Early Voting Starts October 18

Information about early voting for the November 2, 2010 General Election is now available at the library. We have maps with the locations and times of early voting, Voters' Guides, and sample ballots. Stop by to pick up the material so that you will be ready to cast your ballot in early voting, October 18-29, or on Election Day, November 2.
 
More information is available online at www.harrisvotes.com.  

END OF AN ERA

After 63 years in business, The Bayshore Sun published its final edition October 6, 2010. The hometown newspaper has been important in keeping La Porte informed as well as providing a resource of local history. The La Porte Community Library Friends group has funded the conversion of the print version to microfilm for many years. Many La Portians enjoy looking up the accounts of their high school football games and Sylvan Beach pageants.

Bayshore Sun you will be sorely missed. Thanks for giving us a record of our life here in La Porte for 63 years.

PHAROS BOOKING SYSTEM

Have you ever gotten to the library to use a computer and you find all of them are in use? What to do? We have the answer with our Pharos Booking Station. Input your library card and PIN number or a one-time pass and you will be put in a queue for the next available computer. The wait time will be displayed. When your turn arrives you will be assigned a particular numbered computer that only you can log onto. Try it out.

Getting Back to Nature

Cover of The Practical naturalist: explore the wonders of the natural worldThe library has received a cool new book that has detailed descriptions and colorful pictures of various habitats and the animals and plants that live there. The book is The Practical naturalist: explore the wonders of the natural world / Jill Hamilton. It was produced in association with the National Audubon Society and the publisher DK, which is known for its visually appealing books. The Practical Naturalist is a book that is fun to look at...even if you don't feel like going outside! It would also be an excellent book to teach young people about the natural world.

Texas Bay Area Polio Survivors

Logo from Texas Bay Area Polio Survivors websiteDo you have a relative or friend who is a survivor of polio? The Texas Bay Area Polio Survivors meet once a month at the La Porte library, usually the first Saturday at 10:30. This is a fun group of people who have even recorded their own song, the Post-Polio Song. They also donated a book to the library: The polio years in Texas: battling a terrifying unknown by Heather Green Wooten. For more information, please see their website at http://www.texasbayareapolio.org or find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Texas-Bay-Area-Polio-Survivors/419438148101.