Tomball

Open Mic Night

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Come share your musical talents with us at our unplugged Open Mic Night! Whether you play an instrument or sing, perform covers or your own songs, we want to hear it. Sign-ups for performances will take place at the program. Adults and teens ages 15 and up are welcome.

Open Mic Night will take place in the first floor Meeting Room (L129) on Thursday, September 28th starting at 6:30 pm.

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

Celebrate Johnny Appleseed!

Celebrate Johnny Appleseed's birthday on Thursday, September 21st at 5pm in the Children's Area.  Learn all about this American pioneer named John Chapman,who introduced apple trees to many parts of the Northern United States and Canada.  Each attendee will make their own yummy caramel apple creation to eat and enjoy!  This program is for children ages 7-12 and requires registration by calling 832-559-4235.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration!

 Hispanic Herirage Month, an annual event which runs from September 15th to October 15th, celebrates the history, culture and contributions made by American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  We invite you and your family to join us at the library on Saturday, September 23rd from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm and enjoy a performance by Las Americas Ballet Folklorica along with crafts for kids and teens.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, call the Library at 832-559-4200.

Program for Adults: 80's Movie Night!

big trouble in little chinaThis fall, our library programming for adults is flashing back to the past with 80’s Movie Night! Join us on the third Monday of every month for a different awesomely rad 80’s movie! This month, we will be watching the cult classic Big Trouble in Little China (PG-13), starring Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall. We’ll provide the popcorn, but make sure you bring your own non-alcoholic beverage of choice!

The movie will be shown in the first floor Meeting Room (L129) on Monday, September 18th starting at 7:00 pm.

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

Movie Artwork © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Children's Afterschool Programs This Week!

Hey kids....looking for something fun to do after school this week?  The Children's Area has 2 programs guaranteed to provide just that!  On Tuesday, September 12th at 5:00 pm, come to Art Explorers and learn about Frescoes.  You'll get a chance to create your own by mixing plaster and then painting  it.  This program is for ages 8 - 12 and requires registration.  On Thursday, September 14th at 5:00 pm, the Amazing Library Race will take place throughout the Children's Area.  If you love the tv show, then you'll want to participate.  Put your mental and physical abilities to the test by completing fun challenges as fast as you can to cross the finish line first!  This program is for ages 8 - 12 and requires that you work in teams of 2*.  Please call 832-559-4235  to register for either one of these programs! *if you do not have a partner, we will pair you up with someone!

 

Program: Myths of Grief

myths of griefGrief is a complex emotion experienced differently by each person and in every situation. When we are in the midst of grief, we know that many of the things we are doing are not actually helping us to recover.

At an upcoming library program, Myths of Grief, we will discuss some common misconceptions about how we grieve, and what steps each person can take to help them recover. Lance Decker, a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist who became certified after his family experienced their own loss, will be leading the session.

This program will be presented on Saturday, September 9th at 3:00 pm. Please join us in the first floor Meeting Room (L129) for an informative, free presentation.

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

After Harvey: Frequently Asked Questions

HCPL Harvey FAQs

I could not return my library materials because I could not reach the library due to high water. Am I still responsible for the late fees? 

If you return your books by September 15, you will not accrue late fees.

UPDATE: Most HCPL Branches Resume Normal Business Hours & Programming, Monday, Sept. 11.

Library Closed for Inclement Weather

caution signIn anticipation of inclement weather caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library will close at 12:00 pm on Friday, August 25 and remain closed Saturday and Sunday.

Lone Star College and Harris County Public Library will continue to monitor weather and road conditions in case of further closures. We will keep you updated on our website, Twitter, and on Facebook as we learn more.

Please stay safe during the hurricane, and we will see you when we reopen. 

Chapter Chats

Crenshaw Cover ArtNow that summer is almost over, we are prepping our afterschool programs for kids. The first one starting in September is Chapter Chats. If you love reading and want a place where you can discover and talk about great books, Chapter Chats is for you!

This school year, Chapter Chats will meet on the first Tuesday of every month. The first program will be on Tuesday, September 5th at 5:00 pm. This book club is for kids ages 8 to 12. We will be talking about the book Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate. Crenshaw is a book about friendship and how all friends, real or imaginary, can help us through tough times.

Registration is strongly encouraged for Chapter Chats. To register and pick up a copy of the book to read before our first meeting, please stop by the desk in the Children’s Area. 

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4236.

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