La Porte

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. 

 

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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! 

March Book Discussion: My Italian Bulldozer

Cover of My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall SmithJoin us on Monday, March 19, at 6:30 pm for a book discussion on My Italian Bulldozer: A Novel by Alexander McCall Smith.

When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already overdue cookbook, he expects it to be the perfect escape from stressful city life. But when he arrives, things quickly take a turn for the worse. His hired car is nowhere to be found, and with no record of a reservation at the car-rental counter, and no other cars available, it appears that Paul will be stuck at the airport--that is, until an enterprising stranger offers him an unexpected alternative: a bulldozer. With little choice in the matter, Paul accepts, and so begins a series of laugh-out-loud adventures as he trundles through the Tuscan countryside. A story of unexpected circumstances and making the best of what you have, My Italian Bulldozer is a warm and witty read that will bring a smile to your face.

Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like to have the book put on hold for you.

Adult Programs in March

Clipart: © 2018 Vital Imagery Ltd.Adult Programs at the Library:

Beginner Origami- Easter Chicks: Thursday, March 1, 11:00 am-noon. Join Ms. Derry to make cute Easter Chicks! Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Computer Class- Facebook-Privacy Settings & More: Thursday, March 1, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Crafting For Adults-Basic Sewing: Hem & Button: Saturday, March 3, 10:30 am. Join Ms. Irene to learn the basics of sewing a hem or adding a button. 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.

Computer Class- Computer Basics: Thursday, March 15, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Movie Time For Adults: Waking Ned Devine ©Fox Searchlight Pictures, Saturday, March 17, 10 am. Pour a cup of coffee or brew a cup of tea and celebrate St. Paddy’s day with this this fun Irish comedy-drama! Rated PG. Run time: 1 hour, 30 minutes. Free. No registration required.

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, March 19, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Join us to discuss My Italian Bulldozer: A Novel by Alexander McCall Smith, an upbeat, witty novel about one man’s misadventures in travel and romance in the Italian countryside. Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like help in putting the book on hold.

Computer Class- Internet – Google search, bookmarks & more: Thursday, March 29, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

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Crafting for Adults-Basic Sewing: Hem & Button

Photo of sewing supplies by Irene Cantu.Are your skills in sewing a source of embarrassment? Mine are to me! Ms. Irene is here to fill in the gaps of what some of us did not learn about sewing on the path to adulthood.

In this first session, you will learn how to sew a button and hem a garment. Even if you already have a little knowledge about these skills, this class will help you learn new tips. Irene is an excellent and patient teacher! During this session, she will ask what other classes are desired in the area of basic sewing. 

The class is Saturday, March 3, at 10:30 am. Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register or email Irene at irene.cantu@hcpl.net. 

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