Afterschool Science Time: HOPPING Corn

Clipart of popcorn popping Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd.Join us for 30-45 minutes of hands-on Science in the Library! At the next Afterschool Science Time, you will make popping corn become HOPPING corn! Wednesday, September 30, at 3:30 pm. For school-age children. Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.

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Teen Event: Sweet Spirits

Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd. Day of the Dead clipartLearn about the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos while making and decorating sugar skull shaped cookies. Wednesday, September 16, 4 pm - 5 pm. Ages 10-17.

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Hispanic Heritage Sugar Skull Craft

 Make and take a Sugar Skull Mask Craft to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! This program is free and all materials are provided. Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program. The crafting begins Wednesday, September 16 at 3:30 pm.

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Gulf Coast Reads 2015: The Promise

Book Jacket for The Promise by Ann WeisgarberThe selection for Gulf Coast Reads this year is The Promise, by Ann Weisgarber, historical fiction about the Great Storm of Galveston in 1900.

Gulf Coast Reads is an annual reading initiative in which residents of the upper Texas Gulf Coast read or listen to the same book and join together with other readers to discuss the book and/or attend programs related to the book’s themes.

Each of Harris County Public Library’s 26 branches will have a book discussion and a program to offer on The Promise during the month of October. All events are free and can be found on the Events Calendar.

At La Porte Community Library, we will have a program presented by Lisa May, Director of Archives and Records for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, on the Effects of the Great Storm on Galveston Churches and St. Mary’s Orphanage.

This program will be on Saturday, October 10, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, in the Meeting Room of the Library at 600 S. Broadway in La Porte.

The La Porte Library Book Discussion of The Promise will be on Wednesday, October 21, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, also in the Meeting Room.

The Promise is available at Harris County Public library in book format, large print, audio CD, and eBook. Please stop by to pick up your copy or put one on Hold from your home computer. Then come to the exciting programs and book discussions that will be offered at Harris County Public Library in October!

Guessing Game for September: What's It?

Photo-Antique Tools DisplayCome see our display this month for our Antique Tools Guessing Game “What’s It?”!

Inspired by a relative of one of our staff members, this game features tools that made life easier in the days of yesteryear. The objective is to guess what the tools were used for.

The purpose of one of the tools we don’t even know ourselves…so take a look and maybe you can enlighten us!