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Air Within a Jade: Chapter 2

https://tomcomwp.wixsite.com/mysitetypewriterTwenty writers.

Twenty chapters.

One complete novel.

Last week saw the debut of the first chapter of Air Within a Jade, the Tomball Library’s first community novel. This week, we’re releasing chapter 2, if you’d like to read along with us.

Prefer audiobooks? We’ve got you covered with an audio version of the story brilliantly read by one of our very own librarians!

The community novel (both text and audio) can be found here.

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Living History: Knights and Castles in the Library!

Step back in time to Medieval England in the Children's Area on Wednesday, June 27th!  Enjoy a museum style exhibit and learn about knights and castles, kings and queens, folk tales, King Arthur, Robin Hood and other historical events!  Activities include, hobby horse pool noodle jousting, embroidery demo, photo booth fun and more!  No registration required and all ages welcome!  Exhibit will be open for two hours between 3pm - 5 pm!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Read All About It!

person typing on typewriterSave room on your summer reading list for Tomball Library’s first Community Novel! Twenty writers have joined together to each author one chapter of a uniquely-styled novel. The story will be created as each writer goes along, and you can join us for the ride! Check in each week for a new chapter to be posted.

The title of this first project is Air Within a Jade, and you can read the first chapter by clicking here

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Reading Rocks with Socks and Fox in the Children's Area!

Are you having as much fun this Summer as we are?  On Monday, June 25th at 3pm the fun continues in the Children's Area with the amazing talent of Julian Franlin!  Enjoy his unique and creative tribute to Dr. Seuss: Reading Rocks with Socks and Fox!  Magic, mime, illusions, comedy and more await you!  Tickets are required for this program. They are FREE and handed out 45 minutes prior to the start time in the Children's Area!

Three Nasty Gnarlies Live in the Children's Area!

  On Monday, June 18th at 3:00 pm you don't want to miss a special presentation by Books Alive!  Based on the hilarious Keith Graves book: Three Nasty Gnarlies, you'll laugh along with the antics of Grubby Gurgle, Stanky Stoo and Ooga-Mooga at this live performance that is sure to delight all ages!  Tickets are required for this program, they are FREE and available 45 minutes prior to the start time in the Children's Area of the Library! All children attending this performance will have a chance to enter their name for a giveaway of the book. *1 entry per child when picking up tickets and winner must be present at the conclusion of the show.

Houston Astros Mascot Orbit is Coming to the Library!

  Hey Astros fans -  Orbit is coming to the Library!   Wear your Astros gear and meet the World Champion Houston Astros mascot on Monday, June 11th at 3:00 pm!  Fans of all ages will enjoy skits, stories and fun along with pictures, autographs and a chance to see Orbit's very own World Series ring!  Tickets are required to attend this program.  They are FREE and available at the Children's Area of the library beginning 45 minutes prior to the start time. 

Reading Magic Show in the Children's Department!

Summer Reading Fun begins!  This coming Monday, June 4th at 3:00 pm join us for John O’Bryant’s Reading Magic Show!  Be dazzled and amazed with magic, illusions and more!    This program is FREE and appropriate for families of all ages.  Tickets are required - they are FREE and  available 45 minutes prior to the start time in the Children’s Area of the Library.  Don’t forget to register for Summer Reading at www.hcpl.net.  And, share all of your Summer reading fun with us: #hcplsummer. 

Save the Date! Summer Reading is Coming!

  Look no further than your Library for a Summer filled with fun!  Libraries Rock is this years theme for all Summer Reading Programs: Babies, Kids, Teens and Adults.  Each week, enjoy shows, activities, special programs, movies, story times, book clubs and more!  Mark your calendar because the fun starts on Monday, June 4th right here at your Tomball Library!

Super Tom Con Happening TODAY!

  That's right - today (Saturday, 5/12),Super Tom Con is happening! This is a "don't miss" event taking place from 12 - 4 in the Beckendorf Conference Center!  All ages are invited to dress up and join the fun at the Library's very first Comic Convention!  Featuring:  speaker panels, fan trivia, makerspace activities, tabletop games, crafts, giveaways, concessions and an all ages costume contest (pick up a required registration form at any Library reference desk).  Local Comic book store, Dragon's Lair will be in attendance to lead contestants through a trivia style game with prizes for the winners!  If you are age 14 and older sign up at the event for a cosplay workshop.  Thank you to the Friends of the Tomball Library for their generous support of this awesome event!  For more information, call the Library at 832-559-4230!

Indian Dance Performance and Class in the Children's Area!

 Join us Saturday, May 5th at 10:30 am in the Children's Area as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month with a special Indian Dance Performance followed by a dance class!  This is a FREE program recommended for children ages 6 - 12.  And, later that day at 2:00 pm. pull up a bean bag and join us for Saturday Stories!  What a great way to spend your Saturday, don't you think?  For more information about either program, please call 832-559-4235.

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