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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. 

Lone Star Art Guild Convention and Show: A regional Art Show and Sale in your back yard!

Please consider adding to your Saturday plans a visit to the Lone Star Art Guild’s 53rd Annual Convention and Art Exhibition at the new Klein Multipurpose Center on FM 2920. The Lone Star Art Guild is the umbrella group for 17 independent art leagues within a 200-mile radius of Houston, including the Tomball Art League. At this convention the winning works from the member art leagues’ art shows are judged against each other. So all the work you will see will be the best of each club. You’ll see paintings, drawings, mixed media pieces, photographs, and digital art; sculpture and studio fine crafts.
The convention itself is happening Friday and Saturday; the Pubic Art Exhibition and Sale is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For further information visit their website.

 

Swoosh! Another Super-hero just flew by, Reading

Summer Reading Program Week 2. Over 500 people showed up for the Children’s Department’s Crocodile Encounter Reptile Show this afternoon and the whole library was alive and buzzing. There must have been 1000 super-heroes here today. (Me, exaggerate?) Some were learning how to use computers in our Computer Basics course; others were browsing the DVD, Non-Fiction, and Fiction shelves. Others yet may have been getting ready for the Young Adult Department’s Live Action, Hungry Hungry Hippos program here tomorrow afternoon at 3 pm. This evening some are discussing the latest, greatest, creepy adult book at the Paranormal Book Club. What was your super-hero-self doing today? I hope it included some great reading!

Summer Reading is Here! Be your own Super Hero!

Yes! Rain or shine, it’s Summer Reading time again, and we’re celebrating super heroes—like you! If reading is your superpower (or the superpower to which you aspire), check out our fun programs here, then sign on to one of our various reading programs and win prizes for doing what you love.

Adults who read or listen to 5 books or log 600 minutes of listening will receive a ‘Reading is My Superpower’ water bottle. They will also be eligible at the end of the summer for a grand prize drawing of a Kindle Fire.

As this week goes on our YA librarian and Children’s Department Reference Assistant will blog about teen and children’s programs coming up. Meantime, let me tell you how to document having become your own super hero by taking a super-selfie at our Photo Booth. You can borrow a super hero mask at the 1st floor reference desk and a selfie-stick for a long focus picture.

Have a great summer—reading!

Those Whom the Fallen Loved: We Honor You

About once a week I drive by the Houston National Cemetery on Veteran’s Memorial Drive. My heart sinks as my eyes follow the deep perspective of identical gravestones. I ponder the meaning of that silent rhythm of stones. Next Monday we will remember those who gave their lives in the military service of this country; the service at the Houston National Cemetery will begin at 9:30 a.m.

But here in the library it’s the survivors of those who died whom we see. They are the people who valiantly grieved and then got up and embraced the values for which their loved ones died and carry them on, deep into life and into society. As we approach Memorial Day, we at the library honor those whom the fallen loved. It is our privilege to serve you.

 

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