Myra Wilson's blog

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.

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/

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.

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

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.

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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