Betsy A.'s blog

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

AfterSchool CraftTime - Wooden Sled Ornaments

Clipart of Sled from Jupiterimages CorporationJoin us for 30-45 minutes of craft-making fun! All materials provided. The next craft will be: Wooden Sled Ornaments! Wednesday, December 18, at 3:15 pm. For School-age Children.

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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 BayportAF@Albemarle.com or PasadenaAF@Albemarle.com.

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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.

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