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"Images of Fall": a Photography Workshop

Come join us on Saturday, October 20, for a free photography workshop!  Kingwood Photo Club's Vincent Palmisano will be sharing tips on how to use your camera to obtain the best fall colors. This program will be held in our Computer Lab from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  For more information, please call the library at 281-360-6804 or stop by our Adult Services desk on the 2nd floor.  Registration is required.

Upcoming Events

The Kingwood Library is offering a variety of programs for adults this fall.  All programs are free and open to the public but please note that computer classes require registration.  You may contact the library for more information or go to our website at ww.hcpl.net.  See below for our October fare!

Saturday, 10/13    Federal Taxes For Small Businesses   10:30 a.m.

                              Genealogy: Ellis Island & Castle Garden   1:30 p.m.

Monday, 10/15      PC Lab:  Excel: Functions   6:30 p.m.

"State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett

Come join our Book Club on Monday, October 15, at 7:00 p.m., for a lively discussion! 

Our selection for October is "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett, author of the best-selling novel, "Bel Canto". 

Banned Books Week 30th Anniversary

Stop by our Young Adult Department to see the comprehensive "Banned Books" Display created by our YA Librarian, Leanne Posey.  Any patron who checks out a "banned book" is eligible to win a prize, a gift certificate for Barnes & Noble! Just fill out the entry form and submit it when you check out at the Circulation Desk. 

Adult Summer Reading Program Winner!

Lara Zuckerman, a lifelong reader, is the Kingwood Branch Library 2012 Summer Adult Reading Program (ASRP) winner of the Amazon.com gift card!

Ms. Zuckerman said that her mother introduced her to reading as a young child and that she would sit under the table and read. As an adult, she fought the idea of e-books, but now reads only with her Nook.  Ms. Zuckerman added that she has her Nook app on her phone and now is never without a book to read. 

One of her friends told her about the Harris County ASRP and so she signed up.  She told her other friends and they signed up. 

Now she is able to tell them that she is the ASRP 2012 Kingwood Library winner!

 

Free Computer Classes at the Kingwood Library

Kingwood Library offers a variety of free computer classes in our Computer Lab on the 2nd floor. Registration is required, so simply drop by our Adult Services department or call the library at 281-360-6804 to register for any of the following classes:

Friday       8/24    1:30 p.m.             One Click Digital - Library eAudio for iDevices

Tuesday   8/28   10:30 a.m.            Ancestry Genealogy - Library Databas

Tuesday     9/4   10:30 a.m.            Basic Internet

Monday    9/10     6:30 p.m.            Excel - Functions & Formulas

Top Reads This Summer!

Take a look below for the "Top 10" Circulated Titles at the Kingwood Branch Library for the
month of June 2012: 

QR Codes at the Library!

For your convenience, our Adult Services department will be including QR-codes with our New York Times Best Seller lists.  The QR codes for both Adult Fiction and Non-fiction best sellers will take you directly to our catalog!

Free QR reader applications are available for Apple and Android devices which can be downloaded to your device.  Once they are on your device, just scan the QR code that corresponds to the title that interests you. Scanning the code will take you directly to our catalog in order for you to check for availability and location.  If the item has a waiting list, you can request it from your device, using the same procedure for placing a request online. 

For more information, stop by our Adult Services desk or call the library @ 281-360-6804. 

 

Teen Gaming For the Family


During Summer, families are invited to the Teen Game Room to play one of our E-rated Wii or PS3 games!  Come join in the fun and try out our family friendly computer games any Thursday between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM.  All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by parents. Standard Game Room rules for teens apply to all gamers. For more information, please contact the Adult Reference staff on the second floor or call the library at 281-360-6804.

 

 

The Most Yummy Texas Vittles Around

Just in time for summer travel, Lynn Beckwith, local travel expert, will be presenting "Road Trip Vittles: Great Texas Food Stops".  If you want to know the best places to shop and eat while on the road, come join us on Saturday, June 16, at 1:00 p.m. in the library Meeting Room. No registration is required. For more information, please contact the library at 281-360-6804. 

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