Another Quote From EL & IC

As noted in previous blogs, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer has some great quotes in it.  Here is one in which Oskar talks about his mother and their shared loss of his father/her husband on 9/11: “I couldn’t explain to her that I missed him more, more than she or anyone else missed him, because I couldn’t tell her about what happened with the phone. That secret was a hole in the middle of me that every happy thing fell into.”

The secret Oskar refers to is a mystery throughout most of the book. It is only near the end that we find out what happened with his father and the phone on 9/11.

Halloween Preschool Craft

Join Mr. D and Ms. Mandy for an early Halloween preschool craft time. The fun begins Wednesday, October 3 at 11 am. The craft will be a cute, simple little spooky spider for your Halloween decor. All materials are provided.

 

 

 

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Afterschool Science Time

Join Mr. D on Wednesday, September 26 and find out about super-absorbent polymers. These are the materials which make your little brother's diaper pretty leak-proof, Come and see how much liquid the polymers can hold. The fun begins at 3:15 pm.

 

 

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More Quotes Taken From E. L. & I. C.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close has a number of eccentric characters. The reader is given a glimpse into their lives and their views of the world, and through these characters the author, Jonathan Safran Foer, provides some interesting quotes. 

From the hard of hearing man who hasn’t left his apartment for twenty-four years, and who shouts everything: “So many people enter and leave your life! Hundreds of thousands of people! You have to keep the door open so they can come in! But it also means you have to let them go!”  (pg. 153)

Hail the Mighty La Porte Bulldogs

With September comes football and this month's display is our homage to the hometown heroes and heroines of the gridiron. Displayed are three from the collection of La Porte yearbooks showing the football teams of 1939 and 1967 and the cheerleading squad of 1975. You can look through any of the yearbooks any time you are in the library. We do have some gaps in our collection. If you have yearbook from any of the following years , please consider donating it to the library: 1940-46, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1958, 1961,  and 1971.