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Thanks for Being Our Best Customer!

fireworksAs we approach the end of 2012, we want to thank you for the joy it has been to serve you. We will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31st, and will re-open in the new year on Wednesday, January 2nd, at 8:00 a.m. We hope your New Year’s celebrations are wonderful and we look forward to serving you again at the library in 2013.

Flickr CC: New Years Fireworks - Sydney Harbour Photo by: Philip Bouchard

Poll Results: Gandalf vs Dumbledore

gandalf vs dumbledoreLast week, we polled library customers to see who they thought would win in a wizard battle: Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings, or Dumbledore from Harry Potter. Although Gandalf held a solid early lead, Dumbledore rallied at the end of the week to snag the title in a well-fought duel.

Don’t miss another opportunity to express your opinion in a new poll next month!

A Classic Christmas

christmas treeChristmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year…
- Christmas Time is Here, Vince Guaraldi

We are now halfway through December and there is no denying it: Christmas is in the air! Since I was a little girl, Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. I have fond memories of “helping” to decorate the tree, writing letters to Santa (and sometimes getting responses!), and making special Christmas cookies with Mom.

I also remember all the wonderful Christmas movies my parents showed me. There were claymation classics when I was young and, during my teenage years, black and white movies and holiday-themed musicals. Now that I am older, I have added many recent movies (Elf and A Muppet Christmas Carol, for example) to my holiday viewing, but these more traditional movies will always be my Christmas favorites.

If you’re in the mood for more traditional holiday fare, browse the HCPL catalog and request a movie today!

Mystery Solved

bean bags

After spending a week at the dry cleaners, the bean bags have returned to the Teen Room! Please be gentle with them, as they are newly repaired and cleaned.

Flickr CC: Bean Bags Photo by: r d h

It's a Holiday Celebration!

Tap Happy Dancers

Last Saturday, we ushered in the season with a cheery Holiday Celebration featuring the Tap Happy Dancers, an outreach of Klein United Methodist Church, and a visit from Santa. Thanks to the Friends of the Tomball Library for hosting the event and to all those who participated!

If you missed it, check out these awesome pictures of the festivities!

The Case of the Missing Bean Bags

bean bagsAre you missing the bean bags in the Teen Room? Don’t worry, they aren’t gone for good. The bean bags are taking a well earned vacation at the dry cleaners and will be back, good as new, next week!

Flickr CC: A Hill of Beans Photo by: Esther17

People's Sexiest Man 2012

Channing Tatum

Amidst the chaos of preparing for Thanksgiving, People announced their Sexiest Man Alive 2012. In case you missed the announcement, this year’s pick is rising star Channing Tatum. I first saw Tatum in the dance flick, Step Up, but he had already acted in several other movies prior to that. Since that time, Tatum has kept busy, moving from supporting to starring roles in a variety of box office hits. Although the Sexiest Man Alive title tends to be pretty divisive and opinions always seem to differ, there is no denying the acting talents of each year’s winner. Tatum may not often offer deep insights through his acting, but he does excel at both physically demanding and comedic roles. No matter the role, Tatum’s charming personality never fails to win viewer approval.

If you’re in the mood for a Channing Tatum film, browse the HCPL catalog and request a movie today!

A Channing Tatum Retrospective:

The Vampire Invasion

vampire

Today, November 8th, is Bram Stoker’s 165th birthday. Since Dracula, Stoker’s classic Gothic novel, was published in 1987, vampires have evolved on the page and on the screen. Vampire lore has changed time and again and the creatures have been presented in every possible way: terrifying, appealing, deadly, mesmerizing, campy, and even sparkly. The huge success of the recent Twilight films, the last of which is set to release in theaters next week, proves that vampires are just as popular now as they were when Dracula first appeared in print.

If you’re in the mood for a classic vampire movie or you just want to catch up on the Twilight Saga, browse the HCPL catalog and request a movie today!

Spooky Halloween

jack o' lanternsIt’s the end of October. The time of year when, theoretically, we dust off our jackets, watch TV while curled under a blanket on the couch, eat soup every night, and plan the outdoor excursions we didn’t want to take at the height of summer. The end of October also brings with it the first of the fall holidays: Halloween. Although Halloween isn’t one of my favorite holidays, I do love certain aspects of it. Candy is highest on that list, but I also adore Halloween themed movies, particularly those appropriate for the whole family. This year alone, three new movies in the spirit of Halloween (Paranorman, Hotel Transylvania and Frankenweenie) were released in theaters, proving that the market for family friendly Halloween movies is growing.

If you’re in the mood for a family friendly Halloween movie this fall, browse the HCPL catalog and check out a DVD today!

Kimberly’s Halloween Movie Picks:

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