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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.

Kingwood Book Club selection

In case you had forgotten, we have an adult book discussion group that meets here every third Monday of the month in the Conference Room at 7:00 P.M.  This next Monday, the 16th, the group will gather to discuss The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford.  If you love good reading and enjoy a good conversation, join us here at the library!  No registration required!

New Home Buyers Program

Are you in the market for a new home?  Are you a first-time buyer?  If so and you missed our April program, be sure to join us on Monday, May 9th, at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room for a free program specifically for you!  Our presenters, Jim Slack, realtor for Keller Williams Realty, and Ashley Van Meter, top loan originator for Genesis Mortgage Company, will cover everything from how to do research, what to expect from the loan process and much more!  Don't miss it!

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Finished moving!

In response to suggestions made by you, our patrons, we set out a few months ago to move things around upstairs to make better sense of the way our adult materials are used.  Well, we're pleased to say that we're finished moving!  The large type materials are near the front as well as classic literature, followed by fiction of all genres, biographies and nonfiction.  Also, in order to move certain collections closer, we had to split our reference collection up, with the first half nearest the front and the second half separating the the fiction and nonfiction. 

Thank you for being patient with us through this effort!  Don't hesitate to make any future suggestions to us!  This is your library!

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