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Friends' Display: Things Found in Books

Photograph of Friends' Bulletin Board Display-Things Found in BooksThe Friends of La Porte Community Library have a clever display of items that they have found while sorting through donated books. Stop by the Book Sale Room to see this colorful and interesting bulletin board display which includes old photos, dried leaves, a playing card, labels from canned goods, greeting cards, receipts, etc.  We are grateful to our Friends for giving so generously of their time, talent, and energy to our library!!!

Database: Texas Reference Center

Logo for EBSCO Host Texas Reference Center databaseIf you have a school assignment about Texas or just have an interest in the topic, a great place to start is the database: Texas Reference Center. This database contains full text books and periodicals covering both historical and current Texas events, places, and people. For example, a search on San Jacinto Monument brings back 28 hits. Some are chapters from books about the history of the Monument, others are articles about current events from periodicals like Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Texas Monthly, etc.

Teen Event: Going Global Games

Clipart of globe with sunshades and umbrella from Jupiterimages©Join the Global Games as we celebrate Texas Teens Read! 2011. Work as a team to test your skills as on a Survivor show. Wednesday, August 3, from 3 – 4 p.m.  Ages 10-17. All Materials Provided. Registration Required. Call 281-471-4022.

Teen Craft: Pennant Flag

Clipart of a bulldog from JupiterImages© and a banner made by Rhiannon PerryDecorate a felt banner to hang in your room. Use your own unique style! All materials provided. Wednesday, July 27, 3 – 4 p.m. Ages 10-17. Registration required. Call 281-471-4022.

Beat the Heat: Teen Movie Break

Clipart of Bag of Popcorn from Jupiterimages©Join other teens to watch a movie. Wednesday, June 22, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. Popcorn and refreshments! Ages 10-17.

Teen Craft: Fuse Bead Fashion

Clipart picture of hand with beads from Jupiterimages©Melt colorful fuse beads to make your own unique keychain. Wednesday, July 13, 3 – 4 p.m. Ages 10-17. All materials provided. Registration required. 281-471-4022.

Teen Craft: Piggy Bank

Clipart picture of dog with bank sign from Jupiterimages©Don't let the name fool you, these piggy banks have a twist! July 6, 3-4 p.m. Ages 10-17. All materials provided. Registration required. 281-471-4022.

Teen Craft: Clay Art

Clipart of young man sculpting clay from Jupiterimages©Sculpt your own unique work of art, using clay as your medium. Wednesday, June 29, 3 - 4 p.m. Ages 10-17. All materials provided. Registration required. Call 281-471-4022.

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.

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