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Tomball Children's Garden Club Spring Planting

The Kids Garden Club at the Tomball Library has resumed meetings for the Spring season. Two rows of okra were planted for a summer crop and the kids made salad and a dressing with the salad greens that were grown over the winter break. Garden Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month between last and first freezes of the year. This Spring we will work on the Ecology and Environmental Horticulture Certificate of their Golden Ray Series of the Junior Master Gardener Program. All children 5-12 are welcome to participate but must register no earlier than the Monday of the previous week. Registration is limited to 10 children per meeting. Please call 832-559-4235 for more information or to register.

Kids Garden Club Earn Golden Ray Certificates

Congratulations to Tomball Library Children's Garden Club members Evan K., Rosabella C., Riley K. and Sarina C. for completing all the requirements necessary to earn their Soil and Water Certificates. The girls along with the rest of the garden club, learned about soil properties, composting and the water cycle this semester as well as planting and caring for a garden. In addition, to meet the service project requirements, the group collected can goods to donate which were donated to a local food bank. Garden Club Meetings will begin again every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month in March.

Dinosaur's Rock in the Children's Department!

 Monday, July 29th at 3:00 pm come to the Children's Area for Dinosaur's Rock!  This unique [and FREE] program will literally bring the museum to you!  Children of all ages will learn about the prehistoric age, dig for specimens and see amazing visual displays of genuine and life size dinosaur fossils, footprints, eggs and many other objects that are millions of years old!  Call the library at 832-559-4235 for more information!

Claude Sims Amazing Juggling Show

 

On Monday, July 22nd at 3:00pm, come see the amazing juggler, Claude Sims perform a dazzling show at the LSC-Tomball Community Library. Meet in  the children's department. It's  fun  for all  ages and its FREE!  Call 832-559-4235 for more information!
 

SSSSNAKES in the Children's Department!

Get "wrapped up" [literally] in the amazing world of sssslithery ssssnakes and other reptiles on Monday, June 24th at 3:00 pm in the Children's Department.!  This program,  presented by Texas Snakes is appropriate for all ages and best of all, it's FREE!  Call 832-559-4235 for more information!

 

 

 

 

 

Recipe for "Microwave Kale Chips" courtesy of the Children's Garden Club

Children from the Tomball Library Children's Garden Club learned to use Kale grown straight from the garden to create a delicious snack chip just as delicious and much more nutritious than regular potato chips. With no oven in the library the challenge was on to create chips that tasted like they had been baked in the oven, with nothing but a microwave. After much experimentation with various online recipes the following method was finally chosen creating perfectly crisp and crunchy Kale chips that were enjoyed by the children, teen volunteers and staff.  Here is how you can make them at home.

Crispy Microwave Kale Chips

Serves 1

SALSA PARTY FOR KIDS: THURS. SEPT 8TH AT 10:30 AM

Join us on Thursday, September 8th at 10:30 am with salsa dance lessons, games and snacks in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.  Kids of all ages are welcome. This program will take the place of our regularly scheduled "free play" this week.

Summer Reading Program 2011: Picture Highlights

Back to School Storytime: Tuesday, August 16th at 10:30

As summer draws to a close, please join us on August 16th at 10:30 am for a special back to school preschool storytime. Our craft for the week will be a "lacing shoe" for kids to decorate and to practice learning to tie their own shoes. We wil read stories which will hopefully ease the separation anxiety they may experience on the first day of school this fall. I look forward to seeing you all there .

PUPPET PIZZAZ EXTRAVAGANZA: AUG. 2ND AT 3 PM

Kids, join us on August 2nd at 3 pm for a Puppet Pizzaz Extravaganza with Mr. Greg Ruhe  for our final SRP program this year. Tickets can be picked up at the information desk 1 hour before the program.  Mr. Ruhe has been delighting children in schools and libraries in the Houston area for the past 20 years with his puppets. This show is sure to be a lot of fun so we look forward to seeing you all there. Because of limited space, children must be old enough to sit through a program without a parent.

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