Felicitations for a Focused Fourth!--or the Alternative

When the Fourth of July holiday falls in the middle of the week we have neither the lead-time to prepare nor the down-time to recover from our over-indulgences. So either we have to be very focused or, alternately, we can stretch it out and declare a personal month of patriotic celebration.

We at the library can help you with the latter.

Our famous ‘round wall’ has a new display simply called ‘American History’. It’s full of lovely great biographies of the founding fathers and histories of the American Revolution. When you get through those, there are also Civil War, frontier history, and Texas revolutionary histories. You could celebrate 1750 to 1865 all through July.

You can also read David McCullough’s great book, 1776 and discuss it socially at the inaugural gathering of the History Book Club on Tuesday, July 17th. It’ll be in the Friends of the Library Room on the first floor, at 7:00 o’clock.

However you celebrate Independence Day, we send our best wishes for a wonderful time.
 

Teens Build It: LEGOs

LEGO Pool Party

Hey teens! Relive your childhood and create something spectacular out of LEGOs! Prizes will be given for the most creative designs. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, July 3 from 3:00-4:30pm.

And don’t forget Teen Movie Night! Call the library for the movie title. Meet in the second floor Computer Lab on Thursdays from 7:00-9:00pm.

Flickr CC: Pool Party Photo by: Katie Walker

Join the Postcard Club

Did you know that a Postcard Club meets here at the library?

They meet every 3rd Saturday at 2:00 pm at the Tomball Library to socialize, talk about their postcard collections, and trade postcards. Then they discuss new and old business and listen to a postcard related presentation. There are no dues; all activities are free, and everyone is welcome.

Their collections are amazing and span decades of history and styles. 

They meet next on Saturday, July 21, at 2 pm, in Room 212--the second floor Conference Room. Come, join in, and share your collection with the group. 

GET BUGGED...

                                               

by none other than Jungle Jim [Klinger] as he presents his Bugs of the World program on Monday June 25th at 3:00 pm in the Children's Department!  Learn all about bugs, snakes, lizards, frogs and more! This program is FREE and appropriate for children of all ages! Call, 832-559-4235 for more information!
 

Zombie Prom!

ZombiesDon’t miss the Teen Zombie Prom! It’s just like a real prom… but with zombies! Come in costume for dancing, food, a creepy craft, and a costume contest. (Actual zombies not eligible for best costume.) Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, June 26 from 6:30-9:00pm.

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