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Sonia Rodriguez: Prints Writ Large

As we approach our tenth anniversary we’re delighted to feature the artwork of one of our own staff members, Circulation Assistant Sonia Rodríguez. In the previous five years Sonia has taught elementary school art for the Klein district. While at the Rhode Island School of Design, Sonia experienced working in a variety of media. Included in her display are a series of woodblock prints,etchings, and paintings depicting both human and animal nature.          

Most people who create woodblock prints print them in a hand operated press. The print you see in the image at left was created under a steam roller! Sonia thinks outside the box and is not afraid to experiment.

She currently continues her practice in an independent studio in Spring.

A special thanks

Thanks to all of you who braved the cold last Saturday to participate in our Friends of the Library Birthday Bargains book sale. We appreciate everyone who donated gently used books to the Friends, either to add to our collection or to sell to raise funds for library programming. We also appreciate our Friends and staff who put in hours of work preparing for the sale. And especially we are deeply grateful to all of you who bought books. We hope you enjoy them! Please come back on Saturday, January 31st and celebrate our tenth anniversary.

Free Computer Classes Resume in January

They're back! Computer classes at Tomball Community Library will resume in January. The new Technology Training Assistant, Megan Hopwood, has a new line-up of beginner computer classes that are free to the community. Classes include Computer Basics, Introduction to the Internet, Microsoft Word 2013, and Library eBooks on your Digital Device.

Book Gift Ideas from our Book Clubs

In case you’re looking for gift ideas, here are the favorite books read by various book clubs this year!
From the Inspirational Book Club:
Favorite inspirational romance: Take a Chance on me by Susan May Warren, from the Christiansen Family series.

Thanks, Tomball!

Thank you, people of Tomball! Do you know we've been here on the LSC-Tomball campus for almost ten years now? Thank you to all of you for letting us serve you these past ten years. At the end of January we'll be throwing a big party, so come and celebrate with us then.

Masjid Al Salam presents its first Islamic Arts Festival

Has it really been over a year and a half since LSC-Tomball Community Library won the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities?  We hope you're enjoying the wonderful books we received about Islamic literature and culture.

Sneak Preview!

Spoiler Alert! In 82 days we'll be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the opening of  our combined library on the Lone Star College Tomball campus. Today the library staff received training in 3D printing so that when that great day comes, you will be able to watch a demonstration of a 3D object being printed as part of our festivities. Mark your calendars for January 31st, 2015. Grace Lillevig, our trainer, pictured here with a spool of PLA filament and the 3D printer to the left, is the head of HCPL's ebranch and the curator of our 3D printers.


Linda and Bob Trivers exhibit at the Library through November

Meet Linda and Bob Trivers,Tomball residents with artistic flair. Linda is a retired professional portrait photographer who owned a photography studio in Indianapolis before moving to the Spring area. Her specialty was photographing children and young families.Now she directs her talents to still life photography of antiques and other items.

Bob focuses his artistic efforts on painting a variety of semi-abstract subjects with oils and acrylics. He also creates art with wood and wire.

We're delighted to show off Linda's photography and Bob's paintings in the 1st floor meeting room here at the Library during November.

Free Workshop: Create Your Business Plan

The fabulous Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) crew will be back again this Saturday, this time with a free, hands-on workshop explaining and demonstrating How to make a Business Plan. A solid business plan is essential to truly understanding your business and to gaining access to capital.

LSC-Tomball Community Library presents Buffalo Soldiers

This 100th anniversary year of the beginning of World War 1, travel back in time through this historical presentation to World War I France and learn what happened to the African-American soldiers who made up the 92nd and 93rd infantries and were known, as those who served before and after them, as Buffalo Soldiers.

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