Myra Wilson's blog

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY CROSSWORD PUZZLE KIT TO GO

Test your knowledge of African American history with a collection of crossword puzzles. These fun and educational kits to go can be picked up at the Information Desk. Celebrate Black History Month with us and enjoy the puzzles.

CHINESE EXCHANGE STUDENT VISITS LIBRARY

Chinese studentWe had a very special visitor to the La Porte Community Library Wednesday. Her name is Dong Yushan and she is one of the students from China who are visiting La Porte for a week. This is part of an exchange program between LPISD and Yushan's school Nankai High School. Yushan is interested in becoming a librarian so she spent the afternoon with us learning what goes on in an American library. She asked many thoughtful questions and was particularly interested that all the library services are free. We truly enjoyed Yushan's visit and wish her well on her career path.

ANTIQUE TOY DISPLAY

Antique toys

Come see the antique toy display provided to the Library by collector Paul Schupska. While you are here, check out some of these titles about toys and making your own toys. Let the kid in you come out to play.

STORYTUBES HELP AT LA PORTE LIBRARY

Hey kids K-12th grade! The 2010 StoryTubes Contest starts today January 20 and runs through February 28. StoryTubes is a national contest for kids in grades K-12. Participants create a video telling about a favorite book. 

If you would like some help making the 2 minute video and uploading it for the contest, Mr. D and Miss Mandy will be available every Monday afternoon from 3:00-4:30pm starting Monday January 25 through February 22. So come on over and be a star in your own video.

KID AND TEEN CRAFTS AT LA PORTE COMMUNITY LIBRARY

This Wednesday, January 13 there will be two opportunities for kids to get crafty. At 3:15 pm the school age crowd can make an Ojo de Dios (God's Eye) yarn craft. Then at 4:00 pm the teens will be making Snowflake Keychains. All materials for both crafts will be provided. So come on over and express your creativity in one of these craft times.

THANKS TO THE FRIENDS OF LA PORTE LIBRARY

As we start a new year of service to La Porte, we want to say a big THANK YOU to the Friends of La Porte Library. Their tireless efforts make our summer programming possible and their financial support allows us to add those extras to our service to the community especially in these times of budget constraints. If you wish to join their efforts, membership is a bargain. Student/Senior Citizen - $5.00, Individual - $10.00, Family - $15.00, Group/Business - $25.00.

LOOKING FOR LEGAL FORMS?

Many times we need a legal form for wills, lease agreements, or power of attorney. The library is just the place to turn. In addition to the many books we have on legal forms we have a database specifically for Texas legal forms. You just start at our website www.hcpl.net and go to databases. Then choose Law and Government. Under that heading you will find Thomson Gale Legal Forms. You will need your library card number and four digit PIN to access the database.

GRINCH VISITS LA PORTE STORYTIME

Tuesday's storytime had a surprise visitor, that creature who's heart was two sizes too small. Lucky for us we got to see Mr. Grinch after he found out the true meaning of Christmas and his heart had grown 3 sizes bigger. The children were delighted to meet him and a good time was had by all.

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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