Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in multiple languages, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Arabic or learn ESL for speakers of Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic and more.*
Annenberg Learner Foreign Language
Features streaming videos that teach topics including language learning (English, Spanish, French, and ESL instruction).
BBC News in Languages
Get the news in your language.
Learn a language and make friends in the process.
Learning Express Library
Interactive practice exams for Spanish-language GED
preparation, U.S. Citizenship preparation and resources for
Spanish language speakers.*
Digital images of over 200 papers from 55 countries around
the world. The latest 45 days are available.*
Chinese language periodical database.*
Economía y Negocios (Texshare)
Spanish language citations on business and economics.*
Explore Enciclopedia Moderna, a source of authoritative
and reliable information providing thousands of articles in
Spanish, in a broad range of topics.*
Fuente Academica (Texshare)
Provides the full-text of Spanish language scholarly journals,
and offers full academic articles.*
Full-text Spanish language collection of medical research
and investigative journals.*
Referencia Latina is a Spanish-language database that offers
content from a variety of sources including encyclopedias,
magazines and prominent newspapers from 10 Latin
American countries. Subjects include sports, careers, health,
Salud en Español (Texshare)
Consumer Health Complete database of health information
You can find more at Resources in Other Languages.
*These resources require a Houston Public Library Library Card for access
from your home or office.
(Texshare) Provided by the Texas State Library’s TEXSHARE program.
We have several programs specific to language development for all ages. Here is a list of just a few activities.
- Bilingual Storytimes
- Bilingual Playgroups
- Computer Classes
- Conversational Language Sessions
- Language Classes (Spanish and Chinese)
- Mango Language Classes
For more information on locations, dates and hours, please call 832-393-1313 or visit the Events Calendar.