Children's Afterschool Programming!

A great big THANK YOU to all our children and parents for participating in the Summer Reading program!   Starting in September, our afterschool programming resumes. Tuesday’s at 4:30 pm, Art Explorers, Garden Club and the R.E.A.D. program will meet.  On Wednesdays at 5:00 pm, we’ll have the Children’s Chess Club.  For the Homeschool children, on Monday’s at 1:00 pm, we’ll have the Bluebonnet Book Club and Art Explorers.  On Monday nights and Saturday afternoon’s, the Pokemon Club will meet.  In addition, weekly story times for all ages during the day.  Please access our online Branch calendar for specific dates, ages, registration info (if required) and program descriptions. 

Business Success Seminars: The Fall Lineup

If you haven’t been to our free business seminars, consider this as advance notice of a good thing. HCPL, in partnership with Lone Star College Tomball and the Lone Star Small Business Development Center, are offering three more Friday sessions to improve profits in your business. This fall they will be held in the library’s meeting room, L 129, at 1:30 p.m. after the Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting the first Friday of September, October, and November. (The Chamber meets in the Beckendorf Center in the East Building of the College.) No registration is needed; just drop in and profit!
Here’s our exciting line up:

Teen Summer Writing Contest Winners

writingOn Tuesday, the winners of the Fifth Annual Teen Summer Writing Contest were announced at a reception held at the Tomball Library. Mary Lindsey, a local author of popular YA novels, was on hand to offer some motivational words on writing and hand out the awards. Hosted in conjunction with the Barbara Bush Branch Library, the Writing Contest was a huge success. Poems and short stories were submitted by teens from both branches, various other HCPL branches, and several states across the country. Thanks to all the teens who wrote and submitted fantastic entries!

Congratulations to all our winners for their outstanding poems and short stories!

Battle of the Books: Final Showdown

hunger gamesAfter a long summer of intense voting, it’s finally here: the last Battle of the Books showdown! For the next two weeks (that’s right, two!), cast your ballot for your favorite books in the following match-ups:

In adult fiction, The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien) will battle with The Help (Kathryn Stockett).

In YA fiction, The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins) will battle with Eragon (Christopher Paolini).

In children’s fiction, Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling) will battle with Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White).

Which book do you think should be crowned the Ultimate Battle of the Books Champion? Stop by the library by Saturday, August 24 to cast your vote!

Children's Movie Day!

 Thursday, August 8th at 3:00 pm is movie day in the Children's Department!  All ages are invited to watch the Disney/Pixar animated movie Monsters Inc Behind our closet doors, monsters are lurking to collect the energy of our screams.  Even with top scream generators at Monsters Inc, James P. Sullivan and his partner Mike Wazowski, there is still a scream shortage in the monster world!  One night, James and Mike accidently let a human girl through her closet door into Monstropolis and pandemonium ensues! While Mike and Sully work to return the girl to her own world, the CEO’s of Monsters Inc. try to capture her so they can collect her  scream energy.  Will Mike and Sully succeed?  Find out at this last movie day of the Summer!  Bring a drink with a lid, we’ll provide the popcorn!