50+ Bus Trip to Houston Zoo Lights!

zoo lightsJoin us on Thursday, December 3 for a festive 50+ bus trip to see the Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo! Please meet in the lobby of the LSC-Tomball Community Library by 3:15 pm, as the bus will leave promptly at 3:30 pm. We will eat an early dinner at Niko Niko’s before seeing the Zoo Lights, then arrive back at the library by 9:30 pm.

Please bring money for dinner and entrance to Zoo Lights. The Zoo Lights entrance fee is $14.95 per person.

Must be 50 or better to attend. Space is limited, and registration is required. Seats on the bus are limited, so register early! 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: Zoo Lights 2013-VIP-0058-3107 Photo by: Houston Zoo

LSC-Tomball Pet Food Drive Benefitting Meals on Wheels

  Please join the LSC-Tomball Community Library in a combined effort with the students of the LSC-Tomball College in a pet food drive benefiting Meals on Wheels Houston. Hot meals for seniors and other homebound adults will be delivered along meals for their pets. Donations of dry or canned pet food will be collected until December 4th. Please help us make sure our furry friends have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays this year. Boxes for donations have been placed throughout the library lobby. Please call the library at 832-559-4200 if you have questions or would like more information. 

Sherry Hogan is Back!

Sherry Hogan’s atmospheric nature paintings are gracing our meeting room walls again. At the moment she's working in acrylic, but in the style of oil painting. Sherry does an immense amount of research to familiarize herself with the ecosystems and wildlife of the Texas-Louisiana Coastal Plains, including living in blinds along the coast and raising wild birds herself. You’ll feel her love and intimacy with nature as you gaze upon her paintings. The exhibition runs until the end of November. 


Art Explorers!

  Learn about Dutch painter Piet Mondrian and create a grid painting!  This program meets in the Children’s Area on Monday, November 9th at 1:30 pm and Tuesday, November 10th at 4:30 pm!  Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 8 – 12).  Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot!

Order your Interlibrary Loans this Week (by Thursday) –or Wait

If you need a book ordered for you from another library, please get that order to us by this Thursday, November 5th—or be prepared to wait until Friday, November 13th. Harris County Public Library (and its partners, Lone Star College Library and Montgomery County Memorial Public Library) are ‘migrating’ to a new library management system. We will be ‘offline’ for all of next week while the electronic wizardry proceeds.

If you miss our deadline we will happily stockpile your order and order it once we are back online. 

Teen Board Game Day!

board game day

Hey teens! Keep the mid-semester blues away with board games! Grab your friends and siblings and join us for board game day. We’ll have checkers, Battleship, Connect 4, and many more games for you to choose from. All supplies (and snacks!) provided, but feel free to bring your favorite game with you. For teens and tweens ages 10 and up. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Monday, November 2nd at 1:00pm.

See you there!

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

Create Your Business Plan: A "Hands-On" Workshop by SCORE

This Saturday, from 10:30-noon, we are hosting a free SCORE workshop that's important to new business owners. A solid business plan is essential to gaining access to capital and to truly understanding your business today and in the future. We cannot recommend this too highly.

SCORE's EzyBusPlan Training workshop will walk you through the twelve critical elements of every business plan. It will teach you how to create your own customized business model; how to assess the competitive quality of your business model; how to convert worksheet data into a professional business plan that lenders will appreciate and that you can use to help focus and grow your business. 

Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. in Room E-100, just inside the Commons Building. Everyone is welcome.

Adult Coloring Program this Thursday!

On Thursday, October 29th, from 2-4 pm, we'll be offering you the chance to come and discover the joy of adult coloring in a 2 hour coloring fest here at the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library. We’ll have pages for you to color from the bestselling coloring books, “Secret Garden” by Johanna Basford, “Fantastic Cities” by Steve McDonald, and “Balance” by Angie Grace. Relax so you can get lost in this meditative activity. Coloring pages, felt markers and coloring pencils will also be provided. So make it a date; come with a friend or come alone.  Look for us behind the elevators in the 'Sun Room'...

Try on a Digital Costume During Tuesday Toddler Time

Halloween is around the corner, do you have your costume yet? If you do, wear it to any story time next week, but if not, no worries. During play time after Tuesday's toddler time, you will have the chance to create a 30 second video wearing the digital costume of your choice using the free FlipLip app on an Ipad. You can be a mermaid, a prince, a princess a pirate or even a stuffed bear. You may then choose the voice of a princess or a robot, a Chipmunk,  Zeuss and more. You video may even be selected to appear on our branch Facebook page. Call Christie in the children's department if  you have questions or we will see you at 10:30, Tuesday, October 27th.   








Texas Bluebonnet Books Announced!

At the Texas Book Festival in Austin this past weekend, the 2016-2017 master list of Bluebonnet Award Books was announced.  Chosen by a selection committee, the list includes both fiction and non-fiction titles, taking into account student interests, relevant content, reviews and literacy quality.  HCPL owns numerous copies of every book on the list and will be adding more copies in the next few months.  The Children's Department has a Bluebonnet Book Club for children in grades 3-5 that meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 1:30 pm from September through January.  In January, all club members and other homeschool children (who have listened to or read at least 5 of the titles) cast ballots for their favorite book.  Their votes along with other participating groups are tabulated and the Author is given the Bluebonnet Award at the Texas Library Association's annual meeting held in April - quite an honor as you can imagine!  Next time you are in the library, check out one of these fabulous books for your child to enjoy!  **public school children vote at their school library. 

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