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First Saturday at Five Points

Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd. of vendors selling their wares.Every First Saturday at Five Points Plaza in the City of La Porte there is a Market Day in which local small businesses display and sell their products. The next First Saturday at Five Points will be on February 7, from 9 am to 2 pm. The address is: Five Points Plaza, 211 S. Broadway, La Porte, TX. Come out and support local Small Businesses! Call 281-389-9518 for more information. If you would like to become a vendor visit www.craftandvendormarket.webs.com.

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Teen Craft: Card Making

Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd. - Valentine's Day CardNeed a gift for your Valentine? Explore the art of card making. All materials provided. Ages 10-17. Wednesday, February 4, 4 pm - 5 pm. 

Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Teen Craft: Snow Skiier

Clipart of Skis, Poles, and Ski Cap from Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd.Create a fun mini snow skier using the materials provided. Wednesday, January 21, 4 pm - 5 pm. Ages 10-17.

Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Special Pop-Up Book Storytime!

Photo of sign for Special Pop-Up Book Storytime at La Porte LibraryJoin us for the First Storytime of the New Year!  We will start off 2015 with a Special Pop-Up Book Storytime! Tuesday, January 6 at 10:15 am for Preschool Children. This is a great time to start the Tuesday Morning Storytime tradition if you and your child have never been...or to continue the tradition if you have! Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.

Don't Miss It! - Afterschool Movie Time

Clipart of Popcorn container from Office.com Clip ArtDon't miss our last Afterschool Movie Time for the year! Stop by for movie fun and popcorn! Title to be announced at screening. Tuesday, December 16 at 3:30. Lasts approximately 30-45 minutes.  Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.

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Annual Christmas Puppet Show!

Photo: La Porte Library Puppet Show Committee - Christmas 2013Mark your calendar for our Annual Christmas Puppet Show! Performed by our 2014 La Porte Community Library Puppet Committee. Thursday, December 11, 2014, at 4 pm. For school-age children. Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.

Photo: La Porte Community Library Puppet Committee - Christmas 2013

Teen Event: Space Station Program

Photo of International Space Station Display provided through NASA and HCPLHey Teens: Join us on Wednesday, December 3, 4 pm - 5 pm for an interesting program sponsored by NASA about the International Space Station. Ages 10-17. Free.

Native American Heritage Month

Photo taken by Mandy Sheffield of Native American Heritage Month artifacts at libraryNovember is Native American Heritage Month.  To commemorate the event, one of our library patrons kindly loaned us his Native American Indian artifacts for our display case. Take a look at these authentic objects when you visit the library.

Little Explorers: Discovery Time For 0-5 Years Old

Picture of Two Preschoolers Playing-Clipart: © 2014 Vital Imagery Ltd.Come for 30 to 45 minutes of sensory exploration and discovery for ages 0 - 5 years old and their caregivers. Please dress to get messy! Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program. Wednesday, November 12, at 10:15 am.

Clipart: © 2014 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Over the River and Through the Wood

Book Jacket-'Over the River and Through the Wood' by L. Maria ChildWhile searching for Thanksgiving books for our November display, I came across several children’s books which have the poem 'Over the River and Through the Wood' by Lydia Maria Child, about a boy who is going to his grandparents' house for Thanksgiving.

These books brought back childhood memories of singing this song when my family made the long drive to northeast Texas to visit my grandparents.

The poem was published in 1844 in L. Maria Child’s book Flowers for Children, Volume 2, and it was originally called 'A New-England Boy’s Song About Thanksgiving Day'. The author based the poem on her own memories of visiting her grandfather’s house for Thanksgiving. The house of her grandfather still stands in Medford, Massachusetts near the Mystic River.

Note: The information in the previous paragraph is from Over the River and Through the Wood: The New England Song About Thanksgiving Day by L. Maria Child; illustrated by Matt Tavares. This book is also featured in the book jacket displayed above.

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