Adult Book Discussion: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Cover Art for 'Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel' by Jamie FordJoin us Monday, May 15, at 6:30 pm for a discussion of the historical fiction title Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel by Jamie Ford. In 1986, Henry Lee joins a crowd outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's Japantown. The hotel has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has discovered the belongings of Japanese families who were sent to internment camps during World War II. As the owner displays and unfurls a Japanese parasol, Henry, a Chinese American, remembers a young Japanese American girl from his childhood in the 1940s--Keiko Okabe, with whom he forged a bond of friendship and innocent love that transcended the prejudices of their Old World ancestors. Free. No registration required. For Ages 18+.

Beginner Origami for Adults-This Thursday, May 4

Photo of pink origami flowers made by La Porte Library Staff MemberLearn how to make an origami flower, a component of many origami projects! Thursday, May 4, 11 am – noon. Spaces still available! Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register. Free. All materials provided. For ages 18+.

National Children's Book Week Beanbag Toss

Join Mr. D in celebrating National Children's Book Week with a fun beanbag toss game. Participants will win a book! Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program. The fun begins Wednesday, May 3 at 3:15 pm.

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Adult Programs in May

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. The word May for the month.Adult Programs – May 2017

All Programs are Free! Please call 281-471-4022 for any program marked Registration Required.

Beginner Origami for Adults:  Thursday, May 4, 11 am-noon– Flower. Registration Required.

Computer Class: eMail: Attachments, Spam, and More: Thursday, May 4, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

Informational Program-The Safe Area: Saturday, May 6, 10:30 am. Learn about The Safe Area, a valuable local resource for veterans helping veterans. All are welcome!

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, May 9 & 23, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month) -- Bring your current knit or crochet project for two hours of peaceful needlework.

Computer Class- Microsoft Word-Pictures, Wordart & Text Boxes: Thursday, May 11, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

Book Discussion- ‘Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet’ by Jamie Ford: Monday, May 15, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. In honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, join us for a discussion of this historical fiction novel. Henry, a Chinese American, remembers a young Japanese American girl from his childhood in the 1940s--Keiko Okabe--with whom he forged a bond of friendship and innocent love that transcended the prejudices of their Old World ancestors.

Computer Class- One on One Computer Help: Thursday, May 18, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Sign up for a 30- minute time slot for one-on-one computer help. Registration Required.

Movie Time for Adults-‘Mao’s Last Dancer’ ©20th Century Fox Home Entertainment: Saturday, May 27, 10 am. Based on the inspiring true story of Li Cunxin, a peasant boy who left Communist China to become a world-renowned dancer with the Houston Ballet. Rated PG. Runtime: 1 hour, 57 minutes.

Computer Class-Free eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines: Thursday, May 25, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

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Free Computer Class - eMail, Spam, Attachments and More

Do you get too many newsletters and other promotional emails? Let's show you how to block them. We will also demo how to add attachments to a email message and how to save attachments you've received to your PC. The class will be held Thursday, May 4 at 10:30 am. Call the library at 281-471-4022 or go online at www.hcpl.net to register.

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