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HPL celebrates Archives Month in October

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October is Archives Month at Houston Public Library's Houston Metropolitan Research Center. Events throughout the month invite Houstonians to learn more about special collections library and the amazing treasures it preserves in its archive collection. October programs provide insights on the importance of archiving, insider tips on how to archive your own personal memorabilia and fun, interactive projects that the entire family can enjoy.  All events are free and open to the public. For more details visit or call 832-393-1313.

Hispanic History Loteria Night!
Saturday, October 6 | 6 PM - 8 PM
Discovery Green | 1500 McKinney ST., #R2, 77010

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Loteria Night! Questions will  relate to Houston Hispanic History and the Houston Metropolitan Research  Center's (HMRC) Hispanic Archival Collections. Prizes include  reproductions of historic images housed at HMRC. Event is free and open  to the public. For questions, please contact HMRC at or  call 832-393-1662.

Julia Ideson Building Tour 
Saturday, October 6 | 11 AM – 12 PM
Julia Ideson Building 
Meldrum Room & Reynolds Room | 550 McKinney St., 77002

Join us on the first Saturday of every month for a tour of the historic  Julia Ideson Building, the beautiful Spanish Renaissance Revival style  library in the heart of downtown. Learn about the building's history and  use, its renovations and additions, and the significance of its art and  architecture. Tours begin at the reception desk in the lobby and are  available on a first come basis with a limit to 20 people. 

Aquatic Rescue: Water Damage Workshop

Thursday, October 11 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 
Heights Neighborhood Library| 1302 Heights Blvd., 77008 | 832-393-1810

Whether the water damage comes from rain, flooding, or extensive  humidity, the effect on your important records can be severe. So what  can you do? Join HMRC’s conservationist to learn about preventing and  responding to water damage. 

 Oral History 101: Family History Interviewing 

Thursday, October 18 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Julia Ideson Building | Reynolds Room | 550 McKinney St., 77002

The holiday season is around the corner, a time for family gatherings  and family stories. Interested in holding onto your family history?  Learn the basics of oral history project development; from project  planning, equipment, interviewing, to preserving and sharing your  interviews.

Where’s the Book on my House? How to Research a Historic Property

Thursday, October 25 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Julia Ideson Building | Meldrum Room | 550 McKinney St., 77002

Curious about your home’s history? Don’t know where to start? HMRC's  Architectural Archivist will give a basic overview of how to research a  historic property, highlighting useful resources in HMRC collections.  This program includes a tour of the Texas Room to introduce the public  to our collections and how to access them through the reference desk.

Houston: the Poetry of Us
Saturday, October 27 | 11 AM - 2 PM
Julia Ideson Building | Meldrum Room | 550 McKinney St., 77002

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