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National Library Week

This week has been National Library Week, but based on our statistics over the last fiscal year, you might think that you, the patrons, have made every week a celebration of the library!

Did you know that from March 2011 through February 2012, Freeman Library . . . 

  • - Circulated over 1 million items
  • - Registered over 80,000 new library cards
  • - Offered 1,300 programs with almost 40,000 attendants
  • - Logged over 5 million minutes of public computer use

Those are amazing numbers!  Thank you, our patrons, for demonstrating that libraries still matter!

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Freeman Library at the Crawfish Festival

Staff from the library had the opportunity this past weekend both to volunteer in and promote the library at the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Crawfish Festival and Gumbo Cookoff.  If you didn't see us there, be sure and look for us at other local community events in the near future to find out about everything the library can do for you!  

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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! 

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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

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

Looking for work? We can help!

Representatives from Workforce Solutions will be joining us again this month to help you improve your chances of finding and landing a job!  On Thursday, August 11th, at 1:00 P.M., learn about "Resumes and Job Applications" in the Training Lab.  The following week, come again on Thursday, August 18th at 1:00 P.M. for "Job Interviews" and find out how to communicate better to a prospective employer in an interview.  Space is limited, so register today! 

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