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80's Movie Night: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

ferris bueller's day off80’s Movie Night!

We are continuing our flashback to the past with 80’s Movie Night! Join us on the 3rd Monday of every month for a different awesomely rad 80’s movie! This month, we will be watching the John Hughes classic, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13), starring Matthew Broderick and Alan Ruck. We’ll provide the popcorn, but make sure you bring your own non-alcoholic beverage of choice!

The movie will be shown in the first floor Meeting Room (L129) on Monday, October 16th starting at 6:30 pm.

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200.

Movie Artwork © Paramount Pictures

Upcoming Book Clubs

autumn booksInterested in joining a book club? I guarantee we have one to fit your reading niche. Each month, we have book clubs for adults, teens and children that meet to discuss books in a variety of genres. Each of our 7 book clubs (yes, that’s right – 7!) is open to new members, so take a look at the list below to see what they are reading next. If you find a book club you are interested in joining, stop by the library and see if we have a copy of the book on hand!

Book Clubs for Adults:

Paranormal Book Club on Monday, 10/9 @ 6:30pm: Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
Inspirational Book Club on Thursday, 10/12  @ 7:00pm: The Second Half by Lauraine Snelling
Mystery Book Club on Thursday, 10/26 @ 1:00pm: The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron
After Austen Book Club on Monday, 10/30 @ 7:00pm: The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
Afternoon Book Discussion on Tuesday, 11/7 @ 3:00pm: The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henríquez

Book Club for Teens (Ages 13-18):

Homeschool Book Club on Monday, 10/16 @ 1:00pm: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Book Club for Children (Ages 8-12):

Chapter Chats on Tuesday, 11/7 @ 5:00pm: The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop by Kate Saunders

For more information about any of these book clubs, call the library at 832-559-4200.

Flickr CC: books Photo by: Elena Savelyeva

Program: News of the 1870s World

news of the world

During the month of October, libraries in the upper Texas Gulf Coast region celebrate Gulf Coast Reads, an initiative that focuses on bringing communities together through reading and discussing one pre-selected book. The 2017 pick is the historical fiction novel News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

In News of the World, the main character, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, travels across Texas in 1870, reading newspapers from around the country to people in remote locations. On Saturday, October 7, join us to hear actual news from that time period from a library crier! All articles thanks to the Portal to Texas History.

News of the 1870s World will take place in the library lobby on Saturday, October 7th starting at 2:00 pm.

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200.

Open Mic Night

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Come share your musical talents with us at our unplugged Open Mic Night! Whether you play an instrument or sing, perform covers or your own songs, we want to hear it. Sign-ups for performances will take place at the program. Adults and teens ages 15 and up are welcome.

Open Mic Night will take place in the first floor Meeting Room (L129) on Thursday, September 28th starting at 6:30 pm.

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200. 

Program for Adults: 80's Movie Night!

big trouble in little chinaThis fall, our library programming for adults is flashing back to the past with 80’s Movie Night! Join us on the third Monday of every month for a different awesomely rad 80’s movie! This month, we will be watching the cult classic Big Trouble in Little China (PG-13), starring Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall. We’ll provide the popcorn, but make sure you bring your own non-alcoholic beverage of choice!

The movie will be shown in the first floor Meeting Room (L129) on Monday, September 18th starting at 7:00 pm.

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200. 

Movie Artwork © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Program: Myths of Grief

myths of griefGrief is a complex emotion experienced differently by each person and in every situation. When we are in the midst of grief, we know that many of the things we are doing are not actually helping us to recover.

At an upcoming library program, Myths of Grief, we will discuss some common misconceptions about how we grieve, and what steps each person can take to help them recover. Lance Decker, a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist who became certified after his family experienced their own loss, will be leading the session.

This program will be presented on Saturday, September 9th at 3:00 pm. Please join us in the first floor Meeting Room (L129) for an informative, free presentation.

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200.

Library Closed for Inclement Weather

caution signIn anticipation of inclement weather caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library will close at 12:00 pm on Friday, August 25 and remain closed Saturday and Sunday.

Lone Star College and Harris County Public Library will continue to monitor weather and road conditions in case of further closures. We will keep you updated on our website, Twitter, and on Facebook as we learn more.

Please stay safe during the hurricane, and we will see you when we reopen. 

Chapter Chats

Crenshaw Cover ArtNow that summer is almost over, we are prepping our afterschool programs for kids. The first one starting in September is Chapter Chats. If you love reading and want a place where you can discover and talk about great books, Chapter Chats is for you!

This school year, Chapter Chats will meet on the first Tuesday of every month. The first program will be on Tuesday, September 5th at 5:00 pm. This book club is for kids ages 8 to 12. We will be talking about the book Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate. Crenshaw is a book about friendship and how all friends, real or imaginary, can help us through tough times.

Registration is strongly encouraged for Chapter Chats. To register and pick up a copy of the book to read before our first meeting, please stop by the desk in the Children’s Area. 

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4236.

Library Closed on Independence Day

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It hardly seems possible that we are halfway through the Summer Reading Program, but July is just around the corner and, with it, Independence Day. In observance of the holiday, the library will remain open regular hours this Friday and Saturday, but will close early at 5:00 pm this coming Monday, July 3 and remain closed through Tuesday, July 4. The library will reopen for business Wednesday, July 5 at 8:00 am.

However you might be celebrating this summer, we wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July!

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200.

Puppet Pizzazz with Greg Ruhe

puppet theaterSummer is barreling ahead at full steam. Have you registered for the Summer Reading Program? If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for? We have reading programs for all ages – from babies to adults! Register here, start logging your books and activities, and earn prizes!

This Monday, you won’t want to miss the next in our big summer programs: Puppet Pizzazz with puppeteer Greg Ruhe! He will showcase different styles of puppetry from around the world in this fun-filled program. This program is for big kids and small, so grab the whole family and enjoy an afternoon at the library!

Puppet Pizzazz is this coming Monday, June 26 at 3:00pm. Please meet in the Children’s Area, so that we can all walk next door to the Beckendorf Conference Center together.

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200.

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