APRIL EGG DISPLAY

egg display

The month of April we have a beautiful display of hand painted eggs. The egg has always symbolized the rebirth and renewal of the earth in spring celebrations. Take a moment while you are at the Library to look at these handcrafted treasures.

New Hours for La Porte Branch Library

The La Porte Branch Library will have a reduction in hours on Wednesday evenings starting April 19th. Online services are still available 24/7 at www.hcpl.net. The new La Porte Branch Library schedule will be:  Monday 1-9, Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday 10-7, Thursday 10-7, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please call 713-749-9000.

5K Run to Benefit Project Graduation

Person jogging clipart from JupiterimagesSign up for the first annual 5K Fun Run/Walk scheduled for April 10 at 8 am, starting at the La Porte Sylvan Beach Pavilion (located near Bayshore Drive @ San Jacinto). “Proceeds will help fund an all-night drug and alcohol-free graduation celebration for the 2010 seniors” of La Porte High School. Register online at:
 
 
Source: “5k Run”, Bayshore Sun [La Porte, TX] March 31, 2010, A:5.
 
Picture from Jupiterimages.

April is National Poetry Month

Cover of Ten Poems to Set You Free by Roger HousdenStarted by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is celebrated every April. Harris County Public Library subscribes to a poetry database that has Twentieth-Century American and British Poetry. It can be accessed from the library or from home through the databases link from our home page.  The library also has numerous poetry books and CDs. Two good websites for poetry are the National Poetry Foundation and The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor. 

ANNUAL CHOCOLATE CHICKEN SCAVENGER HUNT

Hey kids! Join Mr. D. Wednesday March 31 at 3:15 pm for our annual Chocolate Chicken Scavenger Hunt. You learn a bit about how to find books and authors while you are vying for the fabled chocolate chicken. Everyone's a winner ! See you then.