Tomball

Spring Break Week at the Children's Department!

  Looking for something to do with the kids during Spring Break week?  Look no further than the Children’s Library!  All next week, we have fun programs and activities planned to keep your children entertained while having fun! Story times will continue as the do each week for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. In addition:

  • Art Explorers* on Tuesday (3/13) at 5pm—Children ages 8—12 will learn about textile art and complete a project.
  • 2nd Annual Spring Fling* on Thursday (3/15) at 1:30 pm—Children ages 3—7 will have fun with literacy activities, games and crafts
  • Living History—Ancient Egypt* on Thursday (3/15) at 5 pm—Children ages 8—12  can learn about ancient Egypt with hands on exhibits, acticvitiies  and crafts.
  • Puppet Fairy Tales—Mashenka & the Bear on Saturday (3/17) at 10:30 am.  Enjoy a short puppet show and fingerplays presented by teachers at Great Oak School in Tomball. Recommended for ages 3-6 and their parents.
  • Saturday Stories at 2 pm—Children of all ages are invited to pull up a bean bag and listen to stories and have fun!

And, we’ll be “Spring cleaning” our crafts all week long.  Pick up a  make and take craft at the Children’s Reference Desk.

**the library will close at 8pm on Monday—Thursday all next week.   Whew...it’s gonna be a fun and busy week.  We hope you can join us! *call 832-559-4235 to register for these programs.

Save the Date: HCPL Curiosity Cruiser to be at theTomball Library March 23rd!

 That's right, HCPL's very own book mobile will be pulling up to the Tomball Library on Friday, March 23rd from 9:30 am - noon! All ages are invited to enjoy a story time and craft, games, activities and a tour of the Cruiser! Owlbotron, the Cruiser mascot will be on hand and all children in attendance will receive a FREE book! We hope you can join us for this special library event! For more information, please the library at 832-559-4235. *story time will be at 10am. 

Library Computer Upgrade on Monday, March 5th

On Monday, March 5, we will be upgrading our computers to Windows 10.

Due to this upgrade, no HCPL Library computers will be available until after all new systems have been put in place.  If you need to use the computers on Monday, you can access the LSC computers on the second floor using your library card and PIN.

We anticipate the upgrade will be completed quickly and apologize for any inconvenience.  If you have any questions, please call us at 832-559-4200.

Photo Credit:  Pixaby Windows 10

Free Marketing Workshop this Saturday, March 3rd

Campaign Countdown WorkshopJoin social media professional Carly Hartman and marketing specialist Jenna Drake-Garcia for a marketing strategies workshop this Saturday, March 3rd from 10:30 am  to 12:30 pm. They will teach you how to execute your business’ marketing campaign in just 4 simple steps! By the end of this workshop you will know how to plan a marketing campaign, choose a marketing template, brand a campaign, schedule campaign activities, and stay within a budget.

Register for the event at www.campaigncountdown.net

This event will be held in E-100.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss All Week Long!

Friday, March 2nd  is the birthday of Dr. Seuss!  The day is commonly referred to as Read Across America Day (RAA). It is celebrated across the country each year as a way to honor the literary genius of Theodore Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss).  In the Children's Area, a Creation Station is set up on the reference desk for your child to complete a simple craft and fun worksheet based on popular Dr. Seuss books. For more information about  RAA, please visit the National Education Association website.  And remember, "you are never too old, too wacky or wild, to pick up a book and read to a childl"!

New Leaf Gardeners in the Children's Area!

  After a very cold and icy Winter, the Library garden outside of the Children's Activity room is ready for Spring planting!  At New Leaf Gardeners, this Thursday (2/22) at 5 pm, children ages 7 - 12  can come and learn about soil, composting and help plant some vegetables.  New Leaf Gardeners meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month during the Spring and early Summer season. In addition to planting fruits, vegetables and herbs, children will complete fun gardening projects, learn how to tend to the garden and make yummy recipes using items they've helped grow!  No green thumb is needed, but registration is required by calling 832-559-4235.

Lego Create in the Children's Area!

  Calling all master builders!  Come to the Children's Area on Tuesday, February 20th at 5pm and complete a creative challenge using lego bricks and other lego building materials! This program is FREE and FUN and for children ages 5 - 12.  Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot!

image: pixabay

Yarn Fox Tail Craft for Teens at LSC-Tomball Library

2 foxes touching nosesTeens ages 11-18 join us next Wednesday, February 21 at 5pm for a fun hour of crafting.  We'll be making super cute and fluffy fox tails out of colorful yarn. You can wear them or carry them on a keychain, your choice. All materials and supplies will be provided. No registration is required. Meet us in Room L129.

Fox Image Credit: Pixabay.com - Creative Commons CCO

Pokemon League Cancelled for Saturday, 2/10

ballWe know you want to come catch ‘em all, but you’re going to have to wait just a bit. Our amazing volunteer has had to cancel Pokemon League for this coming Saturday, February 10th. But never fear! Pokemon League will be back at it next Saturday, February 17th at 1:30 pm.

Still want to come to the library this Saturday? We’ve got plenty going on, including Museum Family Day with the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts! Stop in anytime between 11:00am-3:00pm to learn about the history of Valentine’s Day cards and make your own 3D valentine to take home! This drop-in event is open to the whole family.

For more information about Pokemon League or Museum Family Day, please call the library at 832-559-4235.

Museum Family Day

3d valentineThis spring, we are delighted to offer some programs in collaboration with the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts. Join us on Saturday, February 10th for the first of these events: Museum Family Day!

At this month's Museum Family Day, participants will briefly learn about the history of Valentine's Day cards and make their own 3D valentine to take home. All ages are welcome and all supplies are provided, so bring the whole family!

Museum Family Day will be held this coming Saturday, February 10th from 11:00am - 3:00pm. This is a drop-in program, so come at any time.

Mark your calendars, because Museum Family Day will return to the library again on March 10th and April 7th.

Thanks to the staff of the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts for their enthusiasm and willingness to host this exciting family program at our library!

For more information, contact the library at 832-559-4235.

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