La Porte

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. 

Teen Maker Space: Operation Valentine

 Apply your knowledge of simple electric circuits to create a game that can be played and eaten! Think of the old fashion operation game. Ages 10-17. Supplies are limited. This event will be held Wednesday, February 8 at 4:00 pm.

Book Discussion: 'The Story of Land and Sea'

Book Jacket for 'The Story of Land and Sea' by Katy Simpson SmithWe will have a book discussion on The Story of Land and Sea: A Novel by Katy Simpson Smith on Monday, February 13, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. 

This beautifully written debut novel is set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during and after the American Revolution. It follows three generations of family--fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave--characters who yearn for redemption amidst the sorrows and joys of their everyday lives. 

Free and open to adults 18+. Copies of the print version are available for checkout at the La Porte Library. It is also available as an eAudiobook through Hoopla. Please call 281-471-4022 for more information. 

Programs for Adults: February 2017

Photo of La Porte Community LibraryAdult Programs at La Porte Community Library, 600 S. Broadway, in February:

Thursday, February 2, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: Facebook

Saturday, February 4, 10:00 am -- Master Gardener-Composting. Harris County Master Gardener Captain Carol Curtiss will give a program on the topic of Composting. Get ready for those spring gardens!

Monday, February 13, 6:30 pm -- Book Discussion ‘The Story of Land and Sea: A Novel’ by Katy Simpson Smith.

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

Thursday, February 16, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: Email- Attachments & Spam

Thursday, February 23, 10:30 am -- Computer Class: Internet-Google, Maps, YouTube

Saturday, February 25, 10 am -- Movie Time for Adults. Grab a cup of coffee and join us for 'Gravity' ©Warner Brothers, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, on Saturday, February 25, at 10 am. Rating PG-13. Free. No registration required.

Library: La Porte Branch Library! 

Saturday, February 25, 10:30 am -- Crafting for Adults-Make a Greeting Card. Registration Required. Please call 281-471-4022.

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

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

Free Computer Class on Facebook


Facebook is being used by virtually every age group today. Come to the library and learn the basics about opening and using a Facebook account. Please have a working email account before coming to the class. This class will be Thursday, February 2 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Call 281-471-4022 to sign up.

Adult Program: Composting for Those Spring Gardens!

Clipart: © 2017 Vital Imagery Ltd. Man putting compost in a binJoin us on Saturday, February 4, at 10 am for a program on Composting given by Harris County Master Gardener Captain Carol Curtiss. Free. No registration required. In the Meeting Room at La Porte Community Library, 600 S. Broadway, La Porte.

Learn the secrets of recycling organic matter such as leaves or vegetable scraps into the “black gold” soil for your spring gardens! 

This program is brought to you by Harris County Master Gardeners, a Volunteer arm of the Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service. 

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Tax Forms Are In

It's that time of year again. We have received the three basic forms for filing your tax returns: 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ.. We also have information on the area locations for Tax Assistance provided by AARP.

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