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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;

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 Jonathan Safran Foer on Wednesday, October 17, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., as a part of the Gulf Coast Reads initiative. The discussion is free and open to everyone. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.

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.

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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 the phone. That secret was a hole in the middle of me that every happy thing fell into.”

The secret Oskar refers to is a mystery throughout most of the book. It is only near the end that we find out what happened with his father and the phone on 9/11.

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