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Annual Christmas Puppet Show

Clipart of Puppet Show from JupiterImagesJoin us at the library for our Annual Christmas Puppet Show! Performed by our 2013 La Porte Community Library Puppet Committee. Wednesday, December 11, at 4:00 pm. For school-age Children.

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Annual Tree Trimming Party

Clipart of Elf Decorating Christmas TreeCome and help us decorate our little Christmas tree for the holidays! Wednesday, December 4 at 3:15 pm. For school-age children.

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Teen Craft: Candy Turkeys

Clipart of Turkey -  Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages CorporationCreate edible turkeys with candy and cookie treats. Ages 10-17. Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 4 pm. All materials provided. No registration needed.

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Happy Veterans' Day!

We want to wish all veterans a Happy Veterans’ Day. Thank you for your service to our country.

Our display case this month features interesting World War II memorabilia saved by an Army Veteran. Display materials provided courtesy of Irene Cantu.

'Thanksgiving by the Bay' Calls for Volunteers

Clipart: Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages Corporation Basket of Food with Happy Thanksgiving messageThe first annual ‘Thanksgiving by the Bay’ will be held on Thanksgiving Day at the La Porte Neighborhood Center, 526 San Jacinto Street. The event is sponsored by the Albemarle Foundation. The event planners are looking for Volunteers to help make the meal possible.

Dinners will be served between 11 am and 6 pm.  Volunteers are needed for 2 Hour Shifts, or longer if desired.  Help is needed for all roles. 

For more information contact or

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Afterschool Science Time

Clipart of Lightning Bolt: Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages CorporationJoin us for 30-45 minutes of hands-on Science in the Library! Static Electricity will be the focus of the next Afterschool Science Time. Wednesday, October 30th at 3:15 p.m. For school-age children. Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.

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Teen Read Week & Gulf Coast Reads: Movie

Clipart of Film & Popcorn: Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages CorporationTo celebrate Teen Read Week, we will be showing a movie [title to be announced] based on a book. Please join us on Wednesday, October 16, from 4 pm – 6 pm for the movie. This will also be a Gulf Coast Reads event. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Teens and Adults are invited.

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'The Dog Stars' Book Discussion Wednesday

Book Jacket of 'The Dog Stars' by Peter HellerWe will be discussing The Dog Stars by Peter Heller on Wednesday, October 9, 10:30 - 11:30 am. This book discussion is a part of the Gulf Coast Reads program, an initiative which encourages people on the upper Gulf Coast of Texas to read and discuss the same book. Please join us. No registration required.

'The Dog Stars' Author Peter Heller at Freeman Branch

Cover of The Dog Stars by Peter HellerPeter Heller, the author of The Dog Stars, will be at the Clear Lake City – County Freeman Branch Library on Thursday, October 3, at 7 pm to talk briefly about the creation of the novel, followed by Q & A and a book signing. The Freeman Branch Library is at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062.

The author’s visit is a part of Gulf Coast Reads, a program which encourages people of the Gulf Coast to read (or listen to) the same book, with programs and book discussions held at various libraries during the month of October.

This appearance at the Freeman Branch by the author was made possible by the Friends of Freeman Library and a bequest from the estate of Jocelyn H. Lee. 

The two programs for Gulf Coast Reads to be held at La Porte Community Library will be a book discussion at 10:30 – 11:30 am on Wednesday, October 9, and a movie from the dystopian genre [title to be announced] on Wednesday, October 16, starting promptly at 4 pm and lasting about 2 hours. Friends of the La Porte Library are sponsoring these two events.

All Roads Lead...

Clipart of airplane: Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages Corporation…to Gulf Coast Reads. Or, to be more precise, All This Blog will lead to Gulf Coast Reads in an amazing way.

Today’s topic is the Wings Over Houston Airshow, which will be held October 26-27, 2013 at Ellington Field. This is a great show that is presented annually. More information can be found at

How is this related to Gulf Coast Reads?

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