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Community Novel Question of the Week

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For the past few months, twenty writers have been collaborating on the Tomball Library’s first community novel, Air Within a Jade. While the writers planned the overarching plot together, each writer is responsible for contributing one chapter, building on the writers before them.

Whether you have been reading along with the novel from the beginning or are just now checking it out, you’ll want to stop by the library this week and participate in the question of the week. Visit the Reference Desk and ask for the “Community Novel Question of the Week.” Answer the question correctly and have your name entered into a prize drawing. Remember, the question will change each week and will always relate to the novel!

Interested readers can find eight of the twenty chapters of Air Within a Jade at this website.

Marsha's Petting Zoo in the Children's Area!

Can you believe we are ready for the last big Monday program of the Summer in the Children's Area?  This coming Monday, July 30th between the hours of 3 - 5 pm, all ages are invited to come and meet the amazing animals from Marsha's Petting Zoo!  The animals will be in a shaded area near the South side of the Library, or, just come into the Children's Area and we will point you in the right direction!  This is a FREE program - you do not need tickets to attend.    Please note, becaue this is an outdoor program you are encouraged to dress for extreme heat, apply sunscreen and bring a cool drink!  **in case of rain, please call ahead for the status of the program at 832-559-4235.

Juggler Matt Tardy Comes to the Children's Library on Monday, July 23rd!

  Get ready for Juggler Matt Tardy on Monday, July 23rd at 3 pm in the Children's Area!  This high-energy show features comedy, amazing feats of strength and flexibility, audience interaction and world-class juggling!  Tickets are required for this program.  They are FREE and handed out 45 minutes prior to the start time in the Children's Area!  

Musician Andy Roo and the Rooniverse in the Children's Area!

  Get ready for the musical fun of Andy Roo and the Rooniverse on Monday, July 16th at 3 pm in the Children's Area! All ages are invited to go on a journey to the AndyRooniverse - a children's music project of producer/singer/songwriter Andrew Karnavas — a magical town created by the ever-expanding landscape of children’s imaginations, where you’ll encounter swinging monkeys, a friendly platypus, Silly Sal the Salamander, and a big balloon that will whisk you away to a whole universe of exciting animated characters!   This program requires tickets.  They are FREE and available 45 minutes prior to the start time in the Children's Area of the Library.  

Tomball Library Community Novel

orange typewriter The Tomball Library’s first community novel, Air Within a Jade, is coming along nicely, with four chapters out of twenty released. If you’ve been following along from the beginning, we are sure you’re anxious to see what comes next. If you haven’t yet started reading, what are you waiting for?

Don’t forget to read the author bios on the website to find out more about the community members lending their writing skills to the novel!

The first four chapters of Air Within a Jade can be found at this website.

Living History: Vikings in the Library!

  Journey back to the time of the Vikings this Wednesday, July 11th from 3-5 pm on the 1st floor of the Library!  Learn about Norse Gods and mythology, famous vikings in history, armor, viking journeys, viking dress, language, art and architecture along with photo booth fun and a live performance featuring Thor and Freya!  This is a museum style exhibit with hands on activities for all ages to enjoy!  

SSSSSnakes in the Children's Library!

  This Monday, July 2nd at 3pm, Snakes will be at the Library! Texas Snakes & More will be in the Children's Area with snakes and other small reptiles found in Texas! Kids young and old (along with their parents) will have an opportunity to learn all about these slithery creatures. This program requires tickets to attend. They are FREE and available 45 minutes prior to the start time in the Children's Area. Ssssssee you then!

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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