Tomball

Work Smarter, Not Harder!

  Summer Reading is off to a great start and the fun continues on Monday, June 12th at 3:00 pm, when Julian Franklin presents his "Work Smarter, Not Harder" program.  Kids of all ages (and their parents) will have hands on fun learning about wheels, pulleys, levers, wedges, incline planes and screws!  Come to the children's area for this FREE program and find out just how much fun learning about these things can be!  For more information, call the library at 832-559-4235.  Don't forget to register for the Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World" and read books, log minutes, complete activities, write reviews and earn incentives and prizes! 

Summer Reading Magic Begins!

 The 2017 Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World" kicks off this Monday, June 5th with the amazing magic of Ted Schwank and his ballistic blast themed show!  Be dazzled, amazed and have fun at this FREE program that is appropriate for all ages!  The show begins at 3:00 pm and we are asking that you meet in the Children's Area prior to that time. And, for a little extra added fun, the Chick-fil-A cow will be roaming the library between 2 and 3 pm for you to meet and take pictures.   Don't forget to register, read and log books, complete activites, attend programs, earn prizes and most importantly, have fun at special programs all Summer long! 

 

Library Closed on Memorial Day

memorial day closures

Each Memorial Day we honor the brave men and women who have fallen while serving in the United States Armed Forces. In observance of the holiday, the library will remain open regular hours Friday and Saturday, but will be closed this coming Monday, May 29. The library will reopen for business Tuesday, May 30 at 8:00 am.

However you might be celebrating, we wish you a safe Memorial Day, and extend gratitude to those who have given their lives in service to their country.

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

Story Time Ticketing to Begin!

  Due to safety issues. the Children's Department will begin ticketing all story times on Tuesday, May 30th through the Summer.  Tickets will be limited to 30 participants and their parent/caregiver and will be handed out at the children's reference desk 30 minutes prior to the start of story time until they are gone.  We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to a fun Summer with you and your children!

Library and College Campus Closed Saturday and Sunday!

 Due to ongoing construction and a necessary shut down of utillities on the Lone Star College campus, both the college and Tomball Library will be closed this Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st.  No entry will be permitted on to the campus for any reason during this time.  For your Library needs this weekend,  please visit the Barbara Bush Branch or Northwest Branch.  The entire campus (college and Library) will reopen Monday, May 22nd at 8am. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  Thank you and enjoy your weekend!

Family Program: Hawaiian Dancing

hawaiian dancingThis year, we are celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, held annually in May, with Hawaiian dancing! Join us on Saturday to learn some traditional Hawaiian dance moves from a guest instructor. This is a family program, so dancers of all ages and skill levels are invited to attend. This program will be held in the first floor Meeting Room (L129) this coming Saturday, May 13 at 11:00 am.

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

Flickr CC: Hula Photo by: MitchellShapiroPhotography

May Book Clubs

books and flowersLooking to try something new this spring? Why not join one of our book clubs? Each month, we have book clubs for adults, teens and children that meet to discuss books in a variety of genres. Each of our 7 book clubs (yes, that’s right – 7!) is open to new members, so take a look at the list below to see what they are reading in May. If you find a book club you are interested in joining, stop by the library and see if we have a copy of the book on hand!

Book Clubs for Adults:

Paranormal Book Club on Monday, 5/8 @ 6:30pm: Prudence by Gail Carriger
Inspirational Book Club on Thursday, 5/11 @ 7:00pm: At Bluebonnet Lake by Amanda Cabot
After Austen Book Club on Monday, 5/22 @ 7:00pm: Love and Friendship by Whit Stillman
Mystery Book Club on Thursday, 5/25 @ 1:00pm: Phantom Instinct by Meg Gardiner
Afternoon Book Discussion on Tuesday, 6/6 @ 3:00pm: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Book Club for Teens:

Homeschool Book Club* on Monday, 5/15 @ 1:00pm: I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

Book Club for Children in grades 3-5:

Chapter Chats* on Monday, 5/22 @ 5:00pm: Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm

*These book clubs will take a break during Summer Reading. Look for more information about them next fall!

For more information about any of these book clubs, call the library at 832-559-4200.

2x2 BOOKS!

   Each year, the 2x2 commitee for the Texas Library Association (TLA) is tasked with reading well over 500 children's books.  From these 500 + books, they choose 20 that they consider to be the best of the bunch for children ages 2 months to 2 years - hence 2x2.  The 20 chosen are comprised of picture books, non-fiction, Spanish and this year even a graphic novel is on the list.  In the Children's Area here at Tomball, this special collection of books are grouped and shelved after the Early Readers under the large bulletin board.. Previous years books are shelved in this area as well and all the books are designated by a spine label with the year they were named to the list.  On the TLA website you can find a complete list of this years books, previous years list, resources and activities to work on with your child.  Let us know what you think of these special books the next time you are in the Library! Happy Reading!  

Passport to the World Program!

  Pack your bags and travel around the world library style!  The Children's Department will be celebrating Día on Wednesday, April 26th at 5:00 pm!   Get your passport stamped, learn about Native Americans and "travel" to  Australia, Brazil, India, Italy and Kenya.  Explore these diverse cultures through music, snacks, crafts and activities!  This program is FREE and for children ages 6 - 12 and their familes!  Call 832-559-4235 to register!

Easter Weekend Closure

easter eggsIn observance of the upcoming Easter holiday, the library will close at 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 13. The library will remain closed through the weekend, and reopen for business Monday, April 17 at 8:00 am.

Reminder: Since the library will be closed, there will be no AARP Tax Aide on Saturday, April 15. The last day of Tax Aide will be Monday, April 17 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

However you might be celebrating, we wish you a happy and safe weekend.

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

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