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Join a library Book Club

Do you enjoy discussing with others the books that you read? Perhaps you'd enjoy participating in one of our book clubs.

The groups meet once a month, some in the evenings, some in the afternoons, to discuss selected titles in their favorite genres. There's no charge, no registration, no obligation to come to every meeting; just good discussions and light refreshments.

After Austen:                    last Monday, 7-9 pm in Room L212

Currently reading:           The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman

Afternoon Book Club:  1st Tuesday, 3-5pm in Room L212

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Do you want to learn English? ¿Trata de aprender Ingles?

Do you want to learn English? The library offers a free English as a Second Language discussion group every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the second floor conference room. You are welcome!

¿Trata de aprender Ingles? Quiza usted conoce a alguien que quiere aprender Ingles. La Biblioteca de Tomball actualmente ofrece una clase de discusión de Ingles como ségunda lengua y nosotros planemos comenzar los grupos adicionales en las próximas semanas.

Estos grupos gratis de discusión ayudan a las personas a alcanzar sus metas. El propósito es para que usted pueda aprender a leer y hablar el idioma Ingles. Cualquier persona interesada puede venir a la biblioteca en el segundo piso el miércoles a las 10:30 AM en el cu...

Tomball Art League having its Fall Show this Weekend

Every fall and spring the Tomball Art League holds an art show and exhibition for members and non-members alike. The annual Fall Art Show is this Saturday, October 8th and the public can view the exhibition between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. It will be held at the Tomball Community Center, 221 Market Street, Tomball.

If you are interested in exhibiting at the show, information and applications can be found on the Art League's website at http://www.thetomballartleague.com/  Check under the Events tab.

Members and non-members are also welcome to exhibit their work here at the library. Call 832-559-4213 for details.

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Reliable searching using Google

Children want to search the web to do homework; teachers are rightly skeptical about the reliability of information they will find. In my last post about homework I wrote about the public library’s databases. You can trust those. You can also trust websites created by reliable organizations.

You'll know them by their domain name--that part at the end of their web address after the dot. You can usually trust educational sites (.edu), government sites (.gov), and organizations (.org). Texas A & M University's website, for example, is www.tamu.edu. The portal for all federal government sites is www.usa.gov . The Un...

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Come and see our Hispanic Heritage Month book displays! The Adult fiction and non-fiction display is on the round wall near the front door and the Children's display is by the reference desk in the Children's department.

Every year from September 15 to October 15, we recognize and celebrate the heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans and recognize their contributions to the United States. Every year we remember how much richer we are for them. Gracias a ustedes, nuestros amigos hispanos!

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