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New Mural Celebrates Oil Town U.S.A.

As you walk through the front door of the library you’ll be greeted by this dynamic collage of historic photographic images of Tomball. The images come from the library’s Esther Bubley Photo Collection, a four-volume collection of black and white photographs of the people and industry of Tomball in 1945.

Bubley (1921-1998) was a gifted American freelance photojournalist who specialized in expressive photos of ordinary people in their everyday lives.

We're Expecting New Neighbors!

You may have wondered about the construction beside our front door. Lone Star College Tomball is building a new Performing and Fine Arts Building; a 30,000 square foot, two-level, multi-purpose instructional facility for training in theater and theatrical production. It will include a 425 seat theater and stage.

The Performing and Fine Arts Building is but one of three buildings LSC Tomball is building this year. The second is a new Veterinary Technology building going up on the far west side of campus. The third is a new Health Sciences Building for training nurses, adjacent to Tomball Hospital along Business Route 249.


Here is a link to an updated photo gallery of construction progress.
 

We're Expecting New Neighbors!

You may have wondered about the construction next to our front door. Lone Star College Tomball is building a new Performing and Fine Arts Building adjacent to us. It will be a 30,000 square foot, two-level, multi-purpose facility that will include a 425 seat theater and stage for training students in theater and theatrical production.

The Performing and Fine Arts Building is but one of three major buildings being constructed this year. The second is a new Veterinary Technology on the far west side of campus. The third is a new Health Sciences Building for training nurses that is being built adjacent to Tomball Hospital along Business 249.

Here is a link to a photo gallery of construction progress.

Bible Study Resources

Doing Bible study? We have gathered resources to help you. We have Bibles in English and Spanish, in book form and audio; commentaries, atlases, historical fiction about Biblical characters, DVD and VHS movies, hospitality ideas, and alternate approaches through art and music. We’ve arranged them along the round wall in the lobby for you to check out.

Register to Vote

Monday, October 4th is the last day you can register to vote in the November 2nd midterm elections. You can pick up, fill in, and hand back a Voter Registration card at the Customer Service desk on the first floor of the library. And in case you were wondering, Early Voting begins Monday, October 18th and ends Friday, October 29.

Register to Vote

Monday, October 4th is the last day you can register to vote in the November 2nd midterm elections. You can pick up, fill in, and hand back a Voter Registration card at our Customer Service desk. And in case you were wondering, Early Voting begins Monday, October 18th and ends Friday October 29.

Study Guides and Practice Tests

SAT, PSAT, ACT, ASVAB, Texes, TOEFL, THEA and more. For many of the tests you take in school and career, we have study guides and practice tests.

In physical form they are on the shelves behind the reference desk on the second floor of the library.

In virtual form they are on our website in the Learning Express Library database and in the NetLibrary database. You’ll need your library card and PIN to log in. Our best wishes for your success. 

Genealogy 201: Beyond the Basics

Our free training in genealogy detective work continues. If you have completed Genealogy 101 or if you have organized and done research on your own, we invite you to expand your skills. Rhonda Brewer, the Director of the Family History Library in Tomball, will explore genealogy websites, databases, search strategies, and other in-depth resources.

Classes will be held on September 11 in the Meeting Room L129, and on September 18 & 25 in Room L216 (Computer Lab); all classes are from 1-3 p.m. To register, call 832-559-4213 or drop by one of the Adult reference desks.

Photo by Flickr CC: Unlabeled ambrotype c. 1859, possibly Louisa Melvina (Countryman) June (1829-1920) and Elias C. June (1826-1891) of Jasper, New York: eaubscene

Signs of our Time

Next time you come to the library you may notice additions to our signage--and to the language on our signage. We’ve added Spanish!

Did you know that we have a small Spanish fiction and non-fiction collection? We also offer a Spanish children’s story time, free Adult computer classes in Spanish, a discussion group for people wanting to practice speaking English, and periodic free Civics classes for citizenship candidates.

Soon we will begin a new discussion group where Spanish-speakers speak English to English speakers and English speakers respond in Spanish.

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