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Adult Program: 'The Safe Area'

Brochure cover for 'The Safe Area', veterans helping veteransJoin us Saturday, May 6, 10:30 am, at La Porte Community Library, 600 S. Broadway, to learn about ‘The Safe Area’, a unique program based at St. John’s Episcopal Church in La Porte that offers peer-to-peer support for both active military and military veterans. Wayne Norton (U. S. Marine Corps), and Jorge Mazariegos (U. S. Army), facilitators for ‘The Safe Area’, will describe the program that is led by veterans who help veterans.

All facilitators of ‘The Safe Area’ "have received a certificate in Military Veteran Peer Network Basic Training, Texas Veterans Commission and the Military Veteran Peer Network." "Meetings are confidential and are not affiliated with the Veterans Administration or other federal, state, or local government agencies....Persons of any faith group, any belief system, or none, are invited to this community space."

This informative library program on May 6 is free and open to all. Please help us spread the word about this informative program which helps veterans to share their stories with other veterans and find the support they need.

(Quotes from brochure for 'The Safe Area', published by St. John's Episcopal Church, La Porte, TX) 

Movie Time for Adults

Hitchcock ©20th Century Fox Home EntertainmentJoin us for the film Hitchcock ©20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Anthony Hopkins plays Alfred Hitchcock, and Helen Mirren plays his wife, Alma Reville, in this fun bio-drama about the behind-the-scenes story in the making of the film Psycho. Saturday, April 22 at 10:00 am. Free. Rated PG-13. Running time is 1 hour, 38 minutes. Coffee will be available, and please feel free to bring your own snacks and/or beverages. 

Book Discussion: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

http://kidscat.hcpl.net/uhtbin/cgisirsi/?ps=PikhVal4rF/HCPL/309330143/123Join us for a book discussion over The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion, on Monday, April 17, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. Don Tillman, a brilliant geneticist, thinks that having women fill out a six-page, double-sided questionnaire before a date is logical and reasonable. Rosie Jarman, an impetuous barmaid, thinks Don should loosen up and learn to live a little. Follow the unlikely pair in this laugh-out-loud, feel-good story of unexpected joys, discovery and love. At this time, copies are available at the library. No registration needed for book discussion. 

Adult Programs in April

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.Adult Programs – April 2017

Please call 281-471-4022 for any program marked Registration Required.

Beginner Origami:  Thursday, April 6, 11 am – Bunnies in a Basket. Registration Required.

Computer Class-Computer Basics: Thursday, April 6, 11 am -- Registration Required.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, April 11 & 25, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month) -- Bring your current knit or crochet project.

Book Discussion-‘The Rosie Project: A Novel’ by Graeme Simsion: Monday, April 17, 6:30 pm -- Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who has decided it is time he finds a wife. A truly charming and funny debut novel!

Computer Class-Internet--Google, Maps, YouTube: Thursday, April 20, 10:30 am. Registration Required.

Movie Time for Adults-‘Hitchcock’ ©20th Century Fox Home Entertainment: Saturday, April 22, 10 am -- Starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren. The behind-the-scenes story about the making of the movie Psycho. Fun and entertaining! Rated PG-13. Runtime: 1 hour, 38 minutes.

Computer Class-Excel—Formulas, Sort & Filters: Thursday, April 27, 10:30 am -- Registration Required.

Crafting for Adults: Saturday, April 29, 10:30 am. Felt Hearts. Part 1 of 2-Part Craft. Registration Required.

All Programs are Free! Please call 281-471-4022 for more information. 

Movie Time for Adults: Tim's Vermeer ©Sony Pictures Classics

Cover for Tim's Vermeer ©Sony Pictures ClassicsJoin us for Movie Time for Adults on Saturday, March 25, at 10 am when we will watch Tim's Vermeer ©Sony Pictures Classics.

Tim Jenison, a San Antonio-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did seventeenth century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint photo-realistically, 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning ten years, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, to the north coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the Queen. 

This is a fascinating film! It is rated PG-13 and the running time is 1 hour, 20 minutes.

Find out more about ‘Tim's Vermeer' from IMDb.

Book Discussion: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Cover of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle ZevinJoin us for our March Book Discussion of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel by Gabrielle Zevin on Monday, March 20 at 6:30 pm. There are currently copies of the book available at La Porte Community Library for checkout, or you may get the eBook or eAudio through Hoopla Digital. Please call the library for more information: 281-471-4022. 

Let's Knit Together (And Crochet, Too!)

Ninja Turtle Hat Knitted by Myra WilsonKnitters/Crocheters: Bring your current project and come to the library for two hours of peaceful, uninterrupted needlecraft time in our comfy Reading Room! Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 10 am, or drop by when your schedule allows. It will get your day off to a great start! Next get-together: Tuesday, March 14, 10 am. 

Adult Programs at the Library: March 2017

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Calendar Word MarchAdult Programs – March 2017

Thursday, March 2, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: Computer Basics Registration Required.

Thursday, March 9, 2 pm -- Computer Class: Introduction to Microsoft Word. Registration Required.

Tuesday, March 14, 10 am -- Knitting Circle for Adults: Bring your current knit or crochet project.

Thursday, March 16, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: One on One Computer Help by Appointment. Registration Required.

Saturday, March 18, 10:30 am – Crafting for Adults. Class Full. Please call for 'Crafting for Adults' programs in April.

Monday, March 20, 6:30 pm -- Book Discussion-‘The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel’ by Gabrielle Zevin. A moving, funny novel celebrating transformation and the power of books.

Thursday, March 23, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: Free eBooks & eMagazines. Registration Required.

Saturday, March 25, 10 am -- Movie Time for Adults-‘Tim’s Vermeer’ ©Sony Pictures Classics. Tim Jenison, a San Antonio-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Utterly fascinating! Rated PG-13. Running time 1 hour, 20 minutes.

Tuesday, March 28, 10 am -- Knitting Circle for Adults: Bring your current knit or crochet project.

Thursday, March 30, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: How to Use iPhone. Registration Required.

All Programs are Free! Please call 281-471-4022 for any program marked Registration Required or for more information.

Book Discussion: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Cover Art for 'The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry' by Gabrielle ZevinJoin us for a discussion of the book ‘The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel’ by Gabrielle Zevin on Monday, March 20, at 6:30 pm.

When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family, and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.

A moving, funny novel celebrating transformation and the power of books. Available at Harris County Public Library as regular print book, large print book, eBook through Overdrive, and eAudio through Hoopla Digital.

Call 281-471-4022 to register or for assistance in accessing the book.

Walk-ins are also welcome. 

Movie Time for Adults-February 25

Cover for movie 'Gravity' starring Sandra Bullock & George ClooneyGrab a cup of coffee and join us this Saturday, February 25, at 10 am, when we will show the movie ‘G R A V I T Y’ ©Warner Brothers, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. This Academy Award-winning space adventure looks great on the La Porte Community Library theater-like system! Free. Rated PG-13. Running time 1 hour, 31 minutes. No registration required. 

Find out more about ‘G R A V I T Y’ from IMDb

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