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Bay Area Heritage Society Open House

Photograph of La Porte Depot MuseumLa Porte Bay Area Heritage Society will be having a Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 4, from 2 -4 p. m. at the Depot Museum, 604 Park, La Porte.  Everyone is invited to stop by and share a cup of cheer!

Source: Around La Porte, November 2011, page 1.

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Holiday Crafts & Cooking

Photo of Book Display-Holiday Crafts & CookingOur latest book display in the adult non-fiction section highlights holiday crafts and cooking. Find books to help in planning your holiday meals or creating special gifts.  We have many books available on the various holidays.  Here are some book titles:

The New Thanksgiving Table:  an American Celebration of Family, Friends, and Food by Diane Morgan

The Jewish Holiday Kitchen: [250 Recipes From Around the World to Make Your...

Teen Craft: Glow Lantern

Clipart of recycled bottleCreate spooky lanterns out of recycled bottles. Samples similar to what you will be making are displayed over the Circulation desk in the Library. Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 4 – 5 p. m. Ages 10-17. All materials provided.

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Five Points Town Plaza Concert

Photo of building at Five Points Town Plaza from City of La Porte TX websiteSteve Helms Band will be playing at Five Points Town Plaza on Thursday, October 20, 7 – 9 p. m.  Five Points Town Plaza is located at 201 S. Broadway in La Porte. Concert is free. Bring your lawn chairs, mosquito spray, and cooler (no glass).  The concert is sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of La Porte. For more information contact Nikki Stout at 281-470-7275. (Photo from City of La Porte Texas website, Five Points Town Plaza.)

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Fall Herb Gardening

Picture of Book Cover-'Homegrown Herbs' by Tammi HartungGrowing herbs can be fun for the whole family. The library has a number of books on herb gardening, a few of which are listed below. For an area program on herb gardening: the Seaside Garden Club in Seabrook is hosting a presentation given by Ginia Keene Mattern, Master Gardener, at Carother’s Coastal Gardens, 502 Pine Gully Road, Seabrook on October 19th at 12:30 pm. For questions call 281-474-4825. [Bay Area Observer, 29 September 2011: 8] 

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