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Beat the Heat Teen Movie Break

Join other teens to watch a movie. Wednesday, June 22, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. Popcorn and refreshments! Ages 10-17. Registration NOT required.

Teen Craft: Glass Etching

Clipart Picture of Mirror from Jupiterimages©Create your own unique mirror using etching cream.  All materials provided. Wednesday, June 15, 3-4 p.m. Ages 10-17. Registration required.  Call 281-471-4022 to register.

Teen Craft: Grass Pet

Clipart of Hedgehog Peeking Through Grass - JupiterImages©Get your summer off to a good start by joining in the Teen Craft held almost every Wednesday. The first one will be tomorrow, Wednesday, June 8 at 3 p.m. Ages 10-17. Registration required. Call 281-471-4022. Learn new crafts and make new friends!

Hurricane Preparedness Meeting

The City La Porte Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has announced on its website that the Southeast Harris County Hurricane Preparedness Workshop will be this Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center. This event is free and open to all. A special presentation is scheduled for 1 p.m. when Tim Heller, Chief Meteorologist for Channel 13, will give the 2011 Hurricane Season outlook. 

“Free hot dogs and soft drinks will be provided, while supplies last. Many door prizes will be given away throughout the event.” 

National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2011

Picture of can opener and tunaThis week, May 22-28, is National Hurricane Preparedness Week sponsored by the National Weather Service. It is time to start gathering those hurricane supplies! For more information, see the News Details portion of the City of La Porte website.

Picture: Jupiterimages©

What Was Your Favorite Book As a Child?

Cover of Book 'King of the Wind' by Marguerite HenryOccasionally someone comes to the library to try to find a book that he or she enjoyed as a child. The person often has a child or grandchild, niece or nephew to introduce to this beloved book. How about you? What book(s) do you remember from your childhood? Let us know by either commenting here or emailing us at lap@hcpl.net . We’d love to hear from you!

"Watch the Pennies..."

Photograph of Display of Budget Books…and the dollars will take care of themselves.”  This expression was coined by Benjamin Franklin, but when I was a child, I thought it had been created by my mother's brother. My mom quoted this to us many times; the expression was something the brother who raised her taught her.  In this difficult economy, these words are especially applicable. Our non-fiction book display currently features books that deal with different aspects of a household budget: food, clothing, home repair, energy costs, paying for college, planning a wedding on a budget, etc. Click on 'Read more' to see a sampling of what you will find in our display.

Bean Bag Toss!

Clipart picture of bean bag toss gameThe Bean Bag Toss game is always great fun! Come Celebrate National Children's Book Week with us and win a book! For school age children. Wednesday, May 4 at 3:15 p.m.

Art Walk By the Bay

Map of Businesses on Main Street Hosting Art Walk By the BayOn the first Friday of every month, 6 pm to 9 pm, artists are invited to display their artwork at participating businesses on Main Street. The program is called Art Walk By the Bay and is sponsored by the Main Street Business Association. The rules and procedures for registering as an artist are posted on the website.  Come to Main Street on the first Friday evening of the month and stroll around to look at the art. (Map is from website of Art Walk By the Bay.)

Chocolate Chicken Scavenger Hunt

Cartoon of a dancing chickenJoin us for the Umpteenth Annual Chocolate Chicken Scavenger Hunt! Search the library for this rare phenomenon.  It will be held on Wednesday, April 20, at 3:15 pm. For school-age children.  Picture: ©Jupiterimages

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