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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

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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Adult Activities this Week

We have plenty of activities this week for all of the adults in our community.  First up, is an author book talk on Monday, July 25th, beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room.  Local author J. Chad Barrett will discuss his new book, "Journey to Freedom: The Pursuit of Authentic Fellowship Among Men." 

On Tuesday, July 26th, at 10:30 A.M., come to the Training Lab and find out about "Job Resources on the Internet."   Allow one of our librarians to take you to sites that you may not be aware of in an effort to get you one step closer to the job you're looking for.  Registration is requried.

And finally, on Saturday, July 30th, join us in the Community Room as members of the Amadiyya Muslim Community display copies of the Quran and other documents of Islam and answer any questions the public might have about them. 

All of these programs are free and open to the public.  For more information, visit or call us today!

Paying for College

Parents, do you wonder how in the world you're going to handle the costs of your teenager's college education?  Teens, do you wonder how you're going to handle the expenses as well?  If you do, then you don't need to miss our upcoming workshop, "Paying for College," presented by the Kaplan test prep company this Saturday, July 23rd, at 10:30 A.M.  This program is free and open to anyone wants to attend.  Please register by calling or visiting the library.  Don't miss it!

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Adult Activities this week

We've got plenty of activities planned for adults this week!  Take a look at what's on the schedule:

  • Mon., Jul. 11th, 7:00 P.M.  - First Time Home Buyers
  • Tues., Jul. 12th, 10:30 A.M. - Intro to Massage Therapy
  • Tues., Jul. 12th, 10:30 A.M. - Practical Uses for Facebook & Twitter
  • Fri., Jul 15th, 2:30 P.M. - Digital Media in the Library
  • Sat., Jul. 16th, 10:00 A.M. - KIK: Knitting in Kingwood

For more information about any of these free programs, call or visit us today! 

Top Reads in June

What did everyone read in June?  Take a look below at the titles Kingwood adults checked out the most and see if you find a good read or two here in the middle of the summer!

Fiction

  1. Merely Magic, by Patricia Rice
  2. Water for Elephants, by Sarah Gruen
  3. A Light at Winter's End, by Julia London
  4. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson
  5. An Unlikely Countess, by Jo Beverley

Interviewing for the Job

Searching for work?  Need to brush-up on your skills in a job interview?  If so, we can help!  Join us this week on Thursday, June 30th, at 1:00 P.M. in the Conference Room.  A representative from Workforce Solutions will be present to offer a number of useful tips and other information about doing a knockout job in an interview.  Call or visit to register for this free session!

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Upcoming adult programs

This Saturday, June 25th, we will be privileged to host a book talk by local author Amberly Clowe.  Mrs. Clowe will have available copies of her latest children's book, "Katie Ling Fashion Queen."  Be sure to join us in the Children's Activity Room at 1:00 P.M. for this special event! 

Also, on Monday, June 27th, we will be pleased again to have the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center on hand to received blood donations from the public.  The blood drive is scheduled from 3:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. and will be held in the downstairs Community Room.  Call or visit the library to sign up for a time, or visit the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center's website.  Don't miss the opportunity to give the gift of life!

Job Help Programs in June

Are you or is someone you know searching for a job?  If so, come see us!  While we can't offer a real job, we can certainly improve your chances of getting one.  Representatives from Workforce Solutions will be here at the library on two different dates this month to cover two different topics for job searchers.  On Thursday, June 16th, come to the Training Lab at 1:00 P.M. and find out how properly to Create a Resume.  On Thursday, June 30th, join us again at 1:00 P.M. in the Conference Room to find out how to improve your skills when Inverviewing for the Job.  Don't miss out on these free and informative programs!

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