August 23, 2011
The City of Houston welcomed its newest department, the Department of Neighborhoods (DON), on August 10, 2011 with approval from City Council. The DON accomplishes an efficient and effective reorganization of many divisions that were previously dispersed throughout the City organization, with the end result being a "one-stop-shop" for accessing City services and resolving neighborhood issues. Currently, the DON consists of the following divisions:
The Department of Neighborhoods is here to serve you - together we can work toward improved quality of life in Houston's neighborhoods.
For further information about DON, see http://www.houstontx.gov/neighborhoods.
Gulf Coast Reads: On The Same Page
Kick Off Event
You are invited for a special day of entertaining activities to officially launch the Houston area's new reading and programming series, Gulf Coast Reads: On the Same Page. The program will begin with a book discussion of "One Amazing Thing," followed by the official opening featuring special guests and an interactive presentation from "One Amazing Thing" author Chitra Divakaruni. The afternoon will be filled with fun ongoing crafts, presentations and cultural entertainment, all related to the theme of the book.
This educational and fun citywide reading initiative is being presented in partnership by the Houston Public Library, Fort Bend County Libraries, Harris County Public Library, and Montgomery County Memorial Library. The goal of Gulf Coast Reads: On the Same Page is to cultivate a culture of reading in Houston by encouraging people to come together in libraries, bookstores, community centers, homes, places of worship, schools and parks to discuss the book. This program will take place Saturday, August 27 through Friday, September 30, 2011.
For more details visit www.gulfcoastreads.org. More information will become available on events, book discussions and author visits. Please revisit for the most up-to-date information.
Houston Public Library - Phone: 832.393.1313