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Children's Library Programs - LSC-Tomball Community Library

April Fools and Easter on the SAME DAY?!

 

Things are warming up!

Did you make a happy spring forward with day-light savings?

Did you enjoy our March programs?

We've got more for you in April!

 We've got our events calendar up online, so click the link above to see what is happening. 

 

In this newsletter you'll find information on our upcoming Children's programs, book reviews and recommendations and some pictures from our recent programs.

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the Library very soon!

 

Tomball Community Library

30555 Tomball Pkwy

Tomball 77375

Ph: 832-559-4200 (main line)

Ph: 832-559-4235/6 (children's)

 

Events for 5 & under:  

 

Baby Bookworms (Mondays: 9:30AM)

 

Come to the Lone Star College–Tomball Community Library Children’s Department for songs, play time with other babies and an intro to books. Recommended for ages 3 months until walking assisted. For more information call the library at 832-559-4200.

 

 

Read and Play (Mondays: 10:30 AM)

 

Come to the Lone Star College–Tomball Community Library Children’s Department for songs, activities and play time with other babies who are walking independently.  Recommended for walkers through 18 months. For more information call the library at 832-559-4200.

 

 

Toddler Time (Tuesdays: 10:30 AM & Wednesdays: 9:30 AM)

 

Come to the Lone Star College–Tomball Community Library Children’s Department and enjoy age appropriate books, songs, finger-plays,  parachute play, manipulatives and a craft. Recommended for ages 18 months – 3 years.  For more information call the library at 832-559-4200.

 

 

 Preschool Story Time (Wednesdays & Thursdays: 10:30 AM)

 

Come to the Lone Star College–Tomball Community Library Children’s Department and enjoy age appropriate books, songs, finger-plays, rhythm stick fun, parachute play and a craft. Recommended for ages 3 – 5 years.  For more information call the library at 832-559-4200.

 

 

 

The diaper changing room located behind the Children's Reference Desk does not have baby wipes.

 

 

Events for 3 & older:

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Tuesday

 
 

CHAPTER CHATS(@ 5:00 PM)   

 

Come ready to talk about Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes in the Children's Area. Meets on Tuesday, April 3. Call to register. Ages 8 - 12.

*Book available at Children's Reference Desk

 

ART EXPLORERS (@ 5:00 PM)

Learn about Keith Haring on Tuesday, April 10th!  Required registration begins  one week in advance and is limited to 20 children, ages 8 - 12.

 

LEGO CREATE (@ 5:00 PM)

Complete a creative challenge using Lego on Tuesday, April 17th!  Required registration begins one week in advance and is limited to 25 children,  ages 5-12.      

 

R.E.A.D. (@ 5:00 PM)

Reading Eduaction Assistance Dogs will be here on Tuesday, March 27th & April 24th! Choose a book and read it to a furry friend! Ages 4-12

 

                

 

Wednesday

 

PETER RABBIT'S EASTER  EGGS (@ 1:30PM)

Come and decorate Easter eggs! Wednesday March 28th & April 18th, ages 3-6. Registration required.

 

 

Thursday

 

CHOO CHOO CLUB (@ 1:30 PM)

Early literacy program for children ages 3 – 5 and their parents.  Meets on every Thursday. Required registration begins one week in advance and is limited to 15 children. 

 

NEW LEAF GARDENERS (@ 5:00 PM)

Come and see what's growing in the Spring garden! Meets on Thursday, April 12th and 26th. Required registration begins one week in advance. Ages 7 - 12.

 

Friday

 

DIA STORY TIME (@ 10:30 AM)

Travel the world with stories & activities on April 27! For kids ages 3-6 & their familes.

 

 
Saturday

 

PUPPET FAIRY TALES: LOOKING THROUGH THE HONEY JAR (@ 10:30AM)

A short puppet show & finger plays presented by teachers from the Great Oak School in Tomball. Will start April 7. For kids ages 3-6 & their families.

 

MUSEMUM FAMILY DAY (@ 11AM - 3 PM)

Complete a take home art project with the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine arts on April 14th! Ages 7-12! At the Tomball Community Library, Families welcome!

 

POKÉMON LEAGUE (@ 1:30 PM)

Come to the Lone Star College–Tomball Community Library Children’s Department and learn about and play the Pokèmon trading card game on Saturdays!  All ages welcome! For more information call the Library at 832-559-4200. 

 

SATURDAY STORIES (@ 2:00 PM)

Sit and listen to stories every Saturday in the Children’s Area.  All ages!

 


RECOMMENDED READS FROM THE LIBRARIAN
 

 

The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving into History (Epic Fails #1) 
by Ben Thompson  and Erik Slader and illustrated by Tim Foley 

We love reading non-fiction children's books here at the library, since they are often a great way to acquire information quickly and retain it easily. This book is a great way to learn something new about the history of flight. For example: 

Did you know that after the sale of the Wright Bros. Company in 1915, it was merged with another company run by Glenn Hammond Curtis, and became the Curtiss-Wright Corporation, which still makes aviation parts today? 

Did you know that Orville Wright served on Woodrow Wilson's National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (which later became NASA)?

See, interesting right?
 
This fun-fact history of flight is an easy read, and given the recent interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), it'll be a well-read addition to children's non-fiction text in this subject.

Recommended for ages 8-12 years. 

 
 

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
by Derrick Barnes and illustrated by Gordon C. James.
 
This book is a Newbery Honor Book, a Caldecot Honor Book and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, and boy does it earn it!

Barnes gives us a beautiful ode to the act of getting a haircut. His story is that of a young black man entering his barber's shop ("the shop") for his cut, but more than that, it showcases an act of empowerment. Barnes highlights an uplifting, bold and nostalgic journey from physically ordinary to psychologically extraordinary. The wording is sublime (this fabulous quote from page 5 is enough to empower any young mind):
You're a star.
A brilliant blazing star.
Not the kind that you'll find on a sidewalk in Hollywood.
Nope. They're going to have to wear shades
when they look up to catch your shine.
However, bring in Gordon C. James, illustrator, and you have a work in your hands that is a masterpiece. The colors are wonderful, the art is masterful. Bold brushstrokes line every inch of the page; the expressions on the faces of people drawn are fabulous.

It's aimed at ages 3-8 years.


A COMIC CONVENTION FOR ALL AGES


WE ARE IN THE NEWS!
 

 

Our Ready to Code girls coding program is making some headlines
 
Thanks to a grant from the American Library Association, the Harris County Public Library System has been given the opportunity to host a coding program which encourages our community's youth to work with Minestorm robots, block coding, filming and editing software. The Tomball Community Library is one of four libraries in the Harris County Public Library System that has been given the opportunity to host this program for young women in Tomball. The Ready to Code program features twelve participants ages 11-14 who have been working over the past weeks to build, code and film their Minestorms. Many of the young women have already had coding experience, but for some, this is the first time they have had the opportunity to learn coding and apply it to robotics. 

The program is run by five of the Tomball Community Library's female staff members, Sisi Medina (Young Adult Librarian), Genova Boyd (Childrens Librarian), Amanda McClendon (Adult Services Librarian), Valerie Clark (Young Adult Services Specialist) and Jessica Manuel (Library Technician- Circulation), and is a girls-only program with the aim of showcasing coding and IT as a positive career choice for women. 

The link to the article can be found HERE. 

This is a pilot program that Harris County Public Library would like to see expanded across multiple branches throughout Houston.

 


All programs are free and open to the public.  For more information please call  832-559-4200 or log on to www.hcpl.net.

 

 

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 Preschool Story Time (Wednesdays & Thursdays: 10:30 AM)

 

Come to the Lone Star College–Tomball Community Library Children’s Department and enjoy age appropriate books, songs, finger-plays, rhythm stick fun, parachute play and a craft. Recommended for ages 3 – 5 years.  For more information call the library at 832-559-4200.

 Preschool Story Time (Wednesdays & Thursdays: 10:30 AM)

 

Come to the Lone Star College–Tomball Community Library Children’s Department and enjoy age appropriate books, songs, finger-plays, rhythm stick fun, parachute play and a craft. Recommended for ages 3 – 5 years.  For more information call the library at 832-559-4200.