La Porte

Programs for Adults in August

Cover for Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program Ends: Saturday, August 4. Annual End of Summer Reading Party will be on Thursday, August 2, at 3 pm. If 200 people complete the Summer Reading Program, there will be a special event at the party-David, our Children’s Librarian, will shave his head!

Escape the 80's

If you could pick any decade and experience it for the first time (or all over again) what would it be? Well, if your first thought was the 80’s (the one with John Hughes, big hair and shoulder pads, obviously) then you’re in luck. On Wednesday, July 25th, if you’re in grades 6-12, join us for a totally tubular escape room event where you will form teams and attempt to find clues, solve puzzles and open all of the locks before time runs out. You’ll have 45 minutes to finish, but be warned, if you can’t find your way home again you’ll be stuck in the 80’s forever.

Adult Programs in July at the Library

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program Continues!: Monday, June 4-Saturday, August 4. Sign up for the free Adult Summer Reading Program and win prizes along the way. Get 10 points for every 30 minutes you read and 5 points for various activities—such as attending a library program, recommending a book to someone, volunteering at an event, or going screen-free for one hour. Gain 300 points to complete the program and your name will be submitted for a drawing at La Porte to win a $40 gift card! And if we get 200 people—Adults, Teens, Kids, and Babies—to complete the Summer Reading Program at La Porte, our Children’s Librarian will shave his head!!!

Adult Circuitry Program: Saturday, July 7, 10:30 am. Basic Circuitry. Impress your kids or grandkids! Learn circuitry basics with the help of Makey Makey™ kits. Registration required. Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Computer Class-EXCEL-Formulas, Sort & Filter: Thursday, June 12, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, July 16, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Please join us to discuss The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. As London is emerging from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a book club on Guernsey--a club born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi after its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island. Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like to have a copy of the book put on hold for you.

Computer Class-One on One Computer Help: Thursday, June 19, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Sign up for 30 minutes of one on one computer help. Free. Registration required. This class fills up quickly! Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Computer Class-Pinterest-Organization Ideas: Thursday, June 26, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. This class will combine instructions on how to use Pinterest with making a simple craft. Free. All materials supplied. Registration required. Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register. 

Ready, Set, Rock!

Summer reading is here again and, as the theme suggests, it's going to rock! Registration starts in just 3 days on June 4th and La Porte will be kicking it off with a banging beginning of summer party at 3 pm with music, entertainment and snacks. You can check out our events calendar here, for a list of everything we're offering this summer, as well as information about the reading club itself and how to earn points towards cool prizes. We, as all as 16 other branches, will also be offering free meals provided by the Houston Food Bank.

Adult Programs at La Porte Library in June

Logo for Summer Reading Program 2018 Libraries Rock!Adult Programs at the Library in June:

Crafting For Adults-Felt Penny Rugs-Part 1: Saturday, June 2, 10:30 am. Join Ms. Irene to make a beautiful felt penny rug! Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register or send an email to irene.cantu@hcpl.net. Part 2 will be on Saturday, July 7, at 10:30 am.

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program Begins!: Monday, June 4. Sign up for the free Adult Summer Reading Program and win prizes. 

Beginner Origami for Adults-Quilling Art, Part 1: Thursday, June 7, 11 am-noon. Join Ms. Derry to learn the beautiful art of quilling. Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Computer Class-eMail Safety, Attachments, & More: Thursday, June 7, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Poetry by the Bay: Poetry Reading by WiVLA: Saturday, June 9, 10:30 am. Members of Women in the Visual and Literary Arts of Houston will read their original poetry. Light refreshments will be served and there will be time for questions from the audience. Free. No registration required. All ages welcome, but most appropriate for 13+.

Computer Class-WORD-Editing & Formatting Tips: Thursday, June 14, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, June 18, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Join the discussion for Five-Carat Soul by James McBride. Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like to have a copy of the book put on hold for you.

Computer Class-One on One Computer Help: Thursday, June 21, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Sign up for 30 minutes of one on one computer help. Free. Registration required. This class fills up quickly! Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Antiques Fair at the Library: Saturday, June 23, 10 am – noon. Bring an antique or collectible (or a photo of the item) to La Porte Community Library, 600 S. Broadway St., La Porte. Antique Dealers and Appraisers from Vicki’s Antiques on Main will be on hand to assess the item. Free. No registration required.

The History of Red Wolves in La Porte: Saturday, June 30, 10:30 am. Did you know that a relatively short time ago the now endangered red wolf species lived in La Porte? Hear guest speaker Edward Craven tell the fascinating history of the red wolf and his own memories of the animal from his childhood in La Porte. Appropriate for all ages! Free. No registration required.

My Cup of Tea

teaTea, I think we can all agree, is a great, delicious thing. It's comforting, warming and pairs so well with a cozy blanket and a new book. The story behind tea itself, it's preparation and the culture surrounding it, is just as interesting and next Thursday, May 10th, at 11 am you can witness some of that history for yourself as we present a Chinese Tea Ceremony. You'll be able to experience this elegant tradition, as well as sample some Oolong tea from the high mountains. This program is intended for ages 18 and up, and you can register by contacting the branch. While you wait, here are some books to get you started on your journey. 

 

 

Adult Programs in May

Clipart: © 2018 Vital Imagery Ltd. Lotus Flower and Chinese sign for Peace.

(Please call 281-471-4022 to register. All programs are free and are open to Ages 18+.)

Beginner Origami for Adults-Flowered Table Light: Thursday, May 3, 11 am-noon. Join Ms. Derry to make a pretty table light. All materials supplied.Registration needed.

Computer Class-EXCEL-Data Entry & Editing Techniques: Thursday, May 3, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Registration needed. 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month-Chinese Tea Ceremony: Thursday, May 10, 11 am- noon. Experience the elegant Chinese Tea Ceremony. Taste authentic oolong tea from the high mountains. Registration needed.

Computer Class-Transfer Photos From Smart Phone to USB: Thursday, May 10, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Registration needed. 

Computer Class-One on One Computer Help: Thursday, May 17, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Sign up for 30 minutes of one on one computer help.Registration needed. This class fills up quickly! 

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, May 21, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Join the discussion for All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer, a compelling, character-driven, historical fiction novel set in World War II. No registration required. 

 

Clipart: © 2018 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Financial Literacy

piggy bankI know, I know...financial literacy. Not the most exciting of topics I agree, but it is a worthwhile one. It's also Houston Money Week, an initiative designed to provide individuals and familes with financial knowledge.

Movie Time for Adults

Cover for Waking Ned Devine ©Fox Searchlight PicturesCelebrate St. Paddy’s Day with a funny Irish comedy-drama: Waking Ned Devine ©Fox Searchlight Pictures! Saturday, March 17 at 10 am. Rated PG. Run time: 91 minutes. Free. No registration required. We will provide coffee and hot tea; please feel free to bring your own snacks! 

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