La Porte Branch Library

600 South Broadway
LaPorte, TX 77571
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Phone: 281-471-4022
Branch Manager: Myra Wilson
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Teen Craft: Moveable Mummies & Tasty Vampires

Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd.  Mummy and vampire. Join us for this Halloween craft. Wednesday, October 26, 4 pm - 5 pm. Ages 10-17. All materials provided. 

Clipart: © 2016 Vital Imagery Ltd. 

Movie: American Pastime

Cover of 'American Pastime' ©Warner Home VideoJoin us Monday, October 17, at 6 pm for a free showing of the movie American Pastime ©Warner Home Video in the library Meeting Room on our new theater projection system. American Pastime is based on a true story about Japanese Americans in an internment camp in Utah during World War II. Though the topic is a tragic part of our nation's history, the movie is uplifting and inspiring. The running time is 1 hour and 45 minutes; the movie is not rated, but a suggested audience is PG-13. Popcorn and refreshments.

This movie will be shown as a part of the Gulf Coast Reads program. The title selected for this year is The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell, which tells the true but little known story about an internment camp in Texas during World War II.

For other book discussions and other programs at Harris County Public Library branches please see the Gulf Coast Reads Events Calendar.

Facebook Computer Class

 Facebook is being used by virtually every age group today. Come to the library and learn the basics about opening and using a Facebook account. Please have a working email account before coming to the class.The class will be held Thursday, October 20 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. To register please call the library at 281-471-4022. 

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Book Discussion: The Train to Crystal City

Book Jacket for 'The Train to Crystal City' by Jan Jarboe RussellPlease join us on Wednesday, October 12, 10:30-11:30 am for our discussion of 'The Train to Crystal City', the Gulf Coast Reads selection for 2016, by Jan Jarboe Russell. This book describes a little known aspect of Texas history when, during World War II, a unique internment camp was located in Crystal City, Texas. Near the end of our discussion, we will watch a 9-minute film that was put out by the U. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in 1945 about the "Alien Enemy Detention Facility". Even if you have not yet read the book, you are welcome to join us to learn more about the topic. In the Meeting Room at La Porte Community Library, 600 S. Broadway, La Porte, TX.

New! One on One Computer Help

On Thursday, October 13 beginning at 10:30 am our regular computer class instructor will be available to meet with individuals for a 30 minute slot to answer some of these questions. Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Want to start applying for jobs online? Bring technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Please register for a 30 minutes time slot. Call the library at 281-471-4022 to reserve your slot.

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