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Teen Event: Sweet Spirits

Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd. Day of the Dead clipartLearn about the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos while making and decorating sugar skull shaped cookies. Wednesday, September 16, 4 pm - 5 pm. Ages 10-17.

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Gulf Coast Reads 2015: The Promise

Book Jacket for The Promise by Ann WeisgarberThe selection for Gulf Coast Reads this year is The Promise, by Ann Weisgarber, historical fiction about the Great Storm of Galveston in 1900.

Gulf Coast Reads is an annual reading initiative in which residents of the upper Texas Gulf Coast read or listen to the same book and join together with other readers to discuss the book and/or attend programs related to the book’s themes.

Each of Harris County Public Library’s 26 branches will have a book discussion and a program to offer on The Promise during the month of October. All events are free and can be found on the Events Calendar.

At La Porte Community Library, we will have a program presented by Lisa May, Director of Archives and Records for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, on the Effects of the Great Storm on Galveston Churches and St. Mary’s Orphanage.

This program will be on Saturday, October 10, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, in the Meeting Room of the Library at 600 S. Broadway in La Porte.

The La Porte Library Book Discussion of The Promise will be on Wednesday, October 21, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, also in the Meeting Room.

The Promise is available at Harris County Public library in book format, large print, audio CD, and eBook. Please stop by to pick up your copy or put one on Hold from your home computer. Then come to the exciting programs and book discussions that will be offered at Harris County Public Library in October!

Guessing Game for September: What's It?

Photo-Antique Tools DisplayCome see our display this month for our Antique Tools Guessing Game “What’s It?”!

Inspired by a relative of one of our staff members, this game features tools that made life easier in the days of yesteryear. The objective is to guess what the tools were used for.

The purpose of one of the tools we don’t even know ourselves…so take a look and maybe you can enlighten us!

Databases: Homework Help

Clipart of computer and books Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd.Now that school is back into swing, homework is not far behind. Don’t forget about the wonderful resources in the databases of Harris County Public Library available from your home computer or tablet. Databases provide full text magazine articles, literary criticism, encyclopedias, biographical information, and much more. There is even a section of databases entitled Homework for students at the high school level, and another section entitled (For) Kids for middle and elementary school students.

So…when you or your child remembers a project at the last minute, remember the online resources available 24/7 through Harris County Public Library.

Please call 281-471-4022 for more information.

We wish students, teachers, and parents an enriching, happy school year!

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Teen Art Fusion

Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd. Boy painting word ART on the wall.Join us for our monthly teen art program. Explore many areas of art including: painting, watercolor, drawing, & mixed media. All materials provided; you may also bring your own supplies. Wednesday, September 2, at 4 p.m. Ages 10-17.

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Local Newspaper: Around La Porte

Photo of Banner on Around La PorteAround La Porte is a local monthly newspaper with community news. It was established in 2011 after the cessation of publication of The Bayshore Sun. Maggie Anderson Eddy is the Publisher/Editor.

Around La Porte is available free at local businesses and organizations including La Porte Community Library.

The Library has past copies of The Bayshore Sun on microfilm for viewing. Most years from 1962-2009 are available. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 for more information. 

Teen Craft: Bath Bombs

Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd. Clipart of bath.Learn how to make bath bombs. All materials provided.  Wednesday, August 5, at 3 pm. Ages 10-17. Registration Required. Please call 281-471-4022.

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Teen Event: Black Light Art

Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd. Clipart of Black Light PaintPaint and draw in black light! All materials provided. Wednesday, July 29 at 3 pm. Ages 10-17. Registration Required. Please call 281-471-4022.

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Teen Craft: Braided Bead Bracelet

Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd. Beaded BraceletDesign and weave a beaded bracelet. Wednesday, July 22 at 3 pm. All materials provided. Ages 10-17. Registration Required. Please call 281-471-4022.

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Teen Event: Beat the Heat Teen Movie Break

Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd. Clipart of film and popcorn.Please join us for our Beat the Heat Teen Movie Break on Wednesday, July 15 at 3 pm. Film title to be announced. All ages welcome! No registration necessary.

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