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Photo of Holiday Programs in December at LaPorte Community LibraryPick up our flyer Holiday Programs in December the next time you are in the library. As the title indicates, it lists all the special holiday programs at La Porte Community Library that will be held this month. All Holiday Programs are supported by donations to The Friends of La Porte Community Library. There is an event for every age, so pick up a copy of the flyer while supplies last!

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Annual Christmas Tree Trimming Party

Clipart of guy trimming Christmas Tree from Jupiterimages Corporation.Come and help us decorate our little Christmas tree for the holidays! Tuesday, November 27, at 3:15 p.m. For school-age children.

Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation

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Teen Craft: Make a Dream Come True

Clipart of Dream Catcher from JupiterImagesDesign your own dream catcher to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Wednesday, November 14, 4 - 5 p. m. Ages 10-17. All materials provided. 

Clipart: Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation. 

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Database For Improving Computer Skills & Job Searching

Logo of Database Job & Career Accelerator from LearningExpressWe have a database that is perfect for job seekers and/or those who would like to improve their computer skills. It is called Job & Career Accelerator. The database allows a person to create resumes and cover letters, search for jobs in various fields, improve computer skills, and it also gives links to apply for jobs. From our website, www.hcpl.net , click on Databases; Subject List; Jobs & Careers; an...

First Title in Series Display

Photo of First Title in Series Display at La Porte Community LibraryThe display in the Adult Fiction section features the first title in a series. Currently on display is: Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben, first title in the Myron Bolitar mysteries; Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon, first title in the Lord John Grey novels;

Book Discussion on Wednesday, October 17

Logo for Gulf Coast Reads from http://www.gulfcoastreads.org/This is a reminder that we will have our book discussion for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by

Craft for Teen Read Week

Clipart of teen reading: Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation. Are you a young person who loves to read? Come celebrate your love of reading by coming to the Teen Read Week Craft on Wednesday, October 17, from 4 – 5 pm. Make a bookmark for your reading pleasure. All materials provided. Ages 10-17.

Clipart: Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation. 

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Another Quote From EL & IC

As noted in previous blogs, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer has some great quotes in it.  Here is one in which Oskar talks about his mother and their shared loss of his father/her husband on 9/11: “I couldn’t explain to her that I missed him more, more than she or anyone else missed him, because I couldn’t tell her about what happened with...

More Quotes Taken From E. L. & I. C.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close has a number of eccentric characters. The reader is given a glimpse into their lives and their views of the world, and through these characters the author, Jonathan Safran Foer, provides some interesting quotes. 

From the hard of hearing man who hasn’t left his apartment for twenty-four years, and who shouts everything: “So many people enter and leave your life! Hundreds of thousands of people! You have to keep the door open so they can come in! But it also means you have to let them go!”  (pg. 153)

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EL & IC - Quotes

Clipart of quote symbols  from © 2012 Jupiterimages CorporationClipart of quote symbols - © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation. The selection for Gulf Coast Reads this year is

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