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Sweet Reads

Looking for a Valentine's Day treat?  We have a great selection of sweet stories on display for all ages.  Kids can pick a picture book, and a Valentine's Day coloring sheet.  Teens can choose a Young Adult romance, and a "Mortal Instruments" or "To All the Boys I've Love Before" valentine.  Adventurous adults can go on a "Blind Date with a Book", complete with a handmade heart-shaped bookmark, while supplies last.

Go Red

 

This Friday, February 5, is National Wear Red Day. We will be wearing red, and we encourage you to join in, wear red, and learn more about the risk of heart disease. You can visit the American Heart Association's special website for helpful information, and stop by the library this Saturday, February 6, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, for a free blood pressure screening.

Challenge Yourself in 2016

Challenge yourself to read better, harder, or more books in 2016.  The library has a wide selection of books, with something for everyone, and we want 2016 to be a year of great reads, where you discover stories and characters that take you to new places.  Pick up a reading challenge from the popular adult fiction display, or follow one of the links below to get started.  After you choose a challenge, you can get personalized reading recommendations from HCPL's Book Hunters, or by visiting the library.  Oh, and if you're wondering how best to keep track of all the great books you're about to start reading, we highly recommend GoodReads.

Make a Difference—Volunteer

You can make a huge difference in someone’s life, by volunteering to be an ESL tutor.  Attend one of our upcoming training sessions to learn how to teach English as a Second Language.  You can meet with students once or more per week, at your library, and help them to learn to speak, read, and understand the English language.  To register, contact the literacy coordinator at 713-274-6620.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

LSC Tomball Community Library
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX  77375

TAG, You’re It!

Teens and tweens, in grades 6 - 12, are now invited to apply to join the new Fairbanks Library Teen Advisory Group.  You can be the Young Adult voice of your library.  Help plan, prepare, and present awesome teen programs.  You’ll earn volunteer hours, meet new people, develop leadership skills, work as a team, and attend fun programs.  Members will need to be available to attend monthly meetings, and when possible, attend programs to help set up, present, and clean up.  The first pizza party/planning session will be in January, so submit your application now!  The exact date and time will be based on member availability. You can print the attached application or pick one up at the library.

Holiday Help 24/7

During the holiday season, the library may be closed, but you can still access seasonal recipes, crafts, and decorating ideas, online, with your library card.  Now is the perfect time to try an eBook, digital magazine, or our Hobbies & Crafts database. Start browsing our eBook collection, and just add your subject to the search, or use the available search limiters.  Read new issues of Food Network Magazine, Southern Living, Good Housekeeping, and more, right now, with Flipster.

Celebrating Citizenship Month

Visit the library during November to create your own origami butterfly, and watch our Painted Lady caterpillars transform into beautiful butterflies, in the butterfly pavilion.  New residents seeking citizenship can access study materials in the library and online in the Learning Express Library, and can also attend one of the citizenship classes now offered at some of our library branches.  Call or s

Trick or Treat!

Visit the library for tricks and treats, on Saturday, October 31.  Our staff of witches, and a zombie, whom you may know as the Sanderson sisters and Billy Butcherson, will have goodies to give out, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, while supplies last.  Guests are encouraged to wear their costumes and have their photos taken with one of many monsters that have popped up at the library.  While you’re here, grab a scary story or video to take home and enjoy.

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Get Away @ Your Library

The theme of this year's Teen Read Week is Get Away @ Your Library.  The library has always been the gateway to exciting new places that can only be found in books or movies, but this year we are giving away a prize pack to help you get away.  Teens can stop by the young adult display to enter to win the Getaway Prize Pack, complete the Fairbanks Teens survey, and grab a free bookmark.  The grand prize winner will receive a teal tote bag, a Smoothie King gift card, a #GoneReading bookmark, and a copy of Jesse Andrew's book "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl".

Monster Movie Day

Join us this Saturday, October 17, from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM in the library meeting room, as we decide which is best—witches, werewolves, or zombies.  The winner decides which movie we will watch.  Will it be Beautiful Creatures, Red Riding Hood, or Warm Bodies?  Grades 6-12 are invited, and drinks and snacks will be provided.  Don’t miss it!

 

 

 

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