DINNER AND A GOOD BOOK

As you are preparing for your Thanksgiving feast, check out our center display of Dinner and a Good Book to get you in the mood.

Gold Card Provides Free Admission to LPISD Events for Senior Citizens

Logo from LPISD websiteAny resident of the La Porte ISD area who is 60 years of age or older is eligible to receive a Gold Card that gives free admission to:

-all school programs, plays, and musical performances
-general admission seating at all La Porte ISD athletic events (for home games only)
These Gold Cards can be obtained free of charge through the Communications Department of the district, located at 1002 San Jacinto St in La Porte. 

Thinking of Joining a Branch of the Military?

On this Veteran's Day are you thinking about joining the men and women in uniform? If so, make our Learning Express Library one of your first stops. On it you can practice all of the ASVAB tests which you will take from your recruiter.  The link is under Education and Libraries on our subject listing of Databases

New Treasures at San Jacinto Museum of History

Banner from website of the San Jacinto Monument and MuseumA signed photographic portrait of Sam Houston and an original signed letter from General Santa Anna have been added to the collection at the San Jacinto Museum of History. The photograph of Sam Houston was taken approximately between 1858 and 1863, the year of his death; it shows Houston seated. The portrait was discovered by Dr. Jim Harris of Tyler in an antique store in Las Vegas. An article in The Bayshore Sun [Oct. 28, 2009, pg. 4, Sect. A] states: “This type of photograph is rare: a minimal number of portraits of Sam Houston currently exist. The fact that this portrait is signed by Sam Houston himself is extraordinarily rare”.

COMMUNITY LOSES LOCAL ARTIST

Mural in entry to libraryNationally renowned local artist Johnnie Nell McRae Liliedahl passed away this last week. We are very fortunate to have a beautiful example of her work in the entry to the library. The wall mural entitled "The Shell Seekers" is the first sight which greets our customers as they enter the library. It is a lovely tribute to La Porte's life by the bay.

Mrs. Liliedahl and her talent will be missed.