Texas Bay Area Polio Survivors

Logo from Texas Bay Area Polio Survivors websiteDo you have a relative or friend who is a survivor of polio? The Texas Bay Area Polio Survivors meet once a month at the La Porte library, usually the first Saturday at 10:30. This is a fun group of people who have even recorded their own song, the Post-Polio Song. They also donated a book to the library: The polio years in Texas: battling a terrifying unknown by Heather Green Wooten. For more information, please see their website at http://www.texasbayareapolio.org or find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Texas-Bay-Area-Polio-Survivors/419438148101.

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 Book Display

Photograph of Hispanic Heritage Book DisplayWe have a colorful display of books, cds, and dvds in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the La Porte library. Take a look...there is everything from travel to cooking to music to literature. You might discover a new title or enjoy again an old favorite!

A Tribute to Teachers

Picture of Teaching Materials in Library Display CaseQuick! What was the name of your first grade teacher? If you are like me, you can remember the name, even if…like me…it has been a loooong time since you were in elementary school. Or even if you cannot recall the name, you can probably see the face in your mind. 
 
Our display case at the library this month features materials used in the teaching of elementary school children. They are provided by Linda Novosad, a former teacher who taught in the 1970s. Take a look and you will see the materials used in the days before computers or even calculators made their way into the classroom. 
 
We want to express our gratitude to teachers for their positive impact on our lives!
 
Epilogue: Mrs. Novosad retired from teaching in 1976 to focus on raising a family, starting with her firstborn, our very own children’s librarian, Mr. D.