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.

TOMBALL BOOK CLUB BUZZ FOR APRIL

Join in with other readers for a great discussion about the books you’ve read.  
The Afternoon Book Discussion meets to chat about their fiction selection of choice. In April, they will review ­­­­­­Mao’s Dancer by Li Qunxin.

KUDOS FROM AN AUTHOR

If you missed our author event last week, I hope you won’t miss the next one. We had a great time. Watch for our next author, who is coming in May. You will want to be a part of that exciting time at the Tomball Community Library.
Here are Rachel Brady’s remarks about her time at the Tomball library. writeitanyway.blogspot.com/
 

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:

Explore Early Science Books in the Children’s Department

It’s never too early to talk about science with your youngest children. Early concepts about how and why the world works are featured in many books for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary school-aged children. Your Tomball Library has pulled many of these books and put them on display in an Early Science Collection in the Children’s Department. Visit the library and our catalog  to see some of the great books we provide, or ask for more information at the Children’s Reference Desk. The Library also offers the monthly program What’s the Big Idea? to explore early science and math concepts with parents and their children, ages 2-7. Call 832-559-4235 for more information.