La Porte

Free Computer Class - eMail, Spam, Attachments and More

Do you get too many newsletters and other promotional emails? Let's show you how to block them. We will also demo how to add attachments to a email message and how to save attachments you've received to your PC. The class will be held Thursday, May 4 at 10:30 am. Call the library at 281-471-4022 or go online at www.hcpl.net to register.

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Adult Program: 'The Safe Area'

Brochure cover for 'The Safe Area', veterans helping veteransJoin us Saturday, May 6, 10:30 am, at La Porte Community Library, 600 S. Broadway, to learn about ‘The Safe Area’, a unique program based at St. John’s Episcopal Church in La Porte that offers peer-to-peer support for both active military and military veterans. Wayne Norton (U. S. Marine Corps), and Jorge Mazariegos (U. S. Army), facilitators for ‘The Safe Area’, will describe the program that is led by veterans who help veterans.

All facilitators of ‘The Safe Area’ "have received a certificate in Military Veteran Peer Network Basic Training, Texas Veterans Commission and the Military Veteran Peer Network." "Meetings are confidential and are not affiliated with the Veterans Administration or other federal, state, or local government agencies....Persons of any faith group, any belief system, or none, are invited to this community space."

This informative library program on May 6 is free and open to all. Please help us spread the word about this informative program which helps veterans to share their stories with other veterans and find the support they need.

(Quotes from brochure for 'The Safe Area', published by St. John's Episcopal Church, La Porte, TX) 

Movie Time for Adults

Hitchcock ©20th Century Fox Home EntertainmentJoin us for the film Hitchcock ©20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Anthony Hopkins plays Alfred Hitchcock, and Helen Mirren plays his wife, Alma Reville, in this fun bio-drama about the behind-the-scenes story in the making of the film Psycho. Saturday, April 22 at 10:00 am. Free. Rated PG-13. Running time is 1 hour, 38 minutes. Coffee will be available, and please feel free to bring your own snacks and/or beverages. 

Annual Chocolate Chicken Scavenger Hunt

Join Mr. D. and Ms. Laura after school for the annual Chocolate Chicken Scavenger Hunt. Use your library skills to compete for the ultimate chocolate prize. The fun begins Wednesday, April 12 at 3:15 pm. Sorry we cannot accommodate daycare groups for this event.

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Book Discussion: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

http://kidscat.hcpl.net/uhtbin/cgisirsi/?ps=PikhVal4rF/HCPL/309330143/123Join us for a book discussion over The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion, on Monday, April 17, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. Don Tillman, a brilliant geneticist, thinks that having women fill out a six-page, double-sided questionnaire before a date is logical and reasonable. Rosie Jarman, an impetuous barmaid, thinks Don should loosen up and learn to live a little. Follow the unlikely pair in this laugh-out-loud, feel-good story of unexpected joys, discovery and love. At this time, copies are available at the library. No registration needed for book discussion. 

Adult Programs in April

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.Adult Programs – April 2017

Please call 281-471-4022 for any program marked Registration Required.

Beginner Origami:  Thursday, April 6, 11 am – Bunnies in a Basket. Registration Required.

Computer Class-Computer Basics: Thursday, April 6, 11 am -- Registration Required.

Knit/Crochet Circle for Adults: Tuesday, April 11 & 25, 10 am (Second & Fourth Tuesday of the month) -- Bring your current knit or crochet project.

Book Discussion-‘The Rosie Project: A Novel’ by Graeme Simsion: Monday, April 17, 6:30 pm -- Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who has decided it is time he finds a wife. A truly charming and funny debut novel!

Computer Class-Internet--Google, Maps, YouTube: Thursday, April 20, 10:30 am. Registration Required.

Movie Time for Adults-‘Hitchcock’ ©20th Century Fox Home Entertainment: Saturday, April 22, 10 am -- Starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren. The behind-the-scenes story about the making of the movie Psycho. Fun and entertaining! Rated PG-13. Runtime: 1 hour, 38 minutes.

Computer Class-Excel—Formulas, Sort & Filters: Thursday, April 27, 10:30 am -- Registration Required.

Crafting for Adults: Saturday, April 29, 10:30 am. Felt Hearts. Part 1 of 2-Part Craft. Registration Required.

All Programs are Free! Please call 281-471-4022 for more information. 

Computer Basics Class

This class introduces a first time user to the desktop computer. Participants will be familiarized with terms used and with different components and features of the computer. We will also learn to use the keyboard & mouse. The class will meet Thursday, April 6 11:00 am -1:00 pm. Please note later start time than usual. Call the library at 281-471-4022 to register. 

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Movie Time for Adults: Tim's Vermeer ©Sony Pictures Classics

Cover for Tim's Vermeer ©Sony Pictures ClassicsJoin us for Movie Time for Adults on Saturday, March 25, at 10 am when we will watch Tim's Vermeer ©Sony Pictures Classics.

Tim Jenison, a San Antonio-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did seventeenth century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint photo-realistically, 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning ten years, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, to the north coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the Queen. 

This is a fascinating film! It is rated PG-13 and the running time is 1 hour, 20 minutes.

Find out more about ‘Tim's Vermeer' from IMDb.

Apple iPhone Help

 Do you have a new iPhone and are you stumped on how to use many of the features? Come to the workshop and learn all features listed here plus more!
Phone/Facetime app, copy and paste, Safari internet browsing, settings and using the camera. The class will be held Thursday, March 30, 10:30 am-12:30 pm.  Call the library at  281-471-4022 to register. Openings still available.

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Book Discussion: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Cover of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle ZevinJoin us for our March Book Discussion of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel by Gabrielle Zevin on Monday, March 20 at 6:30 pm. There are currently copies of the book available at La Porte Community Library for checkout, or you may get the eBook or eAudio through Hoopla Digital. Please call the library for more information: 281-471-4022. 

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