Teen Summer Writing Contest Winners

fountain penLast week, the winners of the Teen Summer Writing Contest were announced at a reception held at the Tomball Library. Hosted in conjunction with the Barbara Bush Branch Library, the Writing Contest was a huge success. Over 100 entries were submitted by teens from both branches, various other HCPL branches, and five states across the country. Thanks to all the teens who wrote and submitted fantastic entries!

Congratulations to all our winners for their outstanding poems and short stories!


 ...ours are the best! 

Thank you Friends of the Tomball Library for your generous support of the Children, Teen and Adult 2011 Summer Reading Programs! 

The Library offers FREE programs every day all year long.  Pick up a program calendar at any Library reference desk or access online!

Free Job Search Seminars

Every month the Lone Star College Tomball side of our joint library hosts two free Job Search Seminars sponsored by Workforce Solutions. Tomorrow’s seminar [Wednesday, August 17] will be about interviewing and includes lab time for building a resume. The Interviewing seminar is from 1-3 pm; the Resume Lab runs from 3-4 pm. Both happen in room L-207 (the 'college lab') and to sign up all you need to do is drop by a reference desk or phone 832-559-4213.

Other seminars the organization runs include Creating a Resume/Completing the Application, and, Using the Internet.

Workforce Solutions is the local service delivery agency for the Texas Workforce Commission.

Alicia Mitchell exhibition in Meeting Room

Alicia Mitchell was born in El Paso and lived there until she retired. Even if you didn't know that, her paintings would have betrayed the fact that this artist is native to the desert. She has a wonderful command of both the subtle colors of the desert dryness and the brilliance that breaks out after a desert rain. Come and see her landscapes, still lifes, and portraits this month in our Meeting Room, L-129.


...if you said "both", you are right!  On Monday, August 1st at 3:00 pm, Dominos Pizza will be at the Children's Department to [literally] toss dough in the air and talk about how pizza is made.  Afterward, everyone will eat [yummy] pizza and celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program!

For more information, stop by the Children's Dept. or call 832-559-4235.