Spend your summer with TCL!

Are you ready for Summer?

TCL is partnering with the Houston Food Bank to bring hot meals to children this summer, for free!  Children under 18 can come to the Community Center (right next to the Library) for a free hot lunch each weekday starting in July.

Get your paws on a good book this summer with TCL Staff and volunteers.  Each Saturday this summer there will be activities and, of course, reading!

Just because it is summer doesn't mean we can let our brains rust!  Join us all summer long for STEM activities!




What Should You Read Next?

Have you read EVERYTHING from your favorite author?  Stumped about what to read next?  Check out these sites that recommend authors based on which authors you already like to read!
Library Thing
LibraryThing is a powerful online book-cataloging tool. Non-members can browse the lists and suggestions but in order to take advantage of the massive catalog of millions of books and the tastes of their owners you should really sign up and enter in some of your favorites to build a personal virtual library.
GoodReads
GoodReads is a book lover's site with great features like interviews  with authors, book trivia, book swap events, and more. Most notable however are the lists. We're not talking lists of questionable quality by one person, we're talking lists compiled with the inputs of thousands and thousands of users.
http://www.literature-map.com/
Tourist Map of Literature is an AI (Artificial Intelligence) interface that visually shows users how similar the style of a writer is to the styles of other writers.  Powered by gnod.org, Tourist map of Literatures is an on-going process that changes with the information that is added by users 


TCL Public Calendar



EXTRA Special Thanks to Laura Hebert

Laura is a volunteer extraordinaire!  over the last year, she has helped us out through internet conundrums, and rainy days, and dusty boxes and hyper sugar-fueled toddlers, and heavy shelves, and reorganization craziness.  

We could not do it without her, and we cannot properly express our gratitude (we tried; we used a thesaurus and everything)!

Laura has volunteered more than 100 hours in 2018 and we are only part-way through the year!


We've gotten fancy!
Have you picked up your new library card?

As of February 1, 2018, we have a new automated catalog - and that means you need a new library card!

Your new card enables you to access our catalog to place holds, renew books, and give us feedback on how we are doing.  

Download our library card application here, and check out our catalog!