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.

Looking back: Galveston, September 8-9, 1900

Book Jacket of Isaac's Storm/Erik LarsonToday (September 8) is the 110th anniversary of the Galveston storm of 1900. There are many good books about the 1900 hurricane that are available at the library. One of my favorite accounts is Isaac’s Storm: a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history/Erik Larson. Others at the library include: Galveston and the 1900 storm: catastrophe and catalyst/Patricia Bellis Bixel and Elizabeth Hayes Turner; Through a Night of Horrors: voices from the 1900 Galveston storm/edited by Casey Edward Green and Shelly Henley Kelly; The Galveston Hurricane/Kristine Brennan, and a children’s fiction book The Great Storm: the hurricane diary of J. T. King, Galveston, Texas, 1900/Lisa Waller Rogers.
 
For an interesting and nearby road trip, the Galveston Historical Foundation has an ongoing presentation of the documentary The Great Storm.

Come to the Fair!

Logo for 2010 La Porte Health & Safety Fair Come to the 2010 La Porte Health & Safety Fair on Saturday, September 25, from 9 am - 1 pm at La Porte Junior High, 401 S. Broadway. 
 
The event is free and open to the public. The first 500 children will receive free Safety-Fair t-shirts. Many door prizes will be given away throughout the fair.
 
Also available free that day: health screenings, children’s immunizations, and child ID kits. There will be fire trucks, police vehicles, and ambulances to view, and a 24-foot Rock Wall for climbing. 
 
The Fair is sponsored by the City of La Porte, LEPC, and La Porte ISD.
 
For more information, call 281-470-0011 or see www.lpsafetyfair.org.

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!!