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Posted on: November 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Danette Fogarty Featured at La Marque Library 2:00 p.m. Saturday November 17

Danette Fogarty

Friends of La Marque Library launched a new program that will feature authors from the Galveston County Area. Free reading event and book signing this Saturday.

Friends of La Marque Library (Friends) has launched a new program that will feature authors from the Galveston County Area the second Saturday of each month at La Marque Public Library, 1011 Bayou Road. The November reading event is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17, 2018, and features Danette Fogarty, who has published 22 books. One of her books, “A Love As Big As Texas”, is set in Galveston County.

In a recent blog post, Fogarty said she will discuss her Texas-based books at the La Marque Public Library Reading Event.

“There will be free refreshments, some gifts and, of course, books you can purchase,” Fogarty wrote. “I'm excited for this opportunity to meet some new readers. My next book, “Lights, Camera, Christmas”, will release on December 5.”

Friends of La Marque Library President Terri Pettijohn said the new program is just one outreach effort. The organization hosts book sales as a means of fundraising throughout the year and accepts tax-deductible donations.

“Friends of La Marque Library is a support organization, said Pettijohn. “We are a nonprofit that helps fund library programs. The local author reading initiative is new, so we are still working out the details. Believe it or not, there are quite a few who live in La Marque!”

For information about Friends of La Marque Library, call President Terri Pettijohn at 409-599-1376. For information about the Reading Event on Saturday, call the library at 409-938-9270 or find the Facebook event at  


About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is strategically situated in Galveston County, 15 miles south of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the County with an estimated population of 16,000, an area of 14.25 square miles and boasting 14.3 miles of I-45 frontage—more than any other city in Galveston County. Citizens enjoy easy, breezy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. La Marque is a sportsman’s paradise and offers access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. Citizens and visitors enjoy Bayou Fest, an early fall concert series and BBQ Cook Off offering free family fun; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival; and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned a Guinness World Record in 2017. For business, La Marque offers prime I-45 frontage, creative incentives, an abundance of commercial property, a budding downtown revitalization and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf and the Hub of the Mainland. Discover the possibilities at­­­

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