Join a Book Club!

Tomball branch currently has eight book clubs! We’ve changed our roster a bit this year: the Mother-Daughter Book Club will end in May when all its ‘daughters’ graduate from high school, and the Classic Readers Book Club ended at the end of last year because, in its move with our new manager from Northwest Branch to Tomball, it lost a critical number of members.

We’ve also created a new book club, the Tween Homeschool Book Club. The Tween Book Club is held during the day and is particularly targeted for homeschooled students, featuring wholesome family-oriented books.

Here’s what everyone is reading in January:

Thanks for Being Our Best Customer!

fireworksAs we approach the end of 2012, we want to thank you for the joy it has been to serve you. We will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31st, and will re-open in the new year on Wednesday, January 2nd, at 8:00 a.m. We hope your New Year’s celebrations are wonderful and we look forward to serving you again at the library in 2013.

Flickr CC: New Years Fireworks - Sydney Harbour Photo by: Philip Bouchard

Poll Results: Gandalf vs Dumbledore

gandalf vs dumbledoreLast week, we polled library customers to see who they thought would win in a wizard battle: Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings, or Dumbledore from Harry Potter. Although Gandalf held a solid early lead, Dumbledore rallied at the end of the week to snag the title in a well-fought duel.

Don’t miss another opportunity to express your opinion in a new poll next month!

A Tribute to Rhonda Brewer

Today we send a special shout out to a woman who has made a remarkable and lasting contribution to LSC-Tomball Community Library and to our library community. Since 2005, when the library moved to our present location, Rhonda Brewer has hosted or supported the Sit ‘n’ Stitch Club that has met, sometimes once, sometimes twice a week in the library. In 2007 she started the Postcard Club that also continues meeting once a month.

For several years Rhonda was the Director of a local Family History Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. An avid and expert genealogist herself, Rhonda shared her skills by conducting a series of free genealogy searching courses here in the library. Anyone who has taken her Genealogy 101 or Genealogy 201 courses will attest to her skill as a teacher and her passion for the subject.

In July of this year, Rhonda and her husband Ron lent themselves out to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints headquarters in Salt Lake City, where they took up posts in the Natural Resources Management department, managing the mineral rights of Church properties in the U.S. and Canada.

Last week Rhonda and Ron returned to Houston, but only to pack up their house and arrange for its sale. They are moving permanently to Salt Lake City. As we lose you, Rhonda, may we thank you again for being one of the pillars of this library. We wish you and Ron every success and happiness in your years ahead in Salt Lake City. Farewell, good friend.

We Close Friday at Noon for Christmas

 

We’re closing earlier than usual this year to accommodate some system repairs at the college. You’ll have to pick up your holiday books and movies by 12:00 noon this Friday, December 21st or wait until Wednesday, December 26th at 8:00 a.m. when we re-open. If you receive an electronic reading or listening device as a gift, we will be available when we re-open to help you learn how to download library books onto it!  Meantime, our very best wishes for a joyous and happy Dongzhi, Winter Solstice, Yule, Christmas, or Kwaanza; whatever you celebrate may it be festive and fun!