Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Houston Public Library
Style Magazine Newswire | 2/12/2018, 3:22 a.m.
HOUSTON - It’s the Year of the Dog and the Houston Public Library’s Living Room Series Program is inviting the community to celebrate the Lunar New Year at a neighborhood library. Everyone will enjoy the fun colorful events and plenty of delicious food. The events are free and open to the public. For more details visit www.houstonlibrary.gov or call 832-393-1313
The Living Room at HPL program series celebrates family and home with our neighbors by sharing favorite stories and hangouts over coffee, tea and food from all over the world.
LIVING ROOMS AT HPL THIS FEBRUARY!
Park Place Regional Library | 8145 Park Place, 77017 | 832-393-1970
Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 11 AM – 1 PM
Performances and Activities: Rising Dragon (Lion Dance) Fan, Accordion Dragons, Cherry Blossoms crafts for kids & teens, and Lunar New Year Photo Booth. Food and Drinks provided by: Dim Sum Bento (Chinese) and The Bep (Vietnamese) restaurants.
Walter Neighborhood Library | 7600 Clarewood, 77036 | 832-393-2500
Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 2 PM – 4 PM
Performances and Activities: Lantern-Making, Chinese and Korean Calligraphy, Star Way Dance Academy, Mr.Ji's Violin School, Mitsi Dance School, J&H Dance School, and Storytime for kids.
Partners Include: Taipei Cultural Center and the Chinese Community Center.Food and Drinks provided by: Dim Sum Bento (Chinese) and The Bep (Vietnamese) restaurants.
Henington-Alief Regional Library | 7979 South Kirkwood, 77072 | 832-393-1820
Friday, February 16, 2018 | 2 PM – 4 PM
Mechelle Tran will share how hard work and serving Houston’s community are keys to success. 37-yr old entrepreneur Tran arrived in Houston as a refugee from Vietnam. She now runs her family’s restaurant franchise Pho Saigon, as well as one of Houston’s most talked-about new spots, Riel.
African American Library at the Gregory School | 1300 Victor St. 77019 | 832-393-1440
Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 6 PM – 9:30 PM
This is Our Home, It Is Not for Sale – A Documentary Film Presented by Aurora Picture Show.
Witness the 60-year history of an archetypal American neighborhood, Riverside in Houston, Texas, which experienced the classic syndrome of integration, real estate blockbusting, white flight, and re-gentrification common to virtually every American city. Hear from director Jon Schwartz as he reflects on his classic 1987 documentary. Food and Drinks provided by: Southern Comfort Catering, Dim Sum Bento (Chinese) and The Bep (Vietnamese) restaurants.
Second showing of This Is Our Home, It Is Not For Sale
Central Library | 500 McKinney St., 77002
Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 1 PM
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.