Amelia Bedelia Celebrates a Landmark Birthday

Amelia Bedelia, the well-meaning housemaid in Peggy Parish's famous children's books of the same name, is fifty years old! We are celebrating her birthday with an interactive display. Those of you who have loved her books will remember that Amelia had difficulty understanding English idioms, with hilarious result. So when Amelia's boss leaves her a note to change the towels, dust the furniture, draw the drapes, put the lights out, measure two cups of rice, and dress the chicken, --well, check out our display on the first floor to see what she did. 

The Tween Homeschool Book Club Presents…

Last fall, we introduced a new book club to our line-up: the Tween Homeschool Book Club. Aimed specifically at homeschooled tweens between the ages of 10 and 14, this is an exciting new book club with a great group of kids. In December, tweens read Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret, then created their own silent film (with the help of the Silent Film iPad app!). Check out their awesome silent film creation, The Blue Rescue!

New Program - Family Storytime!

 This coming Tuesday, January 22nd at 6:30 pm and every week after you can come to the Children's Department for a Family Storytime!  We guarantee fun for the whole family as you enjoy books (appropriate for ages 2 - 6), songs, fingerplays and a craft! Call 832.559.4235 for more information!

Where are all the tax forms?

You can find tax forms on the first floor across from the Reference
Desk. Please note that the production of some 2012 major tax products, including the Form
1040 and the Instructions for Form 1040, were impacted by the recent
passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and are delayed. Know that as soon as the forms arrive, we will place them out for pickup and blog about them here.

Delores "Moon" Smith Exhibiting in Room L129

This month we have the pleasure of exhibiting the oil and water-soluble oil paintings of Delores "Moon" Smith. Delores is a local painter, who grew up painting and drawing portraits, landscapes, and more. She's a member of the Tomball Art League and she gives private and semi-private lessons. What you see here is a self-portrait.