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Business Success Seminars: The Fall Lineup

If you haven’t been to our free business seminars, consider this as advance notice of a good thing. HCPL, in partnership with Lone Star College Tomball and the Lone Star Small Business Development Center, are offering three more Friday sessions to improve profits in your business. This fall they will be held in the library’s meeting room, L 129, at 1:30 p.m. after the Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting the first Friday of September, October, and November. (The Chamber meets in the Beckendorf Center in the East Building of the College.) No registration is needed; just drop in and profit!
Here’s our exciting line up:

August Book Clubs: What they are reading!

Hello Everyone! Some of our awesome book clubs are meeting over the summer and some have taken a vacation until September. The History Book Club, one of the latter, is considering a new day and time more convenient for its members, so if you are considering joining, now is the time to talk to its convener, Charity Martin: 832-559-4220). Here's what the clubs are reading this month:

Speed Friending! This Saturday

Do you have a favorite book? Would you like to share that book with a new friend? Are you interested in finding out what someone else's favorite book is? If so, then join us at the LSC-Tomball Community Library this Saturday, August 3 from 2-4 p.m. for Speed Friending - With books! It's like speed dating, but to find friends who share your love of books and literature. Just bring your favorite book with you and be prepared to tell someone in 2 minutes why it's your favorite.

Have Book Will Travel

If you've been in the library this summer you have probably noticed the travel theme for our Summer Reading programs. Along the Round Wall display are Adult fiction and non-fiction books from every continent. Help yourself to a good exotic summer read!

Adult Artists! Come to an Artist's Date!

Adult artists! Drop your morning chores, pack up your art supplies and your lunch, and come to the library to enjoy a day of sketching or painting with other adult artists--next Wednesday, July 10th, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. We will provide easels, still life objects, clothed models, dessert and beverages; and after lunch, Judy Crowe, an accomplished local oil painter and instructor, will give a demonstration. We'll be in the library first floor front room and then Room L 129 for lunch and the demo. Call 823-559-4213 for more information. There's no registration and no fee.

Meet Mystery Author Jane Cleland!

Mark your calendar: Monday, July 1st, at 2:00 p.m., celebrated mystery author Jane K. Cleland will be at LSC-Tomball Community Library to meet with you, talk about her books, and answer your questions. She will also sign your own Jane Cleland books and/or the one you might win as a door prize. All this in a casual environment in Room L 129, with light refreshments.

In case you don't know Cleland's work, she is the author of the Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries, a traditional 'cozy' mystery series set in New Hampshire in which antiques appraiser Josie Prescott is the sleuth. She also writes short stories, 'noir' plays, and a number of other genres of fiction and non-fiction. Below are the links to the Antiques Mysteries in our collection, and we hope to see you July 1st!

Have Book Will Travel

Travel by imagination this summer with books, movies, and CD audiobooks from around the world and beyond. We've handily put them on display for you on our Round Wall by the front entrance, labeled by continent. Enjoy a good beach read, experiment with a new exotic cookbook, discover a new destination--all in the privacy of your own wonderful mind.

Postcard Club

The Postcard Club meets here at the library this Saturday!
They meet every 3rd Saturday at 2:00 pm at the Tomball Library to socialize, talk about their postcard collections, and trade postcards. Then they discuss new and old business and listen to a postcard related presentation. There are no dues; all activities are free, and everyone is welcome. Their collections are amazing and span decades of history and styles.So that's this Saturday, June 15, at 2 pm, in Room 212--the second floor Conference Room. Come, join in, and share your collection with the group.
 

Make a Difference!

Via our partnership with the Lone Star College System and its partnerships with The Academy and Target Hunger, the LSC-Tomball Community Library is collecting canned and non-perishable foods through the first half of June. Many area residents rely on nutritional assistance from organizations like Target Hunger. Through the summer the need is greater because more than 20% of school children go without the free or reduced priced breakfasts and lunches available at school. Help us help our community’s hungry. You can put your donated items into the collection barrels by the library elevators and in the Children’s Department. Thanks for anything you can do.
 

Summer Reading has Begun!

Ready for those beach reads? Remember, if you’re having trouble with downloading electronic and audio library books to your Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone, Samsung, or other electronic device, E*Book*Aid will be available in the front lobby every Monday afternoon this summer from 2-4. A team of tech wizards will give you personal help with using your digital device so you can read and listen to electronic library books wherever your summer may take you!

This Saturday morning, in the first of our several Adult programs this summer, you'll be able to Learn the Art of Quilling--that's about making those impressive delicate spirally things made of paper. Just like in the photo on the left. That’s Saturday morning, June 8th at 10 o'clock in Room L 129. There are spaces for 24 people.

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