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Super Bowl Party - Seniors 60 and Up

Clipart of Man Holding TV With Super Bowl on it from JupiterimagesThe Parks and Recreation Department of the City of La Porte is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm, for all Seniors 60 and up.  The party will be at the Norman L. Malone Senior Center, 1322 S. Broadway, La Porte.  The BIG GAME will be shown on a high definition BIG screen.  Sandwiches and drinks will be served and you can bring any snacks that you like.  The City of La Porte website reports: “The first two years were GREAT and this year’s Super Bowl Party stands to be even better!!”  For more information, please call 281-470-9897 or come by the senior center between 7 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday.

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Teen Craft-Painting Party

Clipart of paint brushes and paint from Jupiterimages Corporation. Try your hand at freestyle painting or follow along with instructions to create your own masterpiece. Wednesday, January 16, 4:00 p.m. Ages 10-17. All materials provided. No registration required.

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Help Your Preschooler Make This Penguin

Photo of Penguin Craft Taken by Mandy SheffieldPreschool Craft Time is for preschool age children and lasts about 30 minutes. Parents or caregivers are required to stay and help their children complete the craft. The first craft time for the New Year will be Wednesday, January 9 at 11 a.m. when we will be making this adorable penguin. It’s a great time to start craft time if you haven’t visited before. Come join us!

Books on The Hobbit

Picture of Book Jacket for 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Official Movie Guide' by Brian SibleyHave you seen the new movie The Hobbit: the Unexpected Journey? I’m rereading The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien in anticipation of seeing the movie. We have other titles connected to the book and movie, such as the one pictured to the left: The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey: Official Movie Guide by Brian Sibley.  Other titles: Exploring J. R. R. Tolkien’s the Hobbit by Corey Olson; The Art of the Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull; The History of the Hobbit by John D. Rateliff; and The Hobbit and Philosophy: For When You’ve Lost Your Dwarves, Your Wizard, and Your Way edited by Gregory Bassham and Eric Bronson. Get ready for the movie by checking out a book.

Holiday Fun For All Ages

Clipart picture of people at a holiday party.The Friends of La Porte Community Library present their Annual Open House with holiday entertainment and refreshments. Free for all ages. From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, December 10 in the Library Meeting Room.

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Hot Off the Press!

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!

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.

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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. 

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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; and then Job & Career Accelerator. The first time you use Job & Career Accelerator, you will need to register and registration is free. Note: if you have already signed up for the LearningExpress database, the login will be the same; you will not need to reregister. Please ask a librarian if you would like help in accessing this database.

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; Step on a Crack by James Patterson, first title in the Michael Bennett mysteries; Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie, first title in Jane Marple murder mysteries; The Secret by Beverly Lewis, first title in Seasons of Grace series; The Next Always by Nora Roberts, first title in Inn Boonsboro trilogy;

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