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CAT IN THE HAT TO VISIT STORYTIME

cat in the hatStorytime will have a very special visitor on Tuesday, March 2 at 10:15 am. In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday the Cat in the Hat will join Mr. D and Miss Mandy in telling some of his favorite Dr. Seuss stories. Come join the fun!

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CRAFT

Wednesday, February 24 at 3:15 pm the Children's Department will celebrate Black History Month with a fun craft time.  Come create an underground railroad lantern and learn about the history of the underground railroad. The program is for all school age children and is free. All materials are provided.

AUTHOR DICK FRANCIS DIES

Sad news has arrived for mystery readers. The author Dick Francis died on Sunday, February 14. As a former jockey who had a spectacularly successful career, he brought that experience to his books which centered on the horse racing world.

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.

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