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Postcard Club

The Postcard Club meets here at the library this Saturday!
They meet every 3rd Saturday at 2:00 pm at the Tomball Library to socialize, talk about their postcard collections, and trade postcards. Then they discuss new and old business and listen to a postcard related presentation. There are no dues; all activities are free, and everyone is welcome. Their collections are amazing and span decades of history and styles.So that's this Saturday, June 15, at 2 pm, in Room 212--the second floor Conference Room. Come, join in, and share your collection with the group.
 

Make a Difference!

Via our partnership with the Lone Star College System and its partnerships with The Academy and Target Hunger, the LSC-Tomball Community Library is collecting canned and non-perishable foods through the first half of June. Many area residents rely on nutritional assistance from organizations like Target Hunger. Through the summer the need is greater because more than 20% of school children go without the free or reduced priced breakfasts and lunches available at school. Help us help our community’s hungry. You can put your donated items into the collection barrels by the library elevators and in the Children’s Department. Thanks for anything you can do.
 

Summer Reading has Begun!

Ready for those beach reads? Remember, if you’re having trouble with downloading electronic and audio library books to your Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone, Samsung, or other electronic device, E*Book*Aid will be available in the front lobby every Monday afternoon this summer from 2-4. A team of tech wizards will give you personal help with using your digital device so you can read and listen to electronic library books wherever your summer may take you!

This Saturday morning, in the first of our several Adult programs this summer, you'll be able to Learn the Art of Quilling--that's about making those impressive delicate spirally things made of paper. Just like in the photo on the left. That’s Saturday morning, June 8th at 10 o'clock in Room L 129. There are spaces for 24 people.

June Book Club Reads

As we kick off our Summer Reading programs, here’s what our book clubs are reading in June:
Afternoon Book Club (1st Tuesday, 3 pm): The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons
Paranormal Book Club (2nd Monday, 7 pm): Phantom Evil by Heather Graham
Inspirational Book Club (2nd Thursday, 7 pm): Dandelion Summer by Lisa Wingate
Tween Homeschool Book Club (3rd Monday, 1 pm): is resting until September!
Non-Fiction Book Club (3rd Tuesday, 3 pm): Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
History Book Club (4th Tuesday, 7 pm): The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
After Austen Book Club (Last Monday, 7 pm): The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James
Mystery Book Club (4th Thursday, 1 pm): are discussing Jane Cleland’s mystery books in preparation for her visit to the library July 1st.

Come join a club and meet people who like to read the same kinds of books that you do.

Have Book Will Travel! The Trailer


 

Summer Reading begins in two weeks with an exciting international theme. Our Round Wall will feature books from every continent on this planet and from other worlds as well. The Children's and Young Adult departments will have a roster of fun and interesting programs; and they will not be alone. The Adult Department is working on a number of interesting programs to help and entertain you over the summer.

E*Book*Aid will be available in the front lobby every Monday afternoon from 2-4. A team of volunteer tech wizards will give you personal help with using your digital device to read and listen to electronic books.

May Book Club Selections

Come join a club and meet some people who like to read the same kinds of books that you do.
Here’s what everyone is reading in May:
Afternoon Book Club (1st Tuesday, 3 pm): A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash
Paranormal Book Club (2nd Monday, 7 pm): Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
Inspirational Book Club (2nd Thursday, 7 pm): City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell
Tween Homeschool Book Club (3rd Monday, 1 pm): Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Non-Fiction Book Club (3rd Tuesday, 3 pm): The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
History Book Club (4th Tuesday, 7 pm): 1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance by Gavin Menzies
After Austen Book Club (Third Monday, 7 pm): I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Mystery Book Club (4th Thursday, 1 pm): Blind Descent by Nevada Barr

We're Back 'Up'!

In case you couldn't get ahold of us online this morning, our servers were 'down' all over the County library system. But we're back up now and we'll be open until 5 pm. C'mon in and do what you need to do at the library this afternoon.

Build a Remarkable Brand

Business people these days are concerned about branding. A business' brand is more than its logo: it is the promise or experience that this business will deliver. The third in this year's Business Success Seminars is all about Building a Remarkable Brand.
Michael (Mike) Hagan
, BCC Coach & Consultant of Marketing and More will take participants through the steps of building a remarkable business brand this Friday, May 3rd, at 1:30 p.m. It will be held in the East Hall of LSC-Tomball in Room E-177. Like all our programs, admission is free, and no pre-registration is required. Everyone is welcome.

Image source: Creative Commons
 

Water-wise Planting

Happy Earth Day, everyone! If you live in the Tomball area, you probably know a heartbreaking scene of dried out trees with the bark falling off them, the carnage of our terrible drought two summers ago. Since I hear rumors of another dry summer this summer, I'm sending you a link to some of our books on water-wise gardening. Spending another summer watching our beloved gardens wither up and die would be too much. We have some lovely solutions for creating beauty in dry Texas summers.

Are you eighteen? Treat Yourself

Teens! You know what you can do when you turn eighteen? Come to the library and treat yourself to a couple of gifts that will keep on giving!
1. Come in and get an ADULT LIBRARY CARD! (You can check out movies now!)
2. Pick up and fill out a VOTERS REGISTRATION CARD. Yeah, you're old enough to vote now!

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