Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/27/2012 - 2:01pm
Construction for the new One World Trade Center in New York City started April 27, 2006. This new building, commonly known as the Freedom Tower, will stand at 1,776 feet to commemorate the year of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Once it is finished, the new World Trade Center will be the third tallest building in the world. The building is expected to open by 2013.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/13/2012 - 10:13am
One of our country's Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, was born 269 years ago today on April 13, 1743. He was a member of the Continental Congress during the American Revolution and helped write the Declaration of Independence in 1776. After the war, Jefferson served as the United States Minister to France in 1785 and later became the first Secretary of State under President George Washington in 1790. Jefferson would become the third president of the United States in 1801 until 1809. He is also known for the Louisiana Purchase, which added over 828,000 square miles of new territory to the United States.
Join Harris County Commissioner Jack Morman on Wednesday, March 21st at 10:30 am for a celebration of our newly renovated and expanded library. Take a tour of the building and see our new meeting room. Watch a slide program of how we are relevant in today's society with our programs in the library and in the community.
Information for Persons with Disabilities: Harris County Public Library will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who are interested in attending library programs. To make a request for yourself or someone you know, please notify the Branch Librarian two working days in advance of the program.