La Porte

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. 

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.

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