Port Isabel Public Library

January in Port Isabel! Boot Scootin’ Fundraiser & Flea Markets & More…

PICC 25th Annual Longest Causeway Run & Wellness Walk 1/10/2009

Put Port Isabel fun on your calendar in 2015 starting with this weekend! There’s MARKET by the BAY and the LONGEST CAUSEWAY RUN & FITNESS WALK for browsing and shopping or walking and running…

THEN~

SHOP LOCAL & STAY LOCAL! See dozens of specialty shops that feature the handmade crafts, arts, collectibles, souvenirs or just the right rig AND advice for catching the big one! Stay after you play at any of our lodging selections! http://bit.ly/1wIRCYJ

2015019-11_marketbythebay-fbJANUARY 9 – 11 Market by the Bay: Arts, Crafts Antique & Jewelry Show (join our Facebook  event: http://on.fb.me/1x1C695) at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center! Lots of vendors & fun! Antiques, collectibles & more. For more information call 956/943-0719. Visit www.pieventcenter.com for more information. A Gloria Bates Production.

fb_event-bannerJANUARY 10 Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk: Run starts at 10:00 a.m. in Port Isabel & finishes across the Causeway on South Padre Island. 3 Mile Fitness Walk starts at 10:15 a.m. in Port Isabel & finishes across the Causeway on South Padre Island. 1-800-527-6102 or 956/943-2262. Hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce. Join our Facebook event:   http://on.fb.me/1xucaEL. Register online through 1/7 10pm:  http://bit.ly/1xucmUz

20150117_boot-scootin-fbJANUARY 17 Boot Scootin’ Dance & Dinner: 2nd Annual Friends of the Library Fundraiser, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. Tickets on sale now at the Port Isabel Public Library or the South Padre Island Reading Room. $15 per person in advance; $20 at the door. Local singer J. Michael Laferty and friends will be providing our entertainment for the evening so get ready to dance! For more information: Port Isabel Public Library (956)943-1822, Public Library Reading Room (SPI) – spiread@yahoo.com, Sally Jo Gembala (956)761-6882. Join our Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/1tihPXF.

beulah lee park, vendors, free admission, port isabel antique & flea marketJanuary 4 & 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Dozens of dealers & thousands of deals! March – October: 1st Sunday of the Month. 1st & 3rd* Sunday 9a-4p November – February. FREE ADMISSION! For more information: Gloria Bates 956/455-6798. Join our Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/573125949455382/

20150119_leslie-fbJANUARY 19: Leslie presents 2015 Concert Series… The Music of the Time ~ WWII! Monday, January 19. 2 Shows: 12 p.m. & 4 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before event. Pre-Sale: $14 VIP; $10 General; $12 General Admission on day of the event. For ticket info contact Leslie at 956/761-4347 or lblasing@rgv.rr.com. Tickets may also be purchased at Leslie’s performances. Join our Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/1xeIhqf

tos_fb-headerJANUARY 22, 5 & 7p.m. Presentation of an original play by Gloria Bates & Friends. The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, January 22th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 5:00 & 7:00 pm. Call 956/943-7602 for more information. Free and open to the public. Join our Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/1D4DxUO

COMING UP IN FEBRUARY~

February 1 – 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Dozens of dealers & thousands of deals! March – October: 1st Sunday of the Month. 1st & 3rd* Sunday 9a-4p November – February. FREE ADMISSION! For more information: Gloria Bates 956/455-6798.

fb-eventFEBRUARY 13, 7 p.m. Museums of Port Isabel TASTE of the LAGUNA MADRE Fundraiser. $25 per person. Food, drink, live entertainment, dancing, auction, museum tickets. Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center. 309 E. Railroad Ave. 956/943-7602.

FEBRUARY 17, Kelly Miller Circus. Two shows: 5 & 8 p.m. Laguna Madre Park. Proceeds to benefit the Museums of Port Isabel. 956/943-7602.

FEBRUARY 26, Telling Our Stories. Museums of Port Isabel Oral History Program. Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave. Free admission. 956/943-7602.

EVENT CALENDAR: http://bit.ly/1BGHzSe

Public Library Announces Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program for Laguna Madre Children~Dig Up a Good Book!

The 2011 Texas Reading Club, “Libraries: Dig Up a Good Book!” provides opportunities for children of all ages to enjoy reading.

This self-paced reading program allows children to participate at their own reading level. A log will be provided to each child to track the books they read. In addition to reading, the library will have special guests who will inspire you to, dig up Jean Lafitte’s pirate loot and dig up Fortune Cookie history.

Location: Port Isabel Public Library, 213 N. Yturria St., Port Isabel
Registration: Tues., May 31 through Tues., June 7
Parents must register their children at the library.

PROGRAM DATES:
June 7 Tuesday 9:30 am-10:30 am Digging up Texas Tarantulas
June 8 Wednesday 2:30 pm-4:30 pm Mary Ann Tous – Sea Turtles
June 9 Thursday 9:30 am-10:30 am Digging up Dinosaurs & Dino Movie
June 14 Tuesday 9:30 am-10:30 am Digging up Magic Tricks
June 15 Wednesday 2:30 pm-4:30 pm Dan Topp – Chinese History
June 16 Thursday 9:30 am-10:30 am Digging up Hispanic Culture & Chalupa
June 21 Tuesday 9:30 am-10:30 am Digging up Grass Seed
June 22 Wednesday 2:30 pm-4:30 pm Andrea Hollman – Jewelry
June 23 Thursday 9:30 am-10:30 am Digging up Books & Book Markers
June 28 Tuesday 2:30 pm-4:30 pm Turn in Reading Logs Library Party!

Deadline for Reading Logs: Tuesday, June 28

End of Program Celebration: On, Tuesday June 28, children are invited to a day of fun with food, drinks, prizes & games.. Every child who participates in the Summer Reading Program will receive a certificate signed by the State Librarian, Peggy Rudd, bearing his or her name.

This free program is co-sponsored by the City of Port Isabel and the Friends of the Port Isabel Public Library.

For more information contact:
Marilyn Ponder, Children’s Librarian
956-943-0778
mponder@copitx.com

Library to host Winter Arts “Kamp for Kids”

The Port Isabel Public Library is proud to present the Winter Arts “Kamp for Kids” program at the library. In partnership with the El Paseo Arts Foundation an arts program will be held in December when the local public school is closed for the holiday season. Children will be able to explore their creative juices under the tutelage of art director Loretta Ponder. All art materials will be provided free; children need only bring a smock.

Due to space limitations the library can only accommodate 20 children per session, and enrollment will be done on a first come, first serve basis once registration begins.

Registration: Mon., Dec. 13 – Fri., Dec. 17 (register at the library or reading room)

Program Dates: Sat., Dec. 18, & Mon., Dec. 20 – Wed., Dec. 22 from 9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M., for children under 11 years old.

Tues., Dec. 28 – Thurs., Dec. 30 from 10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. for children 11 and older.

Location: Port Isabel Public Library, 213 N. Yturria St., Port Isabel.

For more information about the program, directions to the library and library hours, contact Marilyn Ponder at 956-943-0778 or email: mponder@copitx.com.

This free program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Port Isabel Public Library and the El Paseo Arts Foundation.

OPERATION SUPPORT OUR TROOPS

Library Participates in “Operation Support Our Troops”

For the second year the Port Isabel Public Library, located at 213 N. Yturria St., and the Public Library Reading Room, located at 5800 Padre Blvd., will be collecting items for our troops stationed in Afghanistan.  Our collection will begin on Monday, November 1.  The final day to drop off your donations will be Tuesday, December 7, which fittingly is Pearl Harbor Day.  Your donations can be brought to either library during their hours of operation.  Our staff will package your gifts.  The Friends of the Port Isabel Library is providing funds for the shipping and Coastal Mail, owned by Linda & Mike Garrett are providing the supplies that are needed to prepare the boxes. Your donations will be packed and shipped by December 10.

Very Important Items:

Silly String – Believe it or not, silly string is used by our soldiers to detect trip wires connected to bombs.  A gift of Silly String may save someone’s life.

Beanie Babies and Small Toy Cars – These are used to distribute to local children so that they learn that our soldiers are their friends, not their enemies.

Emer-gen-c – This drink provides electrolytes and prevents dehydration.

Unscented baby wipes or towelettes – Troops may go several days without showers and appreciate having the wipes to clean up and wipe the sand off with.

Other Needed Items:

Foods – The troops especially appreciate being sent coffee!  The coffee can be ground or instant, and along with this they need coffee filters, creamer, and sugar.  Additional beverages needed are tea, hot chocolate, and Gatorade.  Small canned and packaged items such as Ramen noodles and soups; canned ham, chicken, and tuna; summer sausage and pepperoni sticks; along with condiments such as salt, pepper, spices, and Tabasco sauce can be packed away in duffle bags while on maneuvers.  Snacks such as M&Ms (which don’t melt,), gum, cookies, granola bars, dried fruit, packaged crackers, canned nuts, trail mix, power bars, beef jerky, and microwave popcorn are always welcome gifts, too.

Personal Items – Travel sizes are best because they fit in cargo pant pockets.  Please donate items such as hand sanitizer, soap, body wash, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, tooth brushes, dental floss, mouthwash, razors, shaving cream, body cream, Skin-So-Soft, and foot powder.  Other items needed are toenail clippers, sun screen, eye drops, contact lens cleaner, chap stick and lip balm, combs and brushes, men’s white socks, cool collars, neck scarves and bandanas, bandages, Neosporin, bug repellent with Deet, bug bite sticks, Q-Tips, and cotton balls.  Remember that unscented items are the best choice.

Comfort Items – These are items that help the troops connect with home.  Here are some examples:  Portable DVD and CD players, disposable cameras, IPods, International phone cards, batteries (AA and AAA), music CDs and DVDs (legal copies only please!), paperback books, magazines, stationary, puzzle books, playing cards, writing journals, paper, pens, envelopes, blank greeting cards (Mother’s and Father’s Day, I Miss You, Birthday, Anniversary), yo-yos, hacky sacks, zip lock bags, small flashlights, and extension cords.

Finally, please include a card, note, or letter with pictures.  The troops love hearing from you!

For more information contact: Port Isabel Public Library, located at 213 N. Yturria St., and the Public Library Reading Room, located at 5800 Padre Blvd., or call 956/943-2265.

LIBRARIES: Catch the Reading Express Summer Reading Program

Public Library Announces Summer Reading Program for Laguna Madre Children

The 2010 Texas Reading Club, “Libraries: Catch the Reading Express!” provides opportunities for children of all ages to enjoy reading. This self-paced reading program allows children to participate at their own reading level. A log will be provided to each child to track the books they read. In addition to reading the library will have special guests who will offer insight into the history of the railroad, travel by train and the various types of trains.

Registration:  Monday, June 28 through Friday, July 9.  Parents must register their children at the library

Program Dates:  Monday July 12 – Thursday July 29

Location: Port Isabel Public Library, 213  Yturria St., Port Isabel

Deadline for reading logs:  Monday, July 26   

Special Guests, Story time, Arts –n- Crafts: every Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs from 2:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. from July 12 – July 29

End of Program Celebration: On Thursday, July 29 children are invited to a day of fun with food and drink, prizes, music and dance. Every child who participates in the Summer Reading Program will receive a certificate signed by the State Librarian, Peggy Rudd, bearing his or her name. The time for this event will be announced at the start of the program.

This free program is co-sponsored by the Port Isabel Public Library and Loan Star Libraries, a division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. For more information about the Texas Reading Club, directions to the library and library hours, contact Marilyn Ponder at 956-943-0778 or email: mponder@copitx.com

FREE Hospitality Workshop by Texas Tropical Trail l SPI CVB 2/18

The Texas Tropical Trail Region will be hosting a Texas Friendly Hospitality Workshop in South Padre Island on February 18, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This workshop is now being offered at no charge to anyone interested in attending but you will need to RSVP by February 12, 2010.

This workshop will include lunch and all the workshop materials. Location: South Padre Island Convention Center, 600 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island.

Workshop Topics
– Community Pride, Customer Service, Know Your Community
– Personal & Phone Communication Skills, Make a Good First Impression
– Correspondence (Email & letters) Communication Skills , Handling Problems Effectively
– How Your Job Affects Your Community, Make a Good Last Impression

For registration form and other information, click here: http://www.texastropicaltrail.com/index.aspx?page=1475 or email Lane Hollingsworth, Regional Director at texastropicaltrail@yahoo.com.