Are you 50 years old or better? Sign up for a free bus trip to the Holocaust Museum Houston.

HMHThe library will be taking a free bus trip to visit the Holocaust Museum Houston on Tuesday, January 22nd. We leave at 9:00AM from the library and return at 1:30PM. A special tour will be provided by a knowledgeable museum docent. Attendees must be 50 years or older to participate and must also be preregistered! 22 spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis!

What are Your Holiday Wishes?

What are your wishes for the holidays this year? A particular gift from Santa? The safe return of family members? The healthy birth of a grandchild? A job for your husband?

We invite you to write your wish upon a star at the first floor Children's or Adult Reference desk, then help fill the sky on the round wall display area with your wonderful wish. Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends this weekend, and joyous anticipation to everyone else for your particular holiday celebration.

Art Explorers in Russia!

  The next stop on our artistic trek around the world is Russia!   Learn about the history of art in this amazing country, artists, art forms and create a Fabergè egg!  This program meets on Monday, December 10th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, December 11th at 4:30 pm.  Registration is required and each session is limited to 20 children (grades 2nd - 6th).  Call 832-559-4235 to register and for more information!

Guess how many books we've checked out this (fiscal) Year!

We move a lot of books.

I thought you might be interested to know that 433,711 books, DVDs, and CD audiobooks have been checked out of LSC-Tomball Community Library branch  since March 1st, the beginning of our fiscal year.  That's our part in over seven million total checkouts across the county in that time. We move a lot of books!

We have also checked out an impressive number of electronic books. Since March 1st,  328,558 Adult and Young Adult electronic books and e-audiobooks have checked out across Harris County Public Library's reach, plus 80,483 children's TumbleBooks electronic books, for an eBook total of 298,799. This summer we added a collection of electronic audio books called OneClickdigital and already there are just under 5,000 checkouts from that  catalog.

The Case of the Missing Bean Bags

bean bagsAre you missing the bean bags in the Teen Room? Don’t worry, they aren’t gone for good. The bean bags are taking a well earned vacation at the dry cleaners and will be back, good as new, next week!

Flickr CC: A Hill of Beans Photo by: Esther17