Betsy A.'s blog

Opera to Go! is Rescheduled!

Picture of Opera Lady SingingOK, the picture is a cliché but the exciting fact is that Opera to Go! of the Houston Grand Opera is coming to the La Porte library! The show presented will be: Storybook Opera. “The Dog Who Sang at the Opera” and is based on the true story of a wolfhound who upstages an opera diva.  The program lasts about 30 minutes, is targeted to school age children, and is free.  It has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 24, at 4:30 p.m. because of weather concerns.

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I Spy a Former Spy

Cover of Book The Mysterious Private ThompsonIn the late-nineteenth century, a former spy for the Union Army lived in La Porte. The most remarkable fact about this person is that the spy was a woman who posed as a man so that she could join the Union army during the Civil War. Her birth name was Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonson (sometimes listed as Edmondson). She joined the 2nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry under the alias Frank Thompson. She became a spy and completed 12 secret missions behind enemy lines, using various disguises....

The Inside Scoop While Job Hunting

Ever wonder how to find information about a company from an insider's perspective? There is a database that provides such information: glassdoor.com: an inside look at jobs & companies. To join the database is completely free, and it gives information posted by employees or former employees about salaries, interview questions, etc. for various companies. To access from our website, click on Databases, then Business, then Glassdoor.com.

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Simplicity in the Home

This is the time of year when we make resolutions to get our houses in order. The library has materials to helpPicture of Cover of Unclutter Your Life in One Week by Eric Rooney Doland with organization of the home. Here are a few: Unclutter your life in one week by Eric Rooney Doland; When organizing isn’t enough: SHED your stuff, change you...

Tiny Changes

Black & White Photo of StockyardA coworker suggested the DVD Food, Inc. and I watched it over the holidays. I will be making some small changes. A vegetable garden planted. Becoming more knowledgeable about which companies are treating animals and employees humanely....
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