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Jocelyn H. Lee to Receive TLA's Benefactor's Award

The generosity of late library patron Jocelyn H. Lee will be honored at this year's Texas Library Association Annual Conference, where he will be posthumously awarded the Benefactor's Award. Mr. Lee's bequest to the Freeman Library has made possible the Innovation Lab, the Digital Media Lab, additions to our collection, updated furnishings, and special programs. We remain grateful to Mr. Lee for the gift he extended to the library community and are pleased to know he will be honored in this special way.

For more information on this award, or to see a list of past recipients, visit this link.

8mm/Super 8 Film Converter Now Available

This guy is an 8mm/Super 8 film to digital converter, now set up in the Jocelyn H. Lee Digital Media Lab and waiting to serve you. After staff receive their training on it shortly, it will be available for you to use free-of-charge with a Lab reservation and completion of a Digital Media Lab orientation class. This and many other digital conversion and creation tools are here and ready for you in the DML. Call or visit us today to find out more!

Digital Media Lab Orientation

Have you registered for Digital Media Lab orientation yet? We have spots open now in Feburary on the 13th, 18th, and 27th. We've had folks using it for a wide range of creative activities so far, including VHS conversion and music creation/editing. Our newest addition, in case you hadn't heard, is an 8mm/Super 8 digital converter, which should soon be available for use. Call or visit today to register for orientation and get started using this new, free space here in your library!

Estates, Probate, Wills, and Family Law

Did you miss the legal program offered here at the library a couple of weeks ago?  No problem!  We got it on video for you right here!  See part 1 of "Estates, Probate, Wills and Family Law," presented by local lawyer Steven Byers below, or visit our YouTube channel to see all parts of the program! 

Wills, probate, estates & family law

Are you putting together a will or do you intend to do so at some point?  Do you have questions about estates, probate or family law?  Do you appreciate free legal advice?  If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, then you need to be here Monday, September 19th, at 1:30 P.M.!  Stephen Byers, a local lawyer, will be in the downstairs Community Room to address questions or concerns you have about any of these topics.  Don't miss it! 

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Free Reference Resources in Print

Despite the prevalence of online resources, the library continues to offer reliable public reference resources in print for those of us who either do not have access to a computer or still enjoy the feel of a book or printed title in our hands.  Below are just a few of the reference resources you have free access to here at Kingwood Branch Library, many of them financially-related:

Most Popular Summer Reads

What were the most popular adult titles during the summer here at Kingwood Branch Library?  Take a look below and find out!:

Fiction

  1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson
  2. Toys, by James Patterson & Neil McMahon
  3. A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
  4. Hell's Corner, by David Baldacci
  5. Eve, by Iris Johansen
  6. Save Me, by Lisa Scottoline
  7. American Assassin, by Vince Flynn
  8. The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton
  9. The Confession, by John Grisham
  10. The Land of Painted Caves, by Jean Auel

Organizing and Decluttering with Ellen

Do you struggle to keep your work or living spaces together?  If so, join us on Tuesday, August 30th, at 1:00 P.M. as local professional organizer Ellen Delap, CPO, shares with participants how to declutter and organize the areas in which you spend the majority of your time.  This free program will take place in the downstairs Community Room.  No registration is required.  Don't miss it!

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Blood Drive

Once again, the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be on site in the Community Room on Monday, August 22nd, from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. to received blood donations from the public.  Walk-ins are accepted, but it is encouraged to sign up ahead of time for an appointment at the reference desk upstairs or at the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center website here.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to give the gift of life!

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Top Reads in July

What did everyone read in July?  Take a look below at the titles Kingwood adults checked out the most and see if you find something worth reading before the summer is over!

Fiction

  1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson
  2. Eve, by Iris Johansen
  3. The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton
  4. Breaking Silence, by Linda Castillo
  5. Toys, by James Patterson and Neil McMahon
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