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Library's Blind Date with a Book returns

Written by InsideDP.com staff. Posted in Community

With Valentine’s Day coming up, love is in the air and to celebrate, the Deer Park Public Library is offering readers the opportunity to go on “blind dates.” During February, the library is hosting a Blind Date with a Book program which gives readers the opportunity to find new titles or authors that they will enjoy.

Readers who choose to participate, will not know the identity of the “blind date” book until they get home. This is because the library wrapped the book and only listed generalities on it. At that point, it is up to the reader to choose a “blind date” book, take it home, read it and return the Rate Your Date form to let the library know how it turned out.

Hopefully the readers will find a great book, but even if they do not, all is not lost. With each form returned, the reader is entered to win a Dinner and a Movie prize drawing, which consists of gift cards to a local restaurant and movie theater.

The library is also hosting a Teen Blind Date with a Book program. Teens are now able to participate along with the adults in this special reading challenge, with their own display and collection of books, located in the “Teen Area” of the library.

Readers can stop by the library located at 3009 Center St., or for more information they can call the library at 281-478-7208.

APP opens Chicago Friday night

Written by Emily N. Wolfe. Posted in Community

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A Broadway and big screen smash hit is set for the Art Park Players stage. "Chicago" brings all that jazz to Deer Park starting Friday night at the Theater/Courts Building. Follow the caper of Velma Kelly from the nightclub to the cellblock to the courts Friday night through Feb. 24. 

Deer Park Public Library introduces new teen program

Written by InsideDP.com staff. Posted in Community

Whether or not a reader has a Valentine's Day, they can always go out on a “blind date” with a new book from Deer Park Public Library. This month teens can stop by the library and check out the new Teen Blind Date with a Book Display. The program is based off the continuing Adult Blind Date with a Book program, but is aimed at younger readers. The books available for this program are found in the library's teen area.

The library has wrapped all display books and teens can select their “date” based on the description of the book only. After the teens take the book “date” home, they can read it, rate it and return the book. However, the library does not allow peeking before checking out the book.

Inside each book is a Rate Your Date form to let the library know what the reader thinks. Each form turned in is an entry to win a Dinner and a Movie prize drawing at the end of the month, consisting of gift cards to a local restaurant and movie theater.

The Blind Date with a Book program can help teens find new favorite books.

Future readers can stop by the library located at 3009 Center St. For more information, call 281-478-7208.

Business Beat: February 2018

Written by Debbie Westbeld. Posted in Community

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Business Beat is a monthly column recognizing Deer Park’s newest businesses and giving you other interesting business news from around town. Debbie Westbeld is the Economic Development Administrator for the City of Deer Park, and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 281-478-2042. Visit www.deerparktx.gov/ed for more business information.

Library presents free series on industry jobs

Written by InsideDP.com staff. Posted in Community

At the Deer Park Public Library’s new Industrial Intelligence Series, patrons can learn about different avenues in the petrochemcial industry. Dream It. Do It. Southeast Texas’ Program Manager Patti Bell will discuss the educational path to skilled jobs in the petrochemical industry. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the library’s meeting room.