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Teen Craft: Watercolor Coaster

Picture of abstract watercolor from  Clipart: © 2014 Vital Imagery Ltd.Make bright and beautiful dyed coasters that create a watercolor effect when a chemical reaction occurs with ink. All materials provided. Wednesday, July 23 at 3 pm. Ages 10-17.  Registration required. Call 281-471-4022. 


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Beat the Heat: Teen Movie Break

Photograph of popcorn from Picture: Office.com Clip ArtHey Teens! You won't want to miss this week's Beat the Heat: Teen Movie Break. It will be a fun film everyone will enjoy. Wednesday, July 16, at 3 p.m. In addition to the beat-the-heat coolness, there will be popcorn and refreshments.

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SRP Teen Craft: Soda-Pop Tab Bracelet

Photo of top of Soda-Pop Can from Office.com Clip ArtLearn how to make a bracelet from the tabs found on soda cans. All materials provided. Wednesday, July 9, at 3 pm. Registration required. Ages 10-17. Call 281-471-4022.

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July Book Display: "Out is IN"!

Photo of outdoor activity book display at La Porte Community LibraryJuly is National Park & Recreation Month, as sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association. The theme for 2014 is “Out is IN” and the program encourages getting outside and enjoying the great outdoors.

For obvious reasons, getting outdoors in July in Texas often involves water sports!

Our book display this month features books on outdoor activities, such as: Canoeing and Kayaking Houston Waterways by local author Natalie H. Wiest; Go Surf With Live-Action DVD Coaching by Tim Baker; Flyfisher’s Guide to the Texas Gulf Coast by Colby Sorrells; Water Skiiing and Wakeboarding by Ben Favret; and Sailing For Dummies by J. J. and Peter Isler. Other sports represented in our display are tennis, skateboarding, and soccer. The library also has books and DVDs on other outdoor activities, such as visiting state and national parks, hiking, gardening, etc.

See You Outside! “Out is IN”!

SRP Teen Craft: 8Bit Keychain

Picture of keychain and keys from Clipart: © 2014 Vital Imagery Ltd.Design a keychain out of fuse beads and then watch them melt! All materials provided. Wednesday, July 2 at 3 pm. Ages 10-17. Registration required. Call 281-471-4022.

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Marsha's Petting Zoo

Photo graph of llama from Office.com Clip ArtCome for the popular petting zoo event for the Summer Reading Program.  Pet all kinds of animals including goats, sheep, bunnies, chickens, and more! For all ages.  No registration required. Saturday, June 21 from 10 am to 12 pm. Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.

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SRP: Friday Afternoon at the Movies

Picture of Popcorn & Movie Tickets: Office.com Clip ArtJoin us for a movie with popcorn & refreshments! Title announced at screening. No registration required. Fridays at 2 pm on June 13 & 27 and July 11 & 25. For all ages. Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program. 

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SRP: Father's Day Necktie Craft

Photo of necktie with Father's Day greeting from Office.com Clip ArtStart out your Summer Reading Program fun by making your dad a special Father's Day necktie craft. Tuesday, June 10, 2 pm. For school-age children. No registration is required. Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.

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SRP: Father's Day Necktie Craft

Photo of Necktie with Father's Day Greeting from Offic.com Clip Art.Start out your Summer Reading Program fun by making your dad a special Father's Day necktie craft. Tuesday, June 10, 2 pm. For school-age children. No registration is required. Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.

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Bus Service for La Porte

Clipart of black and white drawing of bus-Copyright © 2014 Vital Imagery Ltd.The bus schedule for the La Porte route of Harris County Transit can be picked up at La Porte Community Library. The bus stops at various locations in La Porte.

There is also a confidential survey available at the library that will be used to help Harris County Transit improve the service to area residents.

For more information about the bus service, call 713-578-2216 or email transit@hctx.net.

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