Library Hours this Thanksgiving Holiday

thanksgiving hours

Turkeys are defrosting, pies are cooling, and Thanksgiving is almost here! In observance of the holiday, the Tomball Library will close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 20 and remain closed through Sunday, November 25. The library will reopen for business on Monday, November 26 at 8:00 am.

Even though the library will be closed, our online resources will still be open for business. Check out this page for links to our catalogs for eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming movies, magazines, and more!

However you might be celebrating, we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving, and extend gratitude to all our wonderful library customers.

Santa Claus Is Coming to LSC - Creekside Center (and So Are Storytimes in January).

Santa Visit to Creekside Center Flier

Join us on December 5 at 6:30 for a free, fun family event featuring Santa, refreshments and an exciting announcement for families with small children in the Creekside community. Admission is Free. Register here.

HCPL Curiosity Cruiser Coming to the Tomball Library!

HCPL's very own book mobile, the Curiosity Cruiser, will be "cruising" up to the Tomball Library on Saturday, November 10th from 1-3pm!  Visit with the Cruiser in the front of the Library and then come inside our Community Engagement Area and have fun doing crafts and other activities.  At 2 pm, we'll have Saturday Stories, and children in attendance will get to choose a *FREE book to take home!!  *free book while supplies last.

Star Wars Reads Day this Saturday!

This Saturday, October 27th, join us from 1 - 3:30 pm in the Community Engagement Area of the Library and celebrate Star Wars Reads Day!  Come dressed as your favorite character (if you want) and enjoy crafts, photo booth fun, snacks, trivia, and enter your name in a drawing for a chance to win cool Star Wars stuff!  At 2pm, we will have Saturday Stories which will [of course] include a Star Wars book!  All ages welcome!  

Community Novel: Meet the Author

Air Within a Jade, the Tomball Library’s first community novel, is moving right along. In honor of Throwback Thursday L. Piper(#tbt), we thought we’d highlight L. Piper, the author of chapter 3 of the novel, which was written several months ago. She shared the following: 

“Originally from the East Coast, 'L' spent most of her childhood in Houston. She has worked as a secretary, waitress, actress, counselor, newspaper reporter, stand-up comedienne, and joke writer. Her writing has been selected for Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies Writers’ Gallery, published in both local and national publications, and earned awards in various Texas and Oklahoma writing groups. A member of Sisters In Crime, and a bookseller with Barnes & Noble since 2007, L’s favorite book recommendations fall in the Domestic Psychological Suspense category. 'L' has a humorous mystery in the editing stage, but she’s most excited about the manuscript she hopes to finish this year -- a novel of dark, psychological suspense. 

“When 'L' is not working at the bookstore or thinking up a scene for her novel, she enjoys: walks with her husband and their rescue dogs, laughing at Tonight Show episodes with her brother, and dreaming of visits to her wonderful step-children and grandchildren.”

Thanks to L. Piper for contributing her talents to the Tomball Community Novel! Read her chapter and more on the Tomball Tales website here.

Also, in case you missed it, the library is hosting a Cover Art Contest. If you are artistically inclined, click here for more details on how to enter. One lucky person will have their art featured on the cover of Air Within a Jade. Entries are due by October 20, 2018.