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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!

Adult Programs in June

Summer is here, and we've scheduled a host of regular and special programs for adults this month!  Take a look below and see what we've got planned for you in June!:

  • Monday the 13th, 7:00 P.M. - First Time Home Buyers
  • Thursday the 16th, 10:00 A.M. - Basics of Internet Genealogy
  • Thursday the 16th, 1:00 P.M. - Creating a Resume
  • Saturday the 18th, 10:00 A.M. - KIK - Knitting in Kingwood
  • Saturday the 25th, 1:00 P.M. - Local author Krissy Clowe
  • Monday the 27th, 3:00 P.M. - Blood Drive
  • Thursday the 30th, 1:00 P.M. - Job Interviewing Tips

For more information on these or upcoming programs, call us or pay us a visit! 

Top titles in May

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

Fiction

  1. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford
  2. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
  3. Wicked Appetite, by Janet Evanovich
  4. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett
  5. Nowhere Near Respectable, by Mary Jo Putney

Chinese Brush Painting

One of the great things about Kingwood is the number of local patrons, clubs and organizations who are always eager to make use of the library to share their interests and talents with the rest of the community.  One of the ways in which they share is through our lobby display case.  Courtesy of Kingwood resident John Estes, we currently are pleased to have showcased through the month of May Chinese brush art, which was painted by Rose Marie Estes.  If you take a look, you just might get interested in this art form yourself and decide to check out some of the titles we have on the subject, which can be found in a catalog listing here.  So, next time you pass the front doors, be sure to glance to your right and enjoy the talent on display by a local Kingwood artist!

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Rain Garden at the Library – Junior Girl Scout Bronze Project

Junior Girl Scout Troop 9295, a scout troop of nine 4th grade girls, chose the Kingwood Branch Library as the location to build a rain garden needed for the completion of their Bronze Award project.  This project focused on gardening and providing a benefit to the community. 

As Kingwood Garden Club has been so active in the Kingwood community and the gardens at the Kingwood Library, it seemed like a perfect fit to have the girls receive guidance from the Garden Club.  Nancy Giffhorn, Kingwood Garden Club member, gave suggestions, answered questions and was on hand Sunday afternoon, May 15th, during the actual work on the flower bed as it was transformed into a rain garden bed.

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