Tomball

Tomorrow is the Big Day!

    Our long awaited celebration is just 1 day away! Tomball Library’s 10th Birthday celebration is Saturday, January 31st from 11am – 3pm. Everyone is invited to join in the fun throughout the day!  We have a variety of events planned -   A Character costume contest (pre-registration is required and can be done in person at the Library up until 11:30 am the day of the event), book scavenger hunt, crafts, face painting, 3D printer demonstration, a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog, music, food, cake, cookies and a *Magic Show with Magician Steve Burton!  And, don’t forget to add a birthday wish candle to our giant birthday cake in the lobby!  We hope you can join us for a fun filled day of celebration!  *There will be 2 performances of the magic show (1:00 and 2:00 pm).  FREE tickets for both shows will be given out at the Children’s Reference Desk beginning at noon on the 31st.

Sonia Rodriguez: Prints Writ Large

As we approach our tenth anniversary we’re delighted to feature the artwork of one of our own staff members, Circulation Assistant Sonia Rodríguez. In the previous five years Sonia has taught elementary school art for the Klein district. While at the Rhode Island School of Design, Sonia experienced working in a variety of media. Included in her display are a series of woodblock prints,etchings, and paintings depicting both human and animal nature.          

Most people who create woodblock prints print them in a hand operated press. The print you see in the image at left was created under a steam roller! Sonia thinks outside the box and is not afraid to experiment.

She currently continues her practice in an independent studio in Spring.

Library Closed on Martin Luther King Day

MLK MemorialThe library will be closed on Monday, January 19th in honor of Martin Luther King Day. It will reopen normal hours on Tuesday, January 20th. Make sure to stock up on books and DVDs for the holiday weekend. As always, HCPL's digital media, including Hoopla, our newest streaming media service, will be available while the library is closed.

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

Flickr CC: Martin Luther King Memorial at Night Photo by: Will Marlow

A special thanks

Thanks to all of you who braved the cold last Saturday to participate in our Friends of the Library Birthday Bargains book sale. We appreciate everyone who donated gently used books to the Friends, either to add to our collection or to sell to raise funds for library programming. We also appreciate our Friends and staff who put in hours of work preparing for the sale. And especially we are deeply grateful to all of you who bought books. We hope you enjoy them! Please come back on Saturday, January 31st and celebrate our tenth anniversary.

Birthday Book Bargains

booksThis month at the Tomball Library, we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary in our beautiful building on the Lone Star College-Tomball campus. We will be kicking off celebrations with a book sale, hosted by the Friends of the Tomball Library. We have been hard at work, sorting books in all genres and for all age levels, so stop by and see what goodies are waiting to be read!

The book sale will be held in the front lobby on Saturday, January 10th between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Check back for more updates on fun birthday activities, and don’t miss the big celebration on Saturday, January 31st!

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

Art Explorers Around the World!

  Konnichi Wa!   The first stop of the year on our artistic trek around the world is the country of Japan!  Learn all about this fascinating country and create a beautiful Cherry Blossom painting!  This program meets on Monday, January 12th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, January 13th at 4:30 pm Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 8 - 12).  Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot!  Sayonara!

Kids Learn to Crochet!

Kids, ages 7-12 years old, would you like to learn to crochet? If you would like to learn crochet basics and create fun projects, please join us in the Children's Department on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of January and February.

Post-It Note Murals

post it notesBattle the winter blues and help us make a post-it note mural in the Teen Room! For teens & tweens 10 & up. Meet in the Teen Room on Monday, January 5 from 1:00-2:00 pm.

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

Holiday Happenings in Childrens!

   In the Children's Area the following programs will be held over the next 2 weeks:

Tuesday, December 23rd - Little Amigos Story Time (9:30 am), Toddler Time (10:30 am) R.E.A.D. (4:30 pm)

Closed:  Wednesday, December 24th - Sunday, December 28th

Monday, December 29th - Baby Bookworms (9:30 am), Wibbley Wobblers (10:30 am), Bluebonnet Book Club (1:00 pm)

Tuesday, December 30th - Little Amigos (9:30 am), Toddler Time (10:30 am), Manners Matter Program (4:30 pm)

Closed:  Wednesday, December 31st  and Thursday, January 1st

We will be open and following our regular schedule on Friday, January 2nd

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year from your Children's Dept. Staff: Lynn, Christie, Cheryl, Ann, Laura, Paige, Susan and Nemo!

 

Snowman Craft!

 Who says it never snows in Texas?  Next Thursday at 4:30 pm, they'll be just enough "snow" for kids ages 6 - 12 to make a snowman sock craft! This program is limited to 15 children.  Call 832-559-4235 to register! *all supplies are provided!

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