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Art Explorers - Quilling!

 Tuesday, October 10th at 5pm, come to Art Explorers in the Children's Area and learn the art of Quilling!  Using a quill, you will roll strips of paper to create a simple pumpkin picture.  All supplies are provided for this FREE and FUN program for children ages 8 - 12Call 832-559-4235 to register. 

Teen Art - Dynamic Drawing!

    Hey Teens!  Are you interested in taking your drawing skills to the next level?  Join us for a drawing class in our next teen art series taught by artist, Paige Carpenter.  This FREE program on Wednesday, October 4th from 5-6pm will focus on drawing dynamic gestures and action poses inspired by comics and manga.  Required registration is currently ongoing by calling 832-559-4200 or by visiting the 1st floor reference desk.  For teens ages 13-18.

 

Pirates Only!

  Ahoy, me hearties!  Scallywags ages 8 - 12 can come to the Children's Area on Thursday, October 5th at 5 pm and have fun at a Pirates Only program!  Learn about pirates, play pirate games, design your own treasure map and more!   Required registration begins 1 week in advance by calling 832-559-4235.    Don't forget to come dressed as your favorite buccaneer...Arrgh…

Celebrate Johnny Appleseed!

Celebrate Johnny Appleseed's birthday on Thursday, September 21st at 5pm in the Children's Area.  Learn all about this American pioneer named John Chapman,who introduced apple trees to many parts of the Northern United States and Canada.  Each attendee will make their own yummy caramel apple creation to eat and enjoy!  This program is for children ages 7-12 and requires registration by calling 832-559-4235.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration!

 Hispanic Herirage Month, an annual event which runs from September 15th to October 15th, celebrates the history, culture and contributions made by American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  We invite you and your family to join us at the library on Saturday, September 23rd from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm and enjoy a performance by Las Americas Ballet Folklorica along with crafts for kids and teens.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, call the Library at 832-559-4200.

Children's Afterschool Programs This Week!

Hey kids....looking for something fun to do after school this week?  The Children's Area has 2 programs guaranteed to provide just that!  On Tuesday, September 12th at 5:00 pm, come to Art Explorers and learn about Frescoes.  You'll get a chance to create your own by mixing plaster and then painting  it.  This program is for ages 8 - 12 and requires registration.  On Thursday, September 14th at 5:00 pm, the Amazing Library Race will take place throughout the Children's Area.  If you love the tv show, then you'll want to participate.  Put your mental and physical abilities to the test by completing fun challenges as fast as you can to cross the finish line first!  This program is for ages 8 - 12 and requires that you work in teams of 2*.  Please call 832-559-4235  to register for either one of these programs! *if you do not have a partner, we will pair you up with someone!

 

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! 

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