Free Medicare Learning Event

La Porte resident Steve Baker of BakerSeniors will give an informative and educational session about Medicare on Monday, November 13, 7 pm – 8:30 pm. Free and open to everyone. No registration required.

Book Discussion: How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

Cover of 'How the Light Gets In' by Louise PennyJoin us on Monday, November 20 at 6:30 pm as we discuss How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny.

Christmas is approaching, and in Quebec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gathering with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté de Quebec. Most of his best agents have left or been transferred out of the Homicide Department. Gamache receives a call from a friend in the village of Three Pines about the disappearance of a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world. His investigation leads him into a web of murder, lies, and unimaginable corruption at the heart of the city.

How the Light Gets In is available in regular print, large print, eBook, eAudio, and Audiobook on CD. Please call 281-471-4022 or come by the library if you would like assistance in getting a copy of the book. Free. For ages 18+. No registration required. 

Adult Programs in November

Word "November " Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Beginner Origami: Thursday, November 2, 11:00 am. Join Ms. Derry to make an origami turkey for your Thanksgiving feast! Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Terra Nova Children’s Home: Monday, November 6, 7:00 pm. The Terra Nova Children’s Home in Zambia was founded by La Porte residents Tom and Amy Morrow in 2006. Learn about their experiences in creating this home for orphaned children. Free, no registration required. Open to all ages.

Medicare Learning Event: Monday, November 13, 7:00 pm. La Porte resident Steve Baker of BakerSeniors will give an informative and educational program about Medicare. Clear up the confusion!  Free and open to everyone. No registration required.

Knitting Circle for Adults: Tuesday, November 14 & 28, 10:00 am. Bring your current project. Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Free. No registration required.

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, November 20, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Join us to discuss How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny, a cozy mystery set in a fictional village in Canada. Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 if you would like us to reserve a copy for you.

One-on-One Computer Help: Thursday, November 30, 10:30 am. Are you having trouble with your email? Need help using your smart phone? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Free. Registration required. Register for a 30 minute time slot by calling 281-471-4022.

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Program: Terra Nova Children's Home

Cover of Brochure for Terra Nova Children's Home-ZambiaJoin us to hear the fascinating story of Terra Nova Children’s Home in Zambia founded by La Portians Tom and Amy Morrow! Monday, November 6, at 7pm. Free. For all ages!

Fifteen years ago Tom and Amy Morrow traveled from La Porte, Texas to Zambia with their six children who were between the ages of 4 and 11 years old. There, while working in impoverished areas, they discovered that there are over 1 million orphans in a country of only 13 million people. They also found a big gap in support for orphaned children who were below school age. By the time they reached school age, they already had years of malnutrition. Tom and Amy had a desire to step in and fill the gap.

In 2006, after substantial research and work with a local transit home for orphaned babies, the Morrows located and purchased an abandoned building in Kazembe—a large village in northern Zambia—and began construction. Electricity had to be installed, a borehole drilled, and pipes laid. After one year of hard work, the doors to Terra Nova Children’s Home finally opened.

Terra Nova is now a happy home to over 30 children who have found a new family and are now growing up healthy, secure, and safe—receiving a quality education so that they will grow up to not just be an orphan statistic, but a contributing member of society. Come hear their story!

Gulf Coast Reads Program: Newspapers in Early Texas

Cover art for News of the World: A Novel by Paulette JilesJoin us on Saturday, October 21 at 10:30 am, when Lisa Struthers, Director of the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library at the San Jacinto Museum of History, will give a program that will focus on the news theme of the 2017 Gulf Coast Reads selection News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Lisa will highlight the Texas newspapers in the collection of her library, talk about the history of newspaper publishing in Texas, and briefly discuss the Texas Newspaper Project coming out of the Depression. She will conclude with information about the Herzstein Library’s participation in the current Texas Digital Newspaper Program, which has the impressive and valuable goal of digitizing historical newspapers from all over the state to make them accessible to everyone via The Portal to Texas History. Free and open to all! No registration required.