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Program: The History of the Moon

Apollo 11 Lunar Module from NASA Space Science Data Coordinated ArchiveWhere were you on July 21, 1969, when Neil Armstrong first stepped foot on the moon? Or were you not yet born? Come to our program on The History of the Moon this Saturday, July 22 at 10:30 am to help celebrate that historic event! Walter Kiefer, a scientist with the Lunar and Planetary Institute, will tell us—in layman’s terms—what we learned about the moon’s history through the Apollo program. He will also tell us about more recent NASA missions to the moon. This program is open to all ages, though the subject matter will appeal more to older elementary kids through 110-year olds.

Hope to see you there!

Photo from NASA Space Science Data Coordinate Archive, Apollo 11 Lunar Module, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 as shown on the Lunar and Planetary Institute website. 

Adult Summer Reading Program: Yoga Basics for Adults

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Woman stretching, doing yogaJoin us this Saturday, July 15 at 10:30 am for Yoga Basics for Adults, presented by Rosalinda Segovia-Robertson, National Association of Certified Yoga Teachers.

About our instructor: After being diagnosed with a chronic health disorder, Rosalinda was introduced to Yoga. She has found healing and a myriad of health benefits from her practice. As a Yoga teacher, she seeks to inspire and encourage the intentional development of a healthy and balanced mind, body and spirit through yoga and meditation.

No need to bring anything, but please dress comfortably. Free. No registration required.

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Crafting at the Library for Adults: Gingerbread Man

Felt Gingerbread Man made by Irene Cantu.Join us on Saturday, July 8, at 10:30 am to make this cute Felt Gingerbread Man! Must know basic sewing (how to thread a needle, how to tie a knot, and how to make a simple stitch). For Ages 18+. Free. All materials supplied. Please call 281-471-4022 to register. 

Adult Programs in July

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. A hand is shown, writing the word July.Adult Programs – July 2017

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

Computer Class: Excel: Data Entry and Editing: Thursday, July 6, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

Beginner Origami: Butterfly. Thursday, July 6, at 11 am. Registration Required.

Crafting for Adults: Felt Gingerbread Man. Saturday, July 8, 10:30 am. Registration Required.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, July 11, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month). Bring your current knit or crochet project for two hours of peaceful needlework. No registration required.

Yoga Basics for Adults (Ages 18+): Saturday, July 15, 10:30 am. Rosalinda Segovia-Robertson, National Association of Certified Yoga Teachers, will present a class on Yoga Basics. Dress comfortably.
No registration required.

Book Discussion: ‘The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper: A Novel’ by Phaedra Patrick. Monday, July 17, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper stopped engaging with life a year ago when his wife of 40 years died. But the discovery among her things of a charm bracelet he'd never seen before prompts a quest to discover the origins of the bracelet and all of its charms. His adventures take him from his home in York through the English countryside, and on to Paris and India. Free. Ages 18+. No registration required. Call 281-471-4022 to reserve a copy.

Computer Class: Word: Editing and Formatting Tips: Thursday, July 20, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

History of the Moon as Revealed by the Apollo Program: Saturday, July 22, 10:30 am. Where were you in July 1969, when Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon? Walter Kiefer, a scientist from the Lunar and Planetary Institute, will give a fascinating talk on what the Apollo program taught us about the moon’s history. Geared toward adults, but teens and children who like science or history will also enjoy! No registration required.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, July 25, 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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Book Discussion: 'The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper' by Phaedra Patrick

Cover Art for The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra PatrickJoin us Monday, July 17 at 6:30 pm as we discuss the novel The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper stopped engaging with life a year ago when his wife of 40 years died. But the discovery among her things of a charm bracelet he'd never seen before prompts a quest to discover the origins of the bracelet and all of its charms. His adventures take him from his home in York through the English countryside, and on to Paris and India.

The book is available in Regular Print Book, Large Print, eBook, and eAudio. Call 281-471-4022 or come by the library if you would like assistance in getting a copy.  For ages 18+. No registration required. 

Program: Captain Carol Curtiss-'Life of a Merchant Marine Officer'

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Cargo ShipJoin us for our program Life of a Merchant Marine Officer, Saturday, June 17 at 10:30 am. Captain Carol Curtiss will talk about her experiences in the Merchant Marines as one of the first women officers aboard Ocean-going Merchant Cargo ships. Captain Carol is an entertaining speaker! Her stories are included in her new book: 'Deep as the Ocean'. Free! No registration required. 

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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

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