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Masjid Al Salam presents its first Islamic Arts Festival

Has it really been over a year and a half since LSC-Tomball Community Library won the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities?  We hope you're enjoying the wonderful books we received about Islamic literature and culture.

National Picture Book Month!

There’s nothing like turning the page of a beautiful picture book!  November is National Picture Book Month! This international literacy initiative celebrates the [print] picture book during the month of November.  You are invited to share in this wonderful form of literature every day by reading a new post from a picture book author explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important. Each author has posted book related activities, themed calendars, curriculum ideas and stories for your child to listen to online.
Read * Share * Celebrate and have fun [every day] all month long!

Sneak Preview!

Spoiler Alert! In 82 days we'll be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the opening of  our combined library on the Lone Star College Tomball campus. Today the library staff received training in 3D printing so that when that great day comes, you will be able to watch a demonstration of a 3D object being printed as part of our festivities. Mark your calendars for January 31st, 2015. Grace Lillevig, our trainer, pictured here with a spool of PLA filament and the 3D printer to the left, is the head of HCPL's ebranch and the curator of our 3D printers.

 

Art Explorers Around the World!

     The next stop on our artistic trek around the world is the country of Panama!  Children ages 8 – 12 will learn all about this fascinating country and create Molas (reverse appliqued pictures)!  This program meets on Monday, November 10th at 1:00 pm or Tuesday, November 11th at 4:30 pm.  Each session is limited to 20 children and registration is required.  Call 832-559-4235  to reserve your spot!

Linda and Bob Trivers exhibit at the Library through November

Meet Linda and Bob Trivers,Tomball residents with artistic flair. Linda is a retired professional portrait photographer who owned a photography studio in Indianapolis before moving to the Spring area. Her specialty was photographing children and young families.Now she directs her talents to still life photography of antiques and other items.

Bob focuses his artistic efforts on painting a variety of semi-abstract subjects with oils and acrylics. He also creates art with wood and wire.

We're delighted to show off Linda's photography and Bob's paintings in the 1st floor meeting room here at the Library during November.

Free Workshop: Create Your Business Plan

The fabulous Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) crew will be back again this Saturday, this time with a free, hands-on workshop explaining and demonstrating How to make a Business Plan. A solid business plan is essential to truly understanding your business and to gaining access to capital.

Celebrate Day of the Dead!

Day of the Dead - Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world. The holiday is not a sad time, but rather a happy one that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember loved ones who have died. The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting the graves with these items as gifts. Stop by the 1st floor lobby to see our wonderful display.  Muchas Gracias to our friend and former co-worker Sylvia McMillan for generously loaning us her artifacts for the display.

LSC-Tomball Community Library presents Buffalo Soldiers

This 100th anniversary year of the beginning of World War 1, travel back in time through this historical presentation to World War I France and learn what happened to the African-American soldiers who made up the 92nd and 93rd infantries and were known, as those who served before and after them, as Buffalo Soldiers.

Little Amigo's Story Time!

  Hola...When children learn a second language at a young age it is as easy as learning a first language and also allows them to optimize their learning potential.  Little Amigos is a story time presented in English with one word each week spoken in Spanish throughout.  For example: the theme is “dog”.  The word "dog" will be replaced with the word “perro” whenever it is in the story, song, finger play and activity. This is a great opportunity each week to expose your young child to a second language which they can continue to build on as they get older.  Little Amigos is for children ages 3 – 5 and meets every Tuesday at 9:30 am in the Children's Area.  Esperamos contar con tu presencia¡  (hope to see you there!)

Teen Read Week Button Battle

buttonsNext week is Teen Read Week and we are celebrating with a book-themed button battle! Which dystopian world would you rather live in: Divergent or The Maze Runner?

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