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Free Job Search Seminars

Every month the Lone Star College Tomball side of our joint library hosts two free Job Search Seminars sponsored by Workforce Solutions. Tomorrow’s seminar [Wednesday, August 17] will be about interviewing and includes lab time for building a resume. The Interviewing seminar is from 1-3 pm; the Resume Lab runs from 3-4 pm. Both happen in room L-207 (the 'college lab') and to sign up all you need to do is drop by a reference desk or phone 832-559-4213.

Other seminars the organization runs include Creating a Resume/Completing the Application, and, Using the Internet.

Workforce Solutions is the local service delivery agency for the Texas Workforce Commission.

Alicia Mitchell exhibition in Meeting Room

Alicia Mitchell was born in El Paso and lived there until she retired. Even if you didn't know that, her paintings would have betrayed the fact that this artist is native to the desert. She has a wonderful command of both the subtle colors of the desert dryness and the brilliance that breaks out after a desert rain. Come and see her landscapes, still lifes, and portraits this month in our Meeting Room, L-129.

The Mystery Book Club is Awesome

On the 4th Thursday of every month, at 1 pm, a small group of mystery lovers gathers in the Friends of the Library Room from 1-3 pm to discuss mystery stories. They talk about all kinds of mysteries--funny, classic, and cozy mysteries; mysteries with sex and without sex and mysteries with violence and without violence. The club is free and it’s open; come and join them at any time.

Sylvia McMillan Painting Exhibition

When she was a little girl, her grandfather would take her on Sunday outings to a particular park in Mexico City where artists showed and sold their artwork. As she delighted in all styles and genres of paintings in el parque del arte she promised herself that when she grew up she would become an artist .
 
You know Sylvia McMillan as the Children's Department's bilingual storyteller and the Adult Services Department's Computadoras instructor, and now we're showing you her wonderful paintings from her other life.
 

Books, Nooks, & Cook(ie)s

Have you ever wanted to know how to download books and audio to your e-reader or other portable device? We'll show you how.

Come have cookies and learn how to use Harris County Public Library's digital media catalog!

Saturday July 16th, 2-4 pm in the First Floor Meeting Room, L-129.

SAT Practice Test

College aspirants: you can take the free Practice SAT Test here at the library.

The TEST will happen Saturday, July 23rd from 10:15 am to 2:15 pm in room L-129.

The SCORE ANALYSIS will happen Wednesday, July 27th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in room L-129.

Pre-registration is required, either at a Reference desk, or by calling 832-559-4213.

The name of the SAT Reasoning Test has changed over time, but the fact that most colleges in the U.S. require this standardized test for admission, has not changed.

The current SAT Reasoning Test was introduced in 2005, takes 3 3/4 hours to finish, costs $49.00, and requires pre-registration. It has three sections: Math, Critical Reading (formerly called 'Verbal'), and Writing. Each section has a possible 800 points for a total of 2400 points.

For further information you can check the website of the College Board, the organization that administers the test, at this link.

Read Something New-To-You

 I love thrillers--they're easy, undemanding, page-turning, satisfying reading after a long day. But occasionally I need a change. This year I've challenged myself to include some different genres, some I've been reluctant to read. To my surprise I've encountered delightful books and discovered that, what I really want in a story is not just one type of plot, but rather, something entertaining that's well written.

News about Inspirational Fiction

Many thanks to our Inspirational Fiction readers for your patience through our changes. Early this year, budget slashes and staff cuts necessitated changes to the way we shelve our collection. The Inspirational Fiction books had to be integrated into the rest of the Fiction department. We know you experience this as a loss and we hope that the Inspirational Fiction display pyramid in the main corridor is helping you find your favorite authors and titles.

Then last week Gail Cooper, your beloved book club leader, resigned. So this week we are announcing that Deana Dick, one of your Inspirational Book Club members and our Senior Circulation Assistant, has graciously accepted the invitation to take on this responsibility.

The July meeting of the Inspirational Book Club will take place Tuesday, July 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room on the first floor of the library. Everyone is welcome. If you haven't joined please consider this your invitation. The group will be discussing Flabbergasted by Ray Blackston. You can pick up a copy of the book at the first floor reference desk.

Become a U.S. Citizen

 A United States Customs & Immigration Services representative will be here Tuesday, June 14th at 11am to give a presentation and answer questions about becoming a US citizen. This presentation is directed toward legal permanent residents only. To register, call 832-559-4213.

Arts and Crafts Saturday

Arts & Crafts Saturday at the Library 

This Saturday June 11

11 am -1 pm.

Local artisans and crafters will be at the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library demonstrating their crafts for your enjoyment.  Come in and learn about weaving, spinning, quilting, quilling, needlecraft arts, basket weaving, and woodturning to name just a few.

If you have been looking for a hobby or a craft, come talk to the experts. Join them in the main hall of the library
from 11 am until 1pm on Saturday, June 11.

The roster will include:

Tall Pines Weavers & Spinners, Tri-County Quilt Guild, Gulf Coast Woodturners Association, Needle Arts Guild of Tomball, Sit & Stitch, and more!

Image: Flicker: cc: woodturning_2 by Ted Ingraham

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