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Texas Legal Forms Database

Picture of link for Thomson Gale Legal Forms database on HCPL websiteIf you are in need of a Texas legal form, you may be able to find one in our database Thomson Gale Legal Forms.  There are forms for wills, divorce, real estate, bankruptcy, landlords, tenants, name change, power of attorney, small business, etc. This database can be accessed through the library computers or from home....

"Around La Porte" Book Signing

La Porte's rich history is displayed in a new book entitled Around La Porte by Ann Malone and Dan Becker.  The book isPicture of Book Jacket for 'Around La Porte' by Ann Malone and Dan Becker part of the Arcadia Publishing Images of America Series, and includes historical photographs of La Porte and the surrounding communities of Lomax, Morgan’s Point, and Shoreacres....

Winner of 2011 ReaderNation at La Porte

Photograph of Melissa Johnson-Rothmund Accepting ReaderNation Amazon Gift CardWe are pleased to announce that Melissa Johnson-Rothmund won the drawing for LAP for her participation in the ReaderNation portion of the Summer Reading Program. Melissa received a $50 gift card from Amazon as her prize. When asked what prompted her to sign up for ReaderNation, she said: “My son was signing up for summer reading and I wanted to encourage him.  And I decided it couldn’t hurt"! She said that her love for reading was passed on to her by her mother, and she, in turn, had passed on this love to her son. She said she “absolutely enjoyed” every book she logged in for the ReaderNation program....

Friends' Display: Things Found in Books

Photograph of Friends' Bulletin Board Display-Things Found in BooksThe Friends of La Porte Community Library have a clever display of items that they have found while sorting through donated books. Stop by the Book Sale Room to see this colorful and interesting bulletin board display which includes old photos, dried leaves, a playing card, labels from canned goods, greeting cards, receipts, etc.  We are grateful to our Friends for giving so generously of their time, talent, and energy to our library!!!

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Database: Texas Reference Center

Logo for EBSCO Host Texas Reference Center databaseIf you have a school assignment about Texas or just have an interest in the topic, a great place to start is the database: Texas Reference Center. This database contains full text books and periodicals covering both historical and current Texas events, places, and people. For example, a search on San Jacinto Monument brings back 28 hits. Some are chapters from books about the history of the Monument, others are articles about current events from periodicals like Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Texas Monthly, etc.

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