Happy Holidays!

 Happy Holidays from your Children’s Services Staff:  Cheryl, Christie, Cate, Ann, Paige, Lynn and Bubbles!  Join us for our weekly story times and programs through Wednesday, December 23rd!  The library will be closed 12/24 – 12/27 and will reopen Monday, December 28th at 8:00 am! 

Holiday Fun at the Library!

 Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and join us tomorrow (Saturday, December 12th) from 10 – 2 for some Holiday activities!  Our wonderful Friends of the Tomball Library will be having a book sale!  This is a great opportunity for you to find a wonderful book (or 2) for the reader on your Holiday list!  We’ll be serving  light refreshments, have  paper snowflakes for you to add your holiday wishes to and last but not least, Santa will be making an appearance from 12 – 2Bring the whole family and get into the holiday spirit Library style!

Holiday Fun (and Solutions to Common Holiday Conundrums) @ Your Library

At Harris County Public Library, you can immerse yourself in holiday cheer if you so desire. Branches will be hosting parties, musical performances, puppet shows, family movies, special seasonal storytimes, crafts for all ages and more. But you can also escape the hustle and bustle of the season with a good book or favorite magazine in a comfortable chair. In fact, HCPL offers solutions to many common holiday conundrums:

Happy Holidays to our Aldine Library friends!


Hello, everyone! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. The holiday season is now in full swing. If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the busy shopping rush, stop by and see us. The Aldine Library will periodically be playing seasonal music over the loudspeaker to get you in the spirit of the holidays. We will also have some occasional treats available to the public to enjoy. 

Take care!

Book Hunters in Brief #78: Juneteenth

I would guess that over the years I have driven or been driven past the big pink brick house with the wrought iron balcony that sits at 24th and Broadway in Galveston nearly a thousand times, and If I ever knew that on a muggy day in June 1865 a Union General had stepped out on that balcony and by reading a terse snatch of text with the very prosaic title, "General Order No. 3" freed the slaves of Texas, I have long since forgotten it.

Book Hunters in Brief #57: Celebrate the Life and Works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19 is the day set aside to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We celebrate him, in part, because he was one of those rarest of individuals: a courageous man of action who knew that, in the end, the power of his words was his best weapon against injustice. Those words did the near impossible; they spurred others to action--action, it must be remembered, that entailed great personal risk for those who chose to undertake it. Such was the power of his gifts that he gave others courage and resolve they might otherwise have lacked. And his words, nearly 50 years after his assassination, still have the power to change the world. What better way to celebrate Dr. King's life and works than to read those words. Below are several suggestions from Book Hunters.

Keep on reading through the Holidays

Encouraging a love for reading is one of the best gifts you can give your child. 

To help them keep their minds sharp during the winter break, sneak reading into their daily activities.  Here are a few fun tips from Baldwin Boettcher Library:

Computers Can Help Your Holiday

HolidaysLet your computer make your holiday to-do list easier.  Take advantage of our holiday computer classes starting next week:

eBay for the Holidays - Monday, 11/17 at 10:00am

Etsy for the Holidays - Thursday, 11/20 at 10:00am

Microsoft Word for Christmas Cards - Monday, 11/24 at 10:00am

Library Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

Memorial DayMemorial Day Holiday

Learn more about Memorial Day history from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Library Holiday Hours
Friday, May 23, Closing at 4:30pm
Saturday-Monday, May 24-26, Closed


Happy Holidays! We are closing for the Christmas holiday Monday, December 23rd, at 5 pm. We will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, reopening on Thursday, December 26th at 10 am. We will also close at 5 pm on Tuesday, December 31st and remain closed for the New Year's holiday, reopening on Thursday, January 2nd at 10 am. You will be able to return books and other library materials to our Book Drop. Our most excellent Elves will be emptying the Book Drop while we are closed. Please do not put your books in bags as this can sometimes cause the Book Drop to clog up. If you do come to return your materials and find that the Book Drop is too full or blocked, please do NOT leave your library materials on the front porch. Please keep your things with you. Once we reopen, please bring in your materials, tell us about the problem you had and we will gladly check-in your materials fine free!

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