BLACK HISTORY MONTH CRAFT

Wednesday, February 24 at 3:15 pm the Children's Department will celebrate Black History Month with a fun craft time.  Come create an underground railroad lantern and learn about the history of the underground railroad. The program is for all school age children and is free. All materials are provided.

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Sylvan Beach is a Beach Again!

Picture of Newly Renovated Sylvan BeachLast week, I took my first walk at the newly renovated Sylvan Beach. The beach is wonderful! There are two small sandy areas at each end, a broad sidewalk leading to each beach, marble benches, small jetties jutting out to the bay, and gorgeous antique lamps lining the sidewalk. The citizens of La Porte and the surrounding area have a big reason to celebrate: there is a beach nearby to enjoy the water!

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AUTHOR DICK FRANCIS DIES

Sad news has arrived for mystery readers. The author Dick Francis died on Sunday, February 14. As a former jockey who had a spectacularly successful career, he brought that experience to his books which centered on the horse racing world....

History of Harris County Public Library, 1921-1939

Photographs from Harris County Archives Exhibit on Library History

If you stroll through the library this month, you will see old photographs and newspaper clippings related to the La Porte Branch Library and other Harris County libraries. The materials are provided by the Harris County Public Library Records, Harris County Archives. We are delighted to display this special collection of our history!

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Where's Mr. Mark?

Display Case at La Porte Community Library with History of the Library MaterialsThis month our display case features articles and paraphernalia about the history of La Porte Community Library. Look closely and you will be able to find a picture of the former children’s librarian, Mr. Mark. This display about the history of La Porte library is in conjunction with another special display that my co-blogger will describe to you next week.

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