Keep your eyes on Baldwin Boettcher's social media for a video on where to find them!

We love to see it! 😍🫶 If you're interested in signing your child up for our Growing Readers Program, visit https://hcpl....
01/10/2023

We love to see it! 😍🫶

If you're interested in signing your child up for our Growing Readers Program, visit https://hcpl.beanstack.org/reader365 today!

Siblings Julia and Max achieved a goal that is quite a feat! They finished 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. To sign up for the Growing Readers program, please visit us in the library or visit hcpl.beanstack.org. For program information, visit cflib.info/kids

I'm ready, I'm ready, I'M READY 🏃 Have you done much reading this week?
01/06/2023

I'm ready, I'm ready, I'M READY 🏃

Have you done much reading this week?

The first week of the new year can be stressful so let's take a look back and give ourselves a pat on the back for contr...
01/05/2023

The first week of the new year can be stressful so let's take a look back and give ourselves a pat on the back for contributing to 5 MILLION digital loans in 2022 through Overdrive and Libby! 🎇

While we are extremely proud of this achievement, this is a gentle reminder to read what you want when you want.

Was 2022 your "goblin mode" year? 😅 HCPL Staff sat down to teach us what goblin mode is and how to "thwart your inner go...
01/04/2023
Hello 2023, Goodbye Goblin Mode | Harris County Public Library

Was 2022 your "goblin mode" year? 😅

HCPL Staff sat down to teach us what goblin mode is and how to "thwart your inner goblin and make the best of 2023 right from the start" with these tips!

https://bit.ly/3GAGyoV

“Goblin mode,” the Oxford English Dictionary's 2022 Word of the Year is defined as “a type of behavior which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly or greedy, typically in a way that re

In reality, I've already lost this battle 😅 Happy Tolkien Day! Today we celebrate the esteemed J. R. R. Tolkien and than...
01/03/2023

In reality, I've already lost this battle 😅

Happy Tolkien Day! Today we celebrate the esteemed J. R. R. Tolkien and thank him for bringing the amazing story of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings to us.

Check out our Tolkien collection & download on Libby https://bit.ly/3ZbifFI

HCPL is back in 2023! 🤩❤️ We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!What are you most looking forward to from the ...
01/03/2023

HCPL is back in 2023! 🤩❤️

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!

What are you most looking forward to from the library this year?

01/01/2023
Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🎉

HCPL can't wait to see what 2023 brings us!

Wrap up 2022 with these New Year book recs spanning all ages! 🥂 🎉 Browse: https://bit.ly/3vtkNkM
12/30/2022

Wrap up 2022 with these New Year book recs spanning all ages! 🥂 🎉

Browse: https://bit.ly/3vtkNkM

Happy 2023! Our libraries are closed Dec. 31 - Jan. 2, but our digital library is open 24/7.¡Feliz 2023! Nuestras biblio...
12/29/2022

Happy 2023! Our libraries are closed Dec. 31 - Jan. 2, but our digital library is open 24/7.

¡Feliz 2023! Nuestras bibliotecas están cerradas del 31 de Diciembre al 2 de Enero, pero nuestra biblioteca digital está abierta las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana.

We're baaaaaack 👋 The library is open this week until 5pm on Friday, Dec. 30, so go visit your local branch today!
12/27/2022

We're baaaaaack 👋

The library is open this week until 5pm on Friday, Dec. 30, so go visit your local branch today!

I still have a week left okay?! 😫 Have you finished your reading goals for this year yet?
12/24/2022

I still have a week left okay?! 😫

Have you finished your reading goals for this year yet?

La llegada de una ráfaga de frío ártico, la cual espera traer temperaturas bajo cero extendiéndose hasta el fin de seman...
12/22/2022

La llegada de una ráfaga de frío ártico, la cual espera traer temperaturas bajo cero extendiéndose hasta el fin de semana de Navidad, llegará esta noche a Houston.

Por favor, tome ventaja de estos refugios calientes para protegerse del intenso frío que comienza esta noche!

The arrival of an arctic blast which is expected to bring below-freezing temperatures heading into the Christmas holiday...
12/22/2022

The arrival of an arctic blast which is expected to bring below-freezing temperatures heading into the Christmas holiday weekend is arriving in Houston tonight.

Please take advantage of these warming shelters to protect yourself from the hard freeze that starts tonight!

Last minute reminder to get those books BEFORE 5PM today!
12/22/2022

Last minute reminder to get those books BEFORE 5PM today!

Happy Holidays from HCPL! We are closed Dec. 23 - 26, but our digital library is open 24/7. ¡Felices fiestas de parte de...
12/21/2022

Happy Holidays from HCPL! We are closed Dec. 23 - 26, but our digital library is open 24/7.

¡Felices fiestas de parte de HCPL! Estamos cerrados del 23 al 26 de Diciembre, pero nuestra biblioteca digital está abierta las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana.

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Regina, you are a light ✨

You all have a story, and we’re here to help you write the next chapter.

Congratulations to the graduates from Harris County Public Library in Houston, TX!

Free webinar with Dr. Christopher Willard! The first 100 to register (who reside in Texas-Region 6) will receive a free "Alphabreaths Too" book. Restrictions apply. First come, first serve. Register here to qualify for the free book: https://bacoda.surveymonkey.com/r/Webinar_Feb7

You do not have to register to participate. Follow this link the day of the presentation: https://carecg.zoom.us/j/84236216733Fr

Need more info? Call BACODA at 800-510-3111.
Our college and career planning services are not limited to high school students. It's never too late to start on your path to reaching your goals. Our advising team is here to listen & help you with every step. http://bit.ly/GRADAYA

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Second Ward, WIFI WEDNESDAY IS BACK! Harris County Precinct 2 is excited to partner with Harris County Public Library, T-Mobile, and Google to provide you and your family with a FREE CHROMEBOOK. Register today, and if you qualify, you'll receive yours tomorrow! Supplies are limited so register NOW at the link below!
https://secure.rec1.com/TX/harris-county-tx/catalog

Segundo Barrio, ¡VUELVE EL MIÉRCOLES DE WIFI! El Precinto 2 del Condado de Harris se complace en asociarse con la Biblioteca Pública del Condado de Harris, T-Mobile y Google para brindarle a usted y a su familia un CHROMEBOOK GRATIS. Regístrese hoy, y si califica, ¡recibirá el suyo mañana! ¡Los suministros son limitados, así que regístrese AHORA en el siguiente enlace!
https://secure.rec1.com/TX/harris-county-tx/catalog

Thinking about college to get a degree or work on a certificate in a professional trade? We're here to guide you through every step. You’re never too young or too old to get started! Open today from 10AM-6PM.

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WIFI WEDNESDAY IS BACK! We are excited to partner with Harris County Public Library, T-Mobile, and Google to provide you and your family with a FREE CHROMEBOOK. Supplies are limited! If you qualify, register today to receive yours tomorrow!

Register here- https://secure.rec1.com/TX/harris-county-tx/catalog
(Supplies are limited!)

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¡REGRESO DE WIFI WEDNESDAY! Nos complace asociarnos con la Biblioteca Pública del Condado de Harris, T-Mobile y Google para brindarles a usted y a su familia un CHROMEBOOK GRATIS. ¡Los suministros son limitados! ¡Si califica, regístrese hoy para participar mañana!

Regístrese aquí- https://secure.rec1.com/TX/harris-county-tx/catalog (¡Los suministros son limitados!)
We're open from 10AM-6PM. Our advisors are here to help with your questions as you prepare for your path to college and career.

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Maximize your financial aid award by submitting your financial aid application by January 15. Open today at 10 AM. No appointment needed. Call 713-640-3709 to learn what documentation is needed.

Maximice su premio de ayuda financiera enviando su solicitud de ayuda financiera antes del 15 de enero. Abierto hoy a las 10 AM. No se necesita cita. Llame al 713-640-3709 para saber qué documentación se necesita.

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Remember that GRADcafé Scarsdale located in the Parker Williams Branch Library is now open until 6PM on Wednesdays. We can help you with college and scholarship applications, planning for career.

We can also help you with resume writing. No appointment needed. TCCC Tejano Center for Community Concerns Harris County Public Library Harris County Precinct 2
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priority deadline of January 15 & scholarship opportunities in our bi-weekly newsletter.
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Si no ha completado la solicitud de ayuda financiera FAFSA o TASFA, todavía tiene tiempo. La fecha límite de prioridad en Texas es el 15 de enero.

Los colegios y universidades reciben dinero de subvenciones federales y estatales para premiar a los estudiantes con necesidades financieras. No es la última oportunidad, solo es que los estudiantes que completen su FAFSA o TASFA antes del 15 de enero tienen prioridad. ¡GRADcafé puede ayudar! TCCC Tejano Center for Community Concerns Harris County Public Library Harris County Precinct 2 Pasadena Public Library, TX
Tomorrow Jan 10 at is the next session for the ISS Mimic Community Build at Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library in Houston! Come help us build a 1/100th scale moving model of the International Space Station! New makers are welcome at any or all of the sessions!

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Whether you're in high school or an adult wanting to attend college to get a degree or work on a certificate in a professional trade, we are here to guide you through every step.

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Be inspired to be the master of your academic goals to help you develop positive relationships with professors & campus resources. Free in-person workshop on January 26.

Register today - bit.ly/GRADcafeWorkshops

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There's still time to submit your financial aid application to help pay for your college expenses.

The state priority deadline is January 15. Don't miss this one! GRADcafé can help you apply & answer questions about planning & preparing for college & career.

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