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And the Winner Is.....

RITA awardThe Romance Writers of America handed out awards for the best books in romance at the RITA© award ceremony July 31st. The RITA is an award given out during the annual RWA conference to authors of books published the previous year in twelve different categories, including everything from inspirational to paranormal to regency. Up to 1200 books compete for the awards each year!
 

This year some of romance’s best authors received awards, so be sure to check out the winners:

 

Children’s Dept. Enjoys the “Dough” Days of Summer!

pizza party

The dough was literally flying across the room for 200 children and their parents as Domino's Pizza visited the Library on Thursday, August 5th for the last show of our Summer Reading Program. A fun time was had by all learning how to make pizza and then eating some!
 

Summer movie days will continue every Saturday at 1:30 pm through August and afterschool programming will resume the first week of September. Stop by any Library reference desk for a program calendar!
 

Genealogy 101

unidentified familyThe Tomball Library will be offering a three session basic genealogy course taught by Rhonda Brewer, the director of the Tomball LDS Family History Center. The first session will be Saturday, August 7th at 1:00pm, with the next two on each succeeding Saturday. These sessions will cover topics such as gathering and organizing research, interviewing relatives, Internet research, and preserving family history materials.

For more information or to register, call the library at 832-559-4213.

 

Flickr CC: Unidentified family Photo by : arwriterphotog

Book Club Buzz

stack of booksThe Tomball Library offers a variety of book clubs for those who love discussing what they’ve read. The August books and dates for our book clubs are:

 

Villain Turned Hero

Devil in WinterOne of my favorite character arcs in a novel or series is the redemption of a previously villainous or selfish character. Romance is full of heroes (and sometimes heroines) that start on the dark side only to be redeemed in the next book by the love they feel for their partners. Whether they are villains or “villains” their stories are always interesting.
Check out some of romance's best characters, both as villains and heroes:

 

Love in the Library

Heart in bookIn my (completely unbiased, of course) opinion, librarians are awesome, and I love it when one is a character in the book I am reading. There are many romances where the heroine (or hero) is currently working as a librarian. Whether you like books with characters caught in suspenseful life and death situations, dealing with becoming a vampire or just letting loose and falling in love, these librarian characters will be sure to please. And they won’t even tell you to be quiet!

Be sure to check out these titles:

Sit and Stitch

knitting needles and yarnCalling all crafty people! The Tomball Library welcomes all those who love knitting, crochet, quilting and cross stitch to join our Sit and Stitch group. They meet each week on Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and Thursdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the downstairs meeting room. Newcomers and beginners of all ages are welcome!

 

New Computer Classes

computer keyboardThe Tomball Library will be offering two special computer classes this month. Travel Tips and Tricks on the Web will be on Tuesday July 13th at 1:00pm and will cover web based resources for travel planning. On Monday July 19th at 9:00am, we will offer Introduction to Social Networking. This class will be a basic introduction to social networking sites, such as Facebook. All computer classes are free to the public. Call us today at 832-559-4213 to sign up!
 

Halfway to the Grave

Halfway to the GraveI read a lot of vampire romances (seriously, a lot), and it is hard for me to choose one favorite. One of my absolute favorites, though, would be Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost. The main characters, Cat, a half-vampire out for revenge, and Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, are a great couple and the plot is a good mix of romance and suspense. Their story continues in three more books (so far), and is one of the best series in paranormal romance. Check it out!

Book Club Buzz

 stack of booksRead a good book, join in a great discussion, and have fun.

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