Events at HPL

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Author Talk with Valerie Jarrett


The John P. McGovern Summer Reading Program

June 1st - August 1st
Registration now open!


Trace: Site, Land & Diaspora

Saturday, May 18 - October 5, 2019
The African American Library at the Gregory School

An exhibition by Israel Mccloud and Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud (father and daughter) recalling and imagining local historic sites of black diaspora that are no longer in existence or that have been forgotten.

Mechanics of Sight: Photographs by Richard W. Payne, FAIA

Saturday, May 18 - August 10, 2019
Julia Ideson Building | Exhibit Hall

A celebration of Richard W. Payne's life and an exhibition of his final, personal project. It features portraits of people he met during his frequent walks around downtown Houston and his experiments with photography by double exposing film and painting directly onto developed images.

Author Talk with Austin Kleon

Wednesday, May 22 | 6 PM
Central Library | 1st Floor Gallery

Join NYT best-selling author Austin Kleon for a deep and revealing conversation about his life, his work and his creative process.

Author Talk with Valerie Jarrett

Thursday, May 23rd | 6 PM
Julia Ideson Building



Join us for a conversation with Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Obama. 


The Living Room @ HPL

Stimley-Blue Ridge Neighborhood Library
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 6 PM - 7:45 PM

Join us for our first ever three-part summer Living Room event for all ages and backgrounds

Mancuso Neighborhood Library
Wednesday, June 19 | 2 PM - 5 PM

Join us to celebrate Juneteenth with the Mancuso Neighborhood Library.  This event will include guest speakers, entertainment and refreshments.

Jungman Neighborhood Library 
Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 1: 30 PM

Refugee Voices of Houston.  Get to know your neighbors and learn about the contemporary immigrant and refugee experience in Houston. Cultural performances and ethnic food, kids' activities, and much more.