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Houston Dynamo Game Night and Voucher!

Great News!  The Houston Dynamo is offering a FREE game ticket with the purchase of a discounted adult ticket to any child or teen who has completed all levels of this year's Summer Reading Program (earned 500 points). The FREE game ticket is for the Saturday, September 9th game against the Colorado Rapids. Along with the ticket, attendees will receive in-game recognition as well as a certificate of completion. Any eligible child or teen must must pick up their voucher at the library by September 8th.  There is special phone number on the voucher to call for the FREE game ticket as well as the purchase of the discounted adult companion ticket.  Thanks to the Houston Dynamo for being a Summer Reading partner!

Children's Summer Reading Wrap Up!

Summer Reading officially ended on August 5th! It was one of the busiest Summer’s we've ever had with over 800 children registered for the program.  Together they logged thousands of books, minutes, activities and submitted reviews.  At our special Monday programs, 3000 people came to enjoy magic, animals, puppetry, snakes, storytelling, balloons and more!  Thank you to all of our wonderful children and their parents for participaing and spending part of their Summer with us.  We hope you had as much fun as we did!  A BIG thank you to the Friends of the Tomball Library for funding all of our special  programs this Summer.  As the song goes, “you’ve gotta have friends”…and, ours are the best!  *as a reminder, if you registered by August 5th, you can still log in books, minutes and activities through Saturday, August 12th and come to the Library up until Saturday, August 19th to collect your prizes!

Marsha's Petting Zoo!

 This coming Monday, July 31st from 3 - 5 pm, the zoo comes to you when Marsha's Petting Zoo will be at the Library!  Children (and adults) of all ages can meet, pet and take pictures with a  whole menagerie of farm and exotic animals.  Please come to the children's area and you will be directed to a shaded area where the animals are located. *This is an outdoor program and we ask that you dress for extreme heat, wear a hat, apply sunscreen and bring a cool drink.  See you then!

 

The Amazing, Magical Balloon Show!

Magic and Balloons...sounds like a winning combination!  Join us Monday, July 24th at 3:00 pm in the Children's Area, as we present the "The Amazing, Magical Balloon Show".  Enjoy a wild and wacky mix of side splitting comedy, mind boggling magic,and the most amazing balloon twisting you have ever seen!This program is FREE and appropriate for all ages! 

Craft Time for Adults!

 If you like to be creative, do crafting and repurpose items (and even if you don't), join us on Thursday, July 20th from 3:00 - 4:30 pm in Room L129 on the 1st floor of the library for Craft Time for AdultsUpcycle a dvd case into a craft case to hold paper, markers and whatever others items you choose.  All supplies are provided at this FREE program for adults ages 18 and up!   Come alone or bring a friend...see you then!

Orbit is Coming to the Library!

Don't miss the fun on Monday, July 17th at 1:00 pm* when the Houston Astro's Mascot Orbit visits the Childlren's Area!  Enjoy audience participation, interactive games and high-energy storytelling at this FREE program that is appropriate for sports fans of all ages!  Don't forget to wear your Astros gear (t-shirts and hats) for pictures and autographs!   *due to an Astros home game Monday night, the time of this program is 1:00 pm.

 

Captain Book is Coming!

 Aye Matey's!  Come to ye Children's Department on Monday, July 10th at 3:00 pm and unlock story treasures with Captain Book and her 1st Mate Kitty!  Enjoy a unique story telling experience with puppetry, songs and audience participation! This FREE program is appropriate for children and adults of all ages!  If you are registered for the Summer Reading Program, you will be able to add the stories from this program to your child's reading log and earn 10 points for each one!  If you haven't signed up yet, there's still time to register and earn points and prizes until August 5th.  See you on Monday! 

CROCODILE ENCOUNTER!

 It's already the 3rd week of this year's Summer Reading Program, Build A Better World!  Are you having as much fun as we are?  This Monday, June 19th at 3:00 pm, we guarantee tons of fun when Crocodile Encounter comes to the Children's Area!  Meet and learn about real crocodiles and other small reptiles. And, if you aren't the squeamish type, you can even touch them and possibly get a chance to hold them.  We will have plenty of hand sanitizer for those that do!  This program is FREE and appropriate for all ages.  Call the library at 832-559-4235 for more information.

Henna for Teens and Tweens!

  Teens and tweens (ages 10 – 18), are invited to come to Room L129 on the 1st floor of the Library on Tuesday, June 13th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm for the Henna program.  Known as mehndi in Hindi, henna is an all-natural product made from henna tree leaves which are ground to a powder.  When mixed with water (or other liquids) it becomes a thick paste which can then be applied to hands, feet, arms, or legs. Henna is not permanent, it stains the skin and will fade and wash away in 1–2 weeks.  This program requires parental permission to attend and the forms are available at the library. For more information, please call 832-559-4230. 

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