Brrrrrrr! Expect More of the Cold

An article entitled Winter Blues: Get Used to Cold from the Texas A&M News & Information-Division of Marketing and Communications explains why we have had such cold weather lately and why we can expect more of the same. 

Anyone who enjoys reading about the weather would be interested in perusing the Old Farmer’s Almanac 2010, available at the library. This time-honored publication has weather predictions, the cycles of the moon for the year, articles about planting crops and living close to the land, and lots of entertaining, oddball facts. They also have a website now:  www.almanac.com.

KID AND TEEN CRAFTS AT LA PORTE COMMUNITY LIBRARY

This Wednesday, January 13 there will be two opportunities for kids to get crafty. At 3:15 pm the school age crowd can make an Ojo de Dios (God's Eye) yarn craft. Then at 4:00 pm the teens will be making Snowflake Keychains. All materials for both crafts will be provided. So come on over and express your creativity in one of these craft times.

THANKS TO THE FRIENDS OF LA PORTE LIBRARY

As we start a new year of service to La Porte, we want to say a big THANK YOU to the Friends of La Porte Library. Their tireless efforts make our summer programming possible and their financial support allows us to add those extras to our service to the community especially in these times of budget constraints. If you wish to join their efforts, membership is a bargain. Student/Senior Citizen - $5.00, Individual - $10.00, Family - $15.00, Group/Business - $25.00.

Harris County Libraries Serve as Warming Centers

Residents seeking shelter from the frigid temperatures can head to their local library.  All 25 Harris County branch libraries will open at 9 am on Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9 to serve as warming centers for the public. 

Closing hours will vary depending on the branch.

LOOKING FOR LEGAL FORMS?

Many times we need a legal form for wills, lease agreements, or power of attorney. The library is just the place to turn. In addition to the many books we have on legal forms we have a database specifically for Texas legal forms. You just start at our website www.hcpl.net and go to databases. Then choose Law and Government. Under that heading you will find Thomson Gale Legal Forms. You will need your library card number and four digit PIN to access the database.