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Learn Quickbooks this Saturday

There’s still time to register for this Saturday’s free Quickbooks for Beginners workshop! Quintin Wiggins, CEO of EQ Quickbooks, will take the mystique out of reading and understanding financial statements and show you how Quickbooks can be your partner in growing and understanding your total business. LSC-Tomball Community Library is partnering with SCORE Houston, a network of volunteers with real-world business experience dedicated to the success of entrepreneurs and small business owners. That’s Saturday May 17, from 10:00 – 12:30, in Room L-129. To register, go to www.scorehouston.org. The registration link is down the right sidebar. 

Alicia Mitchell exhibiting in Room L 129 through May

When you see Alicia Mitchell’s artwork in Room L-129 this month you’ll immediately feel her warmth and humanity. A lifelong resident of El Paso, she moved to Spring when she retired in 2001 and took up painting with a passion. She works in oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, colored pencil, collage, and clay; but her exhibition this month features some of her oil paintings and collages. C’mon by!

May Book Club Selections

Here’s what our book clubs are reading in May:
Afternoon Book Club (1st Tuesday, 3 pm): Benediction by Kent Haruf
Paranormal Book Club (2nd Monday, 7 pm): Odd Thomas by Stephen Koontz
Inspirational Book Club (2nd Thursday, 7 pm): The Reunion by Dan Walsh
Non-Fiction Book Club (3rd Tuesday, 3 pm): Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink
After Austen Book Club (Last Monday, 7 pm): Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Mystery Book Club (4th Thursday, 1 pm): Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Colin Cotterill

Bus Trip a Success

The Harris County Precinct 4 Bluebonnet bus trip through the Brenham area last Tuesday was a wonderful success. Not only was the bus full of happy Seniors, the bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, poppies, sages, primroses, phloxes, and all those various yellow flowers turned out in magnificent numbers. Here’s advance notice that our next bus trip will take place on Thursday, May 21st, and will take folks over 50 up to Huntsville to tour the Texas Prison Museum. Stay posted; final plans and the registration form will be available soon. 

Bob Gardner Photography in Room L-129 during April

Local photographer Bob Gardner is our exhibiting artist for the month of April. Bob has chosen compelling black and white portraits, vivid color prints, and intriguing digitally modified photographs printed on aluminum, a method which he describes in his exhibit. Come and enjoy Bob Gardner's photography in Room L-129. (Left: "Lemon Ice")

Street Art

Timed to coincide with the Lascaux exhibit at Houston's Museum of Natural Science, we've created a book display called Street Art. Featured are books from prehistoric times--the Lascaux cave paintings, Texas petroglyphs, Egyptian, Aegean, and African tomb, wall, and cave art--right up to modern street murals, graffiti, and even--yes--yarn bombing. 

But even more fun is the wall itself. We've covered the wall surrounding the display in paper and for the last week our customers have been contributing their own 'street' art. Come and add your own!

 

Rosemary Massey's Paintings in Room L-129

Our exhibiting artist this month is Rosemary Massey. Rosemary is a retired art teacher and native of Houston, who paints both landscapes and still lifes in watercolor and acrylic. Come and see her paintings in Room L 129 or online at http://rosemarymassey.vpweb.com/

What's your measure of a good book?

The CD audio book I’ve listened to on my way to and from work this past week has not only made several commutes more pleasant, the world created by its writer and narrator has stayed with me all day. I’ve craved the moment when I could climb back into my car and re-connect with that world and those characters and that story. That’s my measure of a good story—one whose world lingers at the edge of my consciousness and and calls me back. What’s your measure of a good book?

Grace Hessman, Landscape Artist


Throughout February you have the pleasure of viewing the pastel paintings of landscape artist Grace Hessman in our meeting room, Room L-129. She’s a 'plein air' painter, which means she doesn’t paint from reference photos in her cozy air-conditioned home studio. It means she plunks her easel down in the shifting soils of west Texas or beach Florida or the Oregon forest, with boots on to protect herself from cactus spines and driving heat and morning chills, to see, feel, and smell each nuance of the landscape she’s passionate about capturing on paper. When you see her work, I think you’ll catch that spirit. That’s Room L-129; throughout February.

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