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BOOK SALE THIS SATURDAY

This Saturday, from 10 am to 2 pm, you can buy gently used books at bargain prices at Tomball Library. The sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will take place in the first floor meeting room--Room L 129--behind the Adult Fiction department.

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit support group that, through its fundraising efforts, funds library programs. Throughout the year the Friends operate a small book sale room off the main entrance. But this Saturday, tables and tables of fiction and non-fiction, paperbacks and hardcover books, steamy romances and boilerplate thrillers--and probably DVD's and VHS's--will&...

Happy Thanksgiving

Do you need graphic novels, coffee table books, DVDs, audio books, or new recipes for Thanksgiving weekend? You have until 6 pm on Wednesday. We hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and that we see you again next Monday when we re-open.

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MFAH Travelling Exhibition on its way to Tomball next week

Next Tuesday, while you may be in the thick of Thanksgiving preparations, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston technicians will be here in our library setting up their new traveling exhibition, A Passion for Glass. Rene Lalique (1860-1945) was a French glass designer known for his elaborate perfume bottles, vases, clocks, jewelry, and even glass automobile ornaments. He is remembered equally for his marvelously creepy Art Nouveau jeweled insects and for his Art Deco frosted glass vases. The exhibition will be here from November 22nd to January 21st. When you get a free moment, come and enjoy it!

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Veteran's Day Service

Every year customers ask us, so please pass the word along that there will be a Veteran's Day Service at the college on Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to noon.  It will happen in the new Performing Arts Center right on Highway 249. You can get to it from either the north or south entrance to the college.

We, the library staff salute all of you who have served our country in wartime and peace, and you, their families who have served as well through your sacrifice and support. We are grateful.

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BOOK SALE SOON!

Please consider this your advance notice. For the first time ever, our Friends of the Library are going to have a book sale!

The Friends of the Library raise funds that support our summer reading programs and other programs throughout the year. Mostly they do this by selling books donated by our customers. This year, because of  your generosity, the Friends have more books than will fit in their little room off the front entrance. So--on the first Saturday in December, when thoughts of many will be turning to stocking stuffers, books at inexpensive prices will be laid out for you to buy.

The rumor is that the sale will take place between 10 am and 2 pm; we'll firm that up closer to the date.

 

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Join a library Book Club

Do you enjoy discussing with others the books that you read? Perhaps you'd enjoy participating in one of our book clubs.

The groups meet once a month, some in the evenings, some in the afternoons, to discuss selected titles in their favorite genres. There's no charge, no registration, no obligation to come to every meeting; just good discussions and light refreshments.

After Austen:                    last Monday, 7-9 pm in Room L212

Currently reading:           The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman

Afternoon Book Club:  1st Tuesday, 3-5pm in Room L212

Currentl...

Do you want to learn English? ¿Trata de aprender Ingles?

Do you want to learn English? The library offers a free English as a Second Language discussion group every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the second floor conference room. You are welcome!

¿Trata de aprender Ingles? Quiza usted conoce a alguien que quiere aprender Ingles. La Biblioteca de Tomball actualmente ofrece una clase de discusión de Ingles como ségunda lengua y nosotros planemos comenzar los grupos adicionales en las próximas semanas.

Estos grupos gratis de discusión ayudan a las personas a alcanzar sus metas. El propósito es para que usted pueda aprender a leer y hablar el idioma Ingles. Cualquier persona interesada puede venir a la biblioteca en el segundo piso el miércoles a las 10:30 AM en el cu...

Tomball Art League having its Fall Show this Weekend

Every fall and spring the Tomball Art League holds an art show and exhibition for members and non-members alike. The annual Fall Art Show is this Saturday, October 8th and the public can view the exhibition between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. It will be held at the Tomball Community Center, 221 Market Street, Tomball.

If you are interested in exhibiting at the show, information and applications can be found on the Art League's website at http://www.thetomballartleague.com/  Check under the Events tab.

Members and non-members are also welcome to exhibit their work here at the library. Call 832-559-4213 for details.

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Reliable searching using Google

Children want to search the web to do homework; teachers are rightly skeptical about the reliability of information they will find. In my last post about homework I wrote about the public library’s databases. You can trust those. You can also trust websites created by reliable organizations.

You'll know them by their domain name--that part at the end of their web address after the dot. You can usually trust educational sites (.edu), government sites (.gov), and organizations (.org). Texas A & M University's website, for example, is www.tamu.edu. The portal for all federal government sites is www.usa.gov . The Un...

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Come and see our Hispanic Heritage Month book displays! The Adult fiction and non-fiction display is on the round wall near the front door and the Children's display is by the reference desk in the Children's department.

Every year from September 15 to October 15, we recognize and celebrate the heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans and recognize their contributions to the United States. Every year we remember how much richer we are for them. Gracias a ustedes, nuestros amigos hispanos!

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