La Porte

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. 

Program: Native Prairie Plants for Your Garden

Photo by Chuck Duplant - Native Prairie Plants at Lawler Deer Park Prairie PreserveJoin us on Saturday, February 10 at 10:30 am, when Lan Shen, a board member of the Houston Chapter, Native Prairies Association of Texas (HNPAT), will tell us about the nearby Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve, and how you can use the native plants of the coastal prairie in your own yard.

Ms. Shen describes the program:
The coastal tallgrass prairie was the predominant habitat of Harris and surrounding counties for thousands of years in pre-European settlement times. Prairie plants were what the early settlers saw when they settled here. Today, the tallgrass prairie is almost extinct in Harris County. A platinum quality remnant of this prairie can be found here in the center of Deer Park at the 52 acre Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve.

Many gardeners today only know plants that had been imported from other countries and no longer know our beautiful native plants that used to grow here without added fertilizers, without irrigation, without pesticides. I would like to introduce you to these native prairie plants, talk about their growing conditions and sources for these plants.

Free! No registration required.

Photo by Chuck Duplant.

African American History Program: Project to Reconstruct 'The La Porte Colored School'

Photo of African American School being reconstructed in La PortePlease join us Saturday, February 3 at 2 pm at La Porte Community Library, 600 S. Broadway, for the program: A Dream Come True! Project to Reconstruct The La Porte Colored School.  Learn about the current local project to reconstruct what was known as ‘The Colored School’, a school founded in 1909 for African Americans. Former students will be present to share their stories. Corby Alexander, City Manager of La Porte, will be the Keynote Speaker. This program is free and open to all ages, but content will be more suited for adults and teens. Refreshments will be served starting at 1:30 pm. 

Adult Programs in February

Clipart: © 2018 Vital Imagery Ltd. The word 'February'.Beginner Origami- Pop-Up Valentine Card: Thursday, February 1, 11:00 am-noon. Join Ms. Derry to make a playful Pop-Up Valentine Card! Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Class is FULL, but please call 281-471-4022 in early February if you are interested in signing up for the March class of Beginner Origami.

Computer Class- WORD-Editing & Formatting Tips: Thursday, February 1, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

African American History Month: A Dream Come True! Project to Reconstruct ‘The La Porte Colored School’: Saturday, February 3, 2 pm. Learn about the current local project to reconstruct what was known as ‘The Colored School’, a school founded in 1909 for African Americans in La Porte. Guest Speaker: Corby Alexander, La Porte City Manager. Refreshments served starting at 1:30 pm.

Computer Class- EXCEL-Data Entry & Editing Techniques: Thursday, February 8, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Crafting For Adults-Fabric Decoupage Eggs: Saturday, February 10, 10:30 am. Join Ms. Irene to make beautiful Fabric Decoupage Eggs. Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Class is FULL, but please call 281-471-4022 in early February if you are interested in signing up for the March class of Crafting for Adults.

Guest Speaker: Prairie Plants of the Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve for Your Garden: Saturday, February 10, 10:30 am. Join us for a program by a representative of the Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve. Learn about the plants that the early settlers saw when they arrived in this area and how to plant them in your garden. Free. No registration required.

Computer Class- Transfer Photos From SMART Phone to USB: Thursday, February 15, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, February 19, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Join us to discuss Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou. In this memoir, Angelou details what brought her mother to send her away as a child, the emotions that resulted from this, and their reunion years later. 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.

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Guest Speaker: Making Healthier Food Choices

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Garlic, Spices, etc.Now that the world is thawing around us, come to the library this Saturday, January 20 at 10:30 am to hear our guest speaker, Jing Peng, a Senior Research Nurse at MD Anderson Cancer Center, give a program on Making Healthier Food Choices: Food Choices to Reduce Cancer Risk. This is a great time of year to improve our food choices! Free. No registration.

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Book Discussion: Only Time Will Tell: A Novel by Jeffrey Archer

Cover Jacket for Only Time Will Tell: A Novel by Jeffrey ArcherThere’s still time to read Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer and join our book discussion on Monday, January 22 at 6:30 pm! The first title in the compelling Clifton Chronicles series, this epic and compelling historical fiction story begins in 1920 with Harry Clifton in Bristol, England. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like help in getting a copy of the book. Free. For ages 18+. No registration required.

Happy New Year for Adult Crafts!

Photo of 2018 Origami display made by staff member Ms. DerryIf you stop by the library this month, please take a look at the marvelous origami exhibit in the display case that highlights the major events in the Houston area for 2017 and wishes everyone a Happy New Year in 2018. Made by our own Ms. Derry, this display exhibits some varied uses of origami.

Ms. Derry teaches a Beginner Origami Class at 11 am on the first Thursday of every month. Registration is required. Please call 281-471-4022 or stop by the Circulation Desk to register. 

We also have a Crafting for Adults class that is normally on the first Saturday of every month at 10:30 am. But in February, it will be on a different Saturday...soon to be announced. Our own Ms. Irene will lead the class in making beautiful Fabric Decoupage Easter Eggs. Registration is required, so please call 281-471-4022, or stop by the Circulation Desk to register.

Both classes fill up quickly!

All craft classes are free. All materials supplied. For Ages 18+. 

Adult Programs in January

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. The word 'January' in colorful letters.Computer Class- EXCEL-Formulas, Sort & Header/Footer: Thursday, January 4, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Beginner Origami- Japanese Doll Bookmark: Thursday, January 4, 11:00 am-noon. Join Ms. Derry to make an exquisite Japanese Doll Bookmark! Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Crafting for Adults at the Library- Valentine Felt Garland: Saturday, January 6, 10:30 am-11:30 am. Join Ms. Irene to make a lovely Valentine Felt Garland to decorate your home or give to a friend! Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Knitting Circle for Adults: Tuesday, January 9 & 23, 10:00 am-noon. Bring your current project. Second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Free. No registration required.

Computer Class- Free eBooks, eAudio books & eMagazines: Thursday, January 11, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Computer Class- Google search, Maps, YouTube, & More: Thursday, January 18, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Guest Speaker- Making Healthier Food Choices: Saturday, January 20, 10:30 am-11:30 am. Jing Ping, a Senior Research Nurse at MD Anderson Cancer Center, will give an informative program about food choices you can make to reduce cancer risk and improve your overall health. Free No registration required.

Book Discussion for Adults- Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer: Monday, January 22, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. Join us to discuss Only Time Will Tell, the first title in the compelling Clifton Chronicles series. Compelling historical fiction, this epic story begins in 1920 with Harry Clifton, a dock worker in Bristol, England. Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. 

Two Adult Craft Classes-Early January

Beginner Origami and Adult Crafts in JanuaryJoin Ms. Derry on Thursday, January 4 at 11 am for her Beginner Origami class. The class will be making an exquisite Japanese Doll Bookmark!

On Saturday, January 6 at 10:30 am, Ms. Irene will lead her Crafting for Adults class in making a lovely and versatile Valentine Felt Garland!

Both classes are free and all materials are supplied. Registration is required, so please call 281-471-4022 to register. For Ages 18+. 

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