Displays: Genocide, Poetry, Computer Literacy

Did you know that until 1944 there wasn’t even a word to describe the systematic destruction of ethnic or national groups?  

In conjunction with Genocide Awareness Month the library is featuring books, DVDs, CDs and other items about the Nazi Holocaust, and the Rwandan, Darfur, Cambodian, and the Armenian genocides.  The display was created by our Adult Services librarian, Jennifer Austin, a history specialist.

It’s also National Poetry Month and in celebration, Kimberly Clutter, our Young Adult (YA) librarian has put together a display of YA poetry.

Our computer technology teacher, David Whipkey, has created a display of computer books and manuals  under the title “Get Sucked into Technology”. See these wonderful displays are on our ‘round wall’ near the front entrance.

Photo: "Holocaust-Mahnmal Berlin" by Andrea & Stephan: flickr: cc

Preservation Week 2011

Many of our customers are genealogy buffs and most of you have troves of family photos and treasured books you want to preserve. Here are three events of interest. The Library of Congress, the American Library Association, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services, in celebration of Preservation Week 2011, are sponsoring free public webinars and demonstrations. For two events you’ll only need to be at your computer; for the third you'll have to be in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 30.

The webinars ( web-based seminars)  are  “Accidents Happen” (Tuesday, April 26) and "Preserving Your Personal Digital Memories" (Thursday, April 28). 

The Washington event is called Pass it On: Personal Archiving Day at the Library of Congress. It is a free public event on Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will provide information about preserving personal and family photographs in both digital and non-digital form.

Read on for details and registration.

FUN WITH SCIENCE CELEBRATES 6 YEARS!

On Tuesday, April 12th at 4:30, join us as we have fun recreating some of the best experiments from the past 6 years at Fun with Science! This program is limited to 20 children (2nd - 6th grade)
For more information or to register, stop by the Children’s Reference Desk or call 832-559-4235.
 

Expose yourself to Art!

Restful Shadows by Rosemary MasseyBe sure to drop by the library during April so you’ll be able to see twelve of the winning paintings from the Spring Exhibition and Show of the Tomball Art League.  During the month of April we'll circulate the artwork around our Meeting Room, Customer Service, and Reference areas so wherever you are on the first floor you’ll get a chance to see some of them.

Marilyn Henagin, Sherry Hogan, Rosemary Massey, Ann Springer, Cile Stephens, Marshall Stephens, Bob Trivers, and Elsie Vera have contributed their winning work. The works are in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, and even wood, and include still life, landscape, abstract, and experimental pieces.

Our featured image is Rosemary Massey's Restful Shadows, winner of Best In Show.  It is painted in acrylic on masonite.

Our congratulations to all the winners and thanks to those who are exhibiting with us this month.

HIPPITY HOPPITY, CRAFT TIME’S ON ITS WAY!

Hop on over to the Children’s Dept. on Tuesday, April 5th at 4:30 pm and have fun making a washcloth bunny craft for Easter!  This program is limited to 20 children (1st  - 6th grade).
For more information or to register, stop by the Children’s Reference Desk or call 832-559-4235.