La Porte Branch Library

Location:
600 South Broadway
LaPorte, TX 77571
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Phone: 281-471-4022
Branch Librarian: Myra Wilson

 

Pilgrim Lady Visits Preschool Storytime

Join us Tuesday, November 18 at 10:15 am for a very special storytime. The Pilgrim Lady will visit and share some Thanksgiving stories. 

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NASA's International Space Station Display

From November 14 through December 4 the La Porte Community Library will be hosting an exhibit of the International Space Station courtesy of NASA and the Johnson Space Center.

Native American Heritage Month

Photo taken by Mandy Sheffield of Native American Heritage Month artifacts at libraryNovember is Native American Heritage Month.  To commemorate the event, one of our library patrons kindly loaned us his Native American Indian artifacts for our display case. Take a look at these authentic objects when you visit the library.

Little Explorers: Discovery Time For 0-5 Years Old

Picture of Two Preschoolers Playing-Clipart: © 2014 Vital Imagery Ltd.Come for 30 to 45 minutes of sensory exploration and discovery for ages 0 - 5 years old and their caregivers. Please dress to get messy! Sorry we cannot accommodate Daycare groups for this program. Wednesday, November 12, at 10:15 am.

Clipart: © 2014 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Over the River and Through the Wood

Book Jacket-'Over the River and Through the Wood' by L. Maria ChildWhile searching for Thanksgiving books for our November display, I came across several children’s books which have the poem 'Over the River and Through the Wood' by Lydia Maria Child, about a boy who is going to his grandparents' house for Thanksgiving.

These books brought back childhood memories of singing this song when my family made the long drive to northeast Texas to visit my grandparents.

The poem was published in 1844 in L. Maria Child’s book Flowers for Children, Volume 2, and it was originally called 'A New-England Boy’s Song About Thanksgiving Day'. The author based the poem on her own memories of visiting her grandfather’s house for Thanksgiving. The house of her grandfather still stands in Medford, Massachusetts near the Mystic River.

Note: The information in the previous paragraph is from Over the River and Through the Wood: The New England Song About Thanksgiving Day by L. Maria Child; illustrated by Matt Tavares. This book is also featured in the book jacket displayed above.

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