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Celebrate Banned Books Week

Check out a banned book! Every year during the last week of September, the American Library Association celebrates the freedom to read. By focusing on efforts across the United States to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws attention to the dangers and harms of censorship.

Tutors Needed!

We need volunteer English as a Second Language tutors! You may know that we have an ongoing ESL and English literacy program here at the library. Newcomers to our country are paired with community volunteers and have lessons at the library at mutually convenient times. You don't have to speak another language to become a tutor; we provide learning materials, training, and ongoing support for you, and you get the immense satisfaction that comes from having an intense encounter with a person from another culture who is learning to embrace ours. If you're interested in volunteering, call Suellen at 832-559-4220. 

Laura Matson Paintings in Room L-129

This month we’re delighted to feature the paintings of one of our own staff members, Circulation Assistant Laura Matson. Laura occasionally designs some of our book displays, but on her off hours she also experiments freely in a number of media. Laura enjoys drawing and painting landscapes and natural subjects, as well as abstracts. Come in and see her work!

Local Authors will Discuss Writing and Publishing @ LSC-Tomball, Saturday, Sept. 6.

They say everyone has a book inside them just dying to get out, but once you write it, the question becomes how to get it into the hands of readers. This Saturday, September 6, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, LSC – Tomball Community Library will host an Author Date with three local writers who have done just that.

Come enjoy light refreshments and meet authors, Paul A. Bussard, Alberto Arcia and Alan Berkowitz as they discuss the ins-and-outs of publishing and the writing process.

LSC – Tomball Community Library, Room L-129.
Saturday, September 6, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Copies of the authors’ books will be available for purchase from the Friends of Tomball Library.

Are you registered to vote?

Are you registered to vote?
If that’s a question in your mind, here’s where you can find out: http://www.hctax.net/Voter/Search


Remember that when you go to vote you will need to take identification and that identification needs to have the SAME NAME on it as your voter registration card. To read up on those rules and acceptable forms of ID go to: http://www.hctax.net/Voter/VoterID


The library has voter registration forms! Pick one up at the Customer Service Desk on your way by. And remember to pick up one for your children who have recently turned 18!

Free Presentation: Social Media Marketing

Friends, SCORE Houston is back this Saturday with a free presentation in Simple Strategies for Social Media Marketing. Targeted for the beginner to comfortable small-business marketer who is looking to build marketing knowledge or reinforce current skills, this presentation will discuss:

 

We're Closing Earlier!

Attention, Everyone! Beginning next Monday, August 25th, we'll be closing at 9:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday. That's half an hour earlier than we've ever closed before. So be sure to save your computer files, check out your DVDs, finish your homework, and order your books earlier starting next week.

Artist's Date this Thursday!

Drop your chores, bring your lunch and your art supplies, and join us in the front room of the library for our summer Artist’s Date Thursday, August 7th. Beginning at 10:00, we’ll spend the morning doing our own art project; then we’ll have lunch, and at 1:00, artist Gabe Riquelme will help us learn how to do believable figure drawing.

Lydia Moore's Art in Room L-129 during August

Come and see the artworks by Lydia Moore, hanging in Room L-129 this month. Lydia Moore is a student at the University of Texas at Dallas, studying Arts and Technology with a focus in animation. She has studied at The Woodlands Academy of Art since 2005. She enjoys working with a variety of media, mainly digital art and oil painting.

August Book Club Selections

Here’s what our book clubs are reading in August:
Afternoon Book Club (1st Tuesday, 3 pm): Blame by Michelle Huneven
Paranormal Book Club (2nd Monday, 7 pm): The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb
Inspirational Book Club (2nd Thursday, 7 pm): For Such a Time by Kate Breslin

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