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Teen Craft: Summertime Stain-a-Frame

Clipart picture of stained glass from Jupiterimages Corporation.Decorate a beautiful frame that looks like stained glass. All materials provided. Ages 10-17.
Registration required. Call 281-471-4022.

Clipart: Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation.
 

Teen Event: Gaming Arcade

Clipart from Jupiterimages of two boys playing a video game.The Teen Summer Reading Program starts out with a favorite: the Gaming Arcade! Come and test out the latest gaming technology and try out some games from the past. Wednesday, June 6 at 3 p.m. Ages 10 and up. 

Clipart: Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation.
 

Summer Reading Club-Book Journal Craft

Clipart picture of a Journal from JupiterimagesDecorate a journal to record your summer reading books or to just doodle in! Tuesday, June 5 at 2 p.m. For school-age children. No registration required. 

Clipart: Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation. 

Market at Five Points Every First Saturday

Photo of Five Points Town Plaza from City of La Porte, Texas WebsiteA variety of vendors and produce growers set up booths for Market at Five Points at Five Points Plaza, 201 S. Broadway in La Porte, every first Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The next Market is Saturday, June 2, 2012. There will be a raffle for prizes. For more information, see www.marketatfivepoints.com or call Leticia Rollins at 281-830-1529.

Teen Craft: Kite Making

Clipart of Kites flying from JupiterimagesCreate and design a kite in honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Ages 10-17. All materials provided. Wednesday, May 16 at 4 pm.

Clipart: Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation. 

Maurice Sendak

Copy of Book Jacket from 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice SendakMaurice Sendak, innovative children’s author and illustrator, died today, Tuesday, May 08, 2012. He was 83. He wrote and illustrated such books as the trilogy Where the Wild Things Are (1963), In the Night Kitchen (1970), and Outside Over There (1981); The Sign on Rosie’s Door (1960); Higglety Pigglety Pop! (1967) and his latest Bumble-ardy (2011).  Sendak also was an illustrator for numerous children’s authors, such as Else Holmelund Minarik and Ruth Krauss. His stories and drawings have thrilled a generation of young readers born in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s who are now sharing their love of these classics with the children in their lives. 

Asian-Pacific Heritage Month Paper Lantern Craft

Clipart from Jupiterimages of Three Paper Lanterns.Create a paper lantern craft to celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month! Program is free and all materials are provided.  Wednesday, May 2 at 3:15 p.m. For school-age children.

Clipart: Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation. 

Blue Santa Garage Sale

Clipart from Jupiterimages of Police HatLa Porte Police Department and their Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will be hosting a Blue Santa Garage Sale in the front parking lot of the Police Department, 3001 N. 23rd St., on Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Robyn Galleon at 281-842-3162. 

Clipart: Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation. 

 

World War II Display

Photograph of World War II display in case at libraryThis month, the library display case features memorabilia from World War II, provided by library patron Paul Schupska. There are some touching items—like a Mother’s Day card that reads: “To My Son in the Service on Mother’s Day.” Stop by to see this interesting tribute to our armed forces.

Friends of Houston Public Library Book Sale

Clipart from Jupiter Images of man at Book SaleThe 34th Annual Bargain Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of Houston Public Library will be held April 13-15, 2012 in Exhibit Hall B at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston.
The specific times are:

Friday, April 13, 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm (members only, see below)
Saturday, April 14, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (general public)
Sunday, April 15, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (general public, also “Bag Day”, see below)

Friday is members only (memberships available at the door starting at $20). Saturday & Sunday are open to everyone. Sunday is also “Bag Day” at $10 per bag (bags provided). All proceeds benefit the Houston Public Library.

Clipart: Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation

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