The Houston Public Library is a place to learn and have fun. You can do both by taking part in the thousands of events and programs that we provide throughout the year. Browse this section of the HPL website and plan your week of activities with friends and family.
So you think you can sing? Are you a fantastic performer? Are you the next shining star; a teen sensation and want to prove it? Here’s your chance to show everyone at Houston Public Library’s first Teen Star competition! If you have the voice, you can take home a cool $250!
Books Alive! 5th Annual HPL Children's Book Celebration
Children of all ages are invited to enjoy all the fun and exciting activities scheduled for the Houston Public Library’s Books Alive! 5th Annual Children’s Book Celebration. This year's event features Jennifer Holm, author of the Babymouse and Squish graphic novels.
Join other active seniors for the third Silver Stars Series on Thursdays in April and May 2014. These programs are free and open to the public.
This groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative features monthly screening of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens.
Houston Public Library is a place to learn and to have a lot of fun. You can do both by taking part in the series of fun activities during your lunch hour. Every Wednesday, enjoy one of the latest movies at HPL's Central Library.
Getting to Know Your Gadgets
Smartphones, tablets, ebooks, cameras...So much technology! Join us in these classes and workshops to understand how to use and enjoy the latest gadgets.