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Chess Anyone?

 

The Children's Chess Club is back!  Every Wednesday (beginning June 5th) kids ages 8 and up can come to the Children’s Department and play the game of Chess!  Come alone, or bring a friend, the chess boards are provided and fun is guaranteed!  Call 832-559-4235 for more information about the Chess Club or any of our fabulous weekly programs! 

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Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month!

 Origami, the ancient art of paper folding comes alive in the lobby of our library all month long!  Please stop by the front bookcase display area and enjoy the beautiful origami birds created by staff members and the original artwork hand-painted by Laura from our Circulation Department!  For your own hands on origami experience, there is a walk up station to the right of the display complete with everything you need to create your own!  Have fun folding! 

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Yes, We Really Were at Your Child’s School!

Starting today and over the next few weeks, your Tomball children’s staff will be visiting elementary schools in TISD to promote the upcoming Summer Reading Program: Have Book – Will Travel!  The program runs from June 3rd – August 10th.  When your child arrives home and barely able to catch their breath as they shout out “the lady from the library was at my school and it was so cool”, they are right!  For staff members like myself, it is always a wonderful experience to go into the schools, meet with the kids, share information about the library and programming, read a story and just have fun!  There’s been no “tall tale” concocted when they say we were there, because, “yes”, we really were at your child' s school!

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Countdown to Children's Summer Reading Program!

In just one month, the biggest event of the year for [all] libraries will begin!  The 2013 Summer Reading program,Have Book – Will Travel” begins on June 3rd through August 10th!  This year’s program promises to be better than ever with activities and programs to delight children of all ages!  On Monday afternoons at 3:00 pm, you’ll be entertained by magicians, jugglers, puppets, musicians and storytellers, as well as learn about dinosaurs and bugs (yes, Jungle Jim is coming!).  On Wednesday afternoons at 4:30 pm children ages 8 – 12 can play chess!  Movies will be shown on Thursdays at 3:00 pm and [free] popcorn will be served!...

The Early Years are Learning Years!

Although we celebrate children every day throughout the year at a children's library, this week (April 14th - 19th) is "officially" designated as ”the week of the young child" In celebration and with HCPL's continued partnership with Houston PBS, we are thrilled to present a special Curious George themed story time on Wednesday, April 17th at 10:30 am! Children in attendance will watch a fun filled DVD episode of Curious George provided by Houston PBS, listen to a story, complete an activity sheet and make a fabulous craft!   This event is FREE and will meet in the Children's Activity Room!

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