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Book Discussion: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Cover Art for 'The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry' by Gabrielle ZevinJoin us for a discussion of the book ‘The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel’ by Gabrielle Zevin on Monday, March 20, at 6:30 pm.

When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family, and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.

A moving, funny novel celebrating transformation and the power of books. Available at Harris County Public Library as regular print book, large print book, eBook through Overdrive, and eAudio through Hoopla Digital.

Call 281-471-4022 to register or for assistance in accessing the book.

Walk-ins are also welcome. 

Movie Time for Adults-February 25

Cover for movie 'Gravity' starring Sandra Bullock & George ClooneyGrab a cup of coffee and join us this Saturday, February 25, at 10 am, when we will show the movie ‘G R A V I T Y’ ©Warner Brothers, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. This Academy Award-winning space adventure looks great on the La Porte Community Library theater-like system! Free. Rated PG-13. Running time 1 hour, 31 minutes. No registration required. 

Find out more about ‘G R A V I T Y’ from IMDb

Harris County Public Health Representative at the Library

Harris County Public Health Clinics Hours & LocationsJustin Alexander, Community Health Worker with the Baytown Health Clinic of Harris County Public Health, will have a table set up at La Porte Community Library on Tuesday, February 21 at 10 am. Justin will be here to give information and answer questions about the many services Harris County Public Health offers to qualifying individuals and families. He will also have some free giveaways! Please help spread the word if you know of someone who may benefit from these services. 

Book Discussion: 'The Story of Land and Sea'

Book Jacket for 'The Story of Land and Sea' by Katy Simpson SmithWe will have a book discussion on The Story of Land and Sea: A Novel by Katy Simpson Smith on Monday, February 13, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. 

This beautifully written debut novel is set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during and after the American Revolution. It follows three generations of family--fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave--characters who yearn for redemption amidst the sorrows and joys of their everyday lives. 

Free and open to adults 18+. Copies of the print version are available for checkout at the La Porte Library. It is also available as an eAudiobook through Hoopla. Please call 281-471-4022 for more information. 

Programs for Adults: February 2017

Photo of La Porte Community LibraryAdult Programs at La Porte Community Library, 600 S. Broadway, in February:

Thursday, February 2, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: Facebook

Saturday, February 4, 10:00 am -- Master Gardener-Composting. Harris County Master Gardener Captain Carol Curtiss will give a program on the topic of Composting. Get ready for those spring gardens!

Monday, February 13, 6:30 pm -- Book Discussion ‘The Story of Land and Sea: A Novel’ by Katy Simpson Smith.

Tuesday, February 14, 10 am -- Knitting Circle for Adults. Bring your current knit or crochet project.

Thursday, February 16, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: Email- Attachments & Spam

Thursday, February 23, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: Internet-Google, Maps, YouTube

Saturday, February 25, 10 am -- Movie Time for Adults. Grab a cup of coffee and join us for 'Gravity' ©Warner Brothers, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, on Saturday, February 25, at 10 am. Rating PG-13. Free. No registration required.

Library: La Porte Branch Library! 

Saturday, February 25, 10:30 am -- Crafting for Adults-Make a Greeting Card. Registration Required. Please call 281-471-4022.

Tuesday, February 28, 10 am -- Knitting Circle for Adults. Bring your current knit or crochet project.

All Programs are Free! Please call 281-471-4022 for more information.

Adult Program: Composting for Those Spring Gardens!

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Man putting compost in a binJoin us on Saturday, February 4, at 10 am for a program on Composting given by Harris County Master Gardener Captain Carol Curtiss. Free. No registration required. In the Meeting Room at La Porte Community Library, 600 S. Broadway, La Porte.

Learn the secrets of recycling organic matter such as leaves or vegetable scraps into the “black gold” soil for your spring gardens! 

This program is brought to you by Harris County Master Gardeners, a Volunteer arm of the Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service. 

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Love to Knit? Love to Crochet?

Baby Jacket and Hat Knit by Myra WilsonEvery second and fourth Tuesday of the month, treat yourself to uninterrupted time of knitting/crocheting with others who enjoy needlecraft! Bring your latest project to the library on Tuesday, January 24, 10:00 am – 11:30 am.

Make new friends, discuss methods and tips, and maybe even plan a future knit or crochet “for a cause” project!

Note: If you have a basic knowledge of how to knit or crochet, come on! Though not an instructional class, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn!

Movie Time For Adults!

Cover: 'The Flying Scotsman' ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Grab a cup of coffee and watch an inspiring feature film, 'The Flying Scotsman' ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., based on the true story of Graeme Obree, a Champion cyclist from Scotland who built his winning bike from old washing machine parts and had personal challenges to overcome. Saturday, January 21, at 10 am. Running time for the movie is one hour and 36 minutes. Rated PG-13. Free. No registration required.

Adult Program: Book Discussion Group

Book Jacket of 'The Story of Land and Sea' by Katy Simpson SmithWe are starting a Book Discussion Group for Adults Ages 18 and Older!

The first discussion will be on Monday, February 13, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  We will discuss the book ‘The Story of Land and Sea: A Novel’ by Katy Simpson Smith. 

Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this moving debut novel follows three generations of family--fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave--characters who yearn for redemption amidst a heady brew of war, kidnapping, slavery, and love.

The book is available for checkout from Harris County Public Library as a regular or large print book, and as an eAudiobook through Hoopla. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like assistance in placing the book on hold.

Free. Please register online through the Events Calendar or call the library at 281-471-4022 to register. 

Crafting For Adults

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Heart WreathMake a beautiful Valentine’s Day Wreath using fabric scraps! Saturday, January 21 at 10:30 am. Free. All materials supplied. Led by our own Irene Cantu. Space is limited; registration is required. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 to register. 

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.

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