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Tomball Library ESL Student wins City-Wide Literacy Award

Tasnuva Rahman has been named the Houston Literacy Center's 2015-2016 Student of the Year.

The announcement was made on December 2nd. 

Tasnuva has been an ESL student studying with the Tomball Community Library's ESL program. Her tutor is Mr. John Mossbarger, who has worked diligently to ensure that Tasnuva and other ESL students in the program have been successful in achieving their goals of learning English as a Second Language.

Congratulations John and Tasnuva on this wonderful achievement!

 

Zoo Lights Bus Trip: There's Still Room for YOU

There is still room for you on the bus trip to see the Houston Zoo, lit up in its holiday splendor this Thursday. December 3rd, leaving the library front door promptly at 3:30 p.m. and returning at 9:30 p.m. Please see the blog below for more information, and sign up either by phoning us or by following this link: https://goo.gl/d4A5Wv.

 

Sherry Hogan is Back!

Sherry Hogan’s atmospheric nature paintings are gracing our meeting room walls again. At the moment she's working in acrylic, but in the style of oil painting. Sherry does an immense amount of research to familiarize herself with the ecosystems and wildlife of the Texas-Louisiana Coastal Plains, including living in blinds along the coast and raising wild birds herself. You’ll feel her love and intimacy with nature as you gaze upon her paintings. The exhibition runs until the end of November. 

 

Order your Interlibrary Loans this Week (by Thursday) –or Wait

If you need a book ordered for you from another library, please get that order to us by this Thursday, November 5th—or be prepared to wait until Friday, November 13th. Harris County Public Library (and its partners, Lone Star College Library and Montgomery County Memorial Public Library) are ‘migrating’ to a new library management system. We will be ‘offline’ for all of next week while the electronic wizardry proceeds.

If you miss our deadline we will happily stockpile your order and order it once we are back online. 

Create Your Business Plan: A "Hands-On" Workshop by SCORE

This Saturday, from 10:30-noon, we are hosting a free SCORE workshop that's important to new business owners. A solid business plan is essential to gaining access to capital and to truly understanding your business today and in the future. We cannot recommend this too highly.

SCORE's EzyBusPlan Training workshop will walk you through the twelve critical elements of every business plan. It will teach you how to create your own customized business model; how to assess the competitive quality of your business model; how to convert worksheet data into a professional business plan that lenders will appreciate and that you can use to help focus and grow your business. 

Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. in Room E-100, just inside the Commons Building. Everyone is welcome.

Adult Coloring Program this Thursday!

On Thursday, October 29th, from 2-4 pm, we'll be offering you the chance to come and discover the joy of adult coloring in a 2 hour coloring fest here at the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library. We’ll have pages for you to color from the bestselling coloring books, “Secret Garden” by Johanna Basford, “Fantastic Cities” by Steve McDonald, and “Balance” by Angie Grace. Relax so you can get lost in this meditative activity. Coloring pages, felt markers and coloring pencils will also be provided. So make it a date; come with a friend or come alone.  Look for us behind the elevators in the 'Sun Room'...

There's Still Room on the Bus to the Author Meet 'n' Greet for Gulf Coast Reads Author Ann Weisgarber

In case you're thinking you're too late to join the Precinct 4 bus trip for folks 50 years and older to Bellaire Civic Center this Thursday to hear Gulf Coast Reads author Ann Weisgarber speak about her book, The Promise, there are still a few seats open. Sign up online by going into our EVENTS calendar or just give us a call at 832-559-4213 and we'll sign you up. The bus leaves at 3:30 p.m. and should return by 9:30 p.m. You'll need to buy dinner--the bus is stopping at the Cuban cafe, Cafe Piquet--but the rest of the evening is free. 

 

 

Calling Artists!

Hello, Artists of Tomball and environs! As you can see from this photograph of one side of our large meeting room, we offer a free place for artists to hang your art. Yes, you can book a place and exhibit your 2-dimensional works for a month--for FREE--at the library. We have spots open for 2016, so if you'd like to reserve a place for your paintings or sketches, call Barbara Mitchell at 832-559-4233 during library hours for details!

 

 

Ellen Scott Exhibiting in Room L-129


This month’s artist exhibitor is Ellen Scott, whose pastel sketch, "Reflections," to the left here is one of five pieces you can see in our Meeting Room gallery.  Ellen is a versatile local artist who works in pastels, pen and ink, colored pencils, and pencil. She has served for a number of years as the secretary of the Tomball Art League. Come and enjoy as sampling of her work.

This Thursday--Learn how to use your Device for eBooks!

Have a digital device? Come learn how to check out library eBooks and eAudiobooks to your device, including Kindles, Nooks, iPads, Android devices, smartphones, and computers. The beginning of the class explains the library’s Digital Media Catalog and the second portion focuses on getting those books onto your device. If you have a digital device, be sure to bring it for the hands on portion of the class. Class will be held on Thursday, October 1st from 2-4 pm at the LSC-Tomball Community Library in the second floor computer lab, Room L 216. For more information, call 832-559-4200.

 

 

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