January Book Clubs

booksIt’s the start of a new  year, which means New Year’s resolutions. If your goal is to make new friends, read more books, or tiptoe out of your comfort zone, come to the library! With six book clubs for adults, covering a variety of genres and reading interests, the library is here to help you make your goals a reality.

For more information about the book clubs or to pick up a copy of this month’s selection, stop by the first floor Reference Desk and talk to a librarian.

After Austen Book Club (Monday, January 27, 7:00 pm) The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Afternoon Book Discussion (Tuesday, February 4, 3:00 pm) House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus
Inspirational Book Club (Thursday, January 16, 7:00 pm) The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans
Mystery Book Club (Thursday, January 23, 1:00 pm) The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
Nonfiction Book Club (Tuesday, January 21, 3:00 pm) Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
Paranormal Book Club (Monday, January 13, 7:00 pm) City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte

Hope to see you this month in one of our book clubs!

FREE ESL CLASSES

Lone Star College System is offering Basic ESL classes at several locations including LSCS - Tomball. These classes are available at no cost on a first come, first serve basis.

  • All students must present a valid photo ID at the time of registration/assessment.
  • There is a minimum age of 17 (with a parental permission form) and a valid photo ID.
  • Students MUST take the Best Plus Test and be registered before entering the program.
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  • Children are not allowed in the testing area and no child care is provided at the testing locations.

The Assessment & Registration time for LSCS Tomball is:

The Paintings of Linnie Baird

Next time you’re in the library drop into our meeting room, Room L 129, and enjoy the paintings of Linnie Baird. Born in Alabama, Baird finally got to Texas in her early twenties and has been delighted to be here ever since. You’ll be amazed to learn she’s been painting for only seven years, having taken up a family painting tradition only after her artist father died.  She paints in oils and pen and ink, with a distinctly Texas style. She's equally at home with painting architecture, landscape ( in both Texas and Colorado), and figures. 

Kids Garden Club Earn Golden Ray Certificates

Congratulations to Tomball Library Children's Garden Club members Evan K., Rosabella C., Riley K. and Sarina C. for completing all the requirements necessary to earn their Soil and Water Certificates. The girls along with the rest of the garden club, learned about soil properties, composting and the water cycle this semester as well as planting and caring for a garden. In addition, to meet the service project requirements, the group collected can goods to donate which were donated to a local food bank. Garden Club Meetings will begin again every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month in March.

Happy Holidays from the Children's Department!

  

The following story times will be offered during the next few weeks.  Monday, December 23rd, Baby Bookworms at 9:30 am and Wibbley Wobblers at 10:30 am.  Thursday, December 26th, Preschool story time at 10:30 am. Tuesday, December 31st, Toddler Time at 10:30 am. Normal Library hours and Children's programming will resume on January 2nd.

Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year from your Children’s Staff members:  Lynn, Christie, Cheryl, Ann and Laura!