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Terry McMillan Shares the Heart of Her Work at HPLQ

Terry McMillan writes about what breaks her heart, what she doesn’t understand, and what she wishes she could change. On February 6th, Terry spent the evening sharing her inner thoughts on life, love and writing during the Houston Public Library Quarterly (HPLQ)...
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Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza

City Of Houston Will Rename Downtown Plaza In Honor Of Former First Lady Barbara Bush Mayor Sylvester Turner announced it as part of the renovation of the public space located between the Central Library and the Julia Ideson Building. By Al Ortiz Houston Public Media...
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Downtown Library Plaza To Be Renamed for First Lady Barbara Bush

Downtown library plaza to be named for first lady Barbara Bush By Alyson Ward  Houston Chronicle, December 6, 2016 Houston's Central Library plaza will be named the Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza to recognize the former first lady's efforts to boost literacy, Mayor...
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Press Release: Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2016 Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza A physical focal point for literacy in Houston HOUSTON, TX Literacy is the cornerstone to being successful, and a community with a high literacy rate also has high productivity and even higher...
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Happy 10th Birthday Houston Public Library Foundation!

  Library programs touch the lives of over 2,000,000 Houstonians every year. Your gift to the Houston Public Library supports literacy and so much more. LINK to our mission to educate, connect, grow, explore, research, and engage.  ...
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An Open Book

Ideson, Jones, and Bush: The Library Legacy Block of Downtown Houston

The three namesakes of the Central Houston Public Library block, Julia Ideson, Jesse H. Jones, and Barbara Bush, have legacies that span a century, a multitude of industries, reaching into communities, and enriching the lives of families and children everywhere.

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The African American Library at the Gregory School

“The history of The Gregory School is extraordinary, and so is working here. As the community liaison, my job is to bring the community in to the library, and take the library out to the community. “

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Friends of HPL

Volunteer Spotlight: Q&A with Catherine Robichaux

Catherine has given almost 450 hours in the course of two years! She is a dedicated Friends of HPL volunteer that sorts books, leads volunteer groups and more.

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