Hispanic Heritage Book Display

Photograph of Hispanic Heritage Book DisplayWe have a colorful display of books, cds, and dvds in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the La Porte library. Take a look...there is everything from travel to cooking to music to literature. You might discover a new title or enjoy again an old favorite!

A Tribute to Teachers

Picture of Teaching Materials in Library Display CaseQuick! What was the name of your first grade teacher? If you are like me, you can remember the name, even if…like me…it has been a loooong time since you were in elementary school. Or even if you cannot recall the name, you can probably see the face in your mind. 
 
Our display case at the library this month features materials used in the teaching of elementary school children. They are provided by Linda Novosad, a former teacher who taught in the 1970s. Take a look and you will see the materials used in the days before computers or even calculators made their way into the classroom. 
 
We want to express our gratitude to teachers for their positive impact on our lives!
 
Epilogue: Mrs. Novosad retired from teaching in 1976 to focus on raising a family, starting with her firstborn, our very own children’s librarian, Mr. D.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CRAFT TIME

Hey kids! Join Mr. D and Ms. Mandy for our fun Hispanic Heritage Month craft time. You will be creating a fiesta humming toy. It all starts Wednesday, September 15 at 3:15 pm. See you then.

WHO ARE THEY AND WHAT DID THEY DO?

Do you find yourself wondering about the biographical information of famous and not so famous people? There is a fantastic database which will help you answer those questions. The Biography Resource Center has a number of ways to search for biographies. I limited my search to the occupation librarian and came up with a host of librarians from which to choose. This database is great for those school biography reports as well. Try it out.

Looking back: Galveston, September 8-9, 1900

Book Jacket of Isaac's Storm/Erik LarsonToday (September 8) is the 110th anniversary of the Galveston storm of 1900. There are many good books about the 1900 hurricane that are available at the library. One of my favorite accounts is Isaac’s Storm: a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history/Erik Larson. Others at the library include: Galveston and the 1900 storm: catastrophe and catalyst/Patricia Bellis Bixel and Elizabeth Hayes Turner; Through a Night of Horrors: voices from the 1900 Galveston storm/edited by Casey Edward Green and Shelly Henley Kelly; The Galveston Hurricane/Kristine Brennan, and a children’s fiction book The Great Storm: the hurricane diary of J. T. King, Galveston, Texas, 1900/Lisa Waller Rogers.
 
For an interesting and nearby road trip, the Galveston Historical Foundation has an ongoing presentation of the documentary The Great Storm.