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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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Teen Movie: Celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Clipart of Japanese pagoda from Vital Imagery Ltd.Come watch a classic Japanese animated fantasy film about a young girl that gets trapped in a strange new world of spirits. She must call upon the courage she never knew she had in order to free herself and rescue her parents. Popcorn and refreshments. For teens, tweens, and all ages. Wednesday, May 21, 4 pm – 6:30 pm. 

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Sidewalk Saturdays in La Porte

Clipart: Copyright © 2014 Vital Imagery Ltd. of Sidewalk ArtistTake a stroll in La Porte on Saturdays along Main Street and you will find artwork and craft work displayed along your pathway. Every Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm are Sidewalk Saturdays. The event is free and family friendly. If you want to display your own art/crafts, there is no charge to set up a table/display and you do not have to register. For more information see the City of La Porte Community Calendar or contact Kelley Price at 713-824-2504.

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A Month in Honor of Barbecue

Photo of book display for National Barbecue MonthDo you love to grill outdoors? Or eat the food that has been grilled outdoors? Then this is your month!

May is National Barbecue Month according to Chase's Calendar of Events: The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks, and Months.  The month is sponsored by the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association.

We are featuring books on barbecuing in our nonfiction adult book display. Some titles are:

Mastering the Grill: The Owner’s Manual for Outdoor Cooking by Andrew Schloss and David Joachim; King of the Q’s Blue Plate BBQ: The Ultimate Guide to Grilling, Smoking, Dipping, and Licking by Ted Reader; Steven Raichlen’s Planet Barbecue!: An Electrifying Journey Around the World’s Barbecue Trail by Steven Raichlen; Celebrating Barbecue: The Ultimate Guide to America’s Four Regional Styles of ‘Cue by Dotty Griffith; Follow the Smoke: 14,783 Miles of Great Texas Barbecue; Places, People, Secrets, and Recipes! by John DeMers.

Check out books to hone your grilling skills, plan outdoor get-togethers, or discover the many good places in Texas to eat barbecue.

See ya around the grill!

Afterschool Science Time: Skeletal Muscles

Clip art of dumbbell showing muscles from Office.com Clip ArtJoin us for 30-45 minutes of hands-on Science in the Library! This week we have a cool program on hefty skeletal muscles. Wednesday, April 30 at 3:15 p.m. For school-age children.

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One of My Favorites

Book Jacket of 'The Artist's Way' by Julia CameronI’ve been thinking lately about the subject of creativity, and that has led me to remember one of my favorite books: The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. A point Cameron’s book makes is that we all have some degree of creativity within us and it is worthwhile to overcome our fear of using it. That aspect of her book intrigues me.

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