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Summer Reading begins in two weeks with an exciting international theme. Our Round Wall will feature books from every continent on this planet and from other worlds as well. The Children's and Young Adult departments will have a roster of fun and interesting programs; and they will not be alone. The Adult Department is working on a number of interesting programs to help and entertain you over the summer.

E*Book*Aid will be available in the front lobby every Monday afternoon from 2-4. A team of volunteer tech wizards will give you personal help with using your digital device to read and listen to electronic books.

May Book Club Selections

Come join a club and meet some people who like to read the same kinds of books that you do.
Here’s what everyone is reading in May:
Afternoon Book Club (1st Tuesday, 3 pm): A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash
Paranormal Book Club (2nd Monday, 7 pm): Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
Inspirational Book Club (2nd Thursday, 7 pm): City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell
Tween Homeschool Book Club (3rd Monday, 1 pm): Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Non-Fiction Book Club (3rd Tuesday, 3 pm): The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
History Book Club (4th Tuesday, 7 pm): 1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance by Gavin Menzies
After Austen Book Club (Third Monday, 7 pm): I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Mystery Book Club (4th Thursday, 1 pm): Blind Descent by Nevada Barr

We're Back 'Up'!

In case you couldn't get ahold of us online this morning, our servers were 'down' all over the County library system. But we're back up now and we'll be open until 5 pm. C'mon in and do what you need to do at the library this afternoon.

Build a Remarkable Brand

Business people these days are concerned about branding. A business' brand is more than its logo: it is the promise or experience that this business will deliver. The third in this year's Business Success Seminars is all about Building a Remarkable Brand.
Michael (Mike) Hagan
, BCC Coach & Consultant of Marketing and More will take participants through the steps of building a remarkable business brand this Friday, May 3rd, at 1:30 p.m. It will be held in the East Hall of LSC-Tomball in Room E-177. Like all our programs, admission is free, and no pre-registration is required. Everyone is welcome.

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Water-wise Planting

Happy Earth Day, everyone! If you live in the Tomball area, you probably know a heartbreaking scene of dried out trees with the bark falling off them, the carnage of our terrible drought two summers ago. Since I hear rumors of another dry summer this summer, I'm sending you a link to some of our books on water-wise gardening. Spending another summer watching our beloved gardens wither up and die would be too much. We have some lovely solutions for creating beauty in dry Texas summers.

Are you eighteen? Treat Yourself

Teens! You know what you can do when you turn eighteen? Come to the library and treat yourself to a couple of gifts that will keep on giving!
1. Come in and get an ADULT LIBRARY CARD! (You can check out movies now!)
2. Pick up and fill out a VOTERS REGISTRATION CARD. Yeah, you're old enough to vote now!

Book Club Reads for April

Come join a club and meet some people who like to read the same kinds of books you do!
Here’s what everyone is reading in April:
Paranormal Book Club (2nd Monday, 7 pm): Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Inspirational Book Club (2nd Thursday, 7 pm): Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson
Tween Homeschool Book Club (4th Monday this month only, 1 pm): Death Cloud by Andrew Lane
Non-Fiction Book Club (3rd Tuesday, 3 pm): No God But God: The Origins and Evolution of Islam by Reza Aslan
History Book Club (4th Tuesday, 7 pm): American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham (note: this is a change from Devil in the White City by Erik Larson)
Mystery Book Club (4th Thursday, 1 pm): The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
After Austen Book Club (Last Monday, 7 pm): Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
Afternoon Book Club (1st Tuesday in May, 3 pm): A Land more Kind than Home by Wiley Cash

Protect Your Family

Remember Hurricane Ike? Harris County Homeland Security and Emergency Management, in conjunction with LSC-Tomball Community Library, is hosting a one-session workshop this Saturday to help you get ready for hurricane season. Learn how to make a disaster preparedness kit and the steps you need to take to be informed and prepare your family for disaster. This is a family friendly event and there will be free giveaways! That's this Saturday, April 6, at 11 a.m. in the Children's Meeting Room.


 

An Introduction to Islam, The Religion and Its Cultures

We invite you to An Introduction to Islam, The Religion and Its Cultures, this Thursday, April 4th. Two speakers hand-picked by the people of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston and Al Salam Mosque in our neighborhood will be presenting the basics of the faith, to help you learn the things you've been wondering about and had no one to ask. As well there will be artifacts and food! That's 2 pm.Thursday, April 4th, in Room E 100. (Walk through the library; across the back patio, into the Commons Building, and into the first hallway on the right. The entrance to E-100 is on your immediate left.)
The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf also goes up on our Round Wall this week. The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf  is a collection of 25 books and 4 DVDs to help people in the United States become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the U.S. The Bookshelf is intended to address the need and desire of the American public for trustworthy, accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations. It's a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the American Library Association, and we're delighted to present it to you.
The library will also have a display of Islamic artifacts in the 2nd floor cabinet and artwork in Room L-129 for you to enjoy through the month of April.

The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is here!

The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf goes up on our Round Wall next week. The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf  is a collection of 25 books and 4 DVDs to help people in the United States become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the U.S. The Bookshelf is intended to address the need and desire of the American public for trustworthy, accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations. It's a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the American Library Association, and we're delighted to present it to you.
We also invite you to a presentation Thursday, April 4th called An Introduction to Islam. Two speakers hand-picked by the people of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston and Al Salam Mosque in our neighborhood will be presenting the basics of the faith. As well there will be artifacts and food! That's 2 pm.Thursday, April 4th, in Room E 100. (Walk through the library; across the back patio, into the Commons Building, and into the first hallway on the right. The entrance to E-100 is on your immediate left.)
The library will also have a display of Islamic artifacts in the 2nd floor cabinet and artwork in Room L-129 for you to enjoy through the month of April. 

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