Valentine’s Day Book Sale

friends of the tomball community library logoJoin us this Saturday, February 13 for a book sale hosted by the wonderful Friends of the Tomball Community Library! Books in a wide range of genres will be available for sale in the library lobby from 10:00am-2:00pm. By popular demand, pre-made grab bags, each full of 10 random books in the same genre, will be available for $2.00 a bag. And, in honor of Valentine’s Day, all romance paperbacks will be on sale for 25 cents a book.

If you are an adult interested in volunteering with the Friends of the Community Library, take note. A volunteer orientation and training will be held at the beginning of the book sale. Feel free to stop by at 10:00am Saturday for more information.

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

Anne Shirley exhibiting in our Meeting Room

This month we are delighted to be exhibiting the watercolors of Anne Shirley, a Texas transplant from Washington, D.C. and Maryland, who has lived most  of her adult life in Texas and Louisiana with sojourns to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Yemen. An art teacher in Louisiana’s Calcasieu Parish Schools, Mrs. Shirley earned her BS in Art Education at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.Her work has earned honors in watercolor shows in Houston and Beaumont, Texas; Boise, Idaho and locally. 

She is intrigued by nature, flowers in particular, and tries to push herself through experimentation. And by looking for the unusual in such a way as to help the viewer of her art see ordinary things in a different way. She sets up problems for herself involving a strong design and composition to expand her horizons.

She considers watercolor to be a fascinating and demanding medium. Come and enjoy her work through the month of February.

Black History Month Collages on our Round Wall

Katherine Green, the Head of our Circulation department, created four magnificent collages on our Round Wall as backgrounds to our Black History Month items on display this month. Please take a look at them next time you are in, and of course, check out the library books, CDs, and DVDs!

 

AARP Tax Aide is Back!

AARP Tax Aide is about to begin again, starting February 1st! Every year qualified agents from the American Association of Retired Persons volunteer at our libraries to complete the tax returns of elderly and low income earners. They work in our meeting room, Room L-129, Mondays (noon to 4 pm), Wednesdays (10 am to 2 pm), and Saturdays (11 am to 3 pm) and provide confidential assistance to as many people as they can accommodate.

If you wish to receive this tax return assistance, please bring with you as much of the following as applies to your situation:
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Valid identification with current address for yourself and your dependents
-Social Security cards for yourself and your dependents
-Your wage, salary, income statements (W-2 and/or 1099)
-Last year’s income tax return statement
-If you are a homeowner, the amount of property tax you paid in 2014
-If you bought a new vehicle in 2014, the amount of sales tax you paid
-Documentation for deductible expenses (mortgage interest, real estate taxes paid, medical expenses, charitable donations, mileage for volunteer work)
-Documentation for items that qualify for tax credit (child care, post-secondary education, home purchase contracts & closing statement for homes purchased in the past year)

Last tip: The Tax Aide people receive customers on a first-come, first-served basis only. So come early to get your name on the list!

LEGOs Wanted for upcoming children's library programs

Tired of stepping on LEGOs? Bring them to us and we will make sure they get plenty of play and then get put away!

The LSC-Tomball Community Library has plans to host various LEGO programs appropriate for children in the 5-12 year old range starting within the next few months. Watch upcoming calendars for further program details. 

Donations of basic bricks and all types of classic LEGOs are needed to allow participants plenty of opportunities for creative play.

LEGOs may be brought to the Children's Department of the Tomball Library or call Christie at 832-559-4235  for more information.