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Lone Star College-Tomball 25th Anniversary

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Creative staff at the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library are participating in a door decorating contest to kick off the Lone Star College-Tomball 25th Anniversary celebrations. Departments from all over campus have their creative juices flowing. Thanks to the library staff listed below for their creativity and hard work on this project. Our doors look awesome, so make sure you stop by the library and take a look! 

First Floor Doors (HCPL Library Staff): Brenda Maynard, Leah Curry, Krystal Schroeder, and Katherine C. Green

Second Floor Doors (LSC Library Staff): Pamela Shafer, Bobbye Silva, Alpana Sa...

65th Primetime Emmy Awards

Emmy StatuetteLast night, the recipients of the Primetime Emmys were announced in a live telecast and, like many people, I tuned in to see what surprises were in store. Most awards shows are generally a mix of the expected and the unexpected, and this year’s Emmys were no different. Although the big winners of the night (Modern Family, Breaking Bad and

The Return of Fall TV

tvTo some people, the end of summer means the beginning of a new school year. To others, it means a slow drop in temperatures to something slightly more bearable. For me, the end of summer means the return of my favorite fall television shows. The steady rise in popularity of off-season TV means that, more often now, there are plenty of shows to keep viewers occupied during the summer months. However, my favorite TV shows are still the network dramas and sitcoms that air September to May.

There are always plenty of new TV shows ready to hook viewers and become a vital part of the weekly lineup, and this year is no different. But fall TV is more than trying out new shows. It’s about finally getting answers to last season’s cliffhangers and discovering more about favorite characters. That connection wi...

Battle of the Books Champions

After weeks of intense voting, the Battle of the Books has reached an end and the champions have been named! There were some close weeks throughout the tournament, but the final votes were decisive. Here are the winners, as chosen by library customers this summer:

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Back to School

lockersAlong with the continued blistering heat, August brings with it the end of lazy summer days and the beginning of a new school year. But if movies have taught us anything, it’s that locker-lined high school hallways are teeming with drama, comedy and romance worth watching. Whether the story is about teenage love or social status, cut-throat sports or academia, the high school years have provided many popular movie topics. Even when these movies don’t seem anything like our own experiences, there are enough similarities to bring back memories of carefree teenage years and the feeling of being on top of the world.

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Teen Summer Writing Contest Winners

writingOn Tuesday, the winners of the Fifth Annual Teen Summer Writing Contest were announced at a reception held at the Tomball Library. Mary Lindsey, a local author of popular YA novels, was on hand to offer some motivational words on writing and hand out the awards. Hosted in conjunction with the Barbara Bush Branch Library, the Writing Contest was a huge success. Poems and short stories were submitted by teens from both branches, various other HCPL branches, and several states across the country. Thanks to all the teens who wrote and submitted fantastic entries!

Congratulations to all our winners for their outstan...

Battle of the Books: Final Showdown

hunger gamesAfter a long summer of intense voting, it’s finally here: the last Battle of the Books showdown! For the next two weeks (that’s right, two!), cast your ballot for your favorite books in the following match-ups:

In adult fiction, The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien) will battle with The Help (Kathryn Stockett).

In YA fiction,

And the 12th Doctor Is…

TARDISLast Sunday after much secrecy and speculation, the BBC finally revealed the actor cast as the 12th Doctor in the popular television show Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi. First airing in 1963, Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction show on TV. It is structured such that the Doctor, a traveler through time and space, regenerates after traumatic experiences, allowing new actors to take over the role. Regenerations and subsequent casting decisions are generally met with mixed emotions and widely varying opinions from fans of the show, and Sunday’s announcement was no different.

A Scottish actor, screenwriter and film director, Peter Capaldi has appeared in a wide range of television shows and...

Duct Tape Crafts

duct tape rosesDon’t miss the last teen program of Summer Reading! Make something awesome out of colorful duct tape! Choose from roses, wallets, bracelets and more. All supplies provided. For teens and tweens ages 10-18. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, August 6 at 3:00pm.

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

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Battle of the Books – The Final Weeks

harry potterThe Battle of the Books is in its final three weeks! Have you been voting and keeping track of your favorites? We have had a few close races, and we’re getting closer to picking ultimate champions in all three categories. Here’s where we stand at the end of 8 weeks of voting:

This week, Gone with the Wind goes head to head with The Lord of the Rings in adult fiction,

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