MFAH Travelling Exhibition on its way to Tomball next week

Next Tuesday, while you may be in the thick of Thanksgiving preparations, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston technicians will be here in our library setting up their new traveling exhibition, A Passion for Glass. Rene Lalique (1860-1945) was a French glass designer known for his elaborate perfume bottles, vases, clocks, jewelry, and even glass automobile ornaments. He is remembered equally for his marvelously creepy Art Nouveau jeweled insects and for his Art Deco frosted glass vases. The exhibition will be here from November 22nd to January 21st. When you get a free moment, come and enjoy it!

Veteran's Day Service

Every year customers ask us, so please pass the word along that there will be a Veteran's Day Service at the college on Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to noon.  It will happen in the new Performing Arts Center right on Highway 249. You can get to it from either the north or south entrance to the college.

We, the library staff salute all of you who have served our country in wartime and peace, and you, their families who have served as well through your sacrifice and support. We are grateful.

Teens: Just Dance

danceHey teens! Need a break from studying? Come show off your best dance moves with Just Dance for the Nintendo Wii! Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, November 8th from 5:00-6:00pm.

For more information, please call the library at 832-559-4200.

Flickr CC: 195/365 shall wii dance? Photo by: Josh Fassbind

BOOK SALE SOON!

Please consider this your advance notice. For the first time ever, our Friends of the Library are going to have a book sale!

The Friends of the Library raise funds that support our summer reading programs and other programs throughout the year. Mostly they do this by selling books donated by our customers. This year, because of  your generosity, the Friends have more books than will fit in their little room off the front entrance. So--on the first Saturday in December, when thoughts of many will be turning to stocking stuffers, books at inexpensive prices will be laid out for you to buy.

The rumor is that the sale will take place between 10 am and 2 pm; we'll firm that up closer to the date.

 

HANGERS AND HOSIERY...OH MY!

Ever wonder what to do with that closet full of wire hangers and those bags of old hosiery in your closet?  Well, wonder no more. This month at Art Explorers, we will take those 2 common household "collectibles" and turn them into works of sculptural art!    Your child will learn about the history of modern/contemporary art and then twist a hanger into a free form design, stretch a nylon hose over it and paint it!  This program will meet on Tuesday, November 8th at 4:30 pm and Monday, November 14th at 1:00 pm in the Children's Department.  Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 2nd - 6th grade).  Call 832-559-4235!