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Fun Fall Holiday Programs Happening at HPL! -November – December 2017-



HOUSTON – The Houston Public Library has planned an array of fun Fall Free Holiday Season Programs for November and December 2017 and everyone is invited! There are plenty of programs for people of all ages to enjoy. Check out our calendar of events to find locations, date and times at www.houstonlibrary.org/events-at-hpl or call 832-393-1313. All programs are free and open to the public.



DECEMBER 2017 – Event

Season’s Readings!
We’re celebrating this holiday season to indulge in our sweet tooth! Candy canes, hot chocolate, oh my!
*Check our calendar to see all of the sweet-filled activities we’re hosting at a library near you! 

Winter Reading Program
It’s the holiday season and sweet treats are all around. Satisfy your sweet tooth with deliciously good reading over the Winter Break. Read 10 minutes a day for 10 days to earn a sweet prize. Start your reading the moment school closes its doors for the holidays and earn your prize. Prizes will be awarded at your neighborhood library, January 2nd – 13th (*while supplies last). Sign up to the Winter Reading Program at www.houstonlibrary.org/winter-reading

Candy Cane Cinema Celebration 
Julia Ideson Building | Auditorium
Sunday, Dec 3 | 2 PM – 4 PM
Bring your wish list and your sweet tooth to HPL’s first ever Candy Cane Castle this holiday season. Indulge in a super-sweet film screening, of imaginative, animated short films, curated by Aurora Picture Show, that celebrates reading and the art of creative storytelling. Stir up fun with a sugary sweet ballet performance, delightful cookie decorating, and a visit from the cookie king himself, Santa! At the Candy Cane Castle, your holidays are sure to be delish!

Santa at Your Library 
Ho! Ho! Ho! He’s here! Santa will stop at the Houston Public Library and he needs your Christmas wish list. Bring your list and your biggest smile to meet the jolliest elf himself, Santa. Parents, don’t forget your camera! *Check our calendar to find where Santa will be sleighing in at a library near you! 

Ballet Talks: The Nutcracker 
See the magic behind the movement in this Houston Ballet presentation, where participants learn how The Nutcracker is told through the art of ballet. This interactive hands-on experience includes costumes, props and pointed shoes for students to examine. Recommended for kids ages 6 and up.
*Check our calendar to see into which libraries these ballerinas will leap! 

The Living Room at HPL!
Celebrate family and home this fall in The Living Room @ HPL.
Join your neighbors for some of their favorite holiday sweets and treats while sharing and learning about how everyone celebrates the holidays. *Check our calendar to find locations, dates and times

About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, four HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. With more than eight million visits per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.

For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org, on Twitter @houstonlibrary, on Facebook – houstonlibrary or call 832-393-1313.

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