La Porte Diamond Jubilee, 1964

Picture of Cover of 'La Porte, Texas, 1889-1964 Diamond Jubilee' BookletIn 1964, a Diamond Jubilee celebration was held for La Porte’s 75th anniversary as a community (1889-1964).  An original booklet from this celebration can be seen at the library.  The booklet contains photographs and articles about La Porte history, with titles such as: ‘Attacapa Indians Once Roamed La Porte’, ‘Captain Allein Started La Porte Mail Delivery’, ‘La Porte Means Gate’ and ‘Land Sold for 50 Cents Per Acre’. There is even a ghost story about buried treasure and the pirate Jean La Fitte entitled ‘La Fitte Treasure Here?

EBooks for Children

Picture of Computer with Book TumbleBooks is a database that has EBooks for children. It can be accessed from our home page: Click on Databases, then EBooks, then Tumblebooks. The database includes Storybooks, Puzzles and Games, Language learning (French, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian), Non-fiction books, and Read-alongs.  The Read-along section includes books for older children and teens. This database is a great way to improve reading skills and have fun at the same time!

AFTERSCHOOL SCIENCE TIME

Join Mr. D. and Ms. Mandy for another Afterschool Science Time, Wednesday, March 30 at 3:15 pm. They will be exploring the invisible world of UV rays. You know those rays that end up giving you a tan or a sunburn. Come learn more about them and have fun too.

AFTERCHOOL GAME TIME

Hey kids! Join us Wednesday, March 23  @ 3:15 for Afterschool Game Time. You and your friends can play a selection of board games and find out who can dominate with the roll of the dice instead of a handheld controller. All are welcome to try their hand at checkers, chess, Monopoly or many more games.

Have Old Paint or Pesticides in the Garage?

Clip art picture of Paint CansThere will be a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at La Porte Public Works Service Center, 2963 North 23rd Street.  This event is only for the citizens of La Porte, Morgan’s Point, and Shoreacres. It is limited to the first 350 households. Business waste will not be accepted. Paints, pesticides, household and car batteries, and household cleaners are among the materials that will be accepted.  Click here for more details, including a complete list of what you can bring.