La Porte

Adult Summer Reading Program (But All Ages Welcome!)

Clipart ©2017 Vital Imagery Ltd., United States FlagLearn about the patriotic and inspiring ceremony used to retire the U. S. Flag! Saturday, June 10, at 10:30 am. Presented by Ben Ramirez, retired USMC, of Marvin R. Young, VFW Post 4395 in Pasadena. Attendees to the program may bring any worn U. S. or Texas flag that needs to be retired, and the flags will be taken to the Pasadena post for their upcoming retirement ceremony. Free! Bring the kids and grandkids! All ages welcome! No registration required.

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Computer Class: eBooks & eMagazines for Free


Want to read magazines on your computer or mobile device? Want to download Free ebooks? We will show you how to download ebooks from Harris County Public Library onto your tablet, smart phone or pc. Join us Thursday, May 25 at 10:30 am. Call to register 28-471-4022. Openings available.

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Movie Time for Adults

Cover art for 'Mao's Last Dancer' ©Twentieth Century Fox Home EntertainmentIn celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, join us this Saturday, May 27, at 10 am, when we will show the movie Mao’s Last Dancer ©Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (2009). Based on an inspiring true story, this emotionally powerful crowd-pleaser emerged as one of the year's most talked-about independent films. This movie tells the fascinating and epic tale of Li Cunxin, a peasant boy from rural China who beats impossible odds to become a world-renowned ballet dancer with the Houston Ballet.

We will have coffee and water available. Please feel free to bring your own drinks and/or snacks. Rated PG-13. Runtime 1 hour, 57 minutes. We will need to start promptly to finish close to noon. Free. No registration required.

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Summer Reading Program Calendars

Our calendar of events for the 2017 Summer Reading Program is ready!!!! So stop by the Library and pick up one (or more) to keep your family in the know about this jam-packed summer. Share the extras with your neighbors. It all begins Tuesday, June 5.

Crafting For Adults - Bride & Groom Clothespin

Photo of Adult Craft-Bride & Groom ClothespinJoin us for this cute and fun craft! To celebrate Bridal Month in June, we will make a Bride & Groom Clothespin! Saturday, June 3, 10:30 am. Can also be adapted for Prom or Bridesmaids. Free! All materials supplied. For Ages 18+. Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register. 

Free Computer Class - Microsoft Word Pictures, Wordart and Text Boxes

Adding pictures to your document can be a great way to illustrate important information or add decorative accents to existing text. Come and let us show you how to work with Image, Wordart & Text Boxes in WORD 2013. The class will be Thursday, May 11 at 10:30 am -12:30 pm. Openings available.

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Adult Book Discussion: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Cover Art for 'Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel' by Jamie FordJoin us Monday, May 15, at 6:30 pm for a discussion of the historical fiction title Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel by Jamie Ford. In 1986, Henry Lee joins a crowd outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's Japantown. The hotel has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has discovered the belongings of Japanese families who were sent to internment camps during World War II. As the owner displays and unfurls a Japanese parasol, Henry, a Chinese American, remembers a young Japanese American girl from his childhood in the 1940s--Keiko Okabe, with whom he forged a bond of friendship and innocent love that transcended the prejudices of their Old World ancestors. Free. No registration required. For Ages 18+.

Beginner Origami for Adults-This Thursday, May 4

Photo of pink origami flowers made by La Porte Library Staff MemberLearn how to make an origami flower, a component of many origami projects! Thursday, May 4, 11 am – noon. Spaces still available! Registration required. Please call 281-471-4022 to register. Free. All materials provided. For ages 18+.

National Children's Book Week Beanbag Toss

Join Mr. D in celebrating National Children's Book Week with a fun beanbag toss game. Participants will win a book! Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program. The fun begins Wednesday, May 3 at 3:15 pm.

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Adult Programs in May

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. The word May for the month.Adult Programs – May 2017

All Programs are Free! Please call 281-471-4022 for any program marked Registration Required.

Beginner Origami for Adults:  Thursday, May 4, 11 am-noon– Flower. Registration Required.

Computer Class: eMail: Attachments, Spam, and More: Thursday, May 4, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

Informational Program-The Safe Area: Saturday, May 6, 10:30 am. Learn about The Safe Area, a valuable local resource for veterans helping veterans. All are welcome!

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, May 9 & 23, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month) -- Bring your current knit or crochet project for two hours of peaceful needlework.

Computer Class- Microsoft Word-Pictures, Wordart & Text Boxes: Thursday, May 11, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

Book Discussion- ‘Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet’ by Jamie Ford: Monday, May 15, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. In honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, join us for a discussion of this historical fiction novel. Henry, a Chinese American, remembers a young Japanese American girl from his childhood in the 1940s--Keiko Okabe--with whom he forged a bond of friendship and innocent love that transcended the prejudices of their Old World ancestors.

Computer Class- One on One Computer Help: Thursday, May 18, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Sign up for a 30- minute time slot for one-on-one computer help. Registration Required.

Movie Time for Adults-‘Mao’s Last Dancer’ ©20th Century Fox Home Entertainment: Saturday, May 27, 10 am. Based on the inspiring true story of Li Cunxin, a peasant boy who left Communist China to become a world-renowned dancer with the Houston Ballet. Rated PG. Runtime: 1 hour, 57 minutes.

Computer Class-Free eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines: Thursday, May 25, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

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