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Creative Corner

All the world’s a stage!

Explore your creative side as we each make a big puppet and craft a story to tell.

This program is for grades 1-5 and kindergarteners with an adult.

 

Date: Wednesday, September 20

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Space is limited. Please arrive early to ensure participation. 
Registration for after-school programs opens 30 minutes prior to the program.

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Support the Friends of the Library, Kingwood (FOLK)

Thank you for your interest in supporting lifelong literacy and learning. There are many ways you can support the Kingwood Branch Library by donating to FOLK. We can put your donation to work right away!

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Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

News of the worldTitle to be discussed: News of the world by Paulette Jiles.  Date of meeting: October 10, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna's parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows. Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act "civilized." Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land. Arriving in San Antonio, the captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember -- strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become -- in the eyes of the law -- a kidnapper himself."

September Computer Classes

In September we are offering the following computer classes:

Beginner Email—September 7
Beginner Word—September 14
Intermediate Word—September 21
One on One—September 28

All classes are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  One-on-one sessions are 30 minutes each.

Sign up at the Information Desk or call 713-464-1633.
 

Teen Escape Room: Sherlocked

LockThink you can solve Professor Moriarty's puzzles? Pit your wits against our clues in this special escape room event! Try to solve the puzzles and escape the library meeting room.

Ages: 12-18

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library

Registration is required and opens online on September 8. Please register for only one of the times listed:

Friday, September 15, 4 pm--5 pm

Saturday, September 16, 11 am--12 pm

Saturday, September 16, 2 pm--3 pm

DUE TO FLOOD DAMAGE, BARBARA BUSH BRANCH LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The Barbara Bush Branch Library took on about two feet of water during the storm. We will be closed for the foreseeable future. Please do not return your library books to the Barbara Bush Library. They are much safer at your homes. No late fees will be assessed for the books. At this time Harris County Public Library System is assessing all branches and will issue updates on where you can return library books.

 

 

Job Search Skills Seminars

Are you looking for a job or is a change in career in your future? Come to the Galena Park Library on 8/29/17 and 9/19/17 for presentations from representatives from Workforce Solutions.

August 29th's seminar is about Interviewing. You will learn steps to help you make a great first impression, appropirately respond to questions, and effectively follow-up to improve your chances at getting an offer!

September 19th's Seminar will be about the Energy Industry. This seminar will cover what this industry includes, why it's important to Texas, how your skills transfer, and where to find "hidden" opportunities!

Book Buddies

Book BuddiesDo you have a child in grades K-3, or who is 5-8 years old?  Do you want your child to develop a love for reading?

Sign up your child to be a Little Buddy!

Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and teens together to share the joy of reading.  Trained teen volunteers (Big Buddies)  are paired with children (Little Buddies), and in 10 weekly sessions, they participate in 45 minutes of shared reading. 

When: Mondays, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13

Where: Spring Branch-Memorial Library's meeting room

Ask for an application at the information desk.

For more information, contact Elizabeth at 713-464-1633.

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