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(some) September Children's Programs!

 Registration is now open for the following Children’s programs Art Explorers Monday, September 14th at 1:30 pm and Tuesday, September 8th at 4:30 pm.  This month learn about Canadian artist Ted Harrison and paint a watercolor of the Yukon.  Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 8-12).  Our newest program , Creative Writing every Thursday at 4:30 pm.  Learn how to write creatively through good books!  This month’s topic is story structure and The Hobbit.  This program is limited to 10 children (ages 9 – 12) and registration is for the entire month.  Please call 832-559-4235 for more information and to register.   

September Computer Classes

keyboardWant to learn more about computers? The library hosts free computer classes for adults! Whether you are interested in using a computer for the first time, or just want a refresher course, there is a class for you. We even offer two classes a month taught in Spanish!

All computer classes scheduled for September (and a bonus October class!) are listed below. Click on the class title to go to the registration page. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.

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

Flickr CC: Keyboard Photo by cooper gary

Best Practices for Moving your Business Online: SCORE presentation this Saturday

Small business owners, this is really worthwhile.
SCORE is a nonprofit association supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground and grow and achieve their goals, through education and mentorship. Once a quarter they give an excellent presentation here at the library. So far ALL their workshops have been some of the most excellent presentations we have had, so they are truly worth coming to.

This Saturday, from 10:30 until noon, Marco Cerrato will be presenting Best Practices for Moving your Business Online. You will learn:
-how to align your business objectives with your online & marketing plans
-how to identify your target audience
-how to research your competitors online
-how to choose the right type of website for your particular business 
-how to explore options of building your own website vs. hiring a professional
-the required steps for setting up online (domain, webhost, etc)
-what type of online marketing promotion tools are available
-how to measure the results and avoid some common pitfalls

Registration begins at 10 a.m. and it will be held in Room E 100. It’s free and excellent. Do come.

Homeschoolers! We have Resources for you


I've seen estimates suggesting that between a hundred forty- and two hundred thousand children in Texas are being homeschooled. Do we have resources for you! This month we've laid out an array around our round wall for you to discover: not just the standard manuals, but also subject materials in the Arts, Sciences, Sports, and even, animal care. We also have sheets of pertinent website links given to us by experienced homeschool Moms. And links to our language learning and test-practice databases. And magazines. And copies of the Texas Home School Coalition Review for you to take home. Lots of valuable resources. Lean on us. We can help.

We also have monthly programs for homeschoolers on Mondays during the school year.  Art Explorers for Homeschoolers ages 8-12 is on the second Monday of the month at 1:30. The Bluebonnet Book Club, geared for 3rd to 5th graders, runs from September to January on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 1:30. There is also a Kidlit Book Club, also for 3rd to 5th graders, from February to May on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 1:30. The Teen Homeschoolers Book Club, however, is full at this time. 

 

We Had a "Super" Time!

  A great BIG thank you to all the children (and their parents) who participated in this year’s Summer Reading program “every hero has a story”!  We kicked it off in June with Crocodile Encounter and the fun didn’t stop until every child who braved the 100+ heat got to meet the wonderful animals from Miss Marsha’s Petting Zoo on August 3rd!  With Summer winding down and school about to resume, we hope you continue to visit - our weekly story times continue year round.  And, starting September 1st, afterschool programming and school year programming resumes.  Please check the Tomball branch calendar for a complete listing of all of our super programs! 
 

Northwest Art League Exhibiting in August

 

Northwest Art League is back this month with more paintings for you to enjoy in the Meeting Room, Room L-129! Carol Carranza, Susan Garrison, Carmen Lorzi, Dorothy Lyons, and Janice Smith have contributed their work to grace our walls for another month.
Did you know that you can book the Meeting Room for your (non-commercial) meetings? It holds up to fifty people and has a small kitchen with a refrigerator for your refreshments. We also have a PowerPoint projector, should you need it. Call the library or drop by the Reference deck to book it. And then you can sit and enjoy the Northwest Art League’s paintings as you converse.

August Computer Classes

keyboardDid you know that the library hosts computer classes for adults? Whether you are interested in using a computer for the first time, or just want a refresher course, there is a class for you. We even offer two classes a month taught in Spanish!

All computer classes scheduled for August are listed below. Click on the class title to go to the registration page. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.

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

Flickr CC: Blogging? Photo by: Anonymous Account

Luau this Saturday to celebrate Summer Reading's Finale

Come to the library this Saturday, August 8th, for Luau @ the Library from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Expect festivities, fun, and food! 

Join David Whipkey, Bromeliad Society International Master Judge and President of the Bromeliad Society/Houston, as he shares how to plant and care for bromeliads. Several of these beautiful plants will be given away, so don't miss the opportunity to start or cultivate your own love of bromeliads.

 

Then stay for the rest of the fun! Imagine hula hoops, ukulele serenades, crafts, photo ops with Elvis and a surfing selfie wall, temporary tattoos, food, and laughter all round! That's Saturday from 10:30 til 1:00. 

 

 

Pudding Pictionary


pudding pictionary

The last week of Summer Reading is finally here! (If you haven’t logged your 5 books yet or picked up your prize, what are you waiting for?) We’re ending SRP in style, with two teen programs! First, on Tuesday, come play Pudding Pictionary – the messiest game of Pictionary, where pudding is the drawing board! For teens and tweens ages 10-18. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, August 4th from 3:00-4:30 pm.

Then don’t miss the very last session of Summer of Code later in the week! Meet in the second floor Computer Lab on Thursday, August 6th from 10:00-11:00am.

See you there!

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

1001 Books Before Kindergarten!

 This adorable little girl, Emberlynn,  is the first child to receive her completion certificate for the 1001 Books  Before Kindergarten program at the LSC-Tomball Community Library!  This early literacy reading initiative encourages you to read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, toddler or preschooler and keep track using specially designed reading logs.  It’s a simple concept with priceless rewards!  And, while the goal to read 1001 books may seem like a lot, if you read only 1 book a day, in 1 year that is 365 books, 730 books in 2 years and 1095 books in 3 years! The logs can be downloaded  and printed out at home, or, you can ask for one at the children’s reference desk the next time you visit.  When you complete each log, we’ll stamp it, date it and give you the next one to continue until you’ve completed the program!  Congratulations to Emberlynn for a job well done!

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