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English as a Second Language

Do you know someone from another country living here in the U.S.?  Does he or she feel the need to improve their knowledge of the English language?  If so, don't waste any time sending them to the library!  We have many experienced tutors here at the Kingwood Branch Library willing to offer free personal assistance in improving an eager learner's use of English.  All that's required is a completed ESL application and an assessment of an applicant's skill level in order to match him or her with an appropriate tutor.  Don't hesitate to encourage someone you know to seize this great opportunity!

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Go Green With a New Book Bag!

Need a good stocking stuffer?  Tired of using flimsy, disposable plastic bags?  Care to "go green?"  If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you might want to get your hands on some of our new, reusable canvas book bags!  For a mere $3 donation to Friends of the Library Kingwood (FOLK), you can have one of your own, complete with the Harris County Public Library logo.  Be sure to ask the staff at the circulation desk about them next time you're in for a visit!

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New building aerial view - December 2009

Things continue to roll right along with the new library building!  Take a look below at the updated aerial photo for December provided by SpawGlass and KBL:

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Top 10 Mysteries - November 2009

Searching for a good mystery this holiday season?  If so, take a look at the top ten circulated mystery novels at Kingwood during the month of November (select "Read more" to see them all):

1. Finger Lickin' Fifteen, by Janey Evanovich

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Need help looking for work?

Looking for work?  Then let us help you during this season of giving!  On Tuesday, December 1st, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, a representative from Texas Workforce Solutions will be available for a free program offering tips and techniques on Effective Interviewing.  Need to learn how to successfully present to an employer your work experience and skills?  Then join us also on Tuesday, December 15th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM to learn what you might not know about Writing Resumes.  If that isn't enough . . .

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Building construction nears an end!

It won't be long now!  Construction on the new Kingwood Branch Library building by SpawGlass is almost complete!  A target opening date has not been settled and is unlikely before the beginning of 2010, but the building process is expected to be finished by the end of this year.  Take a look at the slide show below to see how construction has transitioned over the last several months!

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What's your big idea?

Do you have a brilliant idea for a library program?  We'd like to hear about it!  We somtimes run out of fresh ideas, and we're willing to bet you've got plenty we've never considered.  If so, drop a suggestion in the box at the table in front of the information desk, make a comment to this post, call us, or let one of the staff know directly.  This is your library!  Let us know what you want!

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Top 10 Fiction - October 2009

What's everyone else reading?  If you're curious, here is a list of the top 10 fiction titles circulated at Kingwood Branch Library during the month of October (click "Read more" to see them all):

1.  Hothouse Orchid, by Stuart Woods

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Local Author Visit!

Join us in welcoming local author John Cape (pictured left) this Saturday, November 14th, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  Mr. Cape will be present to discuss his most recently published book, Oil Dusk, which, according to the author's website, is  summarized as follows:  "The MacCasland family struggles to survive when the dollar crashes and the United States is starved for oil. Gas prices soar, store shelves empty and jobs are almost nonexistent. When brutal gangs start looting, it becomes clear that anyone still living in the suburbs needs a Plan B." 

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The only two things certain in life!

No doubt all of us have heard of the two things most certain in life.  Strangely enough, on Wednesday, November 11th, you'll have the chance to hear about both at the library!  Join us in the morning at 11:00 AM as presenter Alfee Davis offers information on all that is involved and all to consider with the unfortunate but necessary business of planning a funeral (also available Monday, November 9th, at 6:30 PM).  Later in the evening at 7:00 PM, also on Wednesday, Paula Korber, a tax professional with H & R Block, will offer her knowledge in an open session on any and all tax-relat...

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