Homework Help for Elementary and Middle School Kids

Harris County Public Library has a really great database to help with those elementary and middle school homework assignments. Searchasaurus has a dictionary, an encyclopedia, and picture links. It also has links to many subjects that elementary and middle school children most often need information, such as animals, art, history, people and places, science and math, and sports. Use power of your library card and explore this great database.

Civility and the School Year

Book Jacket for The How Rude! Handbook of School Manners for Teens...The beginning of the school year is a good time to remind ourselves of the art of civility, or treating each other with courtesy and politeness. Some books that may be helpful: The How Rude! Handbook of School Manners for Teens: Civility in the Hallowed Halls by Alex J. Packer; George-isms: the 110 Rules George Washington Wrote When He Was 14 and Lived By All His Life by George Washington; The Respectful School [eBook]: How Educators and Students Can Conquer Hate and Harassment by Stephen L. Wessler with Contributing Author William Preble; and Choosing Civility: the Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct by P. M. Forni. We wish all students, teachers, administrators, and parents a very successful 2012-2013 school year!

Main Street Morning Brew

Clipart of coffee cup from Jupterimages CorporationAll La Porte business and property owners are welcome to attend a Main Street Morning Brew presentation on Marketing in the 21st Century that will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at Becky’s Ceramics Studio, 100 West Main Street, La Porte. This program is provided free of charge by the City of La Porte and will show “how technology and social media can help you reach your key customers and stay connected with them on a regular basis.” Coffee and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 281-470-5017 or email osbornes@laportetx.gov.

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BookLetters Newsletters

Did you know that you can have newsletters with the latest information about forthcoming books delivered right to your email? Through BookLetters Newsletters you can be informed about your favorite genre: romance, mystery, westerns or more. You can also sign up for newsletters about children's and teen's books. Follow this link and sign up for any or all. http://library.booksite.com/5529/signup/?list=NLSGN

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Another Terrific Summer in the Books

Another summer full of entertaining and educational crafts and programming has come to a close. We want to give a big thank you to the Friends of La Porte Library for their financial support for all our summer activities. These dedicated people give of themselves weekly to ready the donated books for sale.
With budgets as stretched as they are, it is the Friends membership dues, donations, and book sales that allow us to provide a richer summer for all our children and teens.