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Thanksgiving Holiday Library Hours

We will close early on Wednesday, November 22, at 5:00 p.m.  The storytimes will take place as scheduled:Cornucopia

Baby time—10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Toddler time—11:30 a.m.

There will be no after-school program.

We will be closed Thursday through Sunday, November 23-26, in observance of Thanksgiving.  We will reopen on Monday, November 27 at 1:00 p.m.

We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! 

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Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Christmas bellsTitle to be discussed: Christmas bells by Jennifer Chiaverini.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 p.m..  Summary: "In present-day Boston, a dedicated teacher in the Watertown public school system is stunned by somber holiday tidings. Sophia's music program has been sacrificed to budget cuts, and she worries not only about her impending unemployment but also about the consequences to her underprivileged students. At the church where she volunteers as music director, Sophia tries to forget her cares as she leads the children's choir in rehearsal for a Christmas Eve concert. Inspired to honor a local artist, Sophia has chosen a carol set to a poem by Longfellow, moved by the glorious words he penned one Christmas Day long ago, even as he suffered great loss. Christmas Bells chronicles the events of 1863, when the peace and contentment of Longfellow's family circle was suddenly, tragically broken, cutting even deeper than the privations of wartime. Through the pain of profound loss and hardship, Longfellow's patriotism never failed, nor did the power of his language. "Christmas Bells," the poem he wrote that holiday, lives on, spoken as verse and sung as a hymn."

TGIF Programs Friday Film Series - This Friday!

The TGIF Programs Friday Film Series continues Friday, November 17 at 10:15 AM. We look forward to showing the film based on Brian Selznick's "The Invention of Hugo Cabret." Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Christopher Lee star in this film. This film, Rated PG, lasts 126 minutes.

Teens! Tournament of Books Is Coming Soon!

Enjoy reading? Like competition? Join the Harris County Public Library system for Tournament of Books!

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Tournament of Books is a reading competition for students in grades 9-12 or ages 14-17.

Participants will work with a team to read a set list of books. Teams will then compete doing review games about the books at library book parties! Book parties will take place in December, January, February, and March. In March, the top team from the Spring Branch-Memorial Library will also compete against teams from the other Harris County libraries in the final battle for the championship.

To register, visit the Spring Branch-Memorial Library at 930 Corbindale Road and pick up an application. Completed applications are due by December 15. If you attend Memorial High School, you can also pick up an application at your school library.

Visit the Spring Branch-Memorial Library or call 713-464-1633 and ask for Elizabeth, if you have any questions!


15 Books
13 Libraries
1 Championship Team

WILL IT BE YOU?

Kingwood Pop-Up Library!

While our building is currently closed the Kingwood Library staff has been hard at work to bring our services back to the community. We are happy to announce that we will be starting a Pop-Up Library at the Kingwood Community Center next week on Wednesday, November 8th!


Join us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM for story times, checkouts from a small selection of materials, returns, and new card registration! The Kingwood Community center is located at 4102 Rustic Woods Dr, Kingwood, TX 77345. 

We will have Lapsit story time, for ages 0 to 18 months, on Tuesdays and Toddler Time, for ages 18 months to 3 years old, on Wednesdays. Both Tuesdays and Wednesdays will also have an all ages Family Story time. 

November Computer Classes

In November, we are offering the following computer classes:

Word Beginner Word—November 9
EmailBeginner Internet—November 16
Beginner Email—November 30

All classes are scheduled for Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

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

Board Game Nation is Back!

Board Game Nation starts again this week!

Join us for some board game action. We have a collection here, or bring in your own board games. Each month we will highlight a new board game. Classics like Chess, Checkers, and Go are always available to play.

 

Date: Every Friday

Time: 4 PM - 5 PM

Ages: Grades 3+

No registration required.

CC Image Courtesy of David Benbennick on Wikimedia Commons

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!

Supporting the Friends of the Library Kingwood gives you the opportunity to make a local and lasting impact on the Kingwood community. When you support FOLK with your time or with a financial donation, you are making a statement about the importance of the Library in your life and the lives of others.

If you are interested in collaborating with FOLK by making an individual donation, please see information below:

Please make all checks out to Friends of the Library, Kingwood or FOLK.

 

Pajama Storytime

Wear your pajamas and join the fun with new books, bedtime classics, songs and sleepy-time activities for the whole family!

Stuffed animals are welcome too!

Activities are targeted to ages 3-7

 

 

Date: Monday, November 6 and 20

Time: 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Space is limited for story time and after school programs. Please arrive early to ensure your participation; free tickets or sign-in sheet will be available 30 minutes prior to programs or 15 minutes prior to 10 a.m. programs. 

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