Friends of Houston Public Library Book Sale

Clipart from Jupiter Images of man at Book SaleThe 34th Annual Bargain Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of Houston Public Library will be held April 13-15, 2012 in Exhibit Hall B at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston.
The specific times are:

Friday, April 13, 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm (members only, see below)
Saturday, April 14, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (general public)
Sunday, April 15, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (general public, also “Bag Day”, see below)

Friday is members only (memberships available at the door starting at $20). Saturday & Sunday are open to everyone. Sunday is also “Bag Day” at $10 per bag (bags provided). All proceeds benefit the Houston Public Library.

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Annual Quest for the Chocolate Chicken

Clipart of chicken dancingIt’s time again for the one, the only, La Porte Chocolate Chicken Scavenger Hunt! Join us Wednesday, April 4 at 3:15 p.m. For school-age children.

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AFTERSCHOOL SCIENCE TIME - IT'S ABOUT TIME

Join Mr. D and Mrs. Mandy for another Afterschool Science Time. Wednesday, March 28 at 3:15 pm, they will be getting you in the know about Time. You will even get to construct your own sundial. Like I said it's about Time!

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MARCH MADNESS INFORMATION

If you are interested in lots of information about March Madness, the Library has a great database with a whole section on sports of all kinds. Student Resource Center can be located under the Homework  section of our databases. Clicking on Sports and searching for March Madness will bring up many up to the minute articles about this basketball craze.

The Romance Continues

Photo of Sylvan Beach entrance provided by La Porte Bay Area Heritage SocietyAn article about Sylvan Beach written by La Porte Assistant Police Chief Ronald Parker, a student at the University of Houston-Downtown,has been published in this year’s edition of Touchstone[Vol. XXXI, ©2012 The Texas State Historical Association]. Touchstone is the undergraduate research journal of the Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society,the college-level educational program of the Texas State Historical Association.

Officer Parker’s article is entitled ‘The Romantic History of Sylvan Beach’. The photograph above, which was provided through the courtesy of La Porte Bay Area Heritage Society,is featured on the cover of the magazine.

Officer Parker kindly gave a copy of the journal to the library, which we have placed in our historical file on Sylvan Beach. Ask a library staff member if you would like to see the article and the file. We love our Sylvan Beach!