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Meet La Porte Branch's Adult Summer Reader Winner

Each branch in HCPL had a $30.00 gift card to award to one adult who completed the Adult Summer Reading Program. By random draw our winner was Becky Roderick. Ms. Roderick was pleased and surprised when I called her about her prize. She told me that her daughter has participated in the children's program and this year she decided to sign up for the adult program. It certainly paid off for Becky not only in a summer of good reading but a gift card to boot. Congratulations!

Mystery Maven Recommends

This summer when I signed up for the Adult Summer Reading Program, I used Mystery Maven as my User ID. I chose this because nothing makes me happier than to recommend a book or series in the mystery genre to people. Last night found me at Houston's jewel of a bookstore, Murder by the Book for an author signing by Louise Penny. She writes a wonderfully complex yet lyrical series of mysteries featuring Chief Inspector Gamache of the Surete du Quebec. So please do yourself a favor and check out one of her eight award-winning books.

Homework Help for Elementary and Middle School Kids

Harris County Public Library has a really great database to help with those elementary and middle school homework assignments. Searchasaurus has a dictionary, an encyclopedia, and picture links. It also has links to many subjects that elementary and middle school children most often need information, such as animals, art, history, people and places, science and math, and sports. Use power of your library card and explore this great database.

BookLetters Newsletters

Did you know that you can have newsletters with the latest information about forthcoming books delivered right to your email? Through BookLetters Newsletters you can be informed about your favorite genre: romance, mystery, westerns or more. You can also sign up for newsletters about children's and teen's books. Follow this link and sign up for any or all. http://library.booksite.com/5529/signup/?list=NLSGN

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Another Terrific Summer in the Books

Another summer full of entertaining and educational crafts and programming has come to a close. We want to give a big thank you to the Friends of La Porte Library for their financial support for all our summer activities. These dedicated people give of themselves weekly to ready the donated books for sale.
With budgets as stretched as they are, it is the Friends membership dues, donations, and book sales that allow us to provide a richer summer for all our children and teens.
 

End of Summer Celebration

Hey kids, can you believe the summer is just about over? Well, join us for an end of summer party to celebrate all the great reading you have accomplished and all the great programs you have attended. The fun begins Thursday, August 2 at 2:00 pm. with a fantastic show by Incredible Events. You can also pick up your certificates and enjoy a frozen treat. This event is brought to you by funding from the Friends of the La Porte Library.

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Texas Snakes

Come see, learn about, and maybe even touch some of our own Texas snakes in this exciting science program. The event begins Thursday, July 26 at 2:00 pm. Recommended for ages 6 and older. This program is provided through funds from the Friends of La Porte Library.

 

 

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Sleeping Beauty and the Handsome Prince Puppet Show

Join renowned puppeteer Jean Kuecher of the Marionette Playhouse as she presents " The Sleeping Beauty and the Handsome Prince." It all begins Thursday, July 19 at 2:00 pm. Will the prince get there in time ...will she awake? Come find out. Recommended for ages 6 and up. This program is made possible from funding by the Friends of the La Porte Library.

 

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Patriotic Slap Bracelet Craft

Get in the spirit to celebrate the 4th of July with our school age craft. This week you can create your very own patriotic slap bracelet to wear to your Independence Day festivities. The craft begins Tuesday, July 3 at 2:00 pm. All materials provided by funds from the Friends of La Porte Library.

 

 

 

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Toddler Time Storytime

Parents, don't forget that Toddler Time with Ms. Mandy continues all the way through summer on Thursday mornings at 10:15 am and again at 11:00 am . Recommended for children 18 months through 3 years old. Join Ms. Mandy for stories, songs, movement and playtime.

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