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Adult Programs in September

Cover for The Martian: A Novel by Andy WeirComputer Class- One on One Computer Help: Thursday, September 13, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Sign up for 30 minutes of one on one computer help. Free. Registration required. This class fills up quickly! Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Hispanic Heritage Adult Craft: Wednesday, September 12, 10:30 am. Papel Picado-Learn this versatile Mexican Folk Art Craft to make colorful banners for every occasion! Free. For Ages 18+. Registration required. Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Programs for Adults in August

Cover for Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program Ends: Saturday, August 4. Annual End of Summer Reading Party will be on Thursday, August 2, at 3 pm. If 200 people complete the Summer Reading Program, there will be a special event at the party-David, our Children’s Librarian, will shave his head!

Adult Programs in July at the Library

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program Continues!: Monday, June 4-Saturday, August 4. Sign up for the free Adult Summer Reading Program and win prizes along the way. Get 10 points for every 30 minutes you read and 5 points for various activities—such as attending a library program, recommending a book to someone, volunteering at an event, or going screen-free for one hour. Gain 300 points to complete the program and your name will be submitted for a drawing at La Porte to win a $40 gift card! And if we get 200 people—Adults, Teens, Kids, and Babies—to complete the Summer Reading Program at La Porte, our Children’s Librarian will shave his head!!!

Adult Circuitry Program: Saturday, July 7, 10:30 am. Basic Circuitry. Impress your kids or grandkids! Learn circuitry basics with the help of Makey Makey™ kits. Registration required. Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Computer Class-EXCEL-Formulas, Sort & Filter: Thursday, June 12, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, July 16, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Please join us to discuss The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. As London is emerging from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a book club on Guernsey--a club born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi after its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island. Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like to have a copy of the book put on hold for you.

Computer Class-One on One Computer Help: Thursday, June 19, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Sign up for 30 minutes of one on one computer help. Free. Registration required. This class fills up quickly! Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Computer Class-Pinterest-Organization Ideas: Thursday, June 26, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. This class will combine instructions on how to use Pinterest with making a simple craft. Free. All materials supplied. Registration required. Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register. 

Adult Programs at La Porte Library in June

Logo for Summer Reading Program 2018 Libraries Rock!Adult Programs at the Library in June:

Crafting For Adults-Felt Penny Rugs-Part 1: Saturday, June 2, 10:30 am. Join Ms. Irene to make a beautiful felt penny rug! Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register or send an email to irene.cantu@hcpl.net. Part 2 will be on Saturday, July 7, at 10:30 am.

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program Begins!: Monday, June 4. Sign up for the free Adult Summer Reading Program and win prizes. 

Beginner Origami for Adults-Quilling Art, Part 1: Thursday, June 7, 11 am-noon. Join Ms. Derry to learn the beautiful art of quilling. Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Computer Class-eMail Safety, Attachments, & More: Thursday, June 7, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Poetry by the Bay: Poetry Reading by WiVLA: Saturday, June 9, 10:30 am. Members of Women in the Visual and Literary Arts of Houston will read their original poetry. Light refreshments will be served and there will be time for questions from the audience. Free. No registration required. All ages welcome, but most appropriate for 13+.

Computer Class-WORD-Editing & Formatting Tips: Thursday, June 14, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, June 18, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Join the discussion for Five-Carat Soul by James McBride. Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like to have a copy of the book put on hold for you.

Computer Class-One on One Computer Help: Thursday, June 21, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Sign up for 30 minutes of one on one computer help. Free. Registration required. This class fills up quickly! Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Antiques Fair at the Library: Saturday, June 23, 10 am – noon. Bring an antique or collectible (or a photo of the item) to La Porte Community Library, 600 S. Broadway St., La Porte. Antique Dealers and Appraisers from Vicki’s Antiques on Main will be on hand to assess the item. Free. No registration required.

The History of Red Wolves in La Porte: Saturday, June 30, 10:30 am. Did you know that a relatively short time ago the now endangered red wolf species lived in La Porte? Hear guest speaker Edward Craven tell the fascinating history of the red wolf and his own memories of the animal from his childhood in La Porte. Appropriate for all ages! Free. No registration required.

Adult Programs in May

Clipart: © 2018 Vital Imagery Ltd. Lotus Flower and Chinese sign for Peace.

(Please call 281-471-4022 to register. All programs are free and are open to Ages 18+.)

Beginner Origami for Adults-Flowered Table Light: Thursday, May 3, 11 am-noon. Join Ms. Derry to make a pretty table light. All materials supplied.Registration needed.

Computer Class-EXCEL-Data Entry & Editing Techniques: Thursday, May 3, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Registration needed. 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month-Chinese Tea Ceremony: Thursday, May 10, 11 am- noon. Experience the elegant Chinese Tea Ceremony. Taste authentic oolong tea from the high mountains. Registration needed.

Computer Class-Transfer Photos From Smart Phone to USB: Thursday, May 10, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Registration needed. 

Computer Class-One on One Computer Help: Thursday, May 17, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Sign up for 30 minutes of one on one computer help.Registration needed. This class fills up quickly! 

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, May 21, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Join the discussion for All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer, a compelling, character-driven, historical fiction novel set in World War II. No registration required. 

 

Clipart: © 2018 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Movie Time for Adults

Cover for Waking Ned Devine ©Fox Searchlight PicturesCelebrate St. Paddy’s Day with a funny Irish comedy-drama: Waking Ned Devine ©Fox Searchlight Pictures! Saturday, March 17 at 10 am. Rated PG. Run time: 91 minutes. Free. No registration required. We will provide coffee and hot tea; please feel free to bring your own snacks! 

March Book Discussion: My Italian Bulldozer

Cover of My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall SmithJoin us on Monday, March 19, at 6:30 pm for a book discussion on My Italian Bulldozer: A Novel by Alexander McCall Smith.

When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already overdue cookbook, he expects it to be the perfect escape from stressful city life. But when he arrives, things quickly take a turn for the worse. His hired car is nowhere to be found, and with no record of a reservation at the car-rental counter, and no other cars available, it appears that Paul will be stuck at the airport--that is, until an enterprising stranger offers him an unexpected alternative: a bulldozer. With little choice in the matter, Paul accepts, and so begins a series of laugh-out-loud adventures as he trundles through the Tuscan countryside. A story of unexpected circumstances and making the best of what you have, My Italian Bulldozer is a warm and witty read that will bring a smile to your face.

Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like to have the book put on hold for you.

Adult Programs in March

Clipart: © 2018 Vital Imagery Ltd.Adult Programs at the Library:

Beginner Origami- Easter Chicks: Thursday, March 1, 11:00 am-noon. Join Ms. Derry to make cute Easter Chicks! Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Computer Class- Facebook-Privacy Settings & More: Thursday, March 1, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Crafting For Adults-Basic Sewing: Hem & Button: Saturday, March 3, 10:30 am. Join Ms. Irene to learn the basics of sewing a hem or adding a button. Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register or send an email to irene.cantu@hcpl.net.

Computer Class- Computer Basics: Thursday, March 15, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Movie Time For Adults: Waking Ned Devine ©Fox Searchlight Pictures, Saturday, March 17, 10 am. Pour a cup of coffee or brew a cup of tea and celebrate St. Paddy’s day with this this fun Irish comedy-drama! Rated PG. Run time: 1 hour, 30 minutes. Free. No registration required.

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, March 19, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Join us to discuss My Italian Bulldozer: A Novel by Alexander McCall Smith, an upbeat, witty novel about one man’s misadventures in travel and romance in the Italian countryside. Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like help in putting the book on hold.

Computer Class- Internet – Google search, bookmarks & more: Thursday, March 29, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Clipart: © 2018 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Crafting for Adults-Basic Sewing: Hem & Button

Photo of sewing supplies by Irene Cantu.Are your skills in sewing a source of embarrassment? Mine are to me! Ms. Irene is here to fill in the gaps of what some of us did not learn about sewing on the path to adulthood.

In this first session, you will learn how to sew a button and hem a garment. Even if you already have a little knowledge about these skills, this class will help you learn new tips. Irene is an excellent and patient teacher! During this session, she will ask what other classes are desired in the area of basic sewing. 

The class is Saturday, March 3, at 10:30 am. Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register or email Irene at irene.cantu@hcpl.net. 

Program: Native Prairie Plants for Your Garden

Photo by Chuck Duplant - Native Prairie Plants at Lawler Deer Park Prairie PreserveJoin us on Saturday, February 10 at 10:30 am, when Lan Shen, a board member of the Houston Chapter, Native Prairies Association of Texas (HNPAT), will tell us about the nearby Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve, and how you can use the native plants of the coastal prairie in your own yard.

Ms. Shen describes the program:
The coastal tallgrass prairie was the predominant habitat of Harris and surrounding counties for thousands of years in pre-European settlement times. Prairie plants were what the early settlers saw when they settled here. Today, the tallgrass prairie is almost extinct in Harris County. A platinum quality remnant of this prairie can be found here in the center of Deer Park at the 52 acre Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve.

Many gardeners today only know plants that had been imported from other countries and no longer know our beautiful native plants that used to grow here without added fertilizers, without irrigation, without pesticides. I would like to introduce you to these native prairie plants, talk about their growing conditions and sources for these plants.

Free! No registration required.

Photo by Chuck Duplant.

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