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Book Buddies

book buddies We are now accepting applications for Big and Little Buddies for the Spring session of Book Buddies! Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained teen volunteers in 7th through 12th grade (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

This session of Book Buddies will run from February 12 to April 23, 2017 at the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library. The Buddy pairs will meet together once a week on Monday from 5:00 to 5:45 PM.

If you have a child or teen interested in being a Big Buddy or a Little Buddy, please contact Kimberly Clutter (Kimberly.clutter@hcpl.net) for an application. Applications are also available in the Children’s Area. Applications must be turned in by Friday, January 26th at the LSC-Tomball Community Library. 

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

Library Hours this Thanksgiving Holiday

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Thanksgiving, arguably the biggest holiday meal of the year, is almost upon us. In observance of the holiday, the Tomball Library will be closed Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26. The library will reopen for business on Monday, November 27 at 8:00 am.

However you might be celebrating, we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving, and extend gratitude to all our wonderful library customers.

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

The Thankful Tree

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Tis the season to give thanks! This month in the Children's Area we have our very own Thankful Tree. This beautiful bouquet of branches stands on top of the first set of picture book shelves and is waiting to be filled with colorful paper leaves. All you have to do is ask for a paper leaf at the Children's Desk, write (or draw) what you are thankful for, and give it back to a librarian to hang on the tree. 

Today, we are thankful for many things, but at the top of the list are our wonderful library customers, good books, and the Houston Astros winning the World Series!

We'll be adding leaves to the Thankful Tree all month in preparation for Thanksgiving. Don't miss it! 

NaNoWriMo - Come Write In

typewriterCalling all writers! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual event that encourages people to write a complete 50,000 word manuscript during the month of November. NaNoWriMo isn’t focused on perfection, but rather on pushing through and finishing a project.

If you are participating this year and in need of a peaceful place to write, look no further! Twice a week during November, we will serve as an official Write In location, providing a quiet space to write, or a chance to network with other writers.

These Come Write In sessions will be held every Thursday in November (except Thanksgiving, when the library will be closed) from 5:00-8:30 pm, and every Monday in November from 8:00 am–12:00 pm. The room varies, so ask a librarian to point you in the right direction. Make sure you have all your writing necessities with you!

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

Star Wars Reads Day!

star wars readsCelebrate Star Wars Reads Day with an afternoon of games, crafts and fun! Meet other Star Wars fans and enjoy trivia and snacks. Come dressed as your favorite character and learn cool Jedi moves from Master Whit. Enter your name in our prize drawing for cool Star Wars stuff!

The event will take place on Saturday, October 28th from 1:00-4:00 pm. It will be held in the first floor Meeting Room (L129). This is a family event - all ages are welcome!

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

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

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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

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