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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. 

ESL - English as a Second Language Class Available

A new ESL class has started. It meets Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. If you are interested in attending this class please call the library at 281-471-4022 to register. It is free and all teaching materials are provided.

Let's Knit Together (And Crochet, Too!)

Ninja Turtle Hat Knitted by Myra WilsonKnitters/Crocheters: Bring your current project and come to the library for two hours of peaceful, uninterrupted needlecraft time in our comfy Reading Room! Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 10 am, or drop by when your schedule allows. It will get your day off to a great start! Next get-together: Tuesday, March 14, 10 am. 

Computer Class: Introduction to Microsoft Word

Come and learn how to use Microsoft Word to enter, edit, format, save, retrieve and print documents. This class will be held Thursday, March 9 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Call 281-471-4022 to register. Please note the change in our regular computer class time.

 

Adult Programs at the Library: March 2017

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Calendar Word MarchAdult Programs – March 2017

Thursday, March 2, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: Computer Basics Registration Required.

Thursday, March 9, 2 pm -- Computer Class: Introduction to Microsoft Word. Registration Required.

Tuesday, March 14, 10 am -- Knitting Circle for Adults: Bring your current knit or crochet project.

Thursday, March 16, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: One on One Computer Help by Appointment. Registration Required.

Saturday, March 18, 10:30 am – Crafting for Adults. Class Full. Please call for 'Crafting for Adults' programs in April.

Monday, March 20, 6:30 pm -- Book Discussion-‘The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel’ by Gabrielle Zevin. A moving, funny novel celebrating transformation and the power of books.

Thursday, March 23, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: Free eBooks & eMagazines. Registration Required.

Saturday, March 25, 10 am -- Movie Time for Adults-‘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 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Utterly fascinating! Rated PG-13. Running time 1 hour, 20 minutes.

Tuesday, March 28, 10 am -- Knitting Circle for Adults: Bring your current knit or crochet project.

Thursday, March 30, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: How to Use iPhone. Registration Required.

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

Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash

Gertrude McFuzz says -  Come celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday and "Read Across America" and help us bust open a Dr. Seuss Piñata!  The event begins Wednesday, March 1 at 3:15 pm. 

Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.

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

Cover Art for 'The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry' by Gabrielle ZevinJoin us for a discussion of the book ‘The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel’ by Gabrielle Zevin on Monday, March 20, at 6:30 pm.

When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family, and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.

A moving, funny novel celebrating transformation and the power of books. Available at Harris County Public Library as regular print book, large print book, eBook through Overdrive, and eAudio through Hoopla Digital.

Call 281-471-4022 to register or for assistance in accessing the book.

Walk-ins are also welcome. 

Movie Time for Adults-February 25

Cover for movie 'Gravity' starring Sandra Bullock & George ClooneyGrab a cup of coffee and join us this Saturday, February 25, at 10 am, when we will show the movie ‘G R A V I T Y’ ©Warner Brothers, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. This Academy Award-winning space adventure looks great on the La Porte Community Library theater-like system! Free. Rated PG-13. Running time 1 hour, 31 minutes. No registration required. 

Find out more about ‘G R A V I T Y’ from IMDb

Teen Event: Jazz Cafe

 Join us in celebrating African American History Month in our Jazz Cafe! Stop by for a hot drink & New Orleans style food while listening to jazz music. Learn more about legendary artists and the contributions that African Americans have made to American history. Ages 10-17. The Cafe will be open Wednesday, February 22 at 4:00pm.

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Harris County Public Health Representative at the Library

Harris County Public Health Clinics Hours & LocationsJustin Alexander, Community Health Worker with the Baytown Health Clinic of Harris County Public Health, will have a table set up at La Porte Community Library on Tuesday, February 21 at 10 am. Justin will be here to give information and answer questions about the many services Harris County Public Health offers to qualifying individuals and families. He will also have some free giveaways! Please help spread the word if you know of someone who may benefit from these services. 

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