Betsy A.'s blog

Market at Five Points Every First Saturday

Photo of Five Points Town Plaza from City of La Porte, Texas WebsiteA variety of vendors and produce growers set up booths for Market at Five Points at Five Points Plaza, 201 S. Broadway in La Porte, every first Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The next Market is Saturday, June 2, 2012. There will be a raffle for prizes. For more information, see www.marketatfivepoints.com or call Leticia Rollins at 281-830-1529.

Teen Craft: Kite Making

Clipart of Kites flying from JupiterimagesCreate and design a kite in honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Ages 10-17. All materials provided. Wednesday, May 16 at 4 pm.

Clipart: Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation. 

Maurice Sendak

Copy of Book Jacket from 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice SendakMaurice Sendak, innovative children’s author and illustrator, died today, Tuesday, May 08, 2012. He was 83. He wrote and illustrated such books as the trilogy Where the Wild Things Are (1963), In the Night Kitchen (1970), and Outside Over There (1981); The Sign on Rosie’s Door (1960); Higglety Pigglety Pop! (1967) and his latest Bumble-ardy (2011).  Sendak also was an illustrator for numerous children’s authors, such as Else Holmelund Minarik and Ruth Krauss. His stories and drawings have thrilled a generation of young readers born in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s who are now sharing their love of these classics with the children in their lives. 

Asian-Pacific Heritage Month Paper Lantern Craft

Clipart from Jupiterimages of Three Paper Lanterns.Create a paper lantern craft to celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month! Program is free and all materials are provided.  Wednesday, May 2 at 3:15 p.m. For school-age children.

Clipart: Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation. 

Blue Santa Garage Sale

Clipart from Jupiterimages of Police HatLa Porte Police Department and their Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will be hosting a Blue Santa Garage Sale in the front parking lot of the Police Department, 3001 N. 23rd St., on Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Robyn Galleon at 281-842-3162. 

Clipart: Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation. 

 

World War II Display

Photograph of World War II display in case at libraryThis month, the library display case features memorabilia from World War II, provided by library patron Paul Schupska. There are some touching items—like a Mother’s Day card that reads: “To My Son in the Service on Mother’s Day.” Stop by to see this interesting tribute to our armed forces.

Friends of Houston Public Library Book Sale

Clipart from Jupiter Images of man at Book SaleThe 34th Annual Bargain Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of Houston Public Library will be held April 13-15, 2012 in Exhibit Hall B at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston.
The specific times are:

Friday, April 13, 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm (members only, see below)
Saturday, April 14, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (general public)
Sunday, April 15, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (general public, also “Bag Day”, see below)

Friday is members only (memberships available at the door starting at $20). Saturday & Sunday are open to everyone. Sunday is also “Bag Day” at $10 per bag (bags provided). All proceeds benefit the Houston Public Library.

Clipart: Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation

Annual Quest for the Chocolate Chicken

Clipart of chicken dancingIt’s time again for the one, the only, La Porte Chocolate Chicken Scavenger Hunt! Join us Wednesday, April 4 at 3:15 p.m. For school-age children.

Clipart: Copyright © 2012 Jupiterimages Corporation. 

The Romance Continues

Photo of Sylvan Beach entrance provided by La Porte Bay Area Heritage SocietyAn article about Sylvan Beach written by La Porte Assistant Police Chief Ronald Parker, a student at the University of Houston-Downtown,has been published in this year’s edition of Touchstone[Vol. XXXI, ©2012 The Texas State Historical Association]. Touchstone is the undergraduate research journal of the Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society,the college-level educational program of the Texas State Historical Association.

Officer Parker’s article is entitled ‘The Romantic History of Sylvan Beach’. The photograph above, which was provided through the courtesy of La Porte Bay Area Heritage Society,is featured on the cover of the magazine.

Officer Parker kindly gave a copy of the journal to the library, which we have placed in our historical file on Sylvan Beach. Ask a library staff member if you would like to see the article and the file. We love our Sylvan Beach!

Éirinn go brách

Photo of Ireland Display by Rhiannon PerryThis month our display case highlights items from Ireland provided by our very own Rhiannon Perry. She and her husband Todd took a delightful trip to the Emerald Isle in 2010. Take a look at this colorful and informative display.

Photo by David Novosad.

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