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‘Grand Opening Celebration of Dr. Shannon Walker Neighborhood Library in Houston’

May 15, 2024 | by The Jeuns

The Houston Public Library (HPL) is excited to announce the opening of the Dr. Shannon Walker Neighborhood Library, a new addition that highlights HPL’s commitment to literacy, learning, and community engagement.

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: 11630 Chimney Rock Road, Houston, TX 77035

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be a lively celebration, showcasing the library as a source of knowledge and connection for people of all ages in Houston. The library is named after Dr. Shannon Walker, a respected NASA astronaut and Houston native who graduated from Westbury High School. Her remarkable career and contributions to space exploration serve as an inspiration to the community.

Distinguished speakers at the event will include Martha Castex-Tatum, Mayor Pro Tem, who will discuss the significance of the new library and its impact on the community. Dr. Shannon Walker, the guest of honor, will share her journey from Houston to space and emphasize the importance of lifelong learning.

The Dr. Shannon Walker Neighborhood Library aims to be a vibrant community center where residents can come together to learn, discover, and connect. This modern facility offers a wide range of resources, such as books, digital media, educational programs, and spaces for community gatherings.

Martha Castex-Tatum, Mayor Pro Tem, expressed her enthusiasm for the new library, emphasizing its role in education, exploration, and knowledge. Dr. Shannon Walker also shared her excitement, reminiscing about her own experiences in Houston’s libraries and encouraging others to pursue their dreams.

The Dr. Shannon Walker Neighborhood Library is expected to become a beloved landmark in Houston, promoting a love for reading and learning among its visitors. The grand opening celebration will include activities for children, book signings, and tours of the new facilities.

Join us on June 1st to celebrate the addition of the Dr. Shannon Walker Neighborhood Library to the Houston Public Library system and usher in a new era of community enrichment and discovery.

For more information, visit houstonlibrary.org.

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