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H & R Block Tax Question & Answer Session

Clipart, Tax Return- Image copyright from JupiterimagesThe American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 changed the tax landscape for many taxpayers. Come to ask how you may be affected. Monday, March 22 at 7 pm in the library meeting room.

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Too Busy To Read?

Cover of Plum Spooky by Janet EvanovichPeople think librarians get to read all the time. Not so. But one way librarians and other book lovers increase their reading time is to listen to audio books. There are various formats to get audio books, including downloading to an MP3 or other similar device from our digital library. Another way is...

Be Counted

2010 Census LogoThe city of La Porte encourages citizens to participate in the 2010 Census. (“La Porte urges participation in Census,” The Bayshore Sun, 3 Mar. 2010: A1). The data from the Census in Harris County will affect many aspects of the funding our area will receive for diverse services and programs, such as child-care and senior services, roads, job training, schools, community centers, etc. The form for this Census contains only 10 questions. Please fill out and return your form. If you have questions or need help filling out the form, representatives from Census 2010 will be at the library to assist you at various ti...

"Our England is a garden, and...

Picture of Book Jacket of The All-New Illustrated Guide to Gardening…such gardens are not made / By singing—‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade” (17-18)*

It’s time to start working on that beautiful garden! Read all about gardening with our gardening books: 

Sylvan Beach is a Beach Again!

Picture of Newly Renovated Sylvan BeachLast week, I took my first walk at the newly renovated Sylvan Beach. The beach is wonderful! There are two small sandy areas at each end, a broad sidewalk leading to each beach, marble benches, small jetties jutting out to the bay, and gorgeous antique lamps lining the sidewalk. The citizens of La Porte and the surrounding area have a big reason to celebrate: there is a beach nearby to enjoy the water!

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