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Cedarhurst Cemetery Restored

Photo of entrance to Cedarhurst Cemetery by Bruce Compton posted on USGenWeb Project website.The Cedarhurst Cemetery, established in 1901 as the first cemetery in La Porte, was in urgent need of repair and cleaning. On April 6, local service organizations and volunteer groups worked together to clean and repair the cemetery, as reported on the front page of The Bay Area Observer, Volume 4, No. 18, April 25, 2013. The Cedarhurst Cemetery is located “directly behind La Porte’s Wastewater Treatment Plant on South 4th Street and borders Little Cedar Bayou.” The newspaper further notes that the cemetery “is believed to reside on private property.”

More information on Cedarhurst Cemetery, as well as cemeteries across Texas and the rest of the United States can be found online at The USGenWeb Project. This free and informative genealogy website is maintained by numerous volunteers who post genealogical information.

Many thanks to those who volunteer their time and energy to clean and repair cemeteries as well as those who post genealogical information. This is a wonderful way to preserve our history and honor those who have gone before us.

Note: The photo shows the entrance to the Cedarhurst Cemetery and was posted by Bruce Compton in a link on the USGenWeb Project webpage.

Annual Bean Bag Toss Championship

Clipart of bean bag toss game from JupiterimagesWe will determine our new 2013 "Circle of Death" Bean Bag Toss Champion! Come join the fun! Wednesday, May 8 at 3:15 pm. For school-age children.

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Teen Craft Spectacular

Clipart of teen doing a craft from JupiterImages.You choose crafts to complete from an assorted selection. All materials provided. Ages 10-17. Wednesday, April 17 at 4 p.m.

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Afterschool Craft Time: Kite Suncatcher

Clipart of letter K with Kite from JupiterImages.Join us for 30-45 minutes of craft-making fun! All materials provided. This week we will be making Kite Suncatchers. Wednesday, April 3, 3:15 pm. School-age children.

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Easter Egg Hunt at Preschool Storytime

Clipart of girl at Easter Egg HuntJoin us for Easter Bunny stories followed by egg hunt at Preschool Storytime. Features age appropriate stories, skits, fingerplays and occasional crafts. Recommended for children 3-6 years old. Tuesday, March 26 at 10:15 a.m.

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Western Fiction

Photo of Westerns Fiction Display at La PorteThis month we are featuring the ever-popular Westerns in the adult fiction book display. The top titles that circulated at La Porte in the last year are: The Amateur Outlaw by Arthur Henry Gooden; Idaho! by Dana Fuller Ross; The Power and the Prize by Chet Cunningham; Bullet Barricade by Leslie Ernenwein; The Vigilante’s Bride by Yvonne L. Harris; The Secret of Lodestar by Tim Champlin; The Faro Kid by Leslie Ernenwein; Outlaw Mountain by Ray Hogan, The Last Gunfighter: No Man’s Land by William W. Johnstone; Sackett’s Land by Louis L’Amour; Mustang Man by Louis L’Amour; Riding Shotgun by Jim Miller; and The Quiet Gun: a Western Duo by Lauran Paine.

Teen Tech Week: Library Scavenger Hunt With Digital Tablets

Join us in celebrating Teen Tech Week with a digital photo scavenger hunt. All materials provided.  Wednesday, March 6, at 4 pm. Ages 10-17.

What's In That Crunch?

Clipart from Jupiterimages Corporation of Cereal Box and Bowl of Cereal Join us for 30-45 minutes of hands-on Science in the Library! This week the topic will be Iron in Your Breakfast Cereal. Wednesday, Feb 27 at 3:15 p.m. For School-age Children.  Free. No registration required.

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Spring Cleaning Opportunity

Clipart of household hazardous waste products from JupiterImagesDon't know what to do about all the old paint, pesticides, household and car batteries, etc. hanging around your house? If you are a resident of La Porte, Morgan’s Point or Shoreacres and need to properly dispose of household products which may contain hazardous ingredients, come to the City of La Porte Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, April 6th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The materials will be collected at the La Porte Public Works Service Center, located at 2963 North 23rd Street. The collection will be limited to the first 350 households. This collection is for residential only; business waste will not be accepted.

Included in the list of things that will be accepted are paints, pesticides, household and car batteries, and household cleaners.  A complete list of items that will be accepted as well as more details can be found by clicking here.

For more information, contact La Porte Public Works at 281-471-9650.

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Teen Movie: Celebrating Black History

Clipart of WWII pilot and airplanes from JupiterImagesCome in and watch a breathtaking motion picture tribute to the WWII's Tuskegee Airmen who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history. Film title to be announced. Wednesday, February 13 at 4 p.m. For teens. Popcorn and refreshments!

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