Do You Like True Crime?

Cover of But I Trusted You by Ann RuleTrue Crime books (also called Fact Crime) are popular at the La Porte branch. Most of these books are located under the call number 364.1. One way to find the best of true crime books is to look at the winners and nominees for the Edgar® Awards. Some of the recent Edgar® Awards for Fact Crime books have gone to:

To find other Edgar® Awards winners and nominees in the Fact Crime category, go to the Search the Edgars Database webpage and limit the search to Best Fact Crime.

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:


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.


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.