ALL ABOARD THE TOMBALL LEARNING EXPRESS

As customers enter the front door of the library, they can see that our display pyramids have taken on a new look. We hope this creative idea equips students and parents alike for the school year ahead.  The Tomball Library has back to school resources, homework aids, and databases for homework help. We have computer classes and English as a second language discussion groups for adults. Visit the Tomball Learning Express today to find resources for your individual needs. Then in October, come back again to see the reading railroad. We will have resources for children learning to read, for those transitioning into their teens, and adults enjoying what they have already earned.

Begin Your Genealogy Search on Your Home Computer

Been putting off that research for your family tree because it was just too mind-boggling? iHCPL: The Next Generation has just made it much less complicated and centralized.  Not only does it detail how to get started, but there's lots of links to resources for family records and documents, and free downloadable software to help you organize your search.  Look for the gold star on the lower left of the HCPL home page to get started.  More modules to come through the month of September.

Tomball Library in Your Community

Staff from the LSC-Tomball Community Library are reaching out to the community at fun, local events. Children’s staff participated at the 2nd Saturday at the Tomball Depot on September 12th. Children who attended this monthly community event, which includes a movie, music and local businesses, made a backpack craft while their families learned more about our Library, story times and after-school programs. This Saturday, September 19, from 10 am until 2 pm, staff will also be promoting Library services and programs during the CommUnity Resources Day at the Lone Star College-Tomball’s Beckendorf Conference Center. The College, as well as local and surrounding area Chambers of Commerce and businesses, are hosting this free, public event. Local residents interested in learning more about free and low-cost services provided by non-profit organizations are encouraged to attend. Drop by and see us at the Library information table!

BOOKS ON THE BAYOU

Their Eyes Were Watching GodThis year’s selection for the Books on the Bayou is Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. The Books on the Bayou is a community-wide effort designed to encourage reading of the same book at the same time and is meant to inspire reading and thoughtful discussion among Houstonians.