The winners of the 2010 Summer Teen Writing Contest were announced August 14 at a reception at the Barbara Bush Library. Almost 70 entries were received in the contest co-sponsored by the Young Adult Librarians at the Barbara Bush and Lonestar College Tomball branches. Congratulations to all entrants on a job well done! Winners in the four categories were:

Last Teen Summer Activities

scrabbleNeed one last hurrah before the school year starts? Next Tuesday come to the library for Teen Game Day! Challenge your friends to a Mario Kart race, show off your dance movies with Just Dance, be a Guitar Hero, or break out the board games. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, August 17th from 3:00-4:30 pm.

And don’t forget Teen Movie Night! Teens choose the movie from pre-selected options. Bring friends, snacks and drinks. Meet in the second floor Computer Lab every Thursday from 7:00-9:00pm.

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

Flickr CC: Robot Scrabble Photo by: Jenn and Tony Bot

Genealogy 101

unidentified familyThe Tomball Library will be offering a three session basic genealogy course taught by Rhonda Brewer, the director of the Tomball LDS Family History Center. The first session will be Saturday, August 7th at 1:00pm, with the next two on each succeeding Saturday. These sessions will cover topics such as gathering and organizing research, interviewing relatives, Internet research, and preserving family history materials.

For more information or to register, call the library at 832-559-4213.


Flickr CC: Unidentified family Photo by : arwriterphotog

Teen Un-Birthday Party!

un-birthdayNext Tuesday, August 3rd, come celebrate your un-birthday with a party! We will have cupcakes, ice cream and old school party games. Bring your friends and join in the fun! Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, August 3rd, from 3:00-4:30 pm.

The Teen Summer Reading Program is almost over. Have you registered yet? If you haven’t, there is still time! Teens who register and log 5 books or 600 minutes by August 7th get a free book. If you have finished but haven’t received your prize, stop by the Un-Birthday Party and pick up your free book!

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

Book Club Buzz

stack of booksThe Tomball Library offers a variety of book clubs for those who love discussing what they’ve read. The August books and dates for our book clubs are: