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Origami in the Children's Department!

   Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage month at a special Origami Program on Thursday, May 28th at 4:30 pm in the Children's Area!  Have fun learning the ancient art of paper folding and enjoy some Japanese snacks!  This program is limited to 15 children (ages 7 -12).  Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot! 

Memorial Day Holiday

Memorial Day

Each Memorial Day we honor the brave men and women who have fallen while serving in the United States Armed Forces. In observance of the holiday, the library will remain open regular hours Friday and Saturday, but will be closed this coming Monday, May 25. The library will reopen for business Tuesday, May 26 at 8:00 am.

However you might be celebrating, we wish you a safe Memorial Day, and extend gratitude to those who have given their lives in service to their country.

Those Whom the Fallen Loved: We Honor You

About once a week I drive by the Houston National Cemetery on Veteran’s Memorial Drive. My heart sinks as my eyes follow the deep perspective of identical gravestones. I ponder the meaning of that silent rhythm of stones. Next Monday we will remember those who gave their lives in the military service of this country; the service at the Houston National Cemetery will begin at 9:30 a.m.

But here in the library it’s the survivors of those who died whom we see. They are the people who valiantly grieved and then got up and embraced the values for which their loved ones died and carry them on, deep into life and into society. As we approach Memorial Day, we at the library honor those whom the fallen loved. It is our privilege to serve you.

 

What is your SuperPower?

What is your superpower? We will be asking you this summer as we travel through our Summer Reading Program, celebrating heroes! We can't wait for June!

Art Explorers Around the World!

 This month, Art Explorers Around the World will learn about America Artists and create Splatter Art!  There are 2 sessions to choose from:  Monday, May 11th at 1:00 pm or Tuesday, May 12th at 4:30 pm! Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 8 - 12).  Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot!  Art Explorers does not meet in the Summer months and will resume in September.

William (Bill) Epps watercolors in Room L-129 during May

At the library's Artist's Date last month retired architect William (Bill) Epps gave a demonstration of how to draw perspective so artists can include buildings in their paintings. He went on to paint an abstract under-painting consisting of pools of colors that would later appear in the finished painting. And then he covered the whole wet painted paper with plastic wrap, so the colors would puddle in the ridges of plastic wrap. This is how he begins his painting process.

This month you can enjoy the finished paintings of this artist who combines the drafted precision of the architect and the random freedom of the master watercolorist, in the library's meeting room, Room L-129

Meet Bubbles!

  After a tense week of voting, a decision has been made.  The children have overwhelmingly decided on Bubbles to be the name of our new Beta Fish!  Name or no name, he has been a big hit with the children. Next time you are in the Library, stop  by the Children's Reference desk and visit with him! 

A Furniture Facelift

furnitureEarlier this year, the Tomball Library celebrated its 10th anniversary on the Lone Star-College campus. After ten years of constant use, we thought it was time for a furniture facelift. New chairs (in lovely purple fabrics to match the colors in the carpeting) and tables are now scattered throughout the first floor of the library. Look for them by the book drop, the shelves of DVDs, the shelves of New Books, and other places.

Stop by the library sometime soon and tell us what you think of our new furniture!

THE SAFEST BRIDGE: SCORE Business Program this Saturday about Sales Strategies

The sales process and gaining customers is often the most intimidating aspect of your own small business, yet it is critical at all stages of your company’s growth cycle. No one relishes being rejected or hearing the dreaded word, “NO”. Marketing and Revenue Advisor David Adkindele will present this free sales workshop to address strategies for improving your chances with the potential customer.

You will learn:
The importance of your role in the customer’s buying journey
* Why “safe” is important to the buyer
* What customers really want and how to identify it

* How you can be the customer’s guide
* How to understand the human nature of the buyer

Saturday, May 2nd. 10:30 to noon. Registration is at 10:00 a.m.
It will be held in Room E-100 in the College Commons
Register at the event or here

 

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