Explore Early Science Books in the Children’s Department

It’s never too early to talk about science with your youngest children. Early concepts about how and why the world works are featured in many books for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary school-aged children. Your Tomball Library has pulled many of these books and put them on display in an Early Science Collection in the Children’s Department. Visit the library and our catalog  to see some of the great books we provide, or ask for more information at the Children’s Reference Desk. The Library also offers the monthly program What’s the Big Idea? to explore early science and math concepts with parents and their children, ages 2-7. Call 832-559-4235 for more information.

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Spring Break Fun @ Your Library Includes Cinderella in Spain

Cinderella in Spain presented by The Houston Grand Opera

School’s out for Spring Break so take a mini road trip to Tomball Library for fun, free activities all week long in the Children’s Services Department.  The highlight of the week features Cinderella in Spain, a special presentation by the Houston Grand Opera, on Friday, March 19 at 3 pm.

Other events during this week for school age children include:

Tuesday, March 16, 3-4 pm: KidTrekkers-Jamaica. Children, ages 5-12. Registration required. Call 832-559-4235.

Wednesday, March 17, 3-4 pm: Spring Break Chess Club. Ages 8-12. No registration required.

Thursday, March 18, 3-4 pm: Kite Craft. Ages 5-12. Registration required. Call 832-559-4235.

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Once Upon a Time: Telling Stories Through Clay

In conjunction with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston exhibit, the library has prepared 3 displays for the month of March. In the front window, the display is “Once Upon a Time: Family Stories in Clay”. Staff members have contributed ceramic and clay pieces from their own collections. On the round wall, books based on the theme “Once Upon a Time: Building Stories in Clay” can be seen. These books are on building your own clay pieces, sculptures, and jewelry.  Pamphlets about the Museum of Fine Arts Houston are available here as well.  At the back door, you will find "Once upon a Time: Craft A Story in Clay" . You can craft your own clay story using clay provided by the library. You may make your clay pieces in the library and leave it on display or take it with you. Everyone is encouraged to be a part of this activity....

New Early Literacy Depot @ Your Library

Hanging Out at the Library's Early Literacy DepotThe Library’s Children’s Services Department has a new center with learning activities for young children. The Early Literacy Depot is a place where parents can work with and play together with their children using manipulatives such as alphabet puzzles, magnetic letters and wooden pattern rods. These activities help children use skills contributing to their early literacy. Research shows there are six skills which help children prepare for school and learn to read. They include vocabulary, print motivation, print awareness, narrative skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness.

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RACHEL BRADY IS COMING

The LSC-Tomball Community Library is pleased to present mystery author Rachel Brady. In lieu of the Mystery Book Club this month, Rachel will speak about her writing and experiences as an author. Following her presentation, Murder by the Book will sell copies of her book, which she will be glad to sign.  A portion of her book sales will be contributed to the Tomball Friends of the Library.                        

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