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Candy Sushi for Teens!

candy sushiDid you know that May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month? Come celebrate with sushi! Candy sushi, that is. We will be making delicious (if slightly funny looking) sushi out of candy. Make some to share, or eat it all yourself!

This program is for teens ages 12 to 18. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room (L129) on Tuesday, May 11 from 4:00-5:00pm.

Flickr CC: Candy Sushi Photo by: chicgeek
 

Display Your Collection @ Tomball!

display caseEach month, the glass display case (located by the stairs on the second floor of the library) gets a makeover. Library and college staff members, as well as generous community members, have created stunning displays over such diverse subjects as Star Wars memorabilia, antique dolls, hand-painted porcelain, Renaissance weaponry, and artifacts from India. There are still a few days to stop by and see this month’s display, which features cameras and other photography paraphernalia through the decades.

We are currently looking for unique collections to fill the display case during the summer and fall months. If you would be interested in displaying a collection of items or have any questions, please contact the library at 832-559-4211.

I Can’t Give You Anything but Love, Baby…

Cary Grant statueWhen I was in college, I had a roommate who loved old black and white films. When she realized that my classic movie knowledge didn’t extend beyond old movie musicals, she told me that we were going to fix that. We made a list, set up a classic film night once a week and steadily made our way through some of the best old black and white movies. I quickly discovered that my favorites were the screwball comedies starring Cary Grant, usually as the slightly confused, but always debonair love interest.

The Doctor is Back!

TARDISWhen I was little, I remember watching this old British sci fi show on PBS with my parents. It had a spaceship shaped like a police box that traveled through time, a mechanical dog that spoke, metal aliens that shouted (mechanically) “EX-TER-MIN-ATE!”, and a man with giant hair and scarf longer than he was tall.

First airing in 1963, Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction show on television. It has taken a few breaks over the years, but it always comes back better than ever. This Saturday the new series, starring Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor (the Doctor regenerates after traumatic experiences, allowing for new actors to take over) premieres on BBCA. I know I’ll be watching!

Holocaust Speaker at the Tomball Library

Holocaust Memorial in BostonThis year is the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II and the liberation of concentration camps across Europe. For those who lived through it, 65 years doesn’t seem that long ago. For those born after the war, 65 years is a lifetime. Shortly after the war ended, Holocaust Remembrance Day was established to remind people of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust.

This year Holocaust Remembrance Day was Sunday, April 11. In honor of the day, the Library welcomes Lili Gordon, a child survivor of the Holocaust. Ms. Gordon will be speaking about her experiences during the war on Thursday, April 29 at 1:00 pm in the first floor Meeting Room (L129). Please join us for this special event.

Confessions of a Nora Roberts Movie Addict

I have a confession: I love Lifetime movies based on Nora Roberts' novels. I can practically hear you all groaning, but I just can’t help it. They are so wonderfully ridiculous! Watching one is a little bit like watching a train wreck – you know you shouldn’t watch, but you just can’t seem to look away.

Free SAT Practice Test

pencilThe SAT is approaching! Whether you are new to the test or trying to improve your score, Tomball Library can help. This month the Princeton Review is hosting a free SAT practice test here at the library. The practice test will be offered on Saturday, April 17 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Students will be given their scores and a detailed analysis the following Saturday, April 24 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

For more information or to register for the test, call the Library at 832-559-4200.

Flickr CC2009 Challenge - Day 72: Pencil Photo by: ozlady

 

To Rhyme or Not To Rhyme...

magnetic poetryApril is National Poetry Month! Every year since 1996 the Academy of American Poets has led a month long celebration of poetry. The goal is to show the American public that there is more to poetry than words penned by stuffy, long-dead poets. Our American literary heritage has always been rich in poetry, but we also have living poets writing words of inspiration, beauty and wit.

Cancelled Too Soon

As an avid television watcher, I confess I dread this time of year. Late spring. The end of a season for the lucky shows, and the end of a series for the unlucky. I always find myself compulsively checking the lists of TV shows each studio has renewed or axed, waiting for the verdict on all my favorites.

Mothers & Daughters: Reading Together

The Mother Daughter Book Club is in its third year and still going strong! Once a month a group of mothers and their teenage daughters meets to discuss a Young Adult book (as picked by the members), chat about life (and pop culture), eat (chocolaty) refreshments, and build friendships.

In April, we will be discussing Nina LaCour's Hold Still. Come join us! Wednesday, April 14 from 7:00-8:30 pm in the second floor Conference Room.

Here are a few of our favorite books discussed so far:

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