O Captain, My Captain!

In honor of Boss’s Day, which is on Friday, October 16, here are some facts on bosses, complements of the Happy Worker website:

-National Boss Day was created in 1958 by Patricia Haroski, a secretary at State Farm Insurance Company
-Official date for Boss Day (October 16) is Patricia’s father’s birthday
-The word ‘boss’ is from the Dutch word “baas” (meaning “a master), a standard title for a ship’s captain
-1625 was the first known time the word ‘boss’ was used in English
-Popularity of “Boss” in American English may be an egalitarian avoidance of the term “master”
Happy Boss’s Day to the one person I know who looks at my blog! 


ballotYou can pick up a sample ballot and an early voting schedule at the Library. There are several constitutional amendments to vote on November 3. However, if you choose to take advantage of early voting, it runs from October 19 through October 30. The closest early voting sites to La Porte are the Baytown Community Center 2407 Market St. 77520 or the East Harris County Activity Center 7340 Spencer Highway, Pasadena 77505.

Your Ship Has Come In...

1914 Picture of Battleship TEXAS Courtesy of Battleship TEXAS Archives

Come see the Battleship TEXAS during the Hard Hat Tour on Saturday, October 17. This tour is sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife and will show areas of the ship not normally seen by the public, such as the Ammo Handling Room, Aft Steering, Drying Room, Boiler room, Main Radio Room, and Plotting Room. 


carDo you need some help with car repairs? The Library can help you with that. You have access either from home or in the Library to the Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals using your library card number and your four digit PIN code. These manuals give current automotive repair data including diagrams. Just go to our website www.hcpl.net and click on Databases and Automotive.

Looking For a Job?

Display of Career Books at La Porte LibraryThe La Porte Library has information to help you with your job search. Books about writing a resume or going for a job interview are available in our Career section, located on Row 9B. Here are a couple of sample titles that you can check out:  Knock '