La Porte

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+. 

Decorate a Card For a Local Senior Center

Decorate a holiday card photographIf you have a few minutes during your next library visit, decorate a holiday card to brighten a senior's day! The Young Adult department is gathering Christmas/New Year’s cards to bring to a local senior center. Happy Holidays to everyone!

Friends of the Library-Annual Open House Party!

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. HollyStop by on Monday, December 11, 6:30 pm - 8 pm, as the Friends of La Porte Community Library host their Annual Open House Party! Refreshments and Holiday Entertainment! Free and for all ages!

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Programs for Adults in December

Cover Art for It's a Wonderful Life ©Paramount Home EntertainmentMovie Time for Adults (and all ages): Saturday, December 2, 10:00 am. Start the season off with the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life ©Paramount Home Entertainment on the library Big Screen! Free. Rated PG. Running time 2 hours, 10 minutes. We will serve coffee, but please feel free to also bring your own snacks/drinks.

Crafting for Adults at the Library: Saturday, December 2, 10:30 am. Gift Bags. Join Ms. Irene to make lovely and unique decorative gift bags! Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Medicare Learning Event: Monday, December 4, 7:00 pm. La Porte resident Steve Baker of BakerSeniors will give an informative and educational program about Medicare. Clear up the confusion!  Free and open to everyone. No registration required.

Computer Class: Transfer Photos From Smart Phone, Thursday, December 7, 10:30 am. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Beginner Origami: Thursday, December 7, 11:00 am. Join Ms. Derry to make origami stars for Christmas! Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Friends of the La Porte Community Library Annual Open House Party: Monday, December 11, 6:30 pm – 8 pm. Stop by for refreshments & holiday entertainment! Free. All Ages!

Computer Class: WORD-Editing & Formatting Tips, Thursday, December 14, 10:30 am. Free. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

One-on-One Computer Help: Thursday, December 21, 10:30 am. Are you having trouble with your email? Need help using your smart phone? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Registration required. Register for a 30 minute time slot by calling 281-471-4022.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo of Thanksgiving Display by DerryThis lovely display is the creation of La Porte staff member Derry. Note: The top part of the photo shows the display from the outside of the display case and the bottom part of the photo shows the inside of the case.

We at La Porte Community Library wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Crafting for Adults: Gift Bags

Photo of Christmas gift bag made by Irene Cantu Make the gift wrapping as special as the gift itself! Join Ms. Irene to make decorative gift bags for the holidays. Saturday, December 2 at 10:30 am. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register. Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+.

Free Medicare Learning Event

La Porte resident Steve Baker of BakerSeniors will give an informative and educational session about Medicare on Monday, November 13, 7 pm – 8:30 pm. Free and open to everyone. No registration required.

Book Discussion: How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

Cover of 'How the Light Gets In' by Louise PennyJoin us on Monday, November 20 at 6:30 pm as we discuss How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny.

Christmas is approaching, and in Quebec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gathering with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté de Quebec. Most of his best agents have left or been transferred out of the Homicide Department. Gamache receives a call from a friend in the village of Three Pines about the disappearance of a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world. His investigation leads him into a web of murder, lies, and unimaginable corruption at the heart of the city.

How the Light Gets In is available in regular print, large print, eBook, eAudio, and Audiobook on CD. Please call 281-471-4022 or come by the library if you would like assistance in getting a copy of the book. Free. For ages 18+. No registration required. 

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