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Upcoming Events for Adults

Shrinks 2Between 9/18-9/25 your library is offering 4 events for adults. All adults are welcome!
Krafty Corner, Tuesday/martes, 9/18, 1:30-2:30 pm: Design and create your own Hispanic Heritage-related earrings. Diseñe y cree sus propios aretes relacionados con el patrimonio hispano. [Registration required.]
Digital Saturday, 9/22, 10:30-11:30 am: Discover an online resource with all kinds of info & instructions for plumbing, electrical, remodeling, decorating & more! [Registration required.]
Medicare Information Session, Saturday, 9/22, 2:00-3:00 pm: Find out about your options and ask questions! [Registration required.]
Book Club for Adults, Tuesday, 9/25, 2:30-3:30 pm: Discuss “The House of the Spirits” by Isabel Allende.

Library Card Sign Up Month

When was the last time you paid for an ebook or an audiobook? What about looking for databases to help with learning a new language, studying for a test, or accessing Consumer Reports on-line, and more. Do you have a research paper due for school? Have you wanted to watch a particular movie but didn't want to buy it? Great news! You can save money and time by registering for a Harris County Public Library card. September is National Library Card Sign-up month, so there's no better time to get started using your public library services. Go to our website for more info at www.hcpl.net.

Our First Escape Room for Kids

Kudos to these kids for breaking out of the escape room! This was our first time doing an escape room for the upper elementary age group and it was a lot of fun! This escape room was based on The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. Our players had fun combing through the "debris" of a shipwreck to find the clues they needed. It was down to the wire, but we had a blast seeing everyone work together to solve these tricky puzzles. Great job everyone! 

Rain, Rain, Go Away! (And I Mean It!)

 You should come to the library this week. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Despite all the rain, it really is worth it to come to the library. Yes, it’s wet and terrible, but it’s been raining for at least two weeks solid. The time for excuses has to end, even if it is hard to admit it.

To help you out, we have a lot of fun activities coming up at the library, which will give you the time to enjoy yourself in a free, indoor environment. That’s right. You get to be inside, you don’t have to pay anything, and our events are a guaranteed blast. Here’s some of them:

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Did you know that September is Library Card Sign-up Month? Signing up for a library card is a great step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. Harris County Public Library cards are free to Texas residents of all ages. Registered borrowers may borrow materials from any Harris County Public Library branch and have full use of all HCPL online resources, such as eBooks and audiobooks through OverDrive and OneClickDigital, streaming video through Kanopy and OverDrive, magazines through Flipster, and research databases for business, genealogy, language learning and more. To receive your full service card, visit any Harris County Public Library Branch to fill out an application and provide proof of mailing address, such as your photo identification.

Wonderfully Wordless

Picture books can represent many things to many people: an introduction to reading, a portal to a different world, a bringer of nostalgia or simply a happy place. No matter what, when you crack open a picture book you're sucked into a different world-- one filled with raining meatballs, typing cows, dinosaurs going to bed and so many other amazing, heart warming, laugh out loud, creative journeys. And sometimes, those worlds are just shown to us, without any words at all, allowing each reader to create their own story, their own world, their own adventure. Here are 9 worldess picture books, just waiting to be opened and explored. 

 

 

Scratch Coding for Middle Schoolers

Learn basic coding with Scratch! Scratch is a programming language developed by MIT where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. This program will be on Thursday, September 20, from 4:45-6:00 PM in the Computer Lab. Registration is required and opens on September 13, at 10:00 AM. Please call or register online.

For middle school teens and tweens in grades 6-8.

Hispanic Heritage Month Adult Craft: Huichol Yarn Art

Celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth at #KingwoodLibrary! We're having a Huichol Yarn Art adult craft on Thurs 9/13 from 2-4 PM in the Meeting Room. Create yarn art inspired by Huichol people of Mexico. Self-register online at http://bit.ly/2Q8t8Ve or call the branch @ 832-927-7830.

Wild Robot Escape Room!

 Join us on September 11, 2018 at 4:45 pm for an awesome time in our escape room. Our theme is WILD ROBOTS. Solve puzzles and riddles to escape. You do not want to miss it! 

A free ticket is required to attend. Please pick up your ticket 15 minutes prior to the start of the program at the Children’s information desk. If you have any questions please call us at 832-927-7800.

It's Book Club Week @ at Library!

Calling all adults and teens! It's book club week! This Thursday at 1pm our adult book club, Lunch 'n' Lit will be discussing How to Stop Time by Matt Haig so bring your lunch and enjoy some lively discussion. 

Also on Thursday, Teen Book Club will be discussing banned books at 4:30pm. You can read any banned book of your choice and join us to find out why the book was challenged. You can also make a tote bag with you favorite literary quote. Snacks will be provided. 

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