La Porte

Braveheart Water Balloon Battle

Join us for a true La Porte tradition on Thursday, June 8 at 2:00 pm. The Braveheart Water Balloon Battle XXI will take place. Dress to get wet. This program is recommended for children 6 or older.

Summer Reading Sign-up Party

Join us for our Summer Sign-Up Party and get signed-up for our Summer Reading Fun. Featuring Magician Jeffrey! Refreshments provided by The Friends of La Porte Library. The fun begins Monday, June 5 at 2:00 pm.

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Adult Programs in June

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Month of JunePrograms in June for Adults:

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

Computer Class: Internet: Google Maps, YouTube: Thursday, June 1, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

Crafting for Adults-Bride & Groom Clothespin: Saturday, June 3, 10:30 am. Registration Required.

Computer Class-Facebook: Thursday, June 8, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Registration Required.

VFW Explains the Flag Retirement Ceremony: Saturday, June 10, 10:30 am. Bring your kids or grandkids and learn about the inspiring ceremony used to retire the United States flag! You are welcome to bring worn U. S. or Texas flag that needs to be retired and the VFW will include the flags in their upcoming retirement ceremony.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, June 13, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month) -- Bring your current knit or crochet project for two hours of peaceful needlework.

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

Life of a Merchant Marine Officer: Saturday, June 17, 10:30 am. Captain Carol Curtiss shares her interesting experiences as one of the first female officers in the Merchant Marines! She has some great stories!

Book Discussion- ‘My Name is Lucy Barton: A Novel’ by Elizabeth Strout: Monday, June 19, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she has not spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy's childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lies the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy's life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, June 27, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month) -- Bring your current knit or crochet project for two hours of peaceful needlework.

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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.

Find out more about Mao’s Last Dancer from IMDb

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+.

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