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KIK Japan Relief Effort Event

Would you like to help someone abroad?  Knitting in Kingwood - KIK (formerly known as Yarn It, Darn It) will collect knitted hats to be sent to Japan for the relief effort. Come and drop off your completed hats on Saturday, April 2nd, between 10 A.M. and 12 P.M., at the Kingwood Library in the second floor Conference Room.  Don't miss this opportunity to help another in need!

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We Need Your Help!

We need your help!  We are looking for some great adult and teen volunteers to help with shelving and other duties.  Both morning and afternoon slots are available.  For more information or to learn about requirements, see the Customer Service Desk on the first floor.

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Kingwood Art Society on display

In case you hadn't noticed before, our library is privileged every month to showcase groups and individuals in the Kingwood community through the use of our lobby display case.  This month, we have the pleasure of displaying some of the works of members in the Kingwood Art Society.  Next month, in April, we will have some of their annual Spring Art Show & Competition winners on display.  Be sure to come and take a look at the local talent on display here in March and April!

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First-Time Home Buyers Program

Are you in the market for a new home?  Are you a first-time buyer?  If so and you missed our February program, be sure to join us on Monday, March 14th, 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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Rearranging the "furniture"

If you've paid us a visit upstairs recently, you might have noticed things are not where they used to be!  Now that we've been open for almost a year, we've been able to see how things could be improved based on customers' use of and comments about the library.  One of those improvements involves the location of certain parts of the adult collection.  So, in response to you, our customers, we're rearranging some of the collection.  The large type section is now closer to the front.  Also, due to the fact that fiction tends to be in higher demand than nonfiction, we're swapping places between these two.  That involves quite a bit of shifting since they are our two largest collections, and that naturally takes a little bit of time.  You'll probably also notice a few other smaller sections that are...

Top reads in 2011

What are Kingwood patrons checking out most so far in 2011?  Take a look below and find out!

Fiction

1.  Don't Blink, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan

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It's a Spring Thing -- Tackle the Clutter!

Interested in getting things together at home this spring?  Join us on Tuesday, February 15th, from 1:00 to 2:30 P.M., as repeat presenter and professional organizer Ellen Delap, CPO, offers five simple but invaluable tips to help you with clutter.  After you've learned how to remedy the clutter, interior designer Leslie Sarmiento will present the latest trends in color and design to help spruce up your rooms.  Don't miss it!

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First-Time Home Buyers Program

Are you in the market for a new home?  Are you a first-time buyer?  If so and you missed our January program, be sure to join us on Monday, February 14th, 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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Follow us on Twitter!

Do you tweet?  If you do, then you can now follow us on Twitter!  Kingwood Branch Library now has a Twitter feed that will keep you up-to-date on all that's happening here.  Just click on the logo above, take a look at our tweets, and subcribe as one of our followers!

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Computer classes - Special Topics

Have you taken advantage of our computer training classes?  If not, we have plenty to interest you in the month of February.  Aside from our regular classes, we have a couple of special topics.  First, if you've ever wondered how an online auction works, join us on Monday, February 7th, at 6:30 P.M. for "Navigating eBay," as we demonstrate the ins and outs of this popular website.  At 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, February 8th, learn how to be a safer surfer with "Keep Safe on the Internet."  All of our computer classes are free, but registration is required, so be sure and visit us or call to secure a spot.  Don't miss out on learning more about these important topics!

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