Homework Resources

Moms and Dads! When school started today I found myself thinking about homework. How can we help you help your children and youths do their homework effectively?

Your kids are going to want to use online resources and their teachers are going to be very uncomfortable with the unreliable quality of information that comes off the web. Stay posted to this blog because over the weeks ahead I'm going to give you some good alternatives.

Databases. What's a database? In our case, a database is an authoritative online collection of books or articles from journals, newspapers, and magazines, or  maps and images that you can search, read on your computer, and use. By using your library card number as your username, you can access and use them for free and trust them to deliver good information at your child's grade level.

Teen Summer Writing Contest Winners

fountain penLast week, the winners of the Teen Summer Writing Contest were announced at a reception held at the Tomball Library. Hosted in conjunction with the Barbara Bush Branch Library, the Writing Contest was a huge success. Over 100 entries were submitted by teens from both branches, various other HCPL branches, and five 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!

YOU GOTTA HAVE FRIENDS...

 ...ours are the best! 

Thank you Friends of the Tomball Library for your generous support of the Children, Teen and Adult 2011 Summer Reading Programs! 

The Library offers FREE programs every day all year long.  Pick up a program calendar at any Library reference desk or access online!

Free Job Search Seminars

Every month the Lone Star College Tomball side of our joint library hosts two free Job Search Seminars sponsored by Workforce Solutions. Tomorrow’s seminar [Wednesday, August 17] will be about interviewing and includes lab time for building a resume. The Interviewing seminar is from 1-3 pm; the Resume Lab runs from 3-4 pm. Both happen in room L-207 (the 'college lab') and to sign up all you need to do is drop by a reference desk or phone 832-559-4213.

Other seminars the organization runs include Creating a Resume/Completing the Application, and, Using the Internet.

Workforce Solutions is the local service delivery agency for the Texas Workforce Commission.

Alicia Mitchell exhibition in Meeting Room

Alicia Mitchell was born in El Paso and lived there until she retired. Even if you didn't know that, her paintings would have betrayed the fact that this artist is native to the desert. She has a wonderful command of both the subtle colors of the desert dryness and the brilliance that breaks out after a desert rain. Come and see her landscapes, still lifes, and portraits this month in our Meeting Room, L-129.