Friday, November 6, 2009

Local Library Programs for November

Some of the great library programs going on in the area of North Houston!

Featured Program:

Ceramic Artworks by Jeff Forster, Lone Star College-North Harris Instructor
November 1 - 30
Jeff Forster, artist in residence and ceramics instructor at Lone Star College-North Harris, will have a ceramics exhibit at the Barbara Bush Branch Library in November. A native of Minnesota, Forster now lives in Kingwood. He turned to ceramics as an undergraduate and earned a master's degree in ceramics from Southern Illinois University. His works can be found in the Lobby Display Case.
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
Education / Test Preparation
SAT preparations by Princeton Review & volunteers – Weekends in November
(for details see
HCPL – Barbara Bush Branch
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379

MCMLS - South Regional Branch
Library 101: Reference Sources
Thursday, Nov. 19, 4:00PM
Library 101 classes are designed for kids age 7 to 11, but adults and teens interested in brushing up on their library skills are also welcome to attend.
2101 Lake Robbins Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380-1152
(281) 298-9110

LSC-Kingwood Library
Writing Tutor
A writing tutor from the LSC-Kingwood Learning Center will be on hand to work with you on your research papers in the library. Each Wednesday from 12:30-2pm and Thursdays from 1-2:30pm. Through November 27th.
20000 Kingwood Dr.
Kingwood, TX 77339
Book Clubs
HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
Travels with Charley, by John Steinbeck. Date of meeting: Thursday, Nov. 19, 1:30pm
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379

HCPL-Baldwin Boettcher Branch
Evening Book Club
Firefly LaneTitle to be discussed: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. Date of meeting: Monday, November 9, at 6:30 PM.
22248 Aldine Westfield Rd
Humble, TX 77338-1080
(281) 821-1320

MCMLS-Central Branch
"Central Book Club for Adults"
November 12 - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301

MCMLS - Charles B. Stewart Branch
Third Thursday Readers’ Group
Meets the third Thursday of the month from 1:00 to 2:00pm.
This month’s selection is: The Help by Karen Stockett
202 Bessie Price Owen Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356
(936) 788-8314

Computer Classes

HCPL-Barbara Bush Branch
Adult Computer Classes in Excel
(for details see
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379

Tomball College Community Library
Spanish Computer Classes (Clases de computadora en EspaƱol), classes in Excel and Advanced Email
for details, see: )
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375

MCMLS - Malcom Purvis Branch
Introduction to the computer and the Internet.
Monday, Nov. 9, 6:00 PM
510 Melton St
Magnolia, TX 77354

LSC-Cyfair College Library
Computer workshops are held Tuesdays and Saturdays on various topics.
for more information see
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433

Special Programs

LSC-Montgomery College Library
To kickoff registration for the upcoming spring 2010 semester, Lone Star College-Montgomery hosts “Party on the Plaza,” a free event for all students that includes delicious food, exciting games, and great prizes. The Library will present a Disc-Golf, "Putting for Prizes" competition. The fun will take place on both Tuesday, November 17, and Wednesday, November 18, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., in the fountain area plaza in front of Buildings C, D, and E.
For more information about the event or registration for the spring 2010 semester, contact the office of student services at 936.273.7236.
3200 College Park Dr.
Conroe, Texas 77384

Tomball College Community Library
Tomball Sit & Stitch
Share needlework and conversation, every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 pm & Thursday from 10 AM - 12 PM, 1st floor meeting room.
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375

MCMLS - R. B. Tullis
Tullis Library Scrapbookers!
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Beginning, intermediate and experienced scrapbookers: join other scrapbookers and learn and have a great time.
21569 US Hwy. 59
New Caney TX 77357

MCMLS - R. B. Tullis
Jazz at the Library!
Thursday, Nov. 12, 7:00 PM
Jazz at the Library!
The Lone Star College-Kingwood Jazz Ensemble will be at Tullis Library for an evening of wonderful jazz music.
21569 US Hwy. 59
New Caney TX 77357

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Just sayin'.

Monday, November 2, 2009


This is a news and information blog for the Lone Star College-University Center Library. Ours is a virtual library just on the edge of Conroe and The Woodlands, Texas where Interstate 45 meets College Park Drive (State Road 242).

The LSC-University Center is a kind of distance-learning in person facility which allows students to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees here close to home in classes taught by instructors from our 6 partner Universities (Prairie View A&M, Texas A&M, Sam Houston State University, Texas Southern, University of Houston, and University of Houston Downtown).

Here in the LSC-University Center library, I provide bibliographic guidance as librarian to our students, to make certain they have the same access to research resources that they would if they were attending classes at their home university campuses.

The facility is owned and run by The Lone Star College system, and LSC-Montgomery College is right next door (including their library with its excellent collection of physical volumes AND virtual books).

Our website address is

And this blog will be updated periodically with news about our programs and interesting library resources for our visitors.

--Scott Gilbert

There may be a library closer to you than you think!

Besides the LSC-University Center and LSC-Montgomery College Libraries, there are many other college and public libraries in the North Houston area. These facilities are open to the public and are great places to study, get on the internet, borrow books & videos, and more. Each library has its own particular features and programs, ranging from computer classes to book clubs to children's storytimes. The Google Map below has links, hours, and contact phone numbers for those in the North Houston area (including the LSC-University Center Library).

View Public and College Library Locations in the North Houston Area / North Houston Area Libraries in a larger map