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How to Find Events & Programs at the Library

There is a search tool on our website to find events and programs at various branches of Harris County Public Library. You can limit your search by age of the target audience, type of program, and branch location(s).  For example, you can do a search to find Teen programs that will be held at the La Porte, Freeman, and South Houston branches. Or you can look for nearby branches that have Storytimes for Toddlers…or Book Discussion groups…or Tax Assistance. All kinds of programs!  To use the search tool, click on Events Calendar on our home page....

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

Picture of Cover of Yertle the Turtle and Other Short Stories by Dr. SeussOn Wednesday, March 2, at 3:15 p.m. there will be a special program to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday: PinTheTailOn Gertrude McFuzz! Miss Gertrude McFuzz is a girl-bird character in a short story by Dr. Seuss that is included in Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. The program is for school-age children. Come join the fun!

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Opera to go! is this week!

Picture of Dog SingingThe performance by Opera to Go! that was cancelled due to the recent blizzard will be given on Thursday, February 24, at 4:30 p.m. The show Storybook Opera, “The Dog Who Sang at the Opera” is based on the true story of a wolfhound who upstages an opera diva. This 30-minute presentation is for all ages and will be held on the main floor of the library.  We have it from reliable sources that the show is fabulous! Come one, come all!!!

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Intriguing Book on La Porte History

Spine of book La Porte A Social History, 1832-1952

“There was a picture show started after WWI near Main and Five Points. Mr. I. W. Rust was the manager. He had a Studebaker engine rigged up to a generator to run the electricity. When the engine would fail (which was quite often), they would flash the lights and announce that the same show would be shown the following night at no charge. Everyone would get up and go home and come back the next night.”

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After School CraftTime

On most Wednesday afternoons during the school year the library hosts a 30-45 minute program for school-age children. This Wednesday, February 9, is CraftTime, when the young people will be guided in making a craft. Some Wednesdays there will be a GameTime or ScienceTime. 

Come anytime for the Wednesday afternoon program! Most Wednesdays at 3:15 pm for school-age children.

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