La Porte

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. 

Adult Programs in November

Word "November " Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Beginner Origami: Thursday, November 2, 11:00 am. Join Ms. Derry to make an origami turkey for your Thanksgiving feast! Free. All materials supplied. For ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register.

Terra Nova Children’s Home: Monday, November 6, 7:00 pm. The Terra Nova Children’s Home in Zambia was founded by La Porte residents Tom and Amy Morrow in 2006. Learn about their experiences in creating this home for orphaned children. Free, no registration required. Open to all ages.

Medicare Learning Event: Monday, November 13, 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.

Knitting Circle for Adults: Tuesday, November 14 & 28, 10:00 am. Bring your current project. Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Free. No registration required.

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, November 20, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Join us to discuss How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny, a cozy mystery set in a fictional village in Canada. Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 if you would like us to reserve a copy for you.

One-on-One Computer Help: Thursday, November 30, 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! Free. Registration required. Register for a 30 minute time slot by calling 281-471-4022.

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Program: Terra Nova Children's Home

Cover of Brochure for Terra Nova Children's Home-ZambiaJoin us to hear the fascinating story of Terra Nova Children’s Home in Zambia founded by La Portians Tom and Amy Morrow! Monday, November 6, at 7pm. Free. For all ages!

Fifteen years ago Tom and Amy Morrow traveled from La Porte, Texas to Zambia with their six children who were between the ages of 4 and 11 years old. There, while working in impoverished areas, they discovered that there are over 1 million orphans in a country of only 13 million people. They also found a big gap in support for orphaned children who were below school age. By the time they reached school age, they already had years of malnutrition. Tom and Amy had a desire to step in and fill the gap.

In 2006, after substantial research and work with a local transit home for orphaned babies, the Morrows located and purchased an abandoned building in Kazembe—a large village in northern Zambia—and began construction. Electricity had to be installed, a borehole drilled, and pipes laid. After one year of hard work, the doors to Terra Nova Children’s Home finally opened.

Terra Nova is now a happy home to over 30 children who have found a new family and are now growing up healthy, secure, and safe—receiving a quality education so that they will grow up to not just be an orphan statistic, but a contributing member of society. Come hear their story!

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