Friends of the Library Book Sale this Saturday!

The Friends of the Tomball Community Library are holding a Book Sale  this Saturday, September 26th from 1-4 pm. 

It's going to be a celebratory day at the library and we are going to have a fiesta of a book sale. Books normally sell for $1.00 each, but on Saturday, you can buy two and get a third one free! You'll find something for every reader, from beginner to expert. We have books to cover every interest, too, from fiction to nonfiction, recreational to inspirational.There will be a good supply of romances, mysteries and other genres for you to chose from!

Also, if you become a member of the Friends group, you will get a free book bag and be able to fill it with FIVE free books!

 

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

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Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual celebration honoring American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Held every year from September 15th to October 15th, it allows people the opportunity to learn more about the histories and cultures of these countries.

Join us on Saturday, September 26th from 2:00-4:00pm for a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at the Tomball Library. This celebration will feature a performance from the dance troupe Ballet Folklorico Las Americas at 2:00pm, a children’s craft and light refreshments. This is a free event for the whole family. 

The Friends of the Tomball Community Library will also be hosting a book sale and membership drive during the Celebration. Look for more information on the sale next week!

See you there!

For more information, call the library 832-559-4200

First Notice: Adult Coloring Coming in October!

We're so excited about this upcoming event that we want to give you lots of advance notice so you can get it on your calendar and, if you need one,  so you can engage a babysitter in plenty of time. On Thursday, October 29th, from 2-4 pm, we'll be offering you the chance to come and discover the joy of adult coloring in a 2 hour coloring fest here at the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library. We’ll have pages for you to color from the bestselling coloring books, “Secret Garden” by Johanna Basford, “Fantastic Cities” by Steve McDonald, and “Balance” by Angie Grace. Relax so you can get lost in this meditative activity. Coloring pages, felt markers and coloring pencils will also be provided.

[more] September Children's Programs!

  The following Children’s programs are currently open for registration!  On Tuesday, September 15th, at 4:30 pm children can learn about gardening and work on their certification at Junior Master Gardeners!  This program is for children ages 7 – 12 and is limited to 10.  And, enjoy book discussion, related crafts and activities at the *Bluebonnet Book Club!  This program meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 1:30 pm and is for children in grades 3rd – 5th.  *Registration is 1 time for the entire session which runs from 9/20 – 1/25.   Call 832-559-4235 to register and for more information on any of our fabulous Children's Programs!

Bob Gardner's Photography is exhibited this month in Room L-129!

Our September art exhibition in Room L-129 is a collection of Robert H. Gardner’s fine art photography named “Elevate the Ordinary”.

Bob writes about his work, “It wasn’t until my freshman year in college that someone put a name—“dyslexia”— to the years of difficulty I had with reading, writing and other left-brain skills, which I still struggle with today,” “Fortunately, a sympathetic lab teacher taught me to focus on the visual and mechanical aspects of whatever I was studying, which enabled me to function using a different perspective.
Over the years, I have come to realize that this coping mechanism has also made me a better photographer.  Rather than just looking at the image in the camera, I naturally search for other perspectives, other ways of seeing what is ordinary.  Each artist makes his or her world their own and, in doing so, takes the viewer to this higher perspective. To take us from here to somewhere else.
While I enjoyed working with traditional film, the advent of digital photography has created opportunities for me to express what I feel and see in the new world of Fine Art Photography."
"Elevate the Ordinary"
You can see more of his work on his website at http://www.rhgphoto.com/