TGIF Programs Hosts Robert Jacobus, Author of Houston Cougars in the 1960s

TGIF Programs is pleased to host Robert Jacobus, author of Houston Cougars in the 1960s: Death Threats, the Veer Offense, and the Game of the Century, at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 5. Mr. Jacobus' book and presentation, which focus on the integration of the University of Houston athletic teams, is part of the Freeman Cultural Series.

Go Red for Women

Friday, February 5 is National Wear Red Day. This is part of the Go Red for Women initiative. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women, killing more women than all forms of cancer combined. Here at the Library we will be wearing red in support of this initiative and have put together a display of  healthy heart books. 

The Freeman Cultural Series This February

The Adult Services and Young Adult (YA) Services Departments invite you to join us for our new programming called "Freeman Cultural Series" in February. We'll offer events at various times of day throughout the month. Below is our lineup: 

Will the Shadow be Shown?

Groundhog Day was adopted in the U.S. in 1887. Clymer H. Freas was the editor of the Local paper Punxsutawney spirit at the time, and he began promoting the town’s groundhog as the official “Groundhog Day meteorologist”.

Groundhog Day (Canadian French: Jour de la Marmotte; Pennsylvania German: Grundsaudaag, Murmeltiertag) is a traditional holiday celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will persist for six more weeks. To learn more about groundhog day books are available on the subject.

Read It Before You See It!

Did you know there is a book out there called Pride, Prejudice, & Zombies?  Did you know they have made it into a movie that opens next week?  It's not too late to read it before you see it!  However, if you are in the mood for something more traditional, Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austin is still a favorite among many.  It is available as a book, movie, or even miniseries.

New Items at Aldine Library!

new book display

Are you interested in seeing the Aldine Library's newest items, the materials that we have just received? Then look no further than our new book display! Take a look at what we have for you. Just stroll down to the back of the building where we have some shelves showing the materials. Don't miss it!


Come In & Check Out Your Holiday Reading!

We know there’s still lots of last-minute shopping to be done, but don’t forget your last minute book-checkouts!  We’ll be closing at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 23rd and closed December 24th-28th.  If you’re really missing us over the holidays, don’t forget that we have the gift that keeps on giving—free downloadable materials, via our services Hoopla, Overdrive, and OneClickDigital!

Holiday reading image by flickr user Kristin Marie Enns-Kavanagh.

Polar Express Family Movie Night and Pajamas Party!

Cover of The Polar Express by Chris Van AllsburgSometimes after Christmas we can feel a bit of a letdown. This year La Porte Community Library has a solution! Join us for our first ever Polar Express Family Movie Night! Come dressed in your favorite pajamas. Enjoy the movie, some hot chocolate and more! Free for the whole family! Monday, December 28, 6 pm.

Your Lack of Patience is Disturbing... So Come to the Library!

Next week Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens comes to theaters amid hords of Storm Troopers, Wookies, and various other fans awaiting with baited breath to either praise J.J. Abrams or well... But let me point out  these fabulous graphic novels based on the Star Wars franchise Jeffrey Brown has created.  They tell the story very sweetly of Darth Vader raising Luke and Leia.

Bear Creek Book Club

a wrinkle in timeCome join us next Monday, December 14th, for our Bear Creek Book club. This month we are going to discuss A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. The meeting will be held at 7:00 pm in our magazine area. Look forward to seeing you there! 

A description of the book from our catalog: "Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government."

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