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Gulf Coast Reads Selection 2013

Jacket Cover for The Dog Stars: A Novel by Peter HellerThe Dog Stars by Peter Heller is the selection for the Gulf Coast Reads program this year. Gulf Coast Reads is an initiative to encourage readers on the upper Gulf Coast of Texas to read and discuss the same book.

We will have two programs at La Porte Community Library in October to support Gulf Coast Reads. The first program will be a book discussion of Dog Stars on Wednesday, October 9, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The second program will be a showing of a movie from the dystopian genre [title to be announced] on Wednesday, October 16, at 4 p.m. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

The Dog Stars is available for checkout in several formats at Harris County Public Library: regular print, large print, compact disc, eBook, and eAudio. Check the title out, read or listen to it, and join the discussion in October!

 

Teen Craft: Shrinky Dinks

Clipart of Boy Holding Shrunken T-Shirt from Jupiterimages CorporationCreate beautiful pendants and watch them shrink before your eyes! All materials provided. Wednesday, July 24, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Registration required. Ages 10 & up.  Call 281-471-4022 to register.

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Beat the Heat Teen Movie Break

Clipart of person holding head under sizzling summer heat; Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages Corporation-Come in out of the heat to the very cool library to watch a movie. Film title to be announced. Popcorn & Refreshments! All Ages. Wednesday, July 17, 3 pm – 5:30 pm.

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Teen Craft: Rubik's Cube

Clipar of Cubet: Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages CorporationDesign your own Rubik's Cube. You get to pick the colors and patterns for this brainteaser. All materials provided. Wednesday, July 10, 3 pm - 4 pm. Ages 10-17. Registration required. Call 281-471-4022.

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Stars & Stripes Picture Frame Craft

Patriotic Clipart: Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages CorporationCreate a patriotic picture frame for the Fourth of July! This program is recommended for school-age children. No registration is required. Tuesday, July 2 at 2 p.m.

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Use Your Noodle(s) To Make a Craft

Clipart of Pasta Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages CorporationCreate an original work of art using pasta. All noodles provided. Ages 10 & up. Wednesday, June 26, at 3 p.m.  Registration required. Call 281-471-4022.

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Teen Event: Summer Games

Relay Figures-Clipart-: Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages CorporationLet the games begin as we kick off the 2013 Texas Teens Read Program. Teams will compete in relay style activities. Wednesday, June 12, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Registration required. Call 281-471-4022. Ages 10 & up.

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Culinary Mysteries

Photo of Culinary Mysteries Display in Adult FictionLove mysteries? Love food? Put the two together and you have culinary mysteries, which are defined as “stories where food is a major ingredient”. A display in our adult fiction section features these mysteries. Devour one today!

Thank You

Clipart: Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages Corporation“Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

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Teen Craft: Furoshiki Wrapping

Clipart of fabric-Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages CorporationLearn the art of Furoshiki wrapping. Wednesday, May 15, 4 p.m.  All materials provided. Ages 10-17.

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