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Bob Gardner's Photography is exhibited this month in Room L-129!

Our September art exhibition in Room L-129 is a collection of Robert H. Gardner’s fine art photography named “Elevate the Ordinary”.

Bob writes about his work, “It wasn’t until my freshman year in college that someone put a name—“dyslexia”— to the years of difficulty I had with reading, writing and other left-brain skills, which I still struggle with today,” “Fortunately, a sympathetic lab teacher taught me to focus on the visual and mechanical aspects of whatever I was studying, which enabled me to function using a different perspective.
Over the years, I have come to realize that this coping mechanism has also made me a better photographer.  Rather than just looking at the image in the camera, I naturally search for other perspectives, other ways of seeing what is ordinary.  Each artist makes his or her world their own and, in doing so, takes the viewer to this higher perspective. To take us from here to somewhere else.
While I enjoyed working with traditional film, the advent of digital photography has created opportunities for me to express what I feel and see in the new world of Fine Art Photography."
"Elevate the Ordinary"
You can see more of his work on his website at http://www.rhgphoto.com/

 

Best Practices for Moving your Business Online: SCORE presentation this Saturday

Small business owners, this is really worthwhile.
SCORE is a nonprofit association supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground and grow and achieve their goals, through education and mentorship. Once a quarter they give an excellent presentation here at the library. So far ALL their workshops have been some of the most excellent presentations we have had, so they are truly worth coming to.

This Saturday, from 10:30 until noon, Marco Cerrato will be presenting Best Practices for Moving your Business Online. You will learn:
-how to align your business objectives with your online & marketing plans
-how to identify your target audience
-how to research your competitors online
-how to choose the right type of website for your particular business 
-how to explore options of building your own website vs. hiring a professional
-the required steps for setting up online (domain, webhost, etc)
-what type of online marketing promotion tools are available
-how to measure the results and avoid some common pitfalls

Registration begins at 10 a.m. and it will be held in Room E 100. It’s free and excellent. Do come.

Homeschoolers! We have Resources for you


I've seen estimates suggesting that between a hundred forty- and two hundred thousand children in Texas are being homeschooled. Do we have resources for you! This month we've laid out an array around our round wall for you to discover: not just the standard manuals, but also subject materials in the Arts, Sciences, Sports, and even, animal care. We also have sheets of pertinent website links given to us by experienced homeschool Moms. And links to our language learning and test-practice databases. And magazines. And copies of the Texas Home School Coalition Review for you to take home. Lots of valuable resources. Lean on us. We can help.

We also have monthly programs for homeschoolers on Mondays during the school year.  Art Explorers for Homeschoolers ages 8-12 is on the second Monday of the month at 1:30. The Bluebonnet Book Club, geared for 3rd to 5th graders, runs from September to January on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 1:30. There is also a Kidlit Book Club, also for 3rd to 5th graders, from February to May on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 1:30. The Teen Homeschoolers Book Club, however, is full at this time. 

 

Northwest Art League Exhibiting in August

 

Northwest Art League is back this month with more paintings for you to enjoy in the Meeting Room, Room L-129! Carol Carranza, Susan Garrison, Carmen Lorzi, Dorothy Lyons, and Janice Smith have contributed their work to grace our walls for another month.
Did you know that you can book the Meeting Room for your (non-commercial) meetings? It holds up to fifty people and has a small kitchen with a refrigerator for your refreshments. We also have a PowerPoint projector, should you need it. Call the library or drop by the Reference deck to book it. And then you can sit and enjoy the Northwest Art League’s paintings as you converse.

Luau this Saturday to celebrate Summer Reading's Finale

Come to the library this Saturday, August 8th, for Luau @ the Library from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Expect festivities, fun, and food! 

Join David Whipkey, Bromeliad Society International Master Judge and President of the Bromeliad Society/Houston, as he shares how to plant and care for bromeliads. Several of these beautiful plants will be given away, so don't miss the opportunity to start or cultivate your own love of bromeliads.

 

Then stay for the rest of the fun! Imagine hula hoops, ukulele serenades, crafts, photo ops with Elvis and a surfing selfie wall, temporary tattoos, food, and laughter all round! That's Saturday from 10:30 til 1:00. 

 

 

Game On! Game Night for Grownups! This Thursday

Are you in it to win it? Come join the LSC-Tomball Community Library and 8th Dimension Comics & Games for their first ever FREE Game Night  on Thursday, July 30th at 6:30 pm. We’ll provide the refreshments and board games, all you have to bring is your sense of adventure and competitive nature! Winners take home bragging rights! People 16+ years old welcome. Please call 832-559-4200 for more information.          - See more at: http://www.hcpl.net/content/game-game-night-grownups#sthash.PFKJCb7K.dpuf

 

 

Game on! Game Night for Grownups!

Are you in it to win it? Come join the LSC-Tomball Community Library and 8th Dimension Comics & Games for their first ever FREE Game Night  on Thursday, July 30th at 6:30 pm. We’ll provide the refreshments and board games, all you have to bring is your sense of adventure and competitive nature! Winners take home bragging rights! People 16+ years old welcome. Please call 832-559-4200 for more information.         

Alicia Mitchell exhibiting in Room L-129

Alicia Mitchell is back with more of her prolific collection of expressive paintings and collages. If you happen to be in the library this month, check out our meeting room--Room L-129--for this El Paso native's exciting work. 

 

 

Read Magazines Online! Flipster is here for you!

In case you missed the notice on our homepage, you can now read your favorite magazines on your computer, Android or Apple tablet, or Kindle Fire. If you download the free Flipster app you can even save an issue to read later offline.

You can also:
Print articles and pictures straight from your browser.
Keyword search within an issue and scan tables of contents in the Content Gallery.
Read back issues you might have missed.

With your HCPL library card and Flipster, you get all the news, trends and gossip! See more

 

Get to Tomball library by Wednesday—or wait til next week!

Please note that both LSC-Tomball Community Library and Cy-Fair Library, along with all Lone Star College campuses, will be closed Thursday, July 2nd, Friday, July 3rd, Saturday, July 4th, and Sunday, July 5th. All other Harris County Public Libraries will be open until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 2nd, but will also be closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

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