La Porte

Gulf Coast Reads Book Discussion

Cover of News of the World by Paulette JilesJoin us on Monday, October 16 at 6:30 pm for our discussion of News of the World by Paulette Jiles, the Gulf Coast Reads selection for 2017. Historical fiction set in Texas after the Civil War, this well-researched novel is a fascinating and compelling read! Free. No registration required.

Note: During the month of October, News of the World will be available for unlimited eBook checkout through Overdrive. Please call the library if you would like help with checking out the eBook on your phone, tablet, or computer.

Beginner Origami for Adults: Thanksgiving Turkey

Photo of Origami TurkeyDecorate your table with an Origami Turkey this Thanksgiving! Sign up for Beginner Origami for Adults on Thursday, November 2 at 11 am. Free! All materials provided. For ages 18+. Please call 281-471-4022 to register. 

Gulf Coast Reads 2017-Coming in October!

Book Jacket: News of the World: A Novel by Paulette JilesIn October each year, residents of the upper Texas Gulf Coast take part in Gulf Coast Reads, a program in which people read or listen to the same book and attend book discussions and special programs about the book.

This year the Gulf Coast Reads selection is News of the World by Paulette Jiles, an historical fiction novel set in Texas: “In the aftermath of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower and itinerant news reader, is offered fifty dollars to bring an orphan girl, who was kidnapped and raised by Kiowa raiders, from Wichita Falls back to her family in San Antonio.”

This well-researched novel has something for everyone: men, women, and young adults. It gives a fascinating, fact-filled history of the time in early Texas, combined with a compelling, well-written story. Both history buffs and those who love a good read will enjoy!

Our book discussion on News of the World is on Monday, October 16 at 6:30 pm.

On Saturday, October 21 at 10:30 am, we will have a related program: ‘Early Newspapers in Texas’ by Lisa Struthers, Director of the Herzstein Library at the San Jacinto Museum of History. Lisa will talk about the newspapers at the museum library, and she will also tell us about her library’s involvement with The Portal to Texas History program, which is an initiative to digitize old newspapers from library collections in Texas. (This effort to put newspapers in digital format is something our library is interested in considering for La Porte.)

Both events are free and open to all! Please join us for one or both programs!

Crafting For Adults: Halloween Wreath

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Words Happy Halloween with Jack-O-LanternGet ready for Halloween by making an attractive Halloween wreath! Saturday, October 7 at 10:30 am. Registration required. Please 281-471-4022 to register. Free. All materials supplied. For Ages 18+.

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Hispanic American Heritage Month: ¡Fiesta!

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Clipart of the word 'Fiesta' and a sombreroJoin us Saturday, September 16, noon-1:15 pm, to celebrate Hispanic American Heritage Month! Highlighting Mexico on Mexican Independence Day, we will serve a light lunch of rice, beans, meat, corn tortillas, & Mexican sweet breads. There will be music and a simple craft. 

Free! For all ages--the whole family, adults by themselves, etc. No registration required.

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Adult Computer/Craft Class: Coasters

Photo of 5 Sample Computer Craft CoastersJoin us for this special computer and craft class combined! Get photos off your phone/eMail to make a beautiful personalized coaster! Thursday, September 14 at 10:30 am – 12:30 am. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Public Information Meeting at La Porte Junior High

There will be a public information meeting on the Draft Feasibility Study & Environmental Impact Statement for the Houston Ship Channel 45-foot Expansion Channel Improvement Project. The meeting will be held at La Porte Junior High School, 401 S. Broadway St., La Porte, Texas 77571 on Wednesday, September 27 6:30 - 8:30 pm. A copy of the study has been placed at La Porte Community Library for public viewing.

Crafting for Adults: Fishy Soap

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.-Soap BubblesJoin us to make Fishy Soap—a clear, blue scented soap with a colorful plastic fish inside. Saturday, September 9, at 10:30 am. For Adults Ages 18+. Registration Required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register. 

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.

After Harvey: Frequently Asked Questions

HCPL Harvey FAQs

I could not return my library materials because I could not reach the library due to high water. Am I still responsible for the late fees? 

If you return your books by September 15, you will not accrue late fees.

UPDATE: Most HCPL Branches Resume Normal Business Hours & Programming, Monday, Sept. 11.

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