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Afterschool Science Time: LIGHT REFRACTION

Picture of pyramid with light refracting from Microsoft Office Word 2013Join us for 30-45 minutes of hands-on Science in the Library! This week we will conduct a cool experiment to show the refraction of light in water. Wednesday, March 26 at 3:15 p.m. For school-age children. Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.

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College Connection Workshop

On Saturday, March 22, there will be a workshop for young people who are considering college. It will be held at First Baptist Church at 310 South Broadway in La Porte. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The flyer states: “All youth are invited to attend who are uncertain about their direction in life, need guidance or could use some encouragement!” Please call 281-451-9593 to give the number of youth who will be attending, or email this information to: sharonm@themissingpeaceministry.org.

Battleship Texas Centennial Family Festival

Poster Advertising Battleship Centennial Family Festival Day-March 15, 2014Come join the 100th year anniversary celebration of the Battleship Texas at San Jacinto Battleground Park on Saturday, March 15, from 12 pm to 10 pm. The park is located at 3523 Independence Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571. There will be music and fun for all ages! Watch this short video and get your tickets at battleshiptexas.org. This event is sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Battleship Texas Foundation. Proceeds will go to help save the Battleship. Come on out and enjoy the festivities!

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration!

Photo of Pinata taken by Mr. D.Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and “Read Across America”. Enjoy a classic Seuss story and help us Box a Gox Piñata!  Wednesday, March 5 at 3:15 p.m. For school-age children.

Afterschool Science Time

Clip Join us for 30-45 minutes of hands-on Science in the Library! During the next session, we will be making hoop gliders. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program. For school-age children.  Wednesday, February 26, 3:15 pm

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Teen Black History Month Event: Story Quilts

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Teens will be honoring Black History Month during February 2014 by creating story quilts. Stop by the library to learn more about how the women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, created quilts that told stories. Then design your own square to add to the library's story quilt. Please ask a staff member if you need any help.

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Aftershool Game Time

Clipart of checkers and checker board from Clipart: Copyright © 2014 Jupiterimages CorporationStop by for board games, card games and more! You can play ours or bring your own! Lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. Wednesday, January 29, at 3:15 pm. For school-age children. Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.

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Teen Movie Time

Clipart of girl handing out popcorn: Copyright © 2014 Jupiterimages CorporationMake plans to attend Teen Movie Time this coming week, on Wednesday, January 15, from 4 pm – 6 pm. The movie to be shown is a winter adventure involving a team of sled dogs and 2 explorers trying to survive an Antarctic mission. Primarily for ages 10-17, but all ages are welcome.  

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GED Classes in Pasadena

Harris County Department of Education is offering GED classes in Pasadena.  The classes are Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 am – 11:30 am or 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  The classes are held at Community School, 1838A E. Sam Houston Parkway, Pasadena, TX.  Please click the Adult Education division for more information, or call 713-740-0302 or 713-740-0298.

New Year, New Choices

Clipart: Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages CorporationIn the upcoming New Year, many of us have some aspects of our lives we would like to improve. Harris County Public Library has materials to help us meet our goals. Here is a sampling:

1) Get Fit - Core Strength Training: The Complete Step-by-step Guide to a Stronger Body and Better Posture For Men and Women

 2) Spend More Time With Family and FriendsLife is Friends: A Complete Guide of Connecting in Person by Jeanne Martinet

3) Lose WeightDiscover Your Optimal Health: The Guide to Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Vitality, Your Life by Wayne Scott Andersen

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