Tomball

50+ Bus Trip to Chappell Hill Lavender Farm

lavender

Join us for a relaxing bus trip to the Chappell Hill Lavender Farm! Entrance to the Lavender Farm is free, but you may cut lavender to take home for $5 a bunch. Lunch will be at Must Be Heaven in Brenham, followed by shopping and wandering in Downtown Brenham. Please bring money for lunch and any shopping you might wish to do.

We will meet in the library lobby on Thursday, May 7th at 9:00 am. The bus will leave promptly at 9:15 am, and return to the library by 4:30 pm. Must be 50 or better to attend. Space is limited, and registration is required. You may register in person, over the phone, or online at the HCPL Events Calendar.

The bus is provided courtesy of the Harris County Precinct 4 Senior Adult Program.

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

Flickr CC: Field of lavender Photo by: antgirl

Art Explorers Around the World!

   G'day Mate!  Art Explorers around the World will be "traveling" to Australia this month!  Monday, April 13th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, April 14th at 4:30 pm learn about the "land down under" and create aboriginal dot art Each session is limited to 20 children ages 8 - 12.  Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot! 

Northwest Art League group exhibiting in Room L-129

Within a 200-mile radius of Houston there are 18 independent art leagues under an umbrella fine arts organization called the Lone Star Art Guild. The Tomball Art League serves our immediate area and its next-door neighbor to the south is the Northwest Art League. This month we are delighted to host the artworks of a group of Northwest Art League members in our meeting room. Carmen Zorba, Claire Payne, Jerry Sue Greenhill, and Anh Lam have braved the traffic along Highway 249 to come north and hang a variety of acrylic and watercolor pieces. Do come by and enjoy their work. 

Earth Day Seed Bombs

wildflowersGet ready for Earth Day with us! Come by the library and make colorful seed bombs to beautify your yard. All supplies provided. For teens and tweens, ages 10 and up. Meet in the second floor Conference Room on Monday, April 6 at 1:00 pm.

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

Flickr CC: Texas A&M Wildflower Field Photo by: sarowen

Autism Awareness Month

  The month of April is Autism Awareness month.  This nationwide effort promotes awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all with ASD, and also strives to assure that each person is provided with every opportunity to achieve their highest possible quality of life. The Library joins in this awareness and shows their support by “lighting up blue” the overhead lighting of the first floor reference area of the library.  And, on Saturday, April 25th at 11:00 in room L129,  a Sensory Sensitive Film will be shown – the sound will be lowered, the lights left up and all in attendance are invited to bring snacks, move about and enjoy this FREE, fun event with friends and family!  Please call the library for the title of this G-rated Disney movie at 832-559-4200.

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.

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