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American Red Cross 133rd Founding Anniversary

May 21st is the 133rd founding anniversary of the American Red Cross by Clara Barton.  In 1864 the Red Cross was founded in Switzerland by representatives from 16 European nations.   For more information on the American Red Cross go to

28th Annual Houston Art Car Parade--Saturday, May 10, 2014

Saturday, May 10th is the 28th annual Houston Art Car Parade.  It is the oldest and largest art car parade in the world.  The parade features mobile masterpieces from the surreal to the sublime.  Other events associated with the parade are the Art Car Ball and Sneak Peek.  An estimated 250,000 people will be in attendance.

Go to or 713-926-6368 for more information.

Workers Memorial Day

Today, April 28, is Workers Memorial Day.  It was first proclaimed in 1989 to commemorate the founding of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)  on April 28, 1970 and signed into law in 1971.

214th Anniversary of the Library of Congress

Today is the 214th anniversary of the Library of Congress.  An act that was approved by Congress to purchase books that would be used by Congress.  It was also for the filling up of an apartment for containing the books.  This is how our Library of Congress began and is one of the world's greatest libraries.


National Library Workers Day, April 15th

April 15th is National Library Workers Day!  It was first celebrated in 2004 to recognize all library workers, including librarians, support staff and everyone that makes library service possible every day. 

For more information, go the American Library Association website,

Happy Birthday Maya Angelou!

Maya Angelou is 86 today and was born in St. Louis, Missouri.  She was raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. When she was 14, she dropped out and became San Francisco’s first African-American female cable car conductor. She later finished high school and her passion for music, dance, performance, and poetry came soon after this. 

Maya Angelou has written 16 books and 4 films which were either based upon her books, directed by her or narrated by her.


35th Anniversary of Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant Accident

On March 28, 1979, at 4:00 am EST, a series of accidents began at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant on the Susquehanna River, which is 10 miles southeast of Harrisburg, PA.  Safety was reevaluated for existing nuclear generating operations after this.  Because of equipment and other failures, Three Mile Island came close to a meltdown of its uranium core, which could have caused extensive radiation contamination.

Jacinto City Softball and Baseball Parade

Jacinto City's Annual Softball/Baseball season will be opening this Saturday, March 22nd.  The parade to open the season will start at 9:00 am.

Tae Bo Classes on Thursday's, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Jacinto City Branch Library has Tae Bo class on Thursday's from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Meeting Room.  Come and joins in keeping fit in 2014!

JC Game Day! Wednesday, March 12th at 3 PM

We are celebrating Teen Tech Week with Xbox 360 games!  Come and join us in the Meeting Room on Wednesday, March 12th from 3PM to 5PM.

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