The First American Nobel Prize Recipient

Theodore RooseveltOn December 10, 1906, the 26th President of the United States was the first American awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. President Theodore Roosevelt was known for his love of nature and his can-do attitude. He, in fact, was able to conserve and preserve over 230 million acres of American land. This area was spread out in various national parks, forests, and historical monuments across the nation.

Christmas Open House

We're having our Christmas Open House tomorrow night, Dec. 2nd, at 6:30 PM.  Jacinto City Mayor with Christopher Diaz will be us for a special Christmas Storytime.  Everyone is invited to come and share the evening with us.  You never know, Santa may make a guest appearance!

The Gettysburg Address

A picture of Abraham Lincoln

It was a Thursday afternoon on this day, November 19, 1863 – 147 years ago – when Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. The President gave this speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania because it was the location of the decisive battle between that Confederacy and the Union which branded the Union the winner of the Civil War.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Exhibit

In honor of Lead Poisoning Prevention Month, the Jacinto City Branch Library is hosting the Lead Poisoning Prevention Exhibit.  It is from the Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services (HCPHES).  The purpose of the exhibit is to help children and families become more aware of lead poisoning and how it can be prevented.  For further information to: www.hcphes.org/eph/lead.htm or call 713-439-6369

 

 

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Football History

FootballIt is the current sport talk of the town, especially with football season in full swing, but do you know the history of football? On October 19, 1873, four universities – Yale, Princeton, Rutgers, and Columbia – drafted the first official rules of football. Though recreational football can be traced back to the early part of the 19th century, professional football did not begin until after these collegiate rules were created. College football’s popularity grew from the bitter rivalries between universities, which eventually led to the creation of the National Football League in 1902. It was the first all professional football league and the rest is history.