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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

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
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