Tomball

We now have ‘Mobile Circ’!

Every month your community library reaches out to daycare centers, seniors communities, the Farmer’s Market, and the Tomball Art League. In the spring you’ll see us at Shakespeare in the Shade and in the in the fall we’ll join you at Sunday in the Park. We also visit schools.

We now have the capacity to take our Circulation department with us when we go! Last Saturday at the Farmer’s Market we were able for the first time to sign people up for library cards. In the image left, our Technical Training Assistant, Loyd Huhn, is creating library cards for one of the nine people who happened by, wanting one.

 

Children’s Summer Reading is Coming!

Hard to believe but, in 3 weeks, the 2016 Children’s Summer Reading Program "On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!begins!  This year’s program is shaping up to be one of our best yet!  The fun starts on Monday, June 6th by registering at www.hcpl.net.    This year, the program has been updated to be both book and activity based.  What this means is, children will read or complete 10 activities to earn their certificate, pin and *FREE book.  They can continue on to be a Super Library Learner and complete up to 20 activities and earn a medal.  The 20 activities must include at least 10 reads.  Activities can include but are not limited to:  going to a museum, completing a puzzle, attending a library program, riding a bicycle and the list goes on.  Every Monday at 3:00 pm children can enjoy FREE performer programs such as magic shows, animal shows, science and puppet shows and every Thursday at 3:00 pm there will either be movies or a participation program such as cupcake decorating or Lego Create.  Come in to the library for a Summer calendar or access onlineOn Your Mark, Get Set - and get ready to enjoy a whole Summer of fun! *FREE book while supplies last

Coloring for Adults

Come and discover the relaxing joy of adult coloring in a 2 hour coloring fest here at the library, this Thursday, May 19th from 2-4 pm. We will have pages to color from Johanna Basford's book, Lost Ocean. We provide felt markers and colored pencils; feel free to bring your own if you prefer. That's in the meeting room, Room L-129. 

Paige Carpenter Exhibiting in Room L-129

The staff of LSC-Tomball Community Library are thrilled that Children’s Services Specialist Paige Carpenter is exhibiting her work here in Room L-129 during the month of May.

Paige graduated with honors from Florida State University.  She currently lives in Texas in the company of many books. She loves Norse mythology, reading, gardening, and of course, creating art.


Paige aspires to become the illustrator of children’s books. She works in watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and graphite, and in our meeting room this month we feature a collection of her graphite drawings.

You can see more of her work on her website at http://paigecarpenter.com/

Children's Craft Day!

                                  This program is limited to 10 children.  Call 832-559-4235 to register!

Art Explorers!

  This month at Art Explorers, we will learn about American landscape painter and printmaker Winslow Homer and create a seascape using bleeding tissue paper and paint! This program meets on Monday, May 9th at 1:30 pm and Tuesday, May 10th at 4:30 pm.  Each session is limited to 20 children, ages 8 – 12Required registration begins Monday, May 2nd by calling the Children’s reference desk at 832-559-4235.

50+ Bus Trip to the Houston Zoo

Yes, yes, yes! Back by popular demand, we have another stunning Harris County Precinct 4 Fun for Seniors bus trip planned. Thursday, May 5th, we’ll be exploring the Houston Zoo and enjoying lunch at the Spaghetti Warehouse. The bus will depart from the front door of the library at 8:15 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m. As always, the bus trip is free; zoo admission is $17, unless you are age 65 or over, in which case it’s $10.50; and lunch is on you. If you’d like us to register you, call 832-559-4213. Will we see you then? 

We're Open Again! C'mon By!

Normalcy feels good. I hope normalcy is returning to your life after our deluge last Sunday night. We're open again at LSC-Tomball Community Library; so if you finished all your books while we were closed, you can bring them back and get more now! Any books that came due while we were closed will have their fines forgiven. Come to the Customer Service desk and we'll get that taken care of for you. Welcome back!

SCORE Workshop, The Power of Email Marketing, Cancelled

The SCORE workshop, "The Power of Email Marketing", scheduled for this Saturday, April 23rd, is cancelled due to the weather and flooding this week. Please stay safe and dry and we'll re-schedule this workshop soon. 

Happy 100th Birthday Beverly Cleary!

   On April 12th, beloved children's author, Beverly Cleary celebrated her 100th birthday!  First published in 1950, she has written over 3 dozen children's books, sold over 91 million copies worldwide and her books are as popular today as they were when she first wrote them.  Her most famous stories are those about Henry Huggins, Ramona Cleary and the other boys and girls of Klickitat Street in Portland, Oregon.  Cleary, who got her start as a librarian began writing these stories because a boy asked where he could find books about “kids like us”.  She is a true literary giant and we wish her many more candles on her birthday cakes in the years to come! 

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