Did you watch the Grammys?  Were you touched by the Whitney Houston tribute?  Here are some books about other girl singers who have made their mark in the music industry. 

 Between a Heart and a Rock Place: a Memoir by Pat Benetar



Doris Day : the Untold Story of the Girl Next Door by David Kaufman




Little Girl Blue : the Life of Karen Carpenter by Randy L. Schmidt





Teen Craft: I Have a Dream Board

Clipart of words "I have a dream" with American flagCelebrate Black History Month by creating a board filled with your dreams for the future. All Materials provided. Ages 10-17. Wednesday, February 15, at 4 p.m.

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I'm sure you were required to read some of Charles Dickens' work in school and you thought never again.  However, there is a reason his books have lasted as classics. They are simply great stories of people dealing with life as it happens. So in honor of his 200th birthday, pick up one (or more) of his books and rediscover his greatness. Here are a few to whet your appetite:  Great ExpectationsBleak HouseDavid Copperfield, and Oliver Twist.

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Share Your Favorite Book & Be a Star

StoryTubes LogoThe StoryTubes Contest is a national program that offers the chance for young people ages 5 - 18 to make a video about their favorite book. Come to the library on the first three Thursdays in February to find out more about the program. You will learn how to create your own video and enter it in the contest. For school-age children, February 2, 9, & 16, 3:15 pm, at the library.


The moment you have all been waiting for has arrived. The tax forms are now available at La Porte Community Library. You will find them displayed in the side hallway. Let the deductions begin.




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