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Teen Craft: Pokémon Key Chains

Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd. Key chainMake your favorite Pokémon out of fuse beads. Wednesday, September 21, 4 pm - 5 pm, Ages 10-17. All materials provided. 

Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Gulf Coast Reads: The Train to Crystal City

Book Jacket for The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe RussellThe selection for Gulf Coast Reads this year is The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, by Texas author Jan Jarboe Russell. The first non-fiction title chosen for Gulf Coast Reads, this book tells the riveting, poignant story of immigrants to the United States from Japan, Germany and Italy who were held in an internment camp in Crystal City, Texas. Taken from their homes in Cleveland, Los Angeles and other cities across the United States, these immigrants, named “enemy aliens”, were interned along with their American-born children and were held for the purpose of "repatriation" to their countries of origin in exchange for (other) Americans held there.

La Porte Community Library’s Book Discussion of The Train to Crystal City will be held Wednesday, October 12, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, in the Meeting Room of the Library at 600 S. Broadway in La Porte.

The Gulf Coast Reads program for La Porte will be a showing of the movie American Pastime at Monday, October 17, 6 pm - 7:45 pm, in the Library Meeting Room. American Pastime is a film based on a true story of a Japanese-American internment camp in Utah during World War II. The film portrays the prejudice and suspicion that Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans were subjected to during World War II. The movie includes actual footage of the Topaz War Relocation Center in Utah that was filmed using a camera smuggled into the camp.

Gulf Coast Reads is an annual reading initiative in which residents of the upper Texas Gulf Coast read or listen to the same book and then join together with other readers to discuss the book and/or attend programs related to the book’s themes.

The Train to Crystal City is available at Harris County Public library in book format, large print, audio CD, eBook, and eAudio. Please stop by to pick up your copy of the book or download a copy to your computer or mobile device. Then come to the exciting programs and book discussions that will be offered for our readers across Harris County!

Teen Art Fusion: Be the Peace - Be the Hope Project

Photo of canvas being made from Be the Peace – Be the Hope website / Texan-French Alliance for the Arts ©.Start the school year off with fun and creativity! Join us for our monthly teen art program. This month we'll participate in the Be the Peace - Be the Hope Project. Make a canvas that will bring hope to refugee camps around the world. To learn more about this pilot program visit www.bepeacebehope.org. Wednesday, September 7, 4 pm – 5 pm, ages 10-17. All materials provided; no registration needed. 

Photo of canvas from Be the Peace – Be the Hope website / Texan-French Alliance for the Arts ©.

La Porte High School Annuals

Photo of La Porte High School AnnualsThe Friends of the Library have some La Porte High School annuals available for sale in their Book Sale room. School years available at the time of this writing are: 1991, 1999, 2003-2006, and 2011. Annuals are $10 each. Proceeds from the La Porte Friends of the Library Book Sale help fund programming for La Porte Community Library. 

 

Teen Craft: Chalkboard Coaster

Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd. Black chalkboard decorarted with a moon.Personalize your own chalkboard coaster! This will be the last teen craft for this year's Summer Reading Program. All materials provided. There will be cupcakes! Ages 10-17. Wednesday, August 3, 3 pm - 4 pm. 

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Teen Craft: T-shirt Tote Bag

Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd. Girl using a tote bag. Make a tote bag, using a T-Shirt! T-shirts will be provided. You are also welcome to bring your own T-shirt to personalize your project. Wednesday, July 27, 3 pm - 4 pm. Ages 10-17.

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Teen Craft: Morse Code Bracelet

Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd. Bracelet made from beads.Use Morse Code to create a bracket containing your secret messages. Wednesday, July 20, 3 pm - 4 pm. Ages 10-17.

Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Teen Movie Break

Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd. Clipart of film reel and director's "cut" sign.Hey Teens, escape the summer heat with our Teen Movie Break. We now have a new projector and a larger screen. Wednesday, July 13 at 3 pm. Popcorn and refreshments. All ages are welcome.  

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School Age Craft: Happy Mouth Puppets

Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd.Make a crazy hand puppet with a full set of teeth! This program is recommended for school-age children. No registration is required. Tuesday, July 5, at 2 pm. Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.

Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Teen Craft: Mini Erasers

Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd. Erasers with a pencil.Create a mini eraser from polymer clay that becomes a real eraser after it’s baked. Wednesday, June 29 at 3 pm. All materials provided. Ages 10-17. 

Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd.

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