Alaska!

AlaskaOn April 9, 1867 the United States bought the Alaskan Territory from the Russians for $7.2 million. The purchase of the territory added a total of 586,412 square miles to the United States. That is almost twice the size of Texas! And I thought things were always bigger here.

Teen Laptop Classes

Yesterday's laptop classes ended the second month of our Teen Laptop Class series.  The classes are going to continue through August.  Our topic was "Google Translator" www.google.com.  It was a great learning experience!  We learned how to translate words and sentences into numerous languages.  Some languages even let us hear how to pronounce what we typed in!   

Watch our calendar for our classes in April.  If you have any ideas for future classes, talk to Branch Librarian Stephanie or Circulation Assistant Hugo.

 

Teen Laptop Classes

We're continuing our Teen Laptop Classes this week.  This weeks topic is "Going Green? What Does It Mean?" on Thursday, March 18th at 4:30PM.  Tell your friends about our classes.  Come and join us and learn something new!

Saint Who's Day?

St. Patrick's DayHave you wondered about the origins of St. Valentine’s Day or St. Patrick’s Day? The true history of St. Valentine’s Day is much of a mystery. There are several saints that could have been associated with the holiday but February has long been regarded as a month of romance by ancient cultures like the Roman Empire.  St. Patrick is actually the patron saint of Ireland and the anniversary of his death is observed every year on March 17. It is because of his Irish background that St. Patrick’s Day, or St. Paddy’s Day, is associated with leprechauns, clovers and the color green. For books about St.

Do ARD Meetings Make You Nervous

Do ARD meetings make you nervous?  Do you need help understanding your child's rights?  The Galena Park Branch has a program that is presented by the Partners Resource Netwrok - TEAM Project.  Partners Resource Network is a parent Training & Information Center funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education - Office of Special Education Programs.  The free presentation will be on March 16, 2010 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM at the branch's conference room.