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Join our Sit 'n' Stitch Group!

Every Thursday from 10:00 a.m.-noon, a group of women set up a horseshoe of tables in our meeting room and stitch their hearts out, sharing lovely conversation while they work. For years now, we've seen happy people and  beautiful quilts, blankets, scarves, and other lovingly made items emerge from that room every week. So come join them if this appeals! 

The Postcard Club meets this Saturday

Are you interested in antique, vintage or new postcards? You are welcome to come to the Postcard Club meeting this Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the second floor conference room. The club meets monthly on the third Saturday of the month, and adults and children are welcome.

Check out a Short Story!

When Canadian short-story author Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature a couple of weeks ago, news accounts said that she had brought that neglected art-form back into the forefront. If you're tempted to try a short story one of these newly dark evenings, we’ve made it easy for you to find a collection to your liking. Normally inter-shelved with the rest of adult and young adult fiction, they are currently displayed on our Round Wall so you can browse. Enjoy!

 

 

Celebrate Dystopian Novels!

Dystopian fiction was highlighted in this year's Gulf Coast Reads choice, Dog Stars by Peter Heller. As we come to the end of the Gulf Coast Reads month and approach Halloween, we have made classic and current dystopian fiction available by the checkout stations for you to enjoy or enjoy again. Browse the Adult fiction side and the Young Adult fiction side; remember the ones you read in school and the ones that are now part of our culture. From Fahrenheit 451 to 1984 to The Handmaid's Tale to new stories in which you haven't yet indulged your imagination, you'll find them there on our new display. 

 

eBooks on your Digital Device

Are you wondering whether to buy a Kindle or an iPad so you can read electronic books from the library? Are you having trouble downleading library books to your Nook? Come to the EBooks on your Digital Device class this Wednesday, October 16, from 2-4 p.m. in the Computer Lab, room R-216 and get your problems solved by our inimitable electronic books guru, librarian Cathy Clark.

Military Personnel: Common Access Card (CAC) Reader now available here!

LSC-Tomball Community Library is proud to announce that we have acquired a Common Access Card reader or CAC reader for military personnel to use in the library so they can access the particular websites that only a Common Access Card will allow. This reader will enable active duty and reserve military to conduct online military business locally instead of having to travel to a military base/facility. With a CAC reader, a service member can access websites to do online training, check military email, create orders and travel vouchers, apply for billets, access unit sharepoint sites, and more. 

This weekend: Business Seminar and Hispanic Dancers!

On Friday, October 4th, the library is hosting the second in the Business Success Seminar series. This month we are featuring Daniel Kainer, an LSC professor and small business owner who will be introducing Amazon.com’s Fulfillment sales program. Mr. Kainer will show you had you can create and build this program to sell your own products.

On Saturday, October 5th, as part of Hispanic Heritage month, the Tierra de Mis Raíces Dancers will perform dances from a number of Latin American countries—and then they will teach us how to dance with them. That’s at 1 p.m. in the library lobby. 

ESL Tutor Training September 28

At LSC-Tomball Community Library, requests for help in mastering the English language are ongoing. People attempting English for the first time and veterans who want to improve their grammar, reading, writing, or accent keep inquiring; so we try to match these eager adult learners with a volunteer tutor.

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer tutor? You don’t need skills in another language and you don’t need to be an expert. We’re having a training day on Saturday, September 28, from 9 a.m. to 12:30, at the Barbara Bush Library on Cypresswood. So now would be a good time to sign up. Call us at 832-559-4200.
 

Winners Show at the Library

Every spring and fall the Tomball Art League puts on an Exhibition and Show in the Tomball Community Center. For those of you who missed it, many of the winning paintings are displayed this month in our meeting room, room L-129. If the room happens to be locked when you come, just ask a librarian at the reference desk to open it for you. 

Sign Up for the 50 + Bus Trip to Houston Museum of Natural Science!

If you're 50 or over, come on a free bus trip with other library customers! The next bus trip for people 50 and over will be leaving the front door of LSC-Tomball Community Library on Tuesday, October 1 at 8:45 a.m. This bus will be going to the Houston Museum of Natural Science for the day, returning at 4:30 p.m.

You can register by clicking on this link, which will take you to the Events Calendar on our website. You’ll have to click on ‘next’ arrow beside the month to advance the calendar to October. Then click on October 1st’s “8:45 AM-50+ Bus Trip to Houston Museum of Natural Science” to go to the sign-up form. Fill that in, click ‘Complete Registration’, and you’re registered. You should receive a confirmation email.

The bus trip is free, courtesy of Harris County Precinct 4 Senior Adult Program, but you must pay admission to the Museum. Please bring exact change with you so that you can be eligible for a corporate discount. This will save you from having to stand in the museum lineup for tickets. Please call the library at 832-559-4200 for the admission to the various exhibits.

Also, bring money for lunch, if you’re interested in buying lunch. Inside the museum there is a McDonalds and within walking distance is a Bodegas Taco Shop. Thanks to Harris County Precinct 4 Senior Adult Program!

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