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Cancelled: In the Footsteps of Marco Polo

 We regret to announce that the film screening and discussion with filmmaker, Francis O’Donnell on Wednesday, April 3rd has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

For your reading pleasure the library has copies of the book companion to the movie. See In the Footsteps of Marco Polo in our catalog.

You can also view the 90-minute movie streaming online.

Marco Polo, Introduction to Islam: exciting programs to begin the spring season

At the beginning of April two exciting programs will kick off an international theme at the library that will continue through August. The first is a film screening and discussion with the filmmaker of In the Footsteps of Marco Polo.

Two ordinary guys, Denis Belliveau, a wedding photographer, and Francis O'Donnell, an artist and U.S. Marine veteran, had the wild idea of retracing Marco Polo's epic 25,000 mile route from Venice to China and back. They spent two years on horse-back and camel-back and in jeeps, trucks, ships, and trains  trying to do so. Come to a 90 minute film screening of this remarkable adventure and a discussion with film maker Francis O'Donnell. That's Wednesday, April 3rd, 3:30 p.m., in Room L-129.

The second is an educational event about Islam that is part of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant called Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys. The library has received a collection of 25 books, movies, and magazines celebrating Islamic culture and for the month of April it will be on display along with Islamic art on loan from the Houston Muslim community. Mark your calendar for the educational program, Introduction to Islam, the Religion and Its Cultures, co-hosted by Al Salaam Mosque, on Thursday, April 4th, at 2:00 p.m. in the college's Room E-100.

Come and View the Winners

For the rest of March, LSC-Tomball Community Library is proudly displaying the work of participating winners of the Tomball Art League’s Spring Show and Exhibition. Claire Payne won Best in Show for her watercolor Winter Pall pictured at left. The Show had 280 entries, from traditional oils to sculpture to digital art. Come and enjoy Tomball and area’s tremendous art talent in Room L 129.

The 1040 Instruction Booklets are Here!

The 1040 Instruction booklets have finally arrived; come and get one. If this is all you need from the library at this time, feel free to pick it up at our Drive Through Book Drop. We'll keep a supply of 1040 Instructions and Forms there for your convenience.

The Drive Through Book Drop is located on the left side of the building as you're facing the front door. Drive down toward our front entrance and turn left into the Faculty Parking area. You'll see the Book Drop sign; follow the arrow around to the left side.

 

March Book Club Reads

Here’s what the book club participants are reading in March.

Afternoon Book Club (1st Tuesday, 3 pm): I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
Paranormal Book Club (2nd Monday, 7 pm): Blood Bond by Rachel Vincent
Inspirational Book Club (2nd Thursday, 7 pm): Matthew’s Story by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
Tween Homeschool Book Club (3rd Monday, 1 pm): Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry
Non-Fiction Book Club (3rd Tuesday, 2 pm): Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
History Book Club (4th Tuesday, 7 pm): The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc by Nancy Goldstone
After Austen Book Club (Last Monday, 7 pm): The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Mystery Book Club (4th Thursday, 1 pm): The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane
Come join a club and meet some people who like to read the same kinds of books that you do.

Publication 17 is here!

The long-awaited tax information booklet, Publication 17, has come in! You'll find it on the back side of  one of the Tax Forms pyramids in the main hallway in front of the first floor reference desk.

Marketing to the Hispanic Community

LSC-Tomball Community Library and the Lone Star College Small Business Development Center proudly begin a third season of Business Success Seminars Friday, March 1st with Maria Tapias, Group Account Director with Lopez Negrete Communications. Tapias will light up the new season with a seminar about Marketing to the Hispanic Community.

Lopez Negrete Communications is an independent, Hispanic owned and operated full service agency specializing in Hispanic marketing. As Tapias remarks, the Hispanic community is "...a world all its own, with different textures and tastes, rhythms and hues."

This year's Business Success seminars are especially timed to begin right after each monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting, a meeting that takes place the first Friday of the month in the Beckendorf Center in the East Building of LSC-Tomball. The seminars will happen just around the corner in Room E178. There is no registration and no registration fee for the seminars, and everyone is welcome. That's 2:15 p.m., Friday, March 1st.

Support Your Library

Our funding comes from the state as well as the county, so if you’ve been well served by the library in the past year, please tell your state representatives. They need to hear from you so they can advocate for library services as they go into budget sessions.

To find out who represents you, use the QR code to the left or  click on this link: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/find-your-representative/ and put in your residential address.

If you like, here is a link to a sample letter provided by the Texas Library Association: http://www.hcpl.net/sites/default/files/Legislative Sample Letter.pdf

A big thanks from us.

February Book Club Selections

Here’s what the book club participants are reading in February. Come join a club and meet some people who like to read the same kinds of books that you do.

Afternoon Book Club (1st Tuesday, 3 pm): Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Paranormal Book Club (2nd Monday, 7 pm): Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Inspirational Book Club (2nd Thursday, 7 pm): One Mountain Away by Emilie Richards
Tween Homeschool Book Club (3rd Monday, 1 pm): The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place
Non-Fiction Book Club (3rd Tuesday, 2 pm): Night by Elie Wiesel
History Book Club (4th Tuesday, 7 pm): The Whiskey Rebellion by William Hogeland
After Austen Book Club (Last Monday, 7 pm): Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
Mystery Book Club (4th Thursday, 1 pm): Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Muril Wilson exhibition in Room L 129

Muril Wilson is an award winning artist and former President of the Tomball Art League. She’s been painting ever since, as a young adult, the Teton Mountains took her breath away. Born in Bellmead, a suburb of Waco, her travels back and forth to visit her folks take her through the little town of Calvert where she’s in love with their historic buildings. To date she’s painted twenty-two of them, many of them bought by the building owners. This month she is displaying some of those Calvert paintings as well as other Texas scenes and events. See them in Room L 129.
 

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