Libraries' Network Down

Beginning at noon on Fri, May 14, through mid-morning Mon, May 17, the FBCL network will be down at ALL LOCATIONS because of HVAC (a/c) replacement at the main library.

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Phase 3 Gradual Re-Opening

Five library buildings now open to the public. For more information, click here.

Curbside Pick-Up Service continues at all locations.

Virtual: “Git!’ on Board: The Life of Harriet Tubman, a Theatre Performance

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Music, Performances, Story Times

Program Description

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Take a musical ride on the Underground Railroad to meet the heroic Harriet Tubman and learn of her early experiences as a slave. Highly acclaimed musician and storyteller Hope Shiver engages students in discovering how Tubman led fellow freedom-seeking slaves to hiding places on their way to safety in the North. Shiver interweaves Tubman’s poignant story with spirituals and work songs, allowing students to discover the lyrics of such songs as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “Git on Board,” which often contained hidden messages for slaves preparing to escape to freedom. David Keepman provides musical accompaniment as students chant, clap, cheer, and rejoice in experiencing the famous railroad.

In conjunction with Young Audiences of Houston, this program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.