Genealogy at the Library

Cover of Who Do You Think You Are?The library has two databases that can be used in genealogical research: and Heritage Quest. A library computer must be used to access, but Heritage Quest can be used at home with your library card number. In addition to the databases, the library has books to help in researching your family history, such as:



Tuesday, April 27 we will be celebrating Texas Library Snapshot Day at La Porte Community Library. All over Texas libraries are asked to devote one day during the week of April 26- May 7 to compiling statistics on how their communities use their libraries. We have chosen this Tuesday. We will be logging how many people come through our doors, how many programs we hold and their attendance numbers, how busy our computers are and a host of other kinds of information.

So drop by and help us show how integral your library is to you.


Today is the 40th anniversary of the creation of Earth Day. If you are thinking about ways to help save the environment and at the same time save yourself some money, you might check out these titles.

Sylvan Beach Day

Old Photo of Former Entrance to Sylvan Beach ParkGet ready for the 54th Annual Sylvan Beach Festival Crawfish Jam 2010! Gates will open this Saturday, April 24, at 9 a.m. The festival will kick off with a parade which will begin at 10:00 am. The parade will start on the corner of Fairmont Parkway and Broadway.  Activities at the park begin immediately following the parade, with many exciting things to enjoy including live entertainment, food, arts & crafts booths, cook-off, a carnival, pageant, and much more.
Admission is $5 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm and $10 after 5:00 pm, $2 for senior citizens, and free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult.  For more information, call the La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce at 281-471-1123.


Hey teens!  Join us Wednesday, April 14 at 4:00 pm to create some art. You will have the opportunity to experiment with a fun and easy way to paint with watercolors. There are several patterns from which to choose. See you then.