Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!

   The National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. The Library will be celebrating this event on Thursday, March 3rd at 1:30 pm during the Choo Choo Club Early Literacy Program in the Children’s Area.  Space is limited to 15 children (and their parents), so, please call for availability at 832-559-4235.  Remember, “you’re never too old, too wacky or wild, to pick up a book and read to a child”!

Sylvia Correa McMillan is exhibiting in Room L-129

Sylvia Correa McMillan first discovered the joy of art at eight years old when her grandfather took her to the Art Park in Mexico City. Surrounded by beautiful works of art of all kinds, she knew her heart wanted to paint. To be able to reproduce the beauty of nature is a great passion, she says. We who know Sylvia, for many years, one of our Children’s Assistants and the teacher of Computadoras to our Spanish-speaking library customers, think she does everything with passion and beauty. Come and see her paintings in Room L-129 during the month of March.

African American History Month Craft!

    Celebrate African American History Month by learning about the Quilts of Gee's Bend and design and sew a simple patchwork quilt on Thursday, February 18th at 4:30 pm in the Children's Activity Room!  This program is limited to 10 children (ages 8-12).  *All supplies are provided for the sewing craft! Call 832-559-4235 to register.

Valentine’s Day Book Sale

friends of the tomball community library logoJoin us this Saturday, February 13 for a book sale hosted by the wonderful Friends of the Tomball Community Library! Books in a wide range of genres will be available for sale in the library lobby from 10:00am-2:00pm. By popular demand, pre-made grab bags, each full of 10 random books in the same genre, will be available for $2.00 a bag. And, in honor of Valentine’s Day, all romance paperbacks will be on sale for 25 cents a book.

If you are an adult interested in volunteering with the Friends of the Community Library, take note. A volunteer orientation and training will be held at the beginning of the book sale. Feel free to stop by at 10:00am Saturday for more information.

For more information, please call the library at 832-559-4200. 

Anne Shirley exhibiting in our Meeting Room

This month we are delighted to be exhibiting the watercolors of Anne Shirley, a Texas transplant from Washington, D.C. and Maryland, who has lived most  of her adult life in Texas and Louisiana with sojourns to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Yemen. An art teacher in Louisiana’s Calcasieu Parish Schools, Mrs. Shirley earned her BS in Art Education at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.Her work has earned honors in watercolor shows in Houston and Beaumont, Texas; Boise, Idaho and locally. 

She is intrigued by nature, flowers in particular, and tries to push herself through experimentation. And by looking for the unusual in such a way as to help the viewer of her art see ordinary things in a different way. She sets up problems for herself involving a strong design and composition to expand her horizons.

She considers watercolor to be a fascinating and demanding medium. Come and enjoy her work through the month of February.