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Teen Game Day!

MarioDon’t forget the weekly Tuesday activities for teens! Next Tuesday come to the library for Teen Game Day. Challenge your friends to a Mario Kart race, show off your dance movies with Just Dance, be a Guitar Hero, or break out the board games! Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, July 27th from 3:00-4:30 pm.

For more information, please call the library at 832-559-4200.

Flickr CC: Mario Kart Wii promo event, NYC, 4/24/08 - 14 of 16 Photo by: goodrob13
 

Day at the Beach

beach

As July speeds by and temperatures continue to soar, there are quite a few things I wish I could do. Eat ice cream for every meal, go on a road trip with the windows down and the wind roaring by, run through a sprinkler, or go to the beach. On a hot summer’s day, there are very few things better than reading on the beach and riding waves back to shore.

Henna for Teens

henna hand with camelHey teens! Looking for something fun to do next week? On Tuesday we will be using henna to create temporary designs on the skin. Henna, a plant-based product made from henna tree leaves, is used by many cultures around the world as a form of artistic expression. Henna is not permanent, but it does temporarily stain the skin. Henna will wash or fade from the skin in one to three weeks.

Any teen (ages 12 to 18) who wishes to participate must have a completed parental permission form. Teens without a form can attend the program, but will not be allowed to participate. Permission forms can be obtained at the first floor Reference Desk of the Tomball Library. For more information, please call the library at 832-599-4200.

The henna program will take place in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, July 20th from 3:00-4:30 pm.

Out of This World Television

adorable robot guyOne of my favorite television genres is science fiction. It’s a genre that is underappreciated by the masses, but the people who love it are often fanatical enough to make up the difference. It’s unfortunate that so many people dismiss the entire genre without even giving it a chance (it’s not all Star Trek, you know) because science fiction has so much to offer.

Just Dance for Teens

kids dancingThe Summer Reading Program is half over! Have you registered yet? If you have read anything this summer – seriously, anything at all - sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program and log your reading activity. Teens who finish 5 books or 600 minutes by August 7th get a prize. You don’t want to miss out!

While you’re reading, don’t forget the weekly Tuesday activities for teens! Next Tuesday come to the library and play Just Dance for the Nintendo Wii. Bring your friends and show off your dance moves. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, July 13th from 3:00-4:30 pm.

Recycled Crafts for Teens

Oscar the Grouch and RecyclingLooking for something fun to do next week? Grab your friends and come craft things out of recycled materials! All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own projects. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, July 6 from 3:00-4:30 pm. See you there!

For more information, please call the library at 832-559-4200.

Flickr CC: hackney council's newest recycling collector Photo by: clurr
 

Eclipse Movie Release Party for Teens

Eclipse, the newest movie in the Twilight series, comes out next Wednesday. Are you ready? Come celebrate with friends at the Eclipse Release Party! We’ll make duct tape roses, have food, music, trivia, prizes, and lots of fun! Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, June 29 from 3:00-4:30 pm.

For more information, please call the library at 832-559-4200.

Flickr CC: Bitten by Twilight!? *,..,* 9/52 Photo by: -konayuki-

 

World Cup Fever

soccer ballThe World Cup is in full swing and it seems like everyone I know has developed a strong case of soccer fever. Even though I haven’t mustered quite as much enthusiasm for the World Cup as some of my friends, I have seen a few games and monitored my favorite team’s progress.

If you are one of the many people living, breathing and eating World Cup, or if you just don’t understand and want to see what the big deal is, there are plenty of great movies centered around soccer. Take a break from the World Cup (or fit in a movie while South Africa sleeps!), browse the HCPL catalog and request a soccer movie today!

Kimberly’s Soccer Movie Picks:

Rock Band for Teens!

Rock Band drumsHey teens! Looking for something fun to do next week? Come to the library next Tuesday for Rock Band! Bring friends and form a video game band. Rock on! Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, June 22 from 3:00-4:30 pm.

For more information, please call the library at 832-559-4200.

Flickr CC: rock band [373] Photo by: brianjmatis
 

That's Entertainment!

red curtainEver since I was a little girl trying to dance around the house in plastic dress-up heels, I have loved movie musicals. There is just something so charming in the calculated spontaneity of a group of strangers bursting into song or dancing down the street together. Sometimes movie musicals are bursting with glitz and glam, like 42nd Street, and sometimes they lean more towards angst, like Fiddler on the Roof. No matter the type of musical, there is always a strong thread of human emotion binding the story together.

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