Hatch Computers at La Porte Community Library

The Friends of La Porte Library have purchased two Hatch Computers and tables for our youngest customers. These computers are loaded with educational and kid-friendly games.  Already they are a favorite part of the children's area. Thank you Friends for your continuing support of the Library!

 Pictured are board members Lori Marler, Marji Hunke, Andy Wilson, Kim Bauman, Kim Topps, and President Cris Santiago.

Teen Craft: Furoshiki Wrapping

Clipart of fabric-Copyright © 2013 Jupiterimages CorporationLearn the art of Furoshiki wrapping. Wednesday, May 15, 4 p.m.  All materials provided. Ages 10-17.

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Cedarhurst Cemetery Restored

Photo of entrance to Cedarhurst Cemetery by Bruce Compton posted on USGenWeb Project website.The Cedarhurst Cemetery, established in 1901 as the first cemetery in La Porte, was in urgent need of repair and cleaning. On April 6, local service organizations and volunteer groups worked together to clean and repair the cemetery, as reported on the front page of The Bay Area Observer, Volume 4, No. 18, April 25, 2013. The Cedarhurst Cemetery is located “directly behind La Porte’s Wastewater Treatment Plant on South 4th Street and borders Little Cedar Bayou.” The newspaper further notes that the cemetery “is believed to reside on private property.”

More information on Cedarhurst Cemetery, as well as cemeteries across Texas and the rest of the United States can be found online at The USGenWeb Project. This free and informative genealogy website is maintained by numerous volunteers who post genealogical information.

Many thanks to those who volunteer their time and energy to clean and repair cemeteries as well as those who post genealogical information. This is a wonderful way to preserve our history and honor those who have gone before us.

Note: The photo shows the entrance to the Cedarhurst Cemetery and was posted by Bruce Compton in a link on the USGenWeb Project webpage.

Annual Bean Bag Toss Championship

Clipart of bean bag toss game from JupiterimagesWe will determine our new 2013 "Circle of Death" Bean Bag Toss Champion! Come join the fun! Wednesday, May 8 at 3:15 pm. For school-age children.

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Friends of La Porte Library Fund eBook Purchases

The Friends of the La Porte Library recently donated money raised from the book sale room to fund a purchase of new mystery and science fiction ebook titles. We want to thank them for their generosity to Harris County Public Library.