October 2012

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October 2012 Newsletter

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Friends Annual Meeting and Celebration


October 17 


Re-Scheduled 2012 Children's Book Sale


November 2-3

AnnualMeetingPlease Join Us!
Friends Annual Meeting and Celebration
October 17 - 5:30 pm | Clayton Library Center

Featuring Houston Public Library Director Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson and author of Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale, Lynda Rutledge.




Please make sure your membership is up to date so that you can join us at our celebration!




CBS2012 Children's Book Sale
New Date Announced!

Friday, November 2 11 AM - 6 PM
Saturday, November 3 10 AM - 5 PM
$10 Bag Sale Saturday from 3 PM - 5 PM
(Bags will be provided)


Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church
2025 West 11th St., Houston, TX 77008
At the corner of T.C. Jester and West 11th 


Fiction, Non-Fiction Books, Parenting and Education Resources, Easy Books and Board Books, Graphic Novels, Foreign Language Books, Encyclopedias and other hidden treasures


Books $1 and $2


Cash, Checks, MasterCard and Visa are accepted


Educations, bring your tax-exempt ID


Proceeds benefit the Houston Public Library

FREE and OPEN to the Public


Volunteers are needed! Please bring your sorority, fraternity or corporate groups to help out.


To volunteer please fill out this online form.

BondVote, Houston!

$28 million for the Houston Public Library!


City of Houston Bonds on the November Ballot


Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston City Council have placed a package of five bonds totaling $410 million on the November 6, 2012 election ballot.

The package includes Proposition D - $28 million for Houston Public Library. This proposition will pay to rebuild and improve our community. Specifically it will provide for the following HPL improvements:

-Renovation of Freed-Montrose Library
-Replacement of the Moody Library
-Replacement of the Meyer Library
-Renovation of Robinson-Westchase  


Click here for more information

FarmersMarketFriends at the City Hall Farmer's Market

FarmersMarketThe Friends held their first Farmer's Market Book Sale in front of City Hall on September 26. It was a huge success, taking in $165 in just a couple of hours and attracting a steady flow of customers. Many of them said they hoped we'd be back again. We intend to do just that, with plans to sell books at the Farmer's Market each Wednesday until December 12.



If you have never volunteered at a Friends' book sale, and especially if you've told yourself you'd like to volunteer at our book sale some time, this is a great place to start. It is a lot of fun with pleasant customers and great people watching, including spotting the mayor and other city notables on their lunch hour, as well as a chance to visit other booths to buy food and locally produced items.


Books are priced at $1 for paperbacks, $2 for children's books, and $3 for hardbacks. Tax is included in the price so making change is easy!


At last week's sale we had several brand new volunteers and we're hoping for more new recruits. We have three shifts of 1-1/2 hours each, starting at 10:30 am.


To sign up as a volunteer for the City Hall Farmer's Market Book Sale, please fill out the information here.

GulfCoastReads 2012 Gulf Coast Reads
Join schools, local libraries, community groups, friends and neighbors as we come together during the month of October to read and discuss Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, the poignant novel by acclaimed author Jonathan Safran Foer.

The Houston Public Library will host several events on Saturday, October 27 at Central Library. For more information on Gulf Coast Reads events, please visit www.gulfcoastreads.org

The Friends is dedicated to fostering wider recognition, use, and support of The Houston Public Library.

The Friends of the Houston Public Library is part of the
Houston Public Library Foundation and a 501(c)(3).