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SPECIAL EVENTS

Harte Rocks
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Wednesday November 13th at 5:00 pm
Paint rocks to keep or hide for someone else to Find! 
Post hidden & Found rocks to our Facebook page: Facebook.com/hartelibrary. Let's see how far our rocks travel! 

Loom Knitting for Beginners
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Saturday November 9th at 5:00 pm
Supplies provided or bring your own.

Noel McArdle Gallery
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
November 2-30: Sierra Shamblin
December 7-31: K Space Staff & Teacher Show

For more information call 361-826-2310

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EVENTS FOR KIDS

Lapsit Storytime (Ages 0-2)
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Tuesdays at 10:15 am
Bring your little bundle of joy for a morning of stories, songs, and finger plays.

Music in Motion (Ages 0-5)
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Tuesdays at 11 am
Fun with musical instruments, dance, songs, and parachute play.

Sensory Sensitive Storytime
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Fourth Saturday every month at 11 am
Sensory friendly environment for children who usually find storytime overwhelming and overstimulating.

Little Learners (Ages 2-6)
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Wednesdays at 11 am
Storytime, music and crafts to encourage early literacy skills.

Make & Take (Ages 6-14)
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Fourth Thursday of the month at 4:30 pm
Show off your creativity with fun take home crafts!

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EVENTS FOR FAMILY
 

ASL Storytime (All Ages)
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Saturday December 14 at 11 am
Stories told using American Sign Language.

Corpus Critters (All Ages)
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: December 14 at 1:00 pm
Join Master Naturalist, Chad Huckabee, to learn about the local wildlife using plant specimen and animal bones.

Library Chess Club (All Ages)
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: First and Third Thursdays at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
A workshop for all ages to learn, or practice, the game of chess while developing skills and good sportsmanship.

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EVENTS FOR TEENS

Teen Talk (Ages 12-18)
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Second Thursday of the month at 4:30 pm
Geek out about your favorite books, movies, and hobbies!

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EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Harte Library Digital Book Club
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Date: December 16 at 2:00 pm.
Title: The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri  

Cover Image of the book the ungrateful refugee by dina nayeri

In her first work of nonfiction, Dina Nayeri defies stereotypes and raises surprising questions about the immigrant experience. Here are the real human stories of what it is like to journey across borders in the hope of starting afresh.

What is it like to be a refugee? It is a question many of us do not give much thought to, and yet there are more than 25 million refugees in the world.

Aged eight, Dina Nayeri fled Iran along with her mother and brother and lived in the crumbling shell of an Italian hotel turned refugee camp. Eventually she was granted asylum in America. She settled in Oklahoma, then made her way to Princeton University. In this book, Nayeri weaves together her own vivid story with the stories of other refugees and asylum seekers in recent years, bringing us inside their daily lives and taking us through the different stages of their journeys, from escape to asylum to resettlement. In these pages, a couple fall in love over the phone, and women gather to prepare the noodles that remind them of home. A closeted queer man tries to make his case truthfully as he seeks asylum, and a translator attempts to help new arrivals present their stories to officials.

Nayeri confronts notions like "the swarm," and, on the other hand, "good" immigrants. She calls attention to the harmful way in which Western governments privilege certain dangers over others. With surprising and provocative questions, The Ungrateful Refugee challenges us to rethink how we talk about the refugee crisis.

This book club is based on the quarterly Hoopla Digital Book Club and will be held every quarter.
For more information on the Hoopla Digital Book Club and to download the book please click here

Silent Book Club
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Wednesday November 6 at 4:00 pm.

Person reading a book

This book is very different form other you may have been to. There's no assigned reading. Silent Book Club is about taking time out of your busy schedule to simply relax and read. You've earned it.
After an hour of reading whatever you want a bell will ring and then we will gather to discuss what everyone read about. 

Learn Magic the Gathering Class
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Call 361-826-2310 for details.
Learn how to play the game.

Dungeons & Dragons at the Library
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: July 27 at 1-5 pm. 1st Saturday of every month
10 spots available for 15+ only. It's not just a game...

eReader & Tablet Tutorials
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Call for details.
Schedule time with available staff for 45 to 60 minute help sessions.