Adults

Knowledge Exchange every Fridays

This is Isobel and the 1000th hat that she has crocheted for M.D. Anderson Cancer Center since joining the Barbara Bush Library knitting and crocheting group: Knowledge Exchange.

All ages are welcome to this knitting, crocheting, and conversation group. Bring your own projects or make lap blankets for veterans and chemo caps for M.D. Anderson patients. Knowledge Exchange happens every Friday from 12:30pm-2:30pm in our Earl Elliott Meeting Room. 

If you have any questions, or would like more information about knowledge exchange or any other programs here at the library, please call us at 832.927.7800. 

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

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.

Create Your Own Giant Flowers

life workshops paper flowersDid you miss the May 2nd LIFE Workshop, April Showers Bring May Flowers? Never fear, we've got how-to instructions that you can use to unleash your inner crafter at home. 

Handout: How to Make Easy DIY Giant Paper Flowers.

Flower Templates: Abbi Kirsten Collections

Flower Templates: Anyone Can Craft

 

Summer Reading Program Software Presentation

Are you excited for Harris County Public Library's Summer Reading Program? This summer's theme is Libraries Rock! and the program will begin on June 4th. Throughout the summer we will be having many activities for all ages, as well as fun prizes participants can receive for reading. We will be having two presentations that will show you how to log your books and minutes read using our Summer Reading Program software in order to help you become familiar with the program. We invite all ages to attend our Summer Reading Program Software Presentation next Thursday May 31 at 5:00 PM, or in Spanish on Wednesday May 30 at 5:00 PM. We will provide information on how to create your account and record your reading and activities to get points for your prizes. 

Friday, 5/25 @ 10:15 AM - TGIF Programs - Friday Film Series Celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Please join us on Friday, May 25 at 10:15 AM as the TGIF Programs Friday Film Series Celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. We look forward to showing the 2005 romantic, drama, based on Arthur Golden's bestselling novel about the meteoric rise of a Japanese fish-village girl to renowned geisha. This film, rated PG-13, lasts 145 minutes.

The Friends of Freeman Library provide both the DVD and light refreshments for this event. Afterwards, the DVD will be added to the HCPL Collection and available for checkout. This free program requires no registration.

A Novel Idea: JUNE BOOK REVEAL! @High Meadows Branch Library

june book clubWe are happy to reveal that our June Book Club selection is Shari Lapeña’s The Couple Next Door.

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all-a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. One hot summer night they are invited to a dinner party next door, and a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents, but the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the Conti's house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets they’ve kept for years. What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family-a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness.

Chinese Food/Comida China and Citizenship Classes/Clases de Ciudadanía

Chinese foodThis Saturday, May 19, from 1:30-2:30 pm, the library will host a Chinese food-tasting event in honor of Asian/Pacific-American Heritage Month. Participants will have an opportunity to sample different traditional recipes of China. Supplies are limited, of course. Este sábado, 19 de mayo, de 1:30 a 2:30 pm, la biblioteca ofrecerá un evento de degustación de comida china en honor del Mes de la Herencia Asiática/Pacífica-Americana.

Friday, 5/18 at 10:30 AM - TGIF Programs Speaker Series - Joshua 1:9 Travel Service

TGIF Programs will host a presentation by Joshua 1:9 Travel Service's Mary Combsdemby on Friday, May 18 at 10:30 AM. Joshua 1:9 Travel Service operates an extended travel program.

This free event requires no registration. The Friends of Freeman Library provide support for all TGIF Programs. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library by visiting 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or calling 832-927-5420 for further information.

Book Club for Adults

Music ShopThis month’s book club meeting will be Tuesday, May 22, at 2:30 pm, and this month’s book is The Music Shop” by Rachel Joyce. “The Music Shop” tells about the poignant and ultimately joyful journey that two quirky, wonderful characters (a music shop owner & customer) make in order to overcome their emotional baggage.

Community Craft – Paper Quilling [All Ages] - Thursday, May 17th at 4 PM

 

Paper quilling is an art form from the 14th century through the 17th century often used to decorate the covers of books with designs that copied the ironwork of the day.

Today, quilling is a paper craft art form that creates a variety of images and can be applied to many different surfaces and projects.

Join us for the adult Community Craft of paper quilling on May 17th at 4 PM in the Library Community Room.

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