Myra Wilson's blog

RAGGEDY ANN AND ANDY DISPLAY

Raggedy Ann DisplayRaggedy Ann DisplayFor the month of December the display case at La Porte is filled with items from the Raggedy Ann and Andy collection of Branch Librarian Myra Wilson. She came to love these rag dolls through the books which her older sister patiently read to her over and over again. You too can read some of these stories and cultivate your own love for these two kind-hearted characters created for his daughter Marcella by Johnny Gruelle....

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

Join us for refreshments and live jazz Christmas music at the Friends of La Porte Library Christmas Open House. The evening will start at 6:30 pm on Monday, December 14.

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CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET

News ImageChristmas on Main Street Features Snow, Santa, and Holiday Cheer
La Porte, TX— Christmas on Main Street, one of the most popular events in the Main Street District, is scheduled this year for Thursday, December 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. The festivities will officially begin with the parade at 5:30 p.m., and entertainment will start at 6 p.m. 

City of La Porte website www.ci.la-porte.tx.us/

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LISTEN WHILE YOU DRIVE

As you hit the road on your holiday travels, don't forget to check out our Digital Media Catalog for downloads of audio books and music. We have an extensive selection of popular fiction, mysteries and non-fiction which will make the miles fly by.

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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....

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

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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.

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HALLOWEEN FUN

Join us on Wednesday, October 28 for two fun Halloween programs. At 3:15 pm the elementary-age children will have a craft class making Halloween door hangers. Then at 4:00 ages 10-17 can compete in our "Ghoulish Games." Candy, games, and fun...what could be better?

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EARLY VOTING INFORMATION

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.

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CAR REPAIR GOT YOU DOWN?

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.

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