Family History Month Genealogy Sale | Day 2
Oct
21
10:30 am10:30

Family History Month Genealogy Sale | Day 2

The Houston Public Library Clayton Library invites all interested family history researchers to a SPECIAL book sale event in the historic William Clayton homeat the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research.

All books will be $10, tax included.

Included will be compiled family histories and more!  These books cover many historical sources including cemetery indexes, county histories, indexes to land records, etc. 

All materials that are used in the pursuit of family history!  These books are duplicates of books found in the main library genealogy collection.  Checks and cash will be accepted.  No Reservations required.

Family History Month Genealogy Sale | Day 1
Oct
20
10:30 am10:30

Family History Month Genealogy Sale | Day 1

  • Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research

The Houston Public Library Clayton Library invites all interested family history researchers to a SPECIAL book sale event in the historic William Clayton home at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research.

All books will be $10, tax included. 

Included will be compiled family histories and more! 

These books cover many historical sources including cemetery indexes, county histories, indexes to land records, etc.  All materials that are used in the pursuit of family history! 

These books are duplicates of books found in the main library genealogy collection.  Checks and cash will be accepted.  No Reservations required.

5th Annual Houston LibroFEST & Friends Book Sale
Oct
1
1:00 pm13:00

5th Annual Houston LibroFEST & Friends Book Sale

  • Central Library Plaza

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Be inspired by immigrant authors who make America great!

Join the Friends of HPL at LibroFEST where you can shop local and learn about Houston's Hispanic history, engage with community groups and art organizations and enjoy live music, food, and activities for the whole family!


We will be selling our bargain books and Friends of HPL merchandise at LibroFEST!

Categories include:

  • Children's Books in Spanish
  • Adult Books in Spanish
  • Books about Spanish Heritag

We will also take an assortment of all of our most popular categories! Including Fiction, Thrillers, Kids Fiction, Easy Readers, Board Books, Comics and more!



Friends of HPL Member Pricing:

$1 Paperbacks | $2 Hardbacks

Non-Member Pricing:

$2 Paperbacks | $3 Hardbacks

*We accept cash, credit and debit cards and checks. 

 

 

  

Kids' Book Festival | Day 2
Sep
11
1:00 pm13:00

Kids' Book Festival | Day 2

  • The Health Museum

JOIN US FOR OUR 2016 KIDS' BOOK FEST WHERE WE HAVE OVER 30,000 BOOKS TO CHOOSE FROM. ALL BOOKS, CDS, DVDS AND AUDIOBOOKS ARE $3 OR LESS!

Categories will include:

  • $10 Goodie Boxes of 50+ books
    • Skinny Easy Readers
    • Skinny Comics
    • Skinny Chapter Books
  • Board Books
  • Classics & Literature
  • Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga
  • Cookbooks
  • Easy Readers
  • Education
  • Fiction
  • Hobbies & How To
  • Kids Holidays & Seasonal
  • Kids Fiction
  • K-12 Spanish Books
  • Kids Nonfiction
  • Large Print
  • Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Nature & Science
  • Parenting & Family
  • Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction

SUNDAY'S SPECIAL GUESTS & ACTIVITIES

Balloon Artist & Face Painter | 1 PM - 3 PM

We will feature balloon and face painting artist, Amy Aderhold who will be sharing her creative crafting with us on Saturday & Sunday.

Captain Underpants!  coolest-homemade-costumes.com

Captain Underpants!  coolest-homemade-costumes.com

Storybook Costume Contest | All Day Saturday and Sunday

Dress up, show up, and storytell through your costume! We will be giving $50 Friends of HPL Book Sale Gift Cards for 4 winners throughout the weekend! All ages welcome.

Winners will be chosen by the Friends of HPL Board and will be announced on September 23rd, 2016.

How to Enter: (1) Come to Kids' Book Fest on Saturday or Sunday (or both!)  (2) Take a photo in front of our costume contest and (3) fill out an entry form.

Book Art & Creations by Domestic Papers

Domestic Papers mixes Lee Steiner's lifelong love of books, papers, and anything vintage into a unique and fun 'mash-up' of handmade books that she is thrilled to share with you! Lee will have an array of book art and journals available for purchase both Saturday and Sunday.

See her creations at: 
etsy.com/shop/domesticpapers

Minecraft on the HPL Mobile Express | All Day Saturday & Sunday

Did you know your book sale shopping dollars and memberships helped us purchase TWO Mobile Expresses for our HPL branches?! Yup. You're amazing.

Houston Public Library's own "computer classroom on wheels," is an innovative solution that delivers library services, technology and programs to high need neighborhoods.

Get your play and creativity on Saturday and Sunday at Kids' Book Fest. Learn more about the Mobile Express and be sure to drop by before or after you shop -- or both!

Amazon.com

Amazon.com

Dr. Seuss Hat Making | All Day Saturday & Sunday

Enjoy a free hat making activity with Friends of HPL volunteers that will show off your Dr. Seuss love!

 


Volunteer with us!

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ALL OUR BOOK SALES ARE OVER 99% VOLUNTEER POWERED! IT'S AN EFFORT BY THE COMMUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY, AND WE NEED YOU, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR FAMILY, NEIGHBORS, COWORKERS AND COLLEAGUES TO HELP US MAKE THIS THE BEST EVENT HOUSTON'S EVER SEEN. 


Become a Friends of HPL Member

Friends members get $1 off every book and get to shop an hour earlier each day. If you're not a member you can buy a membership online or at the door! 

Kids' Book Festival | Day 1
Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

Kids' Book Festival | Day 1

  • The Health Museum

JOIN US FOR OUR 2016 KIDS' BOOK FEST WHERE WE HAVE OVER 30,000 BOOKS TO CHOOSE FROM. ALL BOOKS, CDS, DVDS AND AUDIOBOOKS ARE $3 OR LESS!

Categories will include:

  • $10 Goodie Boxes of 40+ books
    • Skinny Easy Readers (50+)
    • Skinny Comics (50+)
    • Skinny Chapter Books (40+)
  • Board Books
  • Classics & Literature
  • Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga
  • Cookbooks
  • Easy Readers
  • Education
  • Fiction
  • Hobbies & How To
  • Kids Holidays & Seasonal
  • Kids Fiction
  • K-12 Spanish Books
  • Kids Nonfiction
  • Large Print
  • Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Nature & Science
  • Parenting & Family
  • Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction

SATURDAY'S SPECIAL GUESTS & ACTIVITIES

Balloon Artist & Face Painter | 11 AM - 3 PM

We will feature balloon and face painting artist, Amy Aderhold who will be sharing her creative crafting with us on Saturday & Sunday.

 

iWRITE Writing Activity & Raffle | All Day

iWRITE will have fun creative writing activities all day. Kids who complete an activity will have the opportunity to enter the "i" The Guy Raffle where they can win a great package that includes a journal, bookmark and other fun items!

Captain Underpants!  coolest-homemade-costumes.com

Captain Underpants!  coolest-homemade-costumes.com

Storybook Costume Contest | All Day Saturday and Sunday

Dress up, show up, and storytell through your costume! We will be giving $50 Friends of HPL Book Sale Gift Cards for 4 winners throughout the weekend! All ages welcome.

Winners will be chosen by the Friends of HPL Board and will be announced on September 23rd, 2016.

How to Enter: (1) Come to Kids' Book Fest on Saturday or Sunday (or both!)  (2) Take a photo in front of our costume contest and (3) fill out an entry form.

Texas Tamale Company | ALL DAY

Texas Tamale Company will be bringing you flavor, fun and literacy facts! Stop by Texas Tamale Company's tent on Saturday for some delicious tamales and find out how they help improve literacy in our Houston community through Literacy in the Bag! Find out more about the deliciousness that awaits you at: https://texastamale.com/

Storytelling by Sun Bee Circle | 2 PM - 2:30 PM

Brooke Bailey of Sun Bee Circle is donating her storytelling skills for a special audience-centered storytelling time. 

Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation | 10 AM - 2 PM

Our Friends at Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation will be providing insight and resources to families, students, teachers, parents and Houstonians of all ages. As one of Houston's literacy leaders, BBHLF is ready to super connect you and your loved ones to literacy opportunities and resources.

Book Art & Creations by Domestic Papers | All Day Satuday & Sunday

Domestic Papers mixes Lee Steiner's lifelong love of books, papers, and anything vintage into a unique and fun 'mash-up' of handmade books that she is thrilled to share with you! Lee will have an array of book art and journals available for purchase both Saturday and Sunday.

See her creations at: 
etsy.com/shop/domesticpapers

Minecraft on the HPL Mobile Express | All Day Saturday & Sunday

Did you know your book sale shopping dollars and memberships helped us purchase TWO Mobile Expresses for our HPL branches?! Yup. You're amazing.

Houston Public Library's own "computer classroom on wheels," is an innovative solution that delivers library services, technology and programs to high need neighborhoods.

Get your play and creativity on Saturday and Sunday at Kids' Book Fest. Learn more about the Mobile Express and be sure to drop by before or after you shop -- or both!

Amazon.com

Amazon.com

Dr. Seuss Hat Making | All Day Saturday & Sunday

Enjoy a free hat making activity with Friends of HPL volunteers that will show off your Dr. Seuss love!


Volunteer with us!

ALL OUR BOOK SALES ARE OVER 99% VOLUNTEER POWERED! IT'S AN EFFORT BY THE COMMUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY, AND WE NEED YOU, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR FAMILY, NEIGHBORS, COWORKERS AND COLLEAGUES TO HELP US MAKE THIS THE BEST EVENT HOUSTON'S EVER SEEN. 


Become a Friends of HPL Member

Friends members get $1 off every book and get to shop an hour earlier each day. If you're not a member you can buy a membership online or at the door! 

Summer Book Festival | Day 2
Jun
12
1:00 pm13:00

Summer Book Festival | Day 2

  • The Health Museum

JOIN US FOR OUR 2016 SUMMER BOOK FESTIVAL WHERE WE HAVE OVER 30,000 BOOKS TO CHOOSE FROM. ALL BOOKS, LPS, CDS, DVDS AND AUDIOBOOKS ARE $3 OR LESS!

Categories will include:

  • History & Politics
  • Hobbies & How To
  • Kids Easy Readers
  • Kids Fiction
  • Kids Foreign Language
  • Kids Nonfiction
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Music, Film & Performing Arts
  • Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Nature & Science
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Texana
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Vinyls/Records
  • African American Studies
  • Art, Photography & Architecture
  • Audiobooks
  • Biographies and Memoirs
  • Board Books
  • CDs
  • Classics, Literature & Poetry
  • Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Cookbooks
  • Diets & Healthy Living
  • DVDs
  • Education
  • Encyclopedias & Collections*
  • Family Learning
  • Fiction
  • Foreign Language

SUNDAY'S SPECIAL GUESTS

Book Art & Creations by Domestic Papers

Domestic Papers mixes Lee Steiner's lifelong love of books, papers, and anything vintage into a unique and fun 'mash-up' of handmade books that she is thrilled to share with you! Lee will have an array of book art and journals available for purchase both Saturday and Sunday.

See her creations at: 
etsy.com/shop/domesticpapers

Experience HPL's Mobile Express

Houston Public Library's own "computer classroom on wheels," is an innovative solution that delivers library services. The Mobile Express has brought access to technology and a number of programs to high-need neighborhoods. 

Experience the Mobile Express in person on Saturday and Sunday at Summer Book Fest. Did you know funds raised at our book sales made programs and projects like this one possible? Your shopping dollars make a difference!Learn more about the Mobile Express and be sure to drop by before you shop! 


Members: Friends members get $1 off every book, get to shop an hour earlier each day. If you're not a member already you can buy a membership online or at the door! 

ALL OUR BOOK SALES ARE OVER 99% VOLUNTEER POWERED!IT'S AN EFFORT BY THE COMMUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY, AND WE NEED YOU, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR FAMILY, NEIGHBORS, COWORKERS AND COLLEAGUES TO HELP US MAKE THIS THE BEST EVENT HOUSTON'S EVER SEEN. 

Summer Book Festival | Day 1
Jun
11
10:00 am10:00

Summer Book Festival | Day 1

  • The Health Museum

Join us for our 2016 Summer Book Festival where we have over 30,000 books to choose from. All books, LPs, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks are $3 or less!

Categories will include:

  • History & Politics
  • Hobbies & How To
  • Kids Easy Readers
  • Kids Fiction
  • Kids Foreign Language
  • Kids Nonfiction
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Music, Film & Performing Arts
  • Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Nature & Science
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Texana
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Vinyls/Records
  • African American Studies
  • Art, Photography & Architecture
  • Audiobooks
  • Biographies and Memoirs
  • Board Books
  • CDs
  • Classics, Literature & Poetry
  • Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Cookbooks
  • Diets & Healthy Living
  • DVDs
  • Education
  • Encyclopedias & Collections*
  • Family Learning
  • Fiction
  • Foreign Language

Saturday's Special Guests

Free Appraisals by Langdon Manor Books

Adam Schachter is a full time antiquarian bookseller with over 15 years of experience buying and selling collectible books and ephemera.  Adam will be doing free appraisals on Saturday, June 11 of up to 2 items per guest.  You may bring books, photographs, journals, practically anything made of paper except artwork.  

Book Art & Creations by Domestic Papers

Domestic Papers mixes Lee Steiner's lifelong love of books, papers, and anything vintage into a unique and fun 'mash-up' of handmade books that she is thrilled to share with you! Lee will have an array of book art and journals available for purchase both Saturday and Sunday.

See her creations at: 
etsy.com/shop/domesticpapers

Experience HPL's Mobile Express

Houston Public Library's own "computer classroom on wheels," is an innovative solution that delivers library services. The Mobile Express has brought access to technology and a number of programs to high-need neighborhoods. 

Experience the Mobile Express in person on Saturday and Sunday at Summer Book Fest. Did you know funds raised at our book sales made programs and projects like this one possible? Your shopping dollars make a difference!Learn more about the Mobile Express and be sure to drop by before you shop! 

Moon Rooster Food Truck

Enjoy stellar tacos, quesadillas and hot dogs from 11 AM - 2 PM on Saturday!


Members: Friends members get $1 off every book, get to shop an hour earlier each day. If you're not a member already you can buy a membership online or at the door! 

All our book sales are over 99% volunteer powered! It's an effort by the community for the community, and we need you, your friends, your family, neighbors, coworkers and colleagues to help us make this the best event Houston's ever seen. 

Spring Book Sale | Day 2
Mar
6
1:00 pm13:00

Spring Book Sale | Day 2

  • The Health Museum

Join us for our 2016 Spring Book Sale where we have over 30,000 books to choose from. All books, LPs, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks are $3 or less!

Categories will include:

  • Hobbies & How To
  • Kids Easy Readers
  • Kids Fiction
  • Kids Foreign Language
  • Kids Nonfiction
  • Music
  • Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Parenting & Education
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Science Fiction
  • Sports
  • Texana
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Vinyls/Records
  • Women's & Gender Studies
  • African American Studies
  • Art & Photography
  • Audiobooks
  • Biographies and Memoirs
  • Board Books
  • CDs
  • Classics, Literature & Poetry
  • Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Cookbooks
  • Diets & Health
  • DVDs
  • Encyclopedias & Collections*
  • Fiction
  • Foreign Language
  • History & Politics

embers: Friends members get $1 off every book, get to shop an hour earlier each day. If you're not a member already you can buy a membership online or at the door! 

Parking: 
Options abound around the Health Museum, from free to $8+

Prices:
Friends Members- $1 Paperbacks | $2 Hardbacks | $1 CDs & DVDs | $2 LPs & Audiobooks Non-Members- $2 Paperbacks | $3 Hardbacks | $2 CDs & DVDs | $3 LPs & Audiobooks

*Encyclopedia Sets are specially priced.

Spring Book Sale | Day 1
Mar
5
10:00 am10:00

Spring Book Sale | Day 1

  • The Health Museum

Join us for our 2016 Spring Book Sale where we have over 30,000 books to choose from. All books, LPs, CDs, DVDs and Audiobooks are $3 or less!

Categories will include:

  • Hobbies & How To
  • Kids Easy Readers
  • Kids Fiction
  • Kids Foreign Language
  • Kids Nonfiction
  • Music
  • Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Parenting & Education
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Science Fiction
  • Sports
  • Texana
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Vinyls/Records
  • Women's & Gender Studies
  • Young Adult Fiction

 

  • African American Studies
  • Art & Photography
  • Audiobooks
  • Biographies and Memoirs
  • Board Books
  • CDs
  • Classics, Literature & Poetry
  • Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Cookbooks
  • Diets & Health
  • DVDs
  • Encyclopedias & Collections*
  • Fiction
  • Foreign Language
  • History & Politics

 

 

Members: Friends members get $1 off every book, get to shop an hour earlier each day. If you're not a member already you can buy a membership online or at the door! 

Parking: 
Options abound around the Health Museum, from free to $8+

Prices:
Friends Members- $1 Paperbacks | $2 Hardbacks | $1 CDs & DVDs | $2 LPs & Audiobooks Non-Members- $2 Paperbacks | $3 Hardbacks | $2 CDs & DVDs | $3 LPs & Audiobooks

*Encyclopedia Sets are specially priced.