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Houston Public Library (HPL) is a dynamic organization that serves one of the largest service areas – both population and area – in the country. More than 2 million residents in the City of Houston are the primary beneficiaries of a comprehensive customer-focused service delivery strategy. The HPL system is comprised of 44 public service units including 31 Neighborhood Libraries, four Regional Libraries, three Special Collection Libraries and four Express Libraries, the HPL Mobile Express and a satellite library located at the Children’s Museum of Houston. Our flagship facility, Central Library, located in downtown Houston, anchors this constellation of service points. Read More >>


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Terry McMillan, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Coming to Houston! A Houston Public Library Quarterly (HPLQ) Winter Reading Series Presentation

Author Terry McMillan best known for her Waiting to Exhale, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and many other bestselling novels will be in Houston as part of HPLQ’s Winter Reading Series presentation. This exciting event will take place at the Alley Theatre, 615 Texas...

Terry McMillan, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Coming to Houston! A Houston Public Library Quarterly (HPLQ) Winter Reading Series Presentation

Author Terry McMillan best known for her Waiting to Exhale, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and many other bestselling novels will be in Houston as part of HPLQ’s Winter Reading Series presentation. This exciting event will take place at the Alley Theatre, 615 Texas...

City of Houston Announces "Liftoff Houston"

City of Houston Announces “Liftoff Houston” 2016 Business Plan Competition Pitch Day Houston (November 4, 2016) - Sponsored by Capital One Bank in partnership with the Houston Public Library (HPL) and the Office of Business Opportunity (OBO), the “Liftoff Houston” Business Plan Competition...

Streamlining Luxury: Forming Fashion from Art Deco Vehicles Exhibit and Panel Discussion with Fashion Designers at the Houston Public Library

Fashion enthusiasts are invited to attend a panel discussion with fashion designers and view a fashion exhibit with creations by 13 designers from Houston Community College (HCC) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s (MFAH) Fashion Fusion collaboration. The Houston Public Library (HPL) in partne...

HISD Students on Their Way to Success Using the Houston Public Library’s Learning Link – A Virtual Library Card

More than 200,000 Houston Independent School District (HISD) elementary, middle school and high school students will now have access to the Houston Public Library’s (HPL) Learning Link – that will offer numerous free resources to help students build a strong love for learning that will in turn se...

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