Crafts of Mexico: Bark Painting

Mexican Bark Painting SampleThere is an artistic tradition in Mexico which uses sheets of bark from a tree as a canvas for painting. Learn about this fascinating art form at the La Porte library and create your own Mexican bark painting on kraft paper. This program is for adults who are  beginners at crafts as well as those who have more experience. No registration necessary. Wednesday, September 16 @ 10 am

Hispanic Heritage @ Your Library

September 15th is the start of Hispanic Heritage Month and runs through mid-October. During this time, we honor the independence of the following Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile with cultural and festive programs.

Listed below are highlighted events for the weeks to come. The programs below do not require registration or tickets. To see our full calendar of Hispanic Heritage programs, click here.

Hispanic Heritage Festival 2008

Tuesday, 9/15

Wear Your Pajamas to the Library!

Person in pajamasAs many of you know, the Evelyn Meador (EV) branch library in Seabrook was badly damaged during Hurricane Ike; a new library is currently being built. In the meantime, we at La Porte are pleased to have Ms. Pearson, the Children’s Librarian at EV, hosting a Pajama Story Time every Wednesday evening at 7 pm at the La Porte library. Come to hear family bedtime stories and be sure to wear your pajamas! For all ages! See you then…Wednesdays at 7 pm in La Porte.

HISTORY ON MICROFILM

History buffs  and students this blog entry is for you. La Porte Community Library is a repository for back issues of the old Houston Post and the Houston Chronicle on microfilm. We have the Houston Post from January 1, 1976 through April 18, 1995. We have the Houston Chronicle from January 1, 1976 through May 23, 2000. You may view any of these issues on the microfilm reader/printer which was donated to the Library by the Friends of the La Porte Library. The Library also has the local newspaper Bayshore Sun on microfilm from March 22, 1962 through December 30, 2007.

Regular Hours Resume September 8

During the heat emergency this summer, branches opened at 10 AM Monday-Friday. Regular hours resume for all branch locations on Tuesday, September 8.  Regular hours are listed on each branch page as well as the main locations page.