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Adult Senior Program-At the La Porte Senior Center

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Older Lady Stretching.Join us at the Norman L. Malone Senior Center, 1322 S. Broadway, La Porte, TX for an enlightening workshop on Aging Gracefully, presented by Katie Coones & Judy Svegliato! This fun exploration of the positive aspects of growing older is free and open to all adults ages 55+. Tuesday, June 13, at 9:30 am. No registration required and you do not have to live in La Porte to attend.

This workshop is provided through a partnership of the Norman L. Malone Senior Center and La Porte Community Library.

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Adult Programs in June

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Month of JunePrograms in June for Adults:

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

Computer Class: Internet: Google Maps, YouTube: Thursday, June 1, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

Crafting for Adults-Bride & Groom Clothespin: Saturday, June 3, 10:30 am. Registration Required.

Computer Class-Facebook: Thursday, June 8, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

VFW Explains the Flag Retirement Ceremony: Saturday, June 10, 10:30 am. Bring your kids or grandkids and learn about the inspiring ceremony used to retire the United States flag! You are welcome to bring worn U. S. or Texas flag that needs to be retired and the VFW will include the flags in their upcoming retirement ceremony.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, June 13, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month) -- Bring your current knit or crochet project for two hours of peaceful needlework.

Computer Class-One-on-One Computer Help: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Sign up for a 30-minute time slot for one-on-one computer help. Registration Required.

Life of a Merchant Marine Officer: Saturday, June 17, 10:30 am. Captain Carol Curtiss shares her interesting experiences as one of the first female officers in the Merchant Marines! She has some great stories!

Book Discussion- ‘My Name is Lucy Barton: A Novel’ by Elizabeth Strout: Monday, June 19, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she has not spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lies the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, June 27, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month) -- Bring your current knit or crochet project for two hours of peaceful needlework.

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Adult Summer Reading Program (But All Ages Welcome!)

Clipart ©2017 Vital Imagery Ltd., United States FlagLearn about the patriotic and inspiring ceremony used to retire the U. S. Flag! Saturday, June 10, at 10:30 am. Presented by Ben Ramirez, retired USMC, of Marvin R. Young, VFW Post 4395 in Pasadena. Attendees to the program may bring any worn U. S. or Texas flag that needs to be retired, and the flags will be taken to the Pasadena post for their upcoming retirement ceremony. Free! Bring the kids and grandkids! All ages welcome! No registration required.

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Movie Time for Adults

Cover art for 'Mao's Last Dancer' ©Twentieth Century Fox Home EntertainmentIn celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, join us this Saturday, May 27, at 10 am, when we will show the movie Mao’s Last Dancer ©Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (2009). Based on an inspiring true story, this emotionally powerful crowd-pleaser emerged as one of the year's most talked-about independent films. This movie tells the fascinating and epic tale of Li Cunxin, a peasant boy from rural China who beats impossible odds to become a world-renowned ballet dancer with the Houston Ballet.

We will have coffee and water available. Please feel free to bring your own drinks and/or snacks. Rated PG-13. Runtime 1 hour, 57 minutes. We will need to start promptly to finish close to noon. Free. No registration required.

Find out more about Mao’s Last Dancer from IMDb

Crafting For Adults - Bride & Groom Clothespin

Photo of Adult Craft-Bride & Groom ClothespinJoin us for this cute and fun craft! To celebrate Bridal Month in June, we will make a Bride & Groom Clothespin! Saturday, June 3, 10:30 am. Can also be adapted for Prom or Bridesmaids. Free! All materials supplied. For Ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register. 

Adult Book Discussion: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Cover Art for 'Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel' by Jamie FordJoin us Monday, May 15, at 6:30 pm for a discussion of the historical fiction title Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel by Jamie Ford. In 1986, Henry Lee joins a crowd outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's Japantown. The hotel has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has discovered the belongings of Japanese families who were sent to internment camps during World War II. As the owner displays and unfurls a Japanese parasol, Henry, a Chinese American, remembers a young Japanese American girl from his childhood in the 1940s--Keiko Okabe, with whom he forged a bond of friendship and innocent love that transcended the prejudices of their Old World ancestors. Free. No registration required. For Ages 18+.

Beginner Origami for Adults-This Thursday, May 4

Photo of pink origami flowers made by La Porte Library Staff MemberLearn how to make an origami flower, a component of many origami projects! Thursday, May 4, 11 am – noon. Spaces still available! Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register. Free. All materials provided. For ages 18+.

Adult Programs in May

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. The word May for the month.Adult Programs – May 2017

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

Beginner Origami for Adults:  Thursday, May 4, 11 am-noon– Flower. Registration Required.

Computer Class: eMail: Attachments, Spam, and More: Thursday, May 4, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

Informational Program-The Safe Area: Saturday, May 6, 10:30 am. Learn about The Safe Area, a valuable local resource for veterans helping veterans. All are welcome!

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, May 9 & 23, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month) -- Bring your current knit or crochet project for two hours of peaceful needlework.

Computer Class- Microsoft Word-Pictures, Wordart & Text Boxes: Thursday, May 11, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

Book Discussion- ‘Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet’ by Jamie Ford: Monday, May 15, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. In honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, join us for a discussion of this historical fiction novel. Henry, a Chinese American, remembers a young Japanese American girl from his childhood in the 1940s--Keiko Okabe--with whom he forged a bond of friendship and innocent love that transcended the prejudices of their Old World ancestors.

Computer Class- One on One Computer Help: Thursday, May 18, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Sign up for a 30- minute time slot for one-on-one computer help. Registration Required.

Movie Time for Adults-‘Mao’s Last Dancer’ ©20th Century Fox Home Entertainment: Saturday, May 27, 10 am. Based on the inspiring true story of Li Cunxin, a peasant boy who left Communist China to become a world-renowned dancer with the Houston Ballet. Rated PG. Runtime: 1 hour, 57 minutes.

Computer Class-Free eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines: Thursday, May 25, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

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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. 

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