Tomball

Holiday Hours This Weekend

easter eggsThe library will close at 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 2nd and will remain closed the rest of the weekend in honor of the Easter holiday. It will reopen normal hours on Monday, April 6th. Reminder: Since the library will be closed, there will be no AARP Tax Aide on Saturday, April 4th.

However you might be celebrating, we wish you a safe and happy weekend. Don’t forget to stock up on books and DVD’s for the long weekend!

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

Flickr CC: easter eggs Photo by: lucymay6

Artist's Date coming up April 23rd

A couple of times a year we invite adult artists to the library to paint together, enjoy each other's company, and watch an artist demonstration. Imagine a lovely spring morning; you are standing at your easel or sitting at a table in our sunny front room among other artists. Warm conversation gradually fades into an embracing communal silence as each artist happily focuses on his or her work. Outside, the college’s dominant male crow struts up to the window and engages in a percussive battle with his reflection in the glass. The college caterer silently slips in with coffee, water, and dessert. As people get hungry, they put down their implements, open their lunches, and conversation picks up again. After lunch, an artist, this time, retired architect Bill Epps, Jr., gives a relaxed demonstration of his watercolor painting technique. Is this for you?

Then mark your calendar for Thursday, April 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See you then!

AARP Tax Aide

taxesApril 15th will be here before you know it! Don’t let it sneak up on you this year. Let AARP help you get your taxes filed before the deadline!  Our dedicated AARP volunteers are at the library three times a week, helping individuals with simple tax returns. Assistance is on a first come first serve basis, so get here early to secure your spot. AARP Tax Aide will be provided on Mondays from 12:00-4:00pm, Wednesdays from 10:00am-2:00pm and Saturdays from 11:00am-3:00pm until April 15.

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Happy Spring!

  Today is the official first day of Spring and the 46th anniversary of the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle!  While you are enjoying what we hope to be some beautiful Texas Spring like weather, please take a moment to share this classic book with your child along with the many fabulous Eric Carle books we have at the Library.  If you can't make it to the Library, access the official Eric Carle website for fun and educational stories, games and activities! Happy Spring!

Kids Crochet Class to continue on Wednesday afternoons

Due to multiple requests, the LSC-Tomball Community Library children's department will continue our kid's crochet classes through the end of May. However we will now meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 4:30 pm through May.

J.M.M. Barkovich Exhibiting in Room L-129 in March

Technically we might call them ‘miniatures’—not one of them exceeds 12” in any direction. Painted in acrylics or sketched on scratchboard, Joan Barkovich has brought a different kind of portraiture to our library meeting room walls for the month of March. Dogs, humans,--saints, even! They are worth a visit to Room L-129 this month to see. Come and browse.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Read Across America Day is an annual reading motivation and awareness initiative held on March 2nd - the birthday of Dr. Seuss!  This year, the featured book is the Seuss classic "Oh, the Places You'll Go".  The Library will celebrate this event on Thursday, March 5th at 1:30 pm with a special Choo Choo Club Early Literacy program featuring Dr. Seuss books and activities!  This program is limited to 15 children (ages 3-5) and requires advanced registration.  Call the Library at 832-559-4235 to hold your spot!  And, remember, "you're never too old, too wacky or wild, to pick up a book and read to a child!"

Spanish Computer Classes and English Resume Formatting Class

Spanish Computer Classes are back! Sisi Medina, one of our Adult Reference Assistants, will be teaching two free computer classes in Spanish in March. Los Básicos de la Computadora will be held Monday, March 9th from 1-3 pm; Word en Español will be happen Monday, March 23rd from 1-3 pm. Both will take place in Room L-216, the public library computer lab. Registration is requested but not required. To register phone 832-559-4200 or click on this link for Los Básicos del la Computadora and this link for Word en Español and fill out the form.

We are also starting a series called Word for Business, and in March, Megan Hopwood, our Technology Training Assistant, will feature a free evening class on formatting resumes. She won’t teach you how to create your resume—that’s up to you—but she will show you how to make it attractive. That’s Monday, March 23rd from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Registration, requested but not required, can be completed by phoning 832-559-4200 or by clicking on this link to the Word for Business: Resumes registration form and filling it out. It also will take place in Room L-216, our computer lab. 

Black History Month Program!

   The Children’s Area will celebrate Black History Month on Thursday, February 26th at 4:30 pm by offering a special program based on the life and contributions of George Washington Carver.  Learn about his research and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes and make a yummy peanut snack!  This program is limited to 15 children, ages 7 – 12.  Call the library at 832-559-4235 to register.

Your Reading List

Occasionally customers will ask us if our library management system keeps a list of the books they have previously checked out. Usually our curious customers are trying to remember the last book they read in a series, or whether they have enjoyed this author before. The short answer is "No." Unless you have an outstanding late fee on a book, our system wipes out the record of you ever having checked out an item. We do that partly to protect your privacy and partly so we can save space on our servers. 

However, there are several online social media sites for avid readers that let you document, review, and share your book lists (or keep them private to yourself). We librarians use all of them and, other than personal quirks and preferences, we recommend all of them. Library Thing (librarything.com), Goodreads (goodreads.com), and Shelfari (shelfari.com) will let you make lists of what you have read, want to read, wish you hadn't read; compare notes with other people; find read-alikes, and do much more. Give them a try!

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