Changing Face of Houston: a Civic Engagement Series at the HPL

Jan. 21, 2015City of Houston

The Houston Public Library presents The Changing Face of Houston a Civic Engagement Series presentation beginning Monday, January 26, 2015 through Tuesday, September 22, 2015. This series presentation is about getting Houstonians to become involved in listening, learning and engaging in their communities. The discussions will involve deliberate, consistent and purposeful outreach to create an environment in which people from all backgrounds have a voice in the decisions and actions that affect their lives and neighborhoods. The first Civic Engagement Series will be held on Monday, January 26, 2015 from 6 PM – 8 PM at the Julia Ideson Building, 550 McKinney, 77002. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information on library locations and times for future presentations visit or call 832-393-1319.

The Domains of the Series:

Monday, January 26, 2015
Ethics and Trust
Dr. Michael O. Emerson, Kinder Institute Video
Neighborhood Community Leaders
Panel Response

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Learning & Connecting with Each Other
Resources: Small Businesses – Corporations
Non-Profits – City Government

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Action – Experience
What did we do?
How did we do it?
Whom did we involve?
What have we learned?

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. Serving more than 7 million customers 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.

For more information, visit the Houston Public Library at or call 832-393-1313.