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07/15/2021
Book Recs for Wonder Lovers

Did you enjoy Wonder? Check out one of these Middle Grade reads that were also adapted to film! Don't forget to log your reading on Beanstack to gain prizes for the Summer Reading Program!
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Find these and more in our Overdrive / Libby apps today.

We are so excited to congratulate our fifth winner in the Katy Branch Character Plush Drawing! Great reading, Samuel! Ev...
07/15/2021

We are so excited to congratulate our fifth winner in the Katy Branch Character Plush Drawing! Great reading, Samuel! Everyone, there are still many more chances for you to win a cuddly friend and accompanying book of your own! Just sign up for the Summer Reading Program today through https://hcpl.beanstack.org/!

07/15/2021
Live Online! Bloody Tales in the Bayou City

The creators of the hit podcast, "Murder City: True Crime of Houston", join us live, for a deep look inside some of the bloodiest crimes in Houston - past, present, and ongoing. If you love true crime, you're going to want to be in on the discussion!
Warning: The content of this program may be unsuitable for younger viewers. Parental discretion is advised.

The creators of the hit podcast, Murder City, join us live tonight at 7PM, for a look at some of the creepiest crimes in...
07/14/2021

The creators of the hit podcast, Murder City, join us live tonight at 7PM, for a look at some of the creepiest crimes in Houston's long, bloody history.
Warning: Parental discretion is advised. Facebook Live or HCPL.net/virtualprograms

The creators of the hit podcast, Murder City, join us live tonight at 7PM, for a look at some of the creepiest crimes in Houston's long, bloody history.
Warning: Parental discretion is advised. Facebook Live or HCPL.net/virtualprograms

Not a fan of cooking? Waiting for that water to boil is a little more interesting when you are adventuring across middle...
07/14/2021

Not a fan of cooking? Waiting for that water to boil is a little more interesting when you are adventuring across middle earth or blasting off into space. Download the #Libby app today!

Not a fan of cooking? Waiting for that water to boil is a little more interesting when you are adventuring across middle earth or blasting off into space. Download the #Libby app today!

07/14/2021
Join Mrs. Amanda for Another Bluebonnet Book Talk!

Good morning everybody! Join Mrs. Amanda for another Virtual Story Time video! Today we’re book-talking three of the 2021 Bluebonnet selections! These are:
• Lexi Magill and the Teleportation Tournament by Kim Long published by Running Press Kids
• Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist by Monica Brown, published by Lee & Low Books
• The Canyon’s Edge By Dusti Bowling, published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Also, some info about services mentioned in today’s video:
HCPL Centennial Celebration: https://www.hcpl.net/

07/13/2021
Camp NaNoWRiMo Virtual Write-In

Join the HCPL team as we encourage everyone taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo to meet their daily writing goals with a virtual Write In! Hang out and write with us as we challenge participants in writing sprints and share snippets of the participants’ work.

Each Tuesday in July, at 7 PM, we will feature a different topic to explore:

Marketing for Authors – Tuesday, July 13, 2021 7:00-8:00 PM
You’ve written a book. Maybe you were picked up by a publishing house, perhaps you found a hybrid publisher, or maybe you braved the wilds of independent publishing. What now? Your book may be wonderful, but it’s not going to sell itself. Join us as we peel back the curtain to help you get started on the road to making your book discoverable by readers everywhere.

Camp NaNoWriMo Virtual Write-In – Tuesday, July 20, 2021 7:00-8:00 PM
Join the HCPL team as we encourage everyone taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo to meet their daily writing goals with a virtual Write In! Hang out and write with us as we challenge participants in writing sprints and share snippets of the participants’ work.

HCPL Authorama – Tuesday, July 27, 2021 7:00-8:00 PM
Authors may seem mysterious, but did you know they walk among us as normal people—maybe even the librarian who helped you at the library? Join us for a conversation with three of Harris County Public Library’s very own published authors–Amy Campbell, Molly McGinty, and Selenia Paz—as they discuss what inspired them to write, their process, and more! Participants are encouraged to ask questions during the discussion.
Amy Campbell is the author of the western-flavored fantasy BREAKER. Molly McGinty is the author of the wholesome romances FUN RUN, SOCIAL HOUR, and HAZEL SUMMER. Selenia Paz is the author of the children’s adventure fantasy novels LIFE AND DEATH, GODS AND DEMONS, and SHADOWS AND LIGHT.

Join us for this event via https://www.facebook.com/harriscountypl/live/ or hcpl.net/virtualprograms

Need a laugh? Check out these funny cats at hcpl.net or on the Libby app!
07/13/2021

Need a laugh? Check out these funny cats at hcpl.net or on the Libby app!

Need a laugh? Check out these funny cats at hcpl.net or on the Libby app!

07/13/2021
Goldilocks and the Three Plays with Live Q & A

This play teaches the 3 essential parts of a story (Beginning, Middle and End) and explores characterization. The central character “Tiffany” pretends to be Goldilocks and the virtual story comes alive through use of virtual characters and lego theatre! Stick around for a live Q&A with Robb Brunson. Ages K - 6

Join us today at 2PM on Facebook Live or hcpl.net/virtualprograms for Goldilocks & the Three Play. We will learn about t...
07/13/2021

Join us today at 2PM on Facebook Live or hcpl.net/virtualprograms for Goldilocks & the Three Play. We will learn about the 3 essential parts of a story and explore characterization. The central character “Tiffany” pretends to be Goldilocks and the virtual story comes alive through use of virtual characters and lego theatre! Stick around for a live Q&A with Robb Brunson. Ages K - 6

Join us today at 2PM on Facebook Live or hcpl.net/virtualprograms for Goldilocks & the Three Play. We will learn about the 3 essential parts of a story and explore characterization. The central character “Tiffany” pretends to be Goldilocks and the virtual story comes alive through use of virtual characters and lego theatre! Stick around for a live Q&A with Robb Brunson. Ages K - 6

07/13/2021
Shark Week Kids Recommendation Post

Will you be tuning in to Shark Week? 🦈 Make progress on your summer reading goals with these Children's books that are all about sharks! Already read them? We’ve got you covered. Find even more shark books on our Overdrive / Libby apps.

We are so excited to congratulate our fourth winner in the Katy Branch Character Plush Drawing! Great reading, Shrihitha...
07/13/2021

We are so excited to congratulate our fourth winner in the Katy Branch Character Plush Drawing! Great reading, Shrihitha! Everyone, there are still many more chances for you to win a cuddly friend and accompanying book of your own! Just sign up for the Summer Reading Program today through https://hcpl.beanstack.org/!

Why won't you let me enjoy my escape?
07/12/2021

Why won't you let me enjoy my escape?

Why won't you let me enjoy my escape?

Check out this great new resource that provides access to international news publications and magazines on our website a...
07/12/2021

Check out this great new resource that provides access to international news publications and magazines on our website at https://bit.ly/3ebKD4t!

Check out this great new resource that provides access to international news publications and magazines on our website at https://bit.ly/3ebKD4t!

This summer, the Katy Library & the Houston Food Bank have partnered up to give away a week's worth of healthy meals eve...
07/12/2021

This summer, the Katy Library & the Houston Food Bank have partnered up to give away a week's worth of healthy meals every Tuesday from 11 am - 1 pm in the Katy Library lobby. These meals are for kids and teens up to 18 years old. If no child is present, please provide ID when picking up food.

This summer, the Katy Library & the Houston Food Bank have partnered up to give away a week's worth of healthy meals every Tuesday from 11 am - 1 pm in the Katy Library lobby. These meals are for kids and teens up to 18 years old. If no child is present, please provide ID when picking up food.

Registration starts today for more MFAH Glassell Art Camp kits! 25 kids, ages 9-12, can register for awesome art activit...
07/12/2021

Registration starts today for more MFAH Glassell Art Camp kits! 25 kids, ages 9-12, can register for awesome art activities with all supplies and instructions included! Register now at:

https://bit.ly/2VmMw7P

Registration will close when all spots are filled. Packets can be picked up by registered participants starting today at the Katy Branch Library. Call 281-391-3509 with questions.

Registration starts today for more MFAH Glassell Art Camp kits! 25 kids, ages 9-12, can register for awesome art activities with all supplies and instructions included! Register now at:

https://bit.ly/2VmMw7P

Registration will close when all spots are filled. Packets can be picked up by registered participants starting today at the Katy Branch Library. Call 281-391-3509 with questions.

07/10/2021
Tunes and Tails with Andyrooniverse: Land Tails

Shake your tail with Andyroo and the Andyrooniverse! Join kids music star Andyroo for a series of crafts, music, and movement all about some of the world’s most interesting terrestrial creatures and their magnificent tails!
Join us for one or both programs!
Land Tails Part 1: Shape Your Tail July 7 at 6:30 / 7 pm
In part one of Land Tails, we’ll make our own cool versions of the terrestrial creatures' tails with art supplies at home, and Andyroo will share some interesting land tails tales!
Land Tails Part 2: Shake Your Tail July 10 at 11 am
In part two of Land Tails, we’ll sing and dance with our amazing terrestrial tails and follow Andyroo on a musical journey through forests, deserts, and jungles!
Join us for this event via https://www.facebook.com/harriscountypl/live/ or hcpl.net/virtualprograms

Andyroo is back! Today at 11AM. We’ll sing and dance with our amazing terrestrial tails and go on a musical journey thro...
07/10/2021

Andyroo is back! Today at 11AM. We’ll sing and dance with our amazing terrestrial tails and go on a musical journey through forests, deserts, and jungles! Facebook Live or HCPL.net/virtualprograms

Andyroo is back! Today at 11AM. We’ll sing and dance with our amazing terrestrial tails and go on a musical journey through forests, deserts, and jungles! Facebook Live or HCPL.net/virtualprograms

Looking to make the most out of high school so you feel confident about those college admissions? Get the inside scoop f...
07/09/2021

Looking to make the most out of high school so you feel confident about those college admissions? Get the inside scoop from testing professional, Tahirah Smith. Register now at: https://tinyurl.com/KatyLibrarySignUp

Looking to make the most out of high school so you feel confident about those college admissions? Get the inside scoop from testing professional, Tahirah Smith. Register now at: https://tinyurl.com/KatyLibrarySignUp

07/09/2021
Live at Lunch! at the Library Lab

Each week we will visit a new branch and chat with a different staff member at our library, who has been creating fun and interesting virtual programs for all our patrons.
Join us at 12:05 PM for a Live show highlighting the best of HCPL’s video content along with interviews, give-a-ways and more!

Join us TODAY at noon for Live @ Lunch. Each week we visit a new branch and highlight the best of HCPL’s video content a...
07/09/2021

Join us TODAY at noon for Live @ Lunch. Each week we visit a new branch and highlight the best of HCPL’s video content along with interviews, giveaways & more!
Watch on https://www.facebook.com/harriscountypl/live/ or hcpl.net/virtualprograms

Join us TODAY at noon for Live @ Lunch. Each week we visit a new branch and highlight the best of HCPL’s video content along with interviews, giveaways & more!
Watch on https://www.facebook.com/harriscountypl/live/ or hcpl.net/virtualprograms

Join us from your own living room and dance along to this virtual performance by Mrs. Soujanya Madhusudan & students of ...
07/08/2021

Join us from your own living room and dance along to this virtual performance by Mrs. Soujanya Madhusudan & students of Bharatha Darshana! Tonight at 7PM on Facebook Live or HCPL.net/virtualprograms

Join us from your own living room and dance along to this virtual performance by Mrs. Soujanya Madhusudan & students of Bharatha Darshana! Tonight at 7PM on Facebook Live or HCPL.net/virtualprograms

07/08/2021
Camp NaNoWriMo Young Writers

Writing Games – Feeling blocked? Get your creative juices flowing with some games and exercises for writers. Teens, children, and adults are all welcome.

Writers! Join us today at 4PM on Facebook Live or HCPL.net/virtualprograms for Writing Games! Get your creative juices f...
07/08/2021

Writers! Join us today at 4PM on Facebook Live or HCPL.net/virtualprograms for Writing Games! Get your creative juices flowing with some games and exercises! All ages welcome!

Writers! Join us today at 4PM on Facebook Live or HCPL.net/virtualprograms for Writing Games! Get your creative juices flowing with some games and exercises! All ages welcome!

The struggle is real! What book series are you waiting on?
07/08/2021

The struggle is real! What book series are you waiting on?

The struggle is real! What book series are you waiting on?

07/08/2021
Books Alive Presents: Tacky the Penguin

Tacky's an odd bird. he's something of an eccentric, which his fellow penguins find somewhat bothersome until his odd behavior saves the day. This performance is based on the beloved children’s book of the same name, by Helen Lester.

This program is part of the Books Alive!
Anywhere edition; filmed performances of fully stated original musicals to be viewed anywhere! Bright, engaging, fun, & entertaining for all ages!

This program is pre-recorded, and will be available for viewing through August 18, 2021, at hcpl.net/virtualprograms

Join us for this event via https://www.facebook.com/harriscountypl/live/ or hcpl.net/virtualprograms

Music! Dance! Fun! Join us at 11AM for Tacky the Penguin, based on Helen Lester's beloved kids book of the same name. Ta...
07/08/2021

Music! Dance! Fun! Join us at 11AM for Tacky the Penguin, based on Helen Lester's beloved kids book of the same name. Tacky's fellow penguins find him somewhat bothersome until his odd behavior saves the day! Facebook Live or HCPL.net/virtualprograms

Music! Dance! Fun! Join us at 11AM for Tacky the Penguin, based on Helen Lester's beloved kids book of the same name. Tacky's fellow penguins find him somewhat bothersome until his odd behavior saves the day! Facebook Live or HCPL.net/virtualprograms

07/07/2021
Tunes and Tails with Andyrooniverse: Land Tails

Shake your tail with Andyroo and the Andyrooniverse! Join kids music star Andyroo for a series of crafts, music, and movement all about some of the world’s most interesting terrestrial creatures and their magnificent tails!
Join us for one or both LIVE programs!
Land Tails Part 1: Shape Your Tail July 7 at 7 pm
In part one of Land Tails, we’ll make our own cool versions of the terrestrial creatures' tails with art supplies at home, and Andyroo will share some interesting land tails tales!
Land Tails Part 2: Shake Your Tail July 10 at 11 am
In part two of Land Tails, we’ll sing and dance with our amazing terrestrial tails and follow Andyroo on a musical journey through forests, deserts, and jungles!
Join us for this event via https://www.facebook.com/harriscountypl/live/ or hcpl.net/virtualprograms

Join World famous kids entertainer Andyroo for Tunes & Tails tonight at 7PM. We’ll make our own cool tails with art supp...
07/07/2021

Join World famous kids entertainer Andyroo for Tunes & Tails tonight at 7PM. We’ll make our own cool tails with art supplies at home, and Andyroo will share some interesting land tails tales! Facebook Live or HCPL.net/virtualprograms

Join World famous kids entertainer Andyroo for Tunes & Tails tonight at 7PM. We’ll make our own cool tails with art supplies at home, and Andyroo will share some interesting land tails tales! Facebook Live or HCPL.net/virtualprograms

07/06/2021
Camp NaNoWRiMo Virtual Write-In

Join the HCPL team as we encourage everyone taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo to meet their daily writing goals with a virtual Write In! Hang out and write with us as we challenge participants in writing sprints and share snippets of the participants’ work. Each Tuesday in July, at 7 PM, we will feature a different topic to explore:

Virtual Write-In – Tuesday, July 6, 2021 7:00-8:00 PM
Join the HCPL team as we encourage everyone taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo to meet their daily writing goals with a virtual Write In! Hang out and write with us as we challenge participants in writing sprints and share snippets of the participants’ work.

Marketing for Authors – Tuesday, July 13, 2021 7:00-8:00 PM
You’ve written a book. Maybe you were picked up by a publishing house, perhaps you found a hybrid publisher, or maybe you braved the wilds of independent publishing. What now? Your book may be wonderful, but it’s not going to sell itself. Join us as we peel back the curtain to help you get started on the road to making your book discoverable by readers everywhere.

Camp NaNoWriMo Virtual Write-In – Tuesday, July 20, 2021 7:00-8:00 PM
Join the HCPL team as we encourage everyone taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo to meet their daily writing goals with a virtual Write In! Hang out and write with us as we challenge participants in writing sprints and share snippets of the participants’ work.

HCPL Authorama – Tuesday, July 27, 2021 7:00-8:00 PM
Authors may seem mysterious, but did you know they walk among us as normal people—maybe even the librarian who helped you at the library? Join us for a conversation with three of Harris County Public Library’s very own published authors–Amy Campbell, Molly McGinty, and Selenia Paz—as they discuss what inspired them to write, their process, and more! Participants are encouraged to ask questions during the discussion.

Amy Campbell is the author of the western-flavored fantasy BREAKER. Molly McGinty is the author of the wholesome romances FUN RUN, SOCIAL HOUR, and HAZEL SUMMER. Selenia Paz is the author of the children’s adventure fantasy novels LIFE AND DEATH, GODS AND DEMONS, and SHADOWS AND LIGHT.

Join us for this event via https://www.facebook.com/harriscountypl/live/ or hcpl.net/virtualprograms

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My Daughter Jamie earned her first medal for completing the Universe of Stories summer reading challenge! She is proud and so are we! Thanks for having such a great children’s section!
Thanks for including Kindermusik with Whitney Shelton in this week's story time activities!
Our daughter getting her very own library card with Ms. Misty as a celebration for finishing kindergarten!