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You're invited to an Artist's Date!


Adult artists, on Thursday this week, drop your chores, bring your art supplies and your lunch and enjoy a relaxing day with other artists. We’ll spend the morning painting or sketching a still life in the sunny front room of the library, enjoy each other’s company over lunch, and in the afternoon, we’ll go up to the computer lab and practice working with reference photos using basic Microsoft Office tools. That's this Thursday, January 16, from 10 am to 3 pm--or whatever fraction of that you can come. All free; no registration needed. 

The Paintings of Linnie Baird

Next time you’re in the library drop into our meeting room, Room L 129, and enjoy the paintings of Linnie Baird. Born in Alabama, Baird finally got to Texas in her early twenties and has been delighted to be here ever since. You’ll be amazed to learn she’s been painting for only seven years, having taken up a family painting tradition only after her artist father died.  She paints in oils and pen and ink, with a distinctly Texas style. She's equally at home with painting architecture, landscape ( in both Texas and Colorado), and figures. 

Gift-giving hints: learn which ebook reader is right for your loved one

Come to the e-book class this Thursday when our librarian, Cathy Clark will introduce you to the differences between Apple e-readers, Kindles, and Nooks and show you how to use them to read Harris County Library books. That's Thursday, December 5th from 1-3 pm in Room 216, the computer lab. No registration is required and it's free. 

Join our Sit 'n' Stitch Group!

Every Thursday from 10:00 a.m.-noon, a group of women set up a horseshoe of tables in our meeting room and stitch their hearts out, sharing lovely conversation while they work. For years now, we've seen happy people and  beautiful quilts, blankets, scarves, and other lovingly made items emerge from that room every week. So come join them if this appeals! 

The Postcard Club meets this Saturday

Are you interested in antique, vintage or new postcards? You are welcome to come to the Postcard Club meeting this Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the second floor conference room. The club meets monthly on the third Saturday of the month, and adults and children are welcome.

Check out a Short Story!

When Canadian short-story author Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature a couple of weeks ago, news accounts said that she had brought that neglected art-form back into the forefront. If you're tempted to try a short story one of these newly dark evenings, we’ve made it easy for you to find a collection to your liking. Normally inter-shelved with the rest of adult and young adult fiction, they are currently displayed on our Round Wall so you can browse. Enjoy!

 

 

Celebrate Dystopian Novels!

Dystopian fiction was highlighted in this year's Gulf Coast Reads choice, Dog Stars by Peter Heller. As we come to the end of the Gulf Coast Reads month and approach Halloween, we have made classic and current dystopian fiction available by the checkout stations for you to enjoy or enjoy again. Browse the Adult fiction side and the Young Adult fiction side; remember the ones you read in school and the ones that are now part of our culture. From Fahrenheit 451 to 1984 to The Handmaid's Tale to new stories in which you haven't yet indulged your imagination, you'll find them there on our new display. 

 

eBooks on your Digital Device

Are you wondering whether to buy a Kindle or an iPad so you can read electronic books from the library? Are you having trouble downleading library books to your Nook? Come to the EBooks on your Digital Device class this Wednesday, October 16, from 2-4 p.m. in the Computer Lab, room R-216 and get your problems solved by our inimitable electronic books guru, librarian Cathy Clark.

Military Personnel: Common Access Card (CAC) Reader now available here!

LSC-Tomball Community Library is proud to announce that we have acquired a Common Access Card reader or CAC reader for military personnel to use in the library so they can access the particular websites that only a Common Access Card will allow. This reader will enable active duty and reserve military to conduct online military business locally instead of having to travel to a military base/facility. With a CAC reader, a service member can access websites to do online training, check military email, create orders and travel vouchers, apply for billets, access unit sharepoint sites, and more. 

This weekend: Business Seminar and Hispanic Dancers!

On Friday, October 4th, the library is hosting the second in the Business Success Seminar series. This month we are featuring Daniel Kainer, an LSC professor and small business owner who will be introducing Amazon.com’s Fulfillment sales program. Mr. Kainer will show you had you can create and build this program to sell your own products.

On Saturday, October 5th, as part of Hispanic Heritage month, the Tierra de Mis Raíces Dancers will perform dances from a number of Latin American countries—and then they will teach us how to dance with them. That’s at 1 p.m. in the library lobby. 

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