Once Upon a Time: Telling Stories Through Clay

In conjunction with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston exhibit, the library has prepared 3 displays for the month of March. In the front window, the display is “Once Upon a Time: Family Stories in Clay”. Staff members have contributed ceramic and clay pieces from their own collections. On the round wall, books based on the theme “Once Upon a Time: Building Stories in Clay” can be seen. These books are on building your own clay pieces, sculptures, and jewelry.  Pamphlets about the Museum of Fine Arts Houston are available here as well.  At the back door, you will find "Once upon a Time: Craft A Story in Clay" . You can craft your own clay story using clay provided by the library. You may make your clay pieces in the library and leave it on display or take it with you. Everyone is encouraged to be a part of this activity.

New Early Literacy Depot @ Your Library

Hanging Out at the Library's Early Literacy DepotThe Library’s Children’s Services Department has a new center with learning activities for young children. The Early Literacy Depot is a place where parents can work with and play together with their children using manipulatives such as alphabet puzzles, magnetic letters and wooden pattern rods. These activities help children use skills contributing to their early literacy. Research shows there are six skills which help children prepare for school and learn to read. They include vocabulary, print motivation, print awareness, narrative skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness.

RACHEL BRADY IS COMING

The LSC-Tomball Community Library is pleased to present mystery author Rachel Brady. In lieu of the Mystery Book Club this month, Rachel will speak about her writing and experiences as an author. Following her presentation, Murder by the Book will sell copies of her book, which she will be glad to sign.  A portion of her book sales will be contributed to the Tomball Friends of the Library.                        

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday @ Your Library

Read Across America Party at LSC-Tomball Community Library 2009Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and the fun of reading on Tuesday, March 2, from 4:30 pm until 5:30 pm, in the Children's Services Department at the LSC-Tomball Community Library.  Every year the Library joins in the nationwide celebration, Read Across America, sponsored by the National Education Association.  This party across America always takes place on Dr. Seuss' birthday and reminds families to read together.  At our library, we'll read books by Dr. Seuss, sing, enjoy a craft and eat birthday cake.  Children and adults of all ages are invited.  You might even see a cat, a sneech, or a thing or two!

TOMBALL BOOK CLUB BUZZ FOR MARCH