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Voters Guide has arrived

The League of Women Voters of Houston's Voters Guide has arrived. Several of you have been asking for it. You'll find copies on the desk in the middle of the round wall in front of the stairs on the first floor. 

This edition contains information about the Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Primary election.

Betty Engdorf Paintings in Room L-129

Betty Engdorf, a local artist who has just taken on being vice-president of the Tomball Art League, is the featured artist in our meeting room exhibition hall this month. Betty's landscapes document favorite local scenes and European travels. She is also showing paintings of flowers and birds, including her favorite hummingbirds. Come by and enjoy Engdorf's paintings through the month of May. 

Tomball Branch Ends a Chapter

Many of you will remember when the Tomball branch of Harris County Public Library (HCPL) joined with Lone Star College Tomball's academic library and opened a combined library building in 2005. At that time, Wendy Schneider, who had been a branch librarian at the Fairbanks and Kingwood branches, became the library's co-director. Schneider has served the public library since then, liaising with the people of Tomball through membership in the Chamber of Commerce, outreach to schools, community groups, and retirement centers, and through ever-expanding library services and programs. 

On Thursday, April 26th, Schneider retired, ending a seven year relationship with Tomball branch and a nineteen year career with HCPL. 

Holocaust Remembrance presentation moved to E-100

Ruth Steinfeld hid her Jewish identity to escape Nazi persecution in Germany. On Wednesday, April 25, she remembers.
We are honored to present Ms. Steinfeld, now an elderly woman, who will tell her story in the Lone Star College Room E 100 (moved from the library meeting room, L 129 to accommodate more people) at 1:00 p.m. 

You can use our Drive Through

Not everyone knows that we have a drive through window on the west side of the library building. To get to it, drive into the Lone Star College south entrance, turn right to turn into the library building, and come all the way down the little hill to the fountain. Turn left as if you are going into the Faculty and Staff parking lot and follow the signs for the Book Drop, taking the first right.

Last Call to get your taxes done

As we roll inexorably up to April 15th this Sunday, those of us with tax forms yet to complete are counting down the days. If you qualify for an extension and need to file an extension form (Form 4868) the library has a few copies left.
AARP Tax Aide will be in the library Saturday, April 14 and Monday, April 16 and then they roll away their computers and take a well-deserved rest. On behalf of all our customers who rely on the help of the AARP Tax Aide program to complete their income tax submission, we want to thank the faithful tax team who come in three times a week every year to help our customers. 

Marshall Stephens is Back!

Marshall Stephen's paintings were among those most fondly received by customers and staff alike as they hung in our Meeting Room, Room L 129 last year. For the month of April, Stephen's paintings are back for you to enjoy. Most of the paintings are new but he has included a couple of old favorite abstracts to amuse, confuse, and delight you. Come on by.

Free Business Seminars at Cy-Fair and Tomball Libraries

60 minute information packed seminars designed to help you build your successful business.      

Please note the Tuesday AND Wednesday presentations and that some are offered at LSC-CyFair and some are offered at LSC-Tomball.

Tuesday, March 20: LSC-CyFair Computer Lab 203 7:45 a.m.
Facebook Essentials for Business

Practical tips for marketing your business using Facebook. You may want to bring your laptop.

Wednesday, March 21: LSC-Tomball Library Room L-129 8:00 a.m.
The CEOs of Networking

Determine which networking organizations to join, how many to join, and how to work them for maximum effectiveness. 

Free Business Success Seminars at LSC-CYF and LSC-Tomball Community Libraries

60 minute information-packed seminars designed to help you build your successful business. 

Please note the Tuesday AND Wednesday presentations and that some are offered at LSC-CyFair and some are offered at LSC-Tomball

All presentations are free and do not require pre-registration.  Read more...

Save Your Trees

The majestic trees that make our area so pleasant and distinctive had a rough summer last year. Thousands died in our terrible drought. The weather wizards are telling us to expect another dry summer this year. So we have invited Barry Ward, the executive director of Trees for Houston, to come to the library on Tuesday, March 20th, and tell us all how we can save and protect our trees this summer. The lecture, from 10-11 a.m., is free, and no registration is necessary. It'll be held in Room L-129. Please join us.

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