The High Island Bus Trip was thrilling

Would you look at these birds! Hundreds of egrets, snowy egrets, rosette spoonbills, and cormorants are mating, building nests, or feeding their young on this amazing south coast island called The Rookery. This was some of the magic our Seniors experienced this week on the Harris County Precinct 4 bus trip to the High Island Bird Sanctuaries. Thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, they also got to try out iPad Airs as they traveled. Nature and technology, all in one bus trip.

Our next trip will be Thursday, May 5th, and we’ll be going to the Houston Zoo, with lunch at the Spaghetti Warehouse. Registration will be opening soon!

April Art Explorers!

  Learn about English book author and illustrator Arthur Rackham and sketch and paint a simple drawing at Art Explorers.  This program meets Monday, April 11th at 1:30 pm and Tuesday, April 12th at 4:30 pm in the Children’s Activity Room.   Registration is required and begins on Monday, April 4th by calling the children’s reference desk at 832-559-4235.  Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 8 - 12).

Farewell, dear Lynn Flanigan

Today, sadly, we say farewell to our Assistant Branch Librarian Children’s Services, Lynn Flanigan. Lynn has been with the Harris County Public Library system for sixteen years and with Tomball Library since the current building opened in 2005. Before that she worked for Houston Public Library. And before that, she was a paralegal. But her first love is children, and she left the legal profession because she felt called to be with kids to share her love of reading, storytelling, and literacy. She’ll be remembered by her staff for allowing them to try out and implement new programs, for reaching out to schools and daycares, and for the way she happily jumped in to help whenever needed. Lynn, we wish you and your husband every good thing in the years ahead, and thank you for your service to the children of Tomball.

 

 

Coloring for Adults is Back!

After our last Adult Coloring meeting our participants didn't ask us, "Are you having another class;" they asked us,"When are you having another class?!" We can now answer that question: we're having one at the end of this month. 

If you haven't been before, come and discover the joy of adult coloring in a two hour coloring fest at the Tomball Library. If you have been before, here's the spoiler: we'll have pages from "The Official A Game of Thrones Coloring Book". Relax and get lost in this meditative activity. We'll supply felt markers, coloring pencils, and pages to color; but feel free to bring your own as well. That's Thursday, March 31st, from 2-4 pm. In the Meeting Room, Room L-129.

Holocaust Memorial Speaker, April 14th

During World War II, more than one million people were murdered by the Nazis at the Auschwitz concentration and death camp in southern Poland. Every April, in commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance month,Tomball Library is honored to present a speaker who personally recalls those harrowing years. This year, Mr. Al Marks, a survivor of Auschwitz, will tell the story about how he built tunnels in the death camp. That's on Thursday, April 14th at 11:00 a.m., in the Auditorium in Room E-100. As with all our programs, admission is free.