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Houston Librofest Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month at the Houston Public Library

Enjoy the excitement of this year’s Houston Librofest, a festival celebrating Latino literature and culture in the Bayou City on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 11AM – 4PM at the Houston Public Library’s Central Library Plaza, 500 McKinney St., 77002. Houston Librofest is a book and arts festival for the entire family. The festival will highlight Hispanic writers and showcase the vibrant culture, music and art of the city’s Latino community.

There will be storytelling, writing workshops, book giveaways, crafts, performances by local folkloric dancers and musicians, exhibits by Houston arts organizations, and much more. Houston Librofest will also feature a lineup of acclaimed poets and writers that include: Gwendolyn Zepeda, Claudia Kolker, Javier O. Huerta, and Sarah Cortez. The events are free and open to the public.

For more details, please visit www.houstonlibrary.org/hhm or call 832-393-1313.

The Houston Public Library is honored to present Houston Librofest through its partnership with Arte Público Press, Society for the Performing Arts, Writers in the Schools, Poets & Writers, Houston Arts Alliance, and the Houston Public Library Foundation.

Many other events will be occurring throughout Hispanic Heritage Month. For a list of the events, please visit www.houstonlibray.org or call 832-292-1313. The events are free and open to the public.

About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, three 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 4 million customers per year, 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.

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Contact:
Blanca Quezada
Sr. Communicatons Specialist
Houston Public Library
832.393.1382; cell 713.435.9596
blanca.quezada@houstontx.gov
Release Date: Augst 23,2012
Houston Librofest Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month at the Houston Public Library

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