May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor…

mockingjay pinThe Teen Summer Reading Program is practically here, and we’re kicking it off Panem-style with a Hunger Games Party! Come dressed as your favorite character and represent your district in trivia challenges, games and more. And here’s some advice… stay alive. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, June 5th from 3:00-4:30pm.

Don’t miss Teen Movie Night on Thursday! Grab friends and watch a movie while you surf the net. Call the library each week for the movie title. Meet in the second floor Computer Lab on Thursdays from 7:00-9:00pm.

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

Summer News

Two great pieces of news this week.

First, Summer Reading programs begin June 4th. Our Young Adult and Children's bloggers will be telling you about the exciting youth and children's programs planned for the summer. In the Adult area we're reading mysteries. We'll be creating a display of Texas mystery authors and mysteries that take place in Texas. Imagine that: crime--in Texas! I hope you'll enjoy reading Texas mysteries this summer, and if you're so inclined, sign up with us to record your reading and make yourself eligible for a prize or two.

The other great event is that we're starting a History Book Club. Charity Martin, our reference assistant with a Master's degree in History, is electric with excitement about gathering all you history buffs for some rousing discussions. She is planning to have the group meet the third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, starting July 17th. Rumor has it that she'll be starting with (where else!) the American Revolution. There may be some truth to that rumor: I spotted her today with a copy of David McCullough's "1776" under her arm. If you're interested, stop by a reference desk or give us a call at 832-559-4213.

Did you know that we have a Microfiche/Microfilm Reader?

People come to the Tomball branch to read their military records and genealogy files preserved on microfiche and microfilm. We are one of only two Harris County Public Library branches that has a microfiche/microfilm reader.  You can also print paper copies from it. Drop by the second floor information desk and one of the librarians will be happy to get you started.

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Voters Guide has arrived

The League of Women Voters of Houston's Voters Guide has arrived. Several of you have been asking for it. You'll find copies on the desk in the middle of the round wall in front of the stairs on the first floor. 

This edition contains information about the Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Primary election.

Betty Engdorf Paintings in Room L-129

Betty Engdorf, a local artist who has just taken on being vice-president of the Tomball Art League, is the featured artist in our meeting room exhibition hall this month. Betty's landscapes document favorite local scenes and European travels. She is also showing paintings of flowers and birds, including her favorite hummingbirds. Come by and enjoy Engdorf's paintings through the month of May.