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Health Care Resources @ your Library

thermometerDiscover a reliable way to locate information about your health!

Come learn how to use the library’s databases to find the latest news on the health issues that matter most to you. Join us at the Tomball Library on Tuesday, September 28th at 1pm for this informative program. This program is aided by Hospice Care of the Southwest.

For more details, please call the library at (832) 559-4200.
 

Photo by: renjith Krishnan courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net
 

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Hospice 101

What is hospice care? Hospice 101 explains what hospice is and how it could be important to you, your family, or loved ones, as well as answering any questions you may have on this topic. Come join us at the Tomball Library on Tuesday, September 14th at 1pm for this informative program. For more details, please call the library at (832) 559-4200.

 

 

Flickr CC: Goodbye Photo by: Flatbush Gardener

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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

St. Mary's at nightReading Linda’s last post on tortured heroes made me think of one of my favorite types of romance, the gothic. Stories of tortured men with mysterious pasts and the women who love them have fascinated me since I read Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights when I was younger. The gothic romance has been around since the 18th century, and writers continue to use gothic elements in their novels today. If stories set in (possibly) haunted manors or castles with a good mystery appeal to you, try a gothic romance from our collection:

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Upcoming Book Clubs @ Your Library

Next week, two of Tomball Library’s book clubs will hold their monthly meetings. Newcomers are always welcome, so join us for discussion and refreshments.

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Digital Media Catalog Presentation

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Tomball Library is where you want to be on Saturday, August 28th from 12:00-3:00 if you want to learn more about Harris County Public Library’s Digital Media Catalog. Come learn how to browse, check out, and download ebooks, audiobooks, music and videos from the digital catalog. We will show you everything you need to know from installing the free software to transferring your selections to a portable device including a Nook, an iPod, and a Sony eReader.

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And the Winner Is.....

RITA awardThe Romance Writers of America handed out awards for the best books in romance at the RITA© award ceremony July 31st. The RITA is an award given out during the annual RWA conference to authors of books published the previous year in twelve different categories, including everything from inspirational to paranormal to regency. Up to 1200 books compete for the awards each year!
 

This year some of romance’s best authors received awards, so be sure to check out the winners:

 

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Children’s Dept. Enjoys the “Dough” Days of Summer!

pizza party

The dough was literally flying across the room for 200 children and their parents as Domino's Pizza visited the Library on Thursday, August 5th for the last show of our Summer Reading Program. A fun time was had by all learning how to make pizza and then eating some!
 

Summer movie days will continue every Saturday at 1:30 pm through August and afterschool programming will resume the first week of September. Stop by any Library reference desk for a program calendar!
 

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Genealogy 101

unidentified familyThe Tomball Library will be offering a three session basic genealogy course taught by Rhonda Brewer, the director of the Tomball LDS Family History Center. The first session will be Saturday, August 7th at 1:00pm, with the next two on each succeeding Saturday. These sessions will cover topics such as gathering and organizing research, interviewing relatives, Internet research, and preserving family history materials.

For more information or to register, call the library at 832-559-4213.

 

Flickr CC: Unidentified family Photo by : arwriterphotog

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Book Club Buzz

stack of booksThe Tomball Library offers a variety of book clubs for those who love discussing what they’ve read. The August books and dates for our book clubs are:

 

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Villain Turned Hero

Devil in WinterOne of my favorite character arcs in a novel or series is the redemption of a previously villainous or selfish character. Romance is full of heroes (and sometimes heroines) that start on the dark side only to be redeemed in the next book by the love they feel for their partners. Whether they are villains or “villains” their stories are always interesting.
Check out some of romance's best characters, both as villains and heroes:

 

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