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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  The Library will close today at 5pm and remain closed through the New Year!  We will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd at 8amHAPPY NEW YEAR to our Tomball Community and patrons.  We look forward to the start of 2018 and sharing with you another year of awesome programming, activities and [of course] great books!

Happy Holidays!

   Happy Holidays to our wonderful Tomball Community and customers from the entire Library staff!  The Library will close this Friday, December 22nd at 5pm and remain closed through Tuesday, December 26th.  We will re-open on Wednesday, December 27th at 8am.

Art Explorers!

 This coming Tuesday, December 12th, at 5pm, children ages 8 - 12 can come to Art Explorers, learn about Mosaics and create a Winter scene.  Please cal 832-559-4235 to register!

Ornament Making Program for Kids!

  Hey Kids!  Come to the Children's Area on Monday, December 11th at 5 pm and make ornaments for your tree or to give as gifts!  All supplies will be provided for each participant to make 4 ornaments!  This program is for children ages 7 - 12Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot for this fun, holiday activity!

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Celebration!

 All Wizards (and Muggles) are summoned to the Great Hall of the Library (L129) on Saturday, December 2nd from 1 – 3pm to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter!  Come dressed as your favorite HP character and get sorted into your house, play table Quidditch, make a potion, an ornament, a bookmark and enjoy games, snacks and fun!  Don’t forget to stop at Kings Cross and take your picture on Platform 9 3/4!  All ages welcome.  See you then!

Help Support the Library!

Everyone shops at one time or another throughout the year, and even more so at this time of year with Thanksgiving, and the December holidays approaching.  Our wonderful Friends group has made it possible for you to shop and help the library at the same time - a win/win situation!  It is so easy to do  and costs nothing except the time to set it up.  There are 2 programs, Amazon and Kroger that will give a portion/percentage of each purchase back to the Library.  The funds collected and raised by our Friends group goes directly to programming and special events that are held at the library througout the year.  Please take a minute to register for one or both of these programsOn behalf of the entire staff and Friends group, we thank you and greatly appreciate your support! 

Amazon will give 0.5% of each purchase to the Library.

  1. 1.  Go to:  www.smile.amazon.com
    2.  Search for: Friends of the Tomball Community Library
    3.  Shop on Amazon: www.smile.amazon.com

Kroger will give a portion of each purchase back to the Library.

  1. 1. Go to:  www.kroger.com/CommunityRewards
  2. 2. Create an account and log in
  3. 3. Search for “Friends of the Tomball Community Library”

Please feel free to call the Library at 832-559-4200 if you have any questions!

Comments, Suggestions?

Do you come to the Library?  Attend story times, afterschool programs or other Library events?  Have you received excellent customer service recently?  If so, we want to hear from you!  The next time you visit, please take a moment to fill out a comment card (located at any service desk) and let us know how we are doing.  Comments (good or otherwise) provide us with a written record of your experience and also make us aware of any areas we need to improve on.  You can also follow us on Facebook, like us and comment there as well!  We appreciate any and all feedback.  Thank you for helping us to be the best library we can for YOU - our Tomball community! 

Art Explorers!

  Fayum Mummy Masks are a moderm term given to a type of naturalistic painted portrait on wooden boards that are attached to Egyptian mummies.  At Art Explorers on Tuesday, November 14th at 5 pm, you can learn all about this art form and create your own "mask".  This program is for ages 8 - 12 and meets in the Children's area of the Library.  Space is limited, so, call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot! 

Celebrate Diwali!

  Celebrate Diwali "the festival of lights" on Tuesday, October 24th at 5pm!  This fun and FREE program will take place on the 1st floor of the Tomball library in the lobby area.  Learn about Diwali, look at displays, complete crafts and enjoy snacks!  All ages are invited!

Teen Halloween!

 Hey Teens!  Put on a costume and come to Room L129 on the 1st floor of the Library on Tuesday, October 24 at 6pm for a Teen Halloween bash!  Get a jump start on the season of all things creepy with fun horror movie trivia, a creepy craft, snacks, and a contest for most creative costume! This event is for ages 13-18, is FREE and requires no registration. *costumes are optional and must be appropriate.

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