"Our England is a garden, and...

Picture of Book Jacket of The All-New Illustrated Guide to Gardening…such gardens are not made / By singing—‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade” (17-18)*

It’s time to start working on that beautiful garden! Read all about gardening with our gardening books: 

Find these and other gardening books under the call number 635, or ask a staff member for assistance.
*From “The Glory of the Garden”, by Rudyard Kipling


cat in the hatStorytime will have a very special visitor on Tuesday, March 2 at 10:15 am. In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday the Cat in the Hat will join Mr. D and Miss Mandy in telling some of his favorite Dr. Seuss stories. Come join the fun!


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.

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!


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.