Tomball

Summer Reading Homestretch Fun!

The Library has a big [and fun] day planned for Monday, August 1st. Celebrate Harry Potter all day with a reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!  Staff will begin reading at 8:15 am in the main foyer of the 1st floor of the Library and continue "until the very end" (quote from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows).  Feel free to come dressed in your favorite Hogwarts attire, take pictures at the 9 ¾ platform, follow clues to find the golden snitch and learn about and visit with a live owl at 2:00 pmAt 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm, Marsha’s Petting Zoo will be here for children (and adults) of all ages to meet farm and exotic animals (and take pictures).  **This is an outdoor program (weather permitting), so please dress for extreme heat and wear a hat, apply sunscreen and bring water. If you haven't registered for the Summer Reading Program, there is still time to register and read 10, do 10 and log it, for a *FREE book, pin and a medal!  It's going to be a great start to the final week of the Summer Reading Program - we hope you can join us! *FREE book while supplies last.

We need Tutors! Are YOU interested?

At LSC-Tomball Community Library, requests for help in mastering the English language are ongoing. We get requests from people attempting English for the first time and from veterans who want to improve their grammar, reading, writing, or accent. We try to match these eager adult learners with a volunteer tutor.

We have also started classes for those hoping to become U.S. citizens and for those classes we also need tutors.

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer tutor? You don’t need skills in another language and you don’t need to be an expert in either our language or our civics. We have several training days for you to choose from, below. So now would be a good time to sign up! Call us at 832-559-4200.

ESL Tutor Training                                                                                                                                                                                        Friday, July 29th 9:00 am - 11:00 am, or                                                                                                                                   Thursday, August 11th 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Citizenship Tutor Training
Saturday, August 13th 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

50+ Bus Trip to Space Center Houston

nasaJoin us for an exciting visit to Space Center Houston! Entrance to Space Center Houston costs $24.95 (or $12.95 with 15+ attendees) and lunch will be at your own cost at one of the Space Center Houston restaurants.

We will meet in the library lobby on Tuesday, August 9th at 8:45 am. The bus will leave promptly at 9:00 am, and return to the library by 4:30 pm. Must be 50 or better to attend. Space is limited, and registration is required. 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.

Train On at the Tomball Library!

Pokémon has become all the rage again with the release of Pokémon Go on Android and iOS. The game utilizes GPS location throughout the world to make a virtual playground for Pokémon. A lot of those Pokémon are appearing right here at our library.

Feel free to stop in for one of our many programs during the week and maybe grab a rare Pokémon while you're here. Or, you could battle one of the three 'gyms' right here on campus. Just make sure to play safely and follow the rules. If you're a pedestrian, please look away from your phone at roadways and in parking lots and look out for vehicles. When the library closes (at 9 p.m.) please refrain from wandering the campus. The campus itself closes at 10 pm. 

Carranza Puppets!

  Hey kids!  Come to the Children's Area on  Monday, July 18th at 3:00 pm, and enjoy the amazing marionette puppetry of Carranza Puppets as they present the classic Brothers Grimm story of Hansel and Gretel!  This program is FREE and fun for children and adults of all ages.  Sign up here for Summer Reading (if you haven't already) and do 10, read 10 and log it for a pin, certificate and FREE* book!  *FREE book while supplies last

Teens Create: T-Shirt Bags

t-shirt bags

Hey teens! There are only a few more weeks of Summer Reading left (sign up here, if you haven’t already!), but there are still fun programs to come. This coming Tuesday, stop by and make a no-sew bag out of an old t-shirt! If you have an old t-shirt of your own you want to repurpose, make sure to bring it with you. Other t-shirts will be available on a first come, first serve basis and are for teens and tweens ages 10-18. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, July 19 from 3:00-4:30pm.

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

The Art of Quilling

quillingQuilling, which dates back to the Renaissance, is the art of rolling small strips of paper into shapes and designs. This art form is simplistic enough to appeal to all ages, and can be used to create small, modest pieces or complex works of art.

This coming Saturday the Tomball Library is hosting an introduction to quilling program, open to families and all ages. Supplies are provided on a first come, first serve basis and attendees should leave with a completed quilling project. Meet in the Children’s Activity Room on Saturday, July 16th from 11:00am-1:00pm.

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

Half Way Through...

The bad news - the Summer Reading Program is at the 1/2 way point.  There is however, plenty of time left to sign up and join us for all of the fun and FREE library activities. Register for the kids program up until August 6th and read 10, do 10 and log it for a pin, certificate, FREE book and medal!  Every Monday at 3:00 pm enjoy special performer shows and activities along with our weekly story times and special Thursday programs. The good news - half the fun is still left!

Game On! Adult Board Games at the Library

Are you in it to win it? Come to the LSC-Tomball Community Library to play board games! We’ll provide the refreshments and the board games. All you have to bring is your sense of adventure and competitive nature! Winners take home bragging rights! 16+ welcome. Come on Thursday, July 21st, 6:30-8:30 pm. In the library meeting room, Room L129. Please call 832-559-4200 for more information.

The Power of Email Marketing: a SCORE Workshop

Perhaps you have signed up to receive the visually lovely emails our library branch sends out to make you aware of upcoming library events in your designated areas of interest. Those emails are formatted and released in a system called Constant Contact. It’s a permission-based marketing tool that many organizations and businesses are using to keep customers aware of opportunities.

Permission-based email turns out to be the most cost-effective, targeted, trackable, and efficient way to build and maintain relationships in businesses and organizations. On Saturday, July 16th, SCORE (that national not-for-profit society of retired business executives that nurtures businesses) is offering a free workshop to teach you how to master email marketing communications.

The presenter will be Mr. Blake Welch, a certified Local Expert and Accredited Solution Provider for Constant Contact. He also runs Welch Consulting, which serves small business owners and nonprofits in the areas of operations, digital marketing, and interim executive support. 

That’s Saturday, July 16th, here in the library meeting room, Room L-129. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m.; the program is from 10:30-12:30. And once again, it's free.

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