La Porte

Free Online Legal Help

Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd. Law book and, in partnership with Libraries and Legal Aid Organizations from across the State of Texas, will be conducting its first ever Online Legal Clinic. Through the use of the internet, live streaming, and live chat programs, a panel of legal experts in Austin will take questions from people throughout the State of Texas. This online clinic will be on December 8, 2015, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The panel will take questions, one at a time, from Texans about their legal issues and give real answers. Questions will be answered over the live stream on the internet. If your specific question is not answered you will be able to send your questions to get real help, for free, by licensed attorneys.

You can attend this from your home using the internet or at the Harris County Law Library at 1019 Congress Street, Houston, TX 77002.

More information and a link to the Live Stream are available at the following website:

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ESL Tutor Training

La Porte Library is holding an ESL Tutor Training Saturday, November 21 from 10 am to 3 pm. Lunch will be provided. Help some of your neighbors to happier, more productive lives. Become a volunteer ESL tutor at HCPL. No teaching experience necessary. We provide the space and materials. You provide the time and the desire to help. To register, call 713-274-6600. Clipart:

Community Event: La Porte Thanksgiving by the Bay

Flyer for Thanksgiving by the Bay La Porte 2015This year the Thanksgiving by the Bay event hosted by the Albemarle Foundation will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, from 11 am – 2 pm at the Evelyn Kennedy Center at 618 San Jacinto St. in La Porte. There will be a full Thanksgiving meal provided, complete with turkey, ham, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, green beans, dinner rolls, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, tea and water. Anyone is welcome to attend. If planning to attend, please register your family online at: Or, you may call 281-471-5020. Guests are welcome to come and go at any time during the event and registration is not required to attend.

The meal is graciously provided for our community by the Albemarle Foundation. Volunteers and Staff Support are provided by the Albemarle Foundation and the City of La Porte.

This year the foundation has more than enough volunteers to serve food on Thanksgiving Day so they are asking for families and organizations who want to contribute to consider donating a large gift basket that will be raffled off to those in attendance. Baskets that include things like bath items or household items or food gift cards are all great ideas. All items included in your baskets should be non-perishable. You may drop your basket off to City Hall at 604 W Fairmont Pkwy any time before the event. 

Pilgrim Lady Visits Storytime

Join us for a special Thanksgiving Storytime when the Storytelling Pilgrim Lady visits. The stories will begin Tuesday, November 17 at 10:15 am. Sorry we cannot accommodate day care groups.

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Little Explorers No Mess Painting

Join us for a fun time of sensory exploration and discovery with no mess painting. This program is for ages 0 - 5 years old and their caregivers.  The painting begins Wednesday, November 11 at 10:15 am. Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.

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Para Los Niños: Inventive Minds Program

Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd. Paper airplanesMake paper airplanes in this is a free hands-on workshop for kids and their parents! All materials provided. Sponsored by The Children’s Museum of Houston. Wednesday, November 11, at 3:30 pm. No pre-registration required. Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.

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Teen Event: Ghoulish Games

Clipart: © 2015 Vital Imagery Ltd. Two ghouls meetingSee how many gross body parts you can guess correctly in our Ghoulish Games. Don't miss this Spooktacular event!  Wednesday, October 28, 4 pm - 5 pm. Ages 10-17.  

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Skype Class

Are you wondering how to use Skype to make Free internet video calls? Come and let us show you how to talk to a friend using Skype. The class is Thursday, October 29 beginning at 10:30 am. Register online or call the library 281-471-4022.

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Book Discussion: The Promise by Ann Weisgarber

Book Jacket for The Promise by Ann WeisgarberPlease join us for a discussion of The Promise by Ann Weisgarber, the Gulf Coast Reads selection for 2015. This compelling historical novel is set during the Great Storm of Galveston in 1900. Wednesday, October 21, 10:30 am – 11:30 am. La Porte Community Library, 600 S. Broadway in the Meeting Room. Event is free and no registration is required. On top of that, there will be cookies. 

Teen Read Week - Yoga Get Away

Teens and Tweens join us for a Teen Read Week event and participate in a beginner yoga session to unwind from the day. Afterwards learn how the services the library provides can help you read just for the fun of it! The session begins Wednesday, October 21 at 4:00 pm.

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