La Porte

Black Light Powder Afterschool Science Time

Join Mr. D. and see how spooky powder spreads from surface to hands to others under the black light. The experiment begins Wednesday, October 29 at 3:30 pm.

 

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Teen Craft: Mini Jack-O-Lantern

Clipart: © 2014 Vital Imagery Ltd. Jack-o-lantern with ghost coming outTwo days before Halloween, the teens will be making Mini Jack-O-Lanterns. Create a spooky design on a mini jack-o-lantern and watch your design light up. Wednesday, October 29, from 4 to 5 pm. Ages 10-17. 

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Spooky Q-Tip Skeleton Craft

Join Mr. D. and Ms. Mandy for afterschool craft time. You will create your own spooky skeleton with Q-Tips. The fun begins Wednesday, October 15 at 3:30 pm. All materials provided.

 

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Computer Classes in October

We are going back to the basics in October. A class in Computer Basics will be held Thursday, October 16 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. This class will help participants become familiar with the terms and components of a computer.

Don't Forget to...What???...

Clipart of Smilley Face with words "Don't Forget!" from Vital Imagery Ltd....Remember Ben Clayton! 

Gulf Coast Reads month is here and we will be celebrating this year’s selection with two programs:

-Wednesday, October 8 (tomorrow!), 10:30 am -11:30 am, will be our Book Discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

-Monday, October 13, 7 pm – 8 pm, Lisa Struthers, Library Director for the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library at the San Jacinto Museum of History, will be here to tell us about the materials available at the Monument library. Ms. Struthers will highlight items that relate to the themes in Remember Ben Clayton. Light refreshments will also be served at this gathering.

Both events will be held in the big Meeting Room at the library.

You are welcome to attend either program whether or not you have read the book, but please be aware that the Book Discussion will contain spoilers! 

Hope to see you at one or both events!

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Confetti Sensory Tablets for Little Explorers

Join the Little Explorers Wednesday, October 8 at 10:15 am  and enjoy the fun of a gel-filled confetti sensory tablet. This program is for children ages 0 - 5 years old and their caregivers. Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program.

Hispanic Heritage Month Fridge Magnet Craft

Hey kids, come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us and create a mini-sombrero magnet to put on your refrigerator. The fun begins Wednesday, October 1 at 3:15 pm. All materials are provided and funded by the Friends of La Porte Library. 

 

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Happy Birthday La Porte Community Library !!

The Storytime children made birthday cakes to decorate and celebrate 13 years of service at the La Porte Community Library. We opened the new library to the public on September 20, 2001. The bulletin board also wishes a happy birthday to our zany Children's Librarian Mr. D. May we have many more years of great library times here in La Porte!

Free Adult Basic (ABE) & Secondary (ASE) Classes in La Porte

San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development is offering free Adult Basic and Adult Secondary Education Classes at the San Jacinto College Center at La Porte  ISD, 732 S. Broadway, La Porte. 

Class are free, but seats are limited and registration is required. Attend the information session on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 6 pm at the address above to register.

ABE classes will be from 6 pm – 7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays; ASE classes will be 7:30 pm – 9 pm, also on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Skills development includes: literacy and academic basic skills, high school-level instruction in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies through teacher-directed lessons, computer-based programs, and independent work outside of class. Preparation for the 2014 GED test will also be available.

Must be 18 years of age or older and must present a government issued, valid picture ID (driver’s license, passport, State ID) at time of registration.

Program funding provided by Houston Galveston Area Council and Texas Workforce Commission. For more information, please call 281-478-3615.

Gulf Coast Reads Events

Photo of September Book Display-Themes in Remember Ben Clayton by Stephen HarriganLa Porte Community Library will have two Gulf Coast Reads Events in October:

Gulf Coast Reads Book Discussion: A book discussion about the Gulf Coast Reads selection Remember Ben Clayton: A Novel by Stephen Harrigan, Wednesday, October 8, 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Registration not required. 

Gulf Coast Reads Program: Lisa Struthers, Library Director at the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library of the San Jacinto Museum of History, will give a program about the Texas History Resources available at the Museum Library.  Pictures of artifacts at the museum that relate to the themes in Remember Ben Clayton will be highlightedThe program will be held on Monday, October 13, 7 pm – 8 pm. Registration not required. 

Also, the Adult non-fiction book display for September highlights a Sneak Preview of materials related to the themes in Remember Ben Clayton: World War I, Creativity, Women's Roles in the 20th Century, Native Americans, Parent/Child Relationships, etc.

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