National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2011

Picture of can opener and tunaThis week, May 22-28, is National Hurricane Preparedness Week sponsored by the National Weather Service. It is time to start gathering those hurricane supplies! For more information, see the News Details portion of the City of La Porte website.

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TEEN CRAFT: CANDY SUSHI

Hey teens and tweens! Join Ms. Rhiannon for  a fun and delicious time making candy sushi. It kind of looks like the real thing but without the fishy smell and taste. Yum!!  All the fun starts Wednesday, May 18 at 4:00pm.

What Was Your Favorite Book As a Child?

Cover of Book 'King of the Wind' by Marguerite HenryOccasionally someone comes to the library to try to find a book that he or she enjoyed as a child. The person often has a child or grandchild, niece or nephew to introduce to this beloved book. How about you? What book(s) do you remember from your childhood? Let us know by either commenting here or emailing us at lap@hcpl.net . We’d love to hear from you!

ORIGAMI FOR ASIAN-PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH

Come try your hand at origami with Mr. D and Ms. Mandy. The ancient art of paper folding will begin Wednesday, May 11 at 3:15 pm. All the materials needed will be provided.

"Watch the Pennies..."

Photograph of Display of Budget Books…and the dollars will take care of themselves.”  This expression was coined by Benjamin Franklin, but when I was a child, I thought it had been created by my mother's brother. My mom quoted this to us many times; the expression was something the brother who raised her taught her.  In this difficult economy, these words are especially applicable. Our non-fiction book display currently features books that deal with different aspects of a household budget: food, clothing, home repair, energy costs, paying for college, planning a wedding on a budget, etc. Click on 'Read more' to see a sampling of what you will find in our display.