Celebrating National Poetry Month

national poetry monthApril is National Poetry Month, a literary celebration that encourages the reading of poetry and the support of poets and poetry.  In celebration, consider picking up one of the terrific novels in verse, or participate in the Academy of American Poets’ Dear Poet contest.





Fantastic Fantasy

fantastic fantasyWhether you’re already a fantasy reader or wanting to try something new, check out one of these fantastic award-winning fantasy reads.






For Fans of the Lunar Chronicles

for lunar chronicles fansWhether you’re looking for another inventive fairy tale retelling, something steampunky, a romantic science fiction read, something fast-paced and fantastical, or mix of several of these, find your next read here.






Teen Tech Week: Make with HCPL

make with HCPLThis year we celebrate Teen Tech Week with making – building, tinkering, crafting, creating.  Check out one of the many events we have scheduled to celebrate TTW or consider checking out one of these great reads to help get you started on or get you inspired with your own making.





Calling Teen Poets, Rappers & Writers! Space City Poetry Slam! Saturday @ Barbara Bush Branch Library

Teen poets, writers and rappers! It’s time to step up and stand out at the WITS Space City Slam, Saturday, March 7, 2:00 PM at Barbara Bush Branch Library.

The slam is free and open to all teens between 13 and 19 years. No registration is necessary. Just bring your best poetry and bring it at the mic.

Saturday's event is the third of ten first-round slams to held across the Greater Houston Area. Saturday's winners  will move on to the semifinal round to compete for a spot in the final Space City Grand Slam in April at Discovery Green. The six winners of the Grand Slam will join the Meta-Four Houston performance poetry team at the Brave New Voices Festival this July in Atlanta.

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