Myra Wilson's blog

HOUSTON ROCKETS MEMORABILIA DISPLAY

Member of the Houston Rockets Red Rowdies, Matt Wilson has allowed us to display a portion of his extensive collection of Houston Rockets memorabilia. Stop by and check out the size of the shoes that were worn and autographed by former Rocket Juwan Howard!

HOMEWORK RESCUE

Have you ever gotten home without your school password to get on the databases at school for your homework? This happened to one of the students I know. HCPL came to the rescue because she was able to log on with her library card to use the World Book Student edition from our website www.hcpl.net. That's what I call "homework rescue!"

TEXAS LAW HELP

Do you need some help finding law resources? Our database link for Law and Government will point you to Texas Law Help , your one stop, online resource for free and low-cost civil legal assistance for those who cannot afford legal help.  Learn about your rights, self-help resources, and legal aid.

END OF AN ERA

After 63 years in business, The Bayshore Sun published its final edition October 6, 2010. The hometown newspaper has been important in keeping La Porte informed as well as providing a resource of local history. The La Porte Community Library Friends group has funded the conversion of the print version to microfilm for many years. Many La Portians enjoy looking up the accounts of their high school football games and Sylvan Beach pageants.

Bayshore Sun you will be sorely missed. Thanks for giving us a record of our life here in La Porte for 63 years.

PHAROS BOOKING SYSTEM

Have you ever gotten to the library to use a computer and you find all of them are in use? What to do? We have the answer with our Pharos Booking Station. Input your library card and PIN number or a one-time pass and you will be put in a queue for the next available computer. The wait time will be displayed. When your turn arrives you will be assigned a particular numbered computer that only you can log onto. Try it out.

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH RESOURCE

Are you looking for the latest in information about alternative and complimentary medicine? Explore the Alt HealthWatch database. It has articles indexed from journals such as Acupuncture in Medicine, Alternative Health Practitioner, American Chiropractor, American Journal of Chinese Medicine and many more.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH DISPLAY

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month the staff here at La Porte combined to make a beautiful display of items from their own collections. There are loteria cards, jewelry, and even a little pair of boots. Stop by and admire all of the colorful items in the display case.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CRAFT TIME

Hey kids! Join Mr. D and Ms. Mandy for our fun Hispanic Heritage Month craft time. You will be creating a fiesta humming toy. It all starts Wednesday, September 15 at 3:15 pm. See you then.

WHO ARE THEY AND WHAT DID THEY DO?

Do you find yourself wondering about the biographical information of famous and not so famous people? There is a fantastic database which will help you answer those questions. The Biography Resource Center has a number of ways to search for biographies. I limited my search to the occupation librarian and came up with a host of librarians from which to choose. This database is great for those school biography reports as well. Try it out.

MEET OUR READERNATION WINNER

ReaderNation winner

 

Meet Sallie Gann. She was the lucky customer who won the $50.00 gift card to Amazon.com. Sallie said she really enjoyed participating in the program this summer and signed up because one our staff members suggested it. The book she is reading and recommending from this summer is Cutting for Stone: a novel by Abraham Verghese . Congratulations Sallie!!

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