Discover Your Roots: A Genealogy Workshop

Wow your family at those upcoming holiday gatherings this year by bringing a carefully researched family tree.  On Saturday, October 17, genealogist Lynna Kay Shuffield will show you how to do basic genealogy research, newspaper research, database and records research, and more.  The workshop will be held in the Computer Lab Room L216 starting at 10:15 a.m.  Registration is required as space is limited.  Call 832-559-4213 to sign up. 



Join the Texas Bluebonnet Book Club @ Tomball Library

The Texas Blubeonnet Book Club is for 3rd-5th graders and will meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 1 pm until 2 pm. Register now for the Club, which is limited to 15. The Club meets each Thursday, Sept. 21st through January 18th. Culminating with voting for the 2009-2010 Bluebonnet Award winner, Club activities will include reading, discussions, puzzles, games, crafts and snacks. Call the Children's Services Department at 832-559-4235 for more information and to register for this new, fun book club.


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.