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Teen Event: Jazz Cafe

Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd. Jazz playersJoin us in celebrating African American History Month in our Jazz Cafe! Stop by for a hot drink & snacks while listening to jazz music. Learn more about these legendary artists and pick up some new jazz dance moves. Wednesday, February 17, 4 pm - 5 pm, Ages 10-17.

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Income Tax Forms Have Arrived

Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd. Income Tax Form and April 15 Calendar PageSome income tax forms are available at La Porte Community Library. We have the 1040, 1040A, & 1040EZ Forms and Instructions. Other forms may be accessed at the Internal Revenue Website at www.irs.gov.

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City of La Porte Event: Mardi Gras on Main Street

Mardi Gras on Main Street info from http://www.visitlaportetx.com/mardigrasThe City of La Porte is hosting Mardi Gras on Main Street at Five Points Town Plaza, 100 S. Broadway, on Saturday, February 20, from 4 pm to 9 pm. Come for hours of fun with the Mambo Jazz Kings, food trucks, stilt walkers, face painters, the King & Queen, and much more! While this is a free event to the public, the Craft Beer Garden (pay to get in!), Market (free to browse but vendors will be selling their products), and food trucks will not be free. Entertainment, balloon artists, band, dancing, and fun are all on the house!

Afterschool Craft Time: Athletic Shoe Keychain

Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd. Picture of athletic shoe.Join us for 30-45 minutes of craft-making fun! All materials provided. This week we will be making an Athletic Shoe Keychain. Wednesday, January 20, 3:15 pm. For school-age children. Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.

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Teen Chess With Master J

Clipart of a Chess Set Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd. Hey Teens: ever wanted to learn to play chess? Now is your chance! Stop by the library and learn some chess moves or challenge Master J to a match. You are welcome to join in on any of the 4 sessions that will be held over the next two months or come to them all! All levels, especially beginners, are welcome. The first session will be Wednesday, January 13, 4 pm - 5 pm. Ages 10-17.

Teen Art Fusion

Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd. Youths painting pictures.Hey Teens: Bring more art into your life this year by joining us for our monthly teen art program. Explore many areas of art including: painting, watercolor, drawing, coloring & mixed media. All materials provided; you are welcome to bring your own supplies. Ages 10-17. Wednesday, January 6, 4 pm - 5 pm.

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Polar Express Family Movie Night and Pajamas Party!

Cover of The Polar Express by Chris Van AllsburgSometimes after Christmas we can feel a bit of a letdown. This year La Porte Community Library has a solution! Join us for our first ever Polar Express Family Movie Night! Come dressed in your favorite pajamas. Enjoy the movie, some hot chocolate and more! Free for the whole family! Monday, December 28, 6 pm.

Little Explorers: Design Your Own Tree

Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd. Toddler playing with bucket.Design your own tree during 30 to 45 minutes of sensory exploration and discovery for ages 0 - 5 years old and their caregivers. Please dress to get messy! For Pre-school age children, Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 10:15 am.

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Free Online Legal Help

TexasLawHelp.org, in partnership with Libraries and Legal Aid Organizations from across the State of Texas, will be conducting its first ever Online Legal Clinic. Through the use of the internet, live streaming, and live chat programs, a panel of legal experts in Austin will take questions from people throughout the State of Texas. This online clinic will be on December 8, 2015, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The panel will take questions, one at a time, from Texans about their legal issues and give real answers. Questions will be answered over the live stream on the internet. If your specific question is not answered you will be able to send your questions to get real help, for free, by licensed attorneys.

You can attend this from your home using the internet or at the Harris County Law Library at 1019 Congress Street, Houston, TX 77002.

More information and a link to the Live Stream are available at the following website:

http://texaslawhelp.org/resource/online-legal-clinic

Community Event: La Porte Thanksgiving by the Bay

Flyer for Thanksgiving by the Bay La Porte 2015This year the Thanksgiving by the Bay event hosted by the Albemarle Foundation will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, from 11 am – 2 pm at the Evelyn Kennedy Center at 618 San Jacinto St. in La Porte. There will be a full Thanksgiving meal provided, complete with turkey, ham, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, green beans, dinner rolls, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, tea and water. Anyone is welcome to attend. If planning to attend, please register your family online at: www.laporte.tx.gov/wewanttoeat. Or, you may call 281-471-5020. Guests are welcome to come and go at any time during the event and registration is not required to attend.

The meal is graciously provided for our community by the Albemarle Foundation. Volunteers and Staff Support are provided by the Albemarle Foundation and the City of La Porte.

This year the foundation has more than enough volunteers to serve food on Thanksgiving Day so they are asking for families and organizations who want to contribute to consider donating a large gift basket that will be raffled off to those in attendance. Baskets that include things like bath items or household items or food gift cards are all great ideas. All items included in your baskets should be non-perishable. You may drop your basket off to City Hall at 604 W Fairmont Pkwy any time before the event. 

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