Honoring a Trailblazer

Longtime Texas Congressman Mario Gallegos Jr. passed away on October 16, 2012. Gallegos was a Houston firefighter for 22 years, reaching the position of Senior Captain before entering the political arena as a Texas Representative for District 143. He later ran and was voted in as the first Hispanic to represent the 6th District in the Texas Senate. Mario Gallegos often came to Jacinto City for community events and he surely will be remembered by the Jacinto City Library staff.

 

Ed Emberley's 81st Birthday

Book cover for "Go Away, Big Green Monster!"Ed Emberley, the children's book author and illustrator, will turn 81 on Friday, October 19. He has written and illustrated over 50 books, including The Wing on a Flea, Ed Emberley's Big Green Drawing Book, and Go Away, Big Green Monster.

Parents, be sure to stop by your Jacinto City Library on Wednesday, October 17 at 3:00 p.m. for a SPOOK-tacular Craft. The Children's Librarian, Rosalinda Lucio, will have fun activities for kids of all ages. For more information, please feel free to call (713)673-3237.

Today in History: The Mayflower

map of cape codOn September 6, 1620, the Mayflower began its voyage from England to the Americas. It sailed for 66 days with over 100 people on board across the stormy Atlantic Ocean. The Pilgrims arrived in Cape Cod on November 11, 1620 and sailed along the coast to an area where they would found the town of Plymouth. The town was not established enough to have people live in it until March of 1621. During the construction of the town, the Pilgrims worked during the day on land but lived on the Mayflower at night. These founders underwent hardship and suffering all in the name of religious freedom and the opportunity to spread Christianity to the New World with the King of England, King James's permission .

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JC Adult SRP Grand Prize Winner!

Jacinto City Branch Library is a Grand Prize winner location this summer!  Congratulations to Luciana Stockbridge!  Luciana loves to read and that libraries are a treasure trove.  She signed up for the Adult Summer Reading Program because she wanted to know how many books she was reading at a given time.  Luciana said that the program is a good way to encourage more people to read.  She will be participating next year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flickr CC: Jacinto City Branch Librarian Stephanie Orr and Adult SRP Grand Prize Winner Luciana Stockbridge: hcplbranch

JC Adult SRP Winner

This summer's Adult SRP winner is Ethel Smith.  Congratulations Ethel!  Ethel is a great-grandmother who loves to read and read to her children.  Libraries are one of her favorite places to go to.  Ethel signed up for the Adult Summer Reading Program because she thought it would be fun and how much she loves to read.  She enjoyed the program and seeing how much she was actually reading.  Ethel said she will participate next year. 

 

 

 

 

 

Flickr CC: Jacinto City Branch Librarian Stephanie Orr and Branch Adult SRP Winner Ethel Smith 2012: hcplbranch