Monday Movie Madness!!

Angry Birds MovieTHE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE is flying into our Public Meeting Room on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 4:30 PM. Bring your pillows, blankets, and snacks with you to watch this fun action/adventure movie on our big screen. (No tickets required.)

Be sure to check out the Online Events Calendar for more information about events this month at North Channel Branch Library.

Programs for Adults: February 2017

Photo of La Porte Community LibraryAdult Programs at La Porte Community Library, 600 S. Broadway, in February:

Thursday, February 2, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: Facebook

Saturday, February 4, 10:00 am -- Master Gardener-Composting. Harris County Master Gardener Captain Carol Curtiss will give a program on the topic of Composting. Get ready for those spring gardens!

Monday, February 13, 6:30 pm -- Book Discussion ‘The Story of Land and Sea: A Novel’ by Katy Simpson Smith.

Tuesday, February 14, 10 am -- Knitting Circle for Adults. Bring your current knit or crochet project.

Thursday, February 16, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: Email- Attachments & Spam

Thursday, February 23, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: Internet-Google, Maps, YouTube

Saturday, February 25, 10 am -- Movie Time for Adults. Grab a cup of coffee and join us for 'Gravity' ©Warner Brothers, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, on Saturday, February 25, at 10 am. Rating PG-13. Free. No registration required.

Library: La Porte Branch Library! 

Saturday, February 25, 10:30 am -- Crafting for Adults-Make a Greeting Card. Registration Required. Please call 281-471-4022.

Tuesday, February 28, 10 am -- Knitting Circle for Adults. Bring your current knit or crochet project.

All Programs are Free! Please call 281-471-4022 for more information.

Adult & Technology Services This February!


Adults - Check out what all Adult & Technology Services has planned this February at your library! Click on the following link to download your own copy.

Movie Madness – A Ballerina’s Tale 85 min. February 2nd @ 4:00 PM [8+]

     "A feature documentary on African American ballerina Misty Copeland that examines her prodigious rise, her potentially career ending injury alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world."

TGIF Programs Friday Film Series Spring 2017 Kicks Off Friday!

Adults - The TGIF Programs Friday Film Series kicks off this Friday morning with Desk Set, a 1957 comedy about two extremely strong personalities clashing over the computerization of a television network's research department. This film, which stars Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, and Gig Young, This film lasts 103 minutes.

Movie Time For Adults!

Cover: 'The Flying Scotsman' ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Grab a cup of coffee and watch an inspiring feature film, 'The Flying Scotsman' ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., based on the true story of Graeme Obree, a Champion cyclist from Scotland who built his winning bike from old washing machine parts and had personal challenges to overcome. Saturday, January 21, at 10 am. Running time for the movie is one hour and 36 minutes. Rated PG-13. Free. No registration required.

Teen DIY & A Movie – The Bourne Ultimatum (PG-13) 115 min. & RFID Wallets January 13th @ 4:00 PM [13+]

     “Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.” – 

In honor of the release of Jason Bourne, we are going to watch The Bourne Ultimatum (PG-13), while making RFID wallets and learn about a few other spy devices.

Bring the Bluebird of Happiness to 2017...

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.  Bluebird…by participating in our programs for Adults at La Porte Community Library!

In January, we will have these new programs for Adults 18 Years & Older:

Tuesday, January 10 & 24 at 10 am – 11:30 am (second and fourth Tuesday of the month): Let’s Knit Together (And Crochet, Too!). Bring your latest knitting or crocheting project to work on.

Saturday, January 21 at 10 am: Movie Time for Adults ‘The Flying Scotsman’, ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. This inspiring film is based on the true story of Graeme Obree, a Champion cyclist who built his bike from old washing machine parts, and tells the triumphs and challenges he experienced along the way. Movie running time is about 1 ½ hours. 

Also on Saturday, January 21, 10:30 am- 11:30 am: Crafting for Adults, ‘Make a Valentine’s Day Wreath’. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register, or register in person at the Circulation Desk at the library.

In addition to the programs above, we will be continuing our Computer Classes on Thursdays:

Thursday, January 5, 10:30 am-12:30 pm: Computer Class-Introduction to Microsoft EXCEL 2013
Thursday, January 12, 10:30 am-12:30 pm: Microsoft WORD – Pictures, Wordart and Text Boxes
Thursday, January 26, 10:30 am-12:30 pm: Organize and Declutter Your Computer

For all computer classes: Please call 281-471-4022 to register, or register through the Events Calendar online by clicking on the class you would like.

All programs and classes listed above are free. Please spread the word and join the fun!

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. 

Family Movie Time

Tuesday, Jan 19th @ 4PM

Come watch the recently released movie,Max with us. This is a great movie about a military dog from Afghanistan that is adopted by his late handler's grieving family in the U.S. The movie is rated PG and perfect for the whole family. For more information please contact the Branch at 713-450-0982.

Vroom, Vroom...

deloreanTwo weeks ago Furious 7, the highly anticipated addition to The Fast & The Furious movie franchise, released in theaters to huge box office numbers. Much of this box office success is, of course, generated by fans of the series. But a far more solemn reason behind Furious 7’s success is that it was the last movie filmed by Paul Walker before he passed away in a tragic accident last year. The success of this movie stands as a testament not only to the draw of action movies in general, but to Walker’s enduring legacy as a respected and beloved actor.

Movies revolving around cars had long been a staple in Hollywood before The Fast & The Furious premiered in 2001. That franchise is, perhaps, unique in its success, but it is not unique in its portrayal of the culture of cars and the people who drive them. However, a movie doesn’t necessarily have to be about cars for it to feature a recognizable vehicle. In fact, some movie cars are so iconic, like the DeLorean in Back to the Future, that, even though they are not the central plot of the film, they almost become an extra character in the movie.

Below, I have listed a few movies that prominently feature cars. Some of these are firmly entrenched in car culture, while others simply feature an iconic car. Which is your favorite?

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