April is National Poetry Month

Cover of Ten Poems to Set You Free by Roger HousdenStarted by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is celebrated every April. Harris County Public Library subscribes to a poetry database that has Twentieth-Century American and British Poetry. It can be accessed from the library or from home through the databases link from our home page.  The library also has numerous poetry books and CDs. Two good websites for poetry are the National Poetry Foundation and The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor. 


Hey kids! Join Mr. D. Wednesday March 31 at 3:15 pm for our annual Chocolate Chicken Scavenger Hunt. You learn a bit about how to find books and authors while you are vying for the fabled chocolate chicken. Everyone's a winner ! See you then.

H & R Block Tax Question & Answer Session

Clipart, Tax Return- Image copyright from JupiterimagesThe American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 changed the tax landscape for many taxpayers. Come to ask how you may be affected. Monday, March 22 at 7 pm in the library meeting room.

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Last week I stumbled upon a website http://cam.dellwo.com which features a live webcam of a hummingbird nesting. She has two tiny eggs which are in the process of hatching. Check it out and I guarantee that you will be mesmerized by this close-up view of one of nature's tiny treasures. While you are enjoying the website, you should check out these books which will answer your questions about hummingbirds: A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America by Sheri L.

Too Busy To Read?

Cover of Plum Spooky by Janet EvanovichPeople think librarians get to read all the time. Not so. But one way librarians and other book lovers increase their reading time is to listen to audio books. There are various formats to get audio books, including downloading to an MP3 or other similar device from our digital library. Another way is to check out books on CD. Here are some popular books on CD at the La Porte Branch:  Plum spooky by Janet Evanovich; The associate by John Grisham; The UltraMind solution : fix your broken brain by healing your body first : the simple way to defeat depression, overcome anxiety, and sharpen your mind by Mark Hyman; A big little life : a memoir of a joyful dog by Dean R. Koontz; The host by Stephanie Meyer.