Celebrate 100 Years of HCPL

Harris County Commissioners Court proclaimed 2021 as the Year of the Library in recognition of the library’s first one hundred years and its commitment to remain a vital and vibrant asset for the people of Harris County. 

Each month in 2021, the Harris County Public Library will release a new original video highlighting each decade of the library’s existence. To go along with the in-house productions, the library plans to host an exciting slate of online events and activities to celebrate 100 years of HCPL.

For more information about Harris County Public Library’s Centennial Celebration visit hcpl.net and follow @HarrisCountyPL on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



Centennial Kick Off:

Wednesday, January 20 @ 6:30 PM
Join us live, from our La Porte Branch Library, as Harris County Public Library celebrates its first 100 years. Travel back in time—virtually—to the 1920s, with a screening of HCPL’s own short film, A Library is Born—a “somewhat” true story of the earliest days of the Library, then celebrate with a live performance by the Boomtown Brass Band, presented by DaCamera of Houston! You won’t be able to resist tapping your feet to the music that the library’s founders were listening to a century ago—1920’s hot jazz!
Click here to register!

E-Resources for
Centennial Celebration


Celebrate our library’s 100 year of service by browsing, borrowing and exploring the great digital resources we have available! Learn more here
Discover the music of the 1920’s on Freegal. Not sure how Freegal works? Learn more here
Discover the cinema of the 1920’s on Kanopy. Not sure how Kanopy works? Learn more here

Centennial Crafts

Available for curbside pick up at all HCPL branches. 
Make your own flapper headband to wear while you dance the Charleston! Beginning January 20, ask for this 1920’s fashion staple activity when you visit us curbside! Available while supplies last.
Take Flight with your very own plane! Beginning January 20 ask for this activity when you visit us curbside! Available while supplies last.