Hispanic Heritage Month Fridge Magnet Craft

Hey kids, come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us and create a mini-sombrero magnet to put on your refrigerator. The fun begins Wednesday, October 1 at 3:15 pm. All materials are provided and funded by the Friends of La Porte Library. 

 

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Happy Birthday La Porte Community Library !!

The Storytime children made birthday cakes to decorate and celebrate 13 years of service at the La Porte Community Library. We opened the new library to the public on September 20, 2001. The bulletin board also wishes a happy birthday to our zany Children's Librarian Mr. D. May we have many more years of great library times here in La Porte!

Free Adult Basic (ABE) & Secondary (ASE) Classes in La Porte

San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development is offering free Adult Basic and Adult Secondary Education Classes at the San Jacinto College Center at La Porte  ISD, 732 S. Broadway, La Porte. 

Class are free, but seats are limited and registration is required. Attend the information session on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 6 pm at the address above to register.

ABE classes will be from 6 pm – 7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays; ASE classes will be 7:30 pm – 9 pm, also on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Skills development includes: literacy and academic basic skills, high school-level instruction in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies through teacher-directed lessons, computer-based programs, and independent work outside of class. Preparation for the 2014 GED test will also be available.

Must be 18 years of age or older and must present a government issued, valid picture ID (driver’s license, passport, State ID) at time of registration.

Program funding provided by Houston Galveston Area Council and Texas Workforce Commission. For more information, please call 281-478-3615.

Gulf Coast Reads Events

Photo of September Book Display-Themes in Remember Ben Clayton by Stephen HarriganLa Porte Community Library will have two Gulf Coast Reads Events in October:

Gulf Coast Reads Book Discussion: A book discussion about the Gulf Coast Reads selection Remember Ben Clayton: A Novel by Stephen Harrigan, Wednesday, October 8, 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Registration not required. 

Gulf Coast Reads Program: Lisa Struthers, Library Director at the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library of the San Jacinto Museum of History, will give a program about the Texas History Resources available at the Museum Library.  Pictures of artifacts at the museum that relate to the themes in Remember Ben Clayton will be highlightedThe program will be held on Monday, October 13, 7 pm – 8 pm. Registration not required. 

Also, the Adult non-fiction book display for September highlights a Sneak Preview of materials related to the themes in Remember Ben Clayton: World War I, Creativity, Women's Roles in the 20th Century, Native Americans, Parent/Child Relationships, etc.

Puppetry Workshop

We have begun the fall Puppetry Workshop for 4th Grades and up. Come and learn the basics of puppetry. The participants will put together a show to present during the holiday season. No registration necessary. The Workshop meets Thursdays at 4:00 pm for 45 to 60 minutes.

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