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Top reads - March and April

What's everyone been reading the last couple of months at Kingwood Branch Library?  Take a look below and you might find some good picks for yourself!

Fiction

  1. Strategic Moves, by Stuart Woods
  2. Worth Dying For, by Lee Child
  3. Marrying Daisy Bellamy, by Susan Wiggs
  4. American Assassin, by Vince Flynn
  5. Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett

Reliable Online Medical Info Class

Do you have trouble sifting through the amount of info out there about health and medicine?  Would you like to know which websites are credible and which are not?  If so, then join us this evening, Monday, April 11th, at 6:00 P.M. for a free computer training class titled "Reliable Online Medical Information," taught by Linne Girouard, a certified and highly qualified medical librarian!  Visit or call today to register today!  Don't miss it!

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Buying or selling your home?

Are you in the market for a new home?  Are you a first-time buyer?  If so and you missed our March program, be sure to join us on Monday, April 11th, 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!  After that, on Monday, April 18th, at 7:00 P.M., they will present another program on all you need to know about selling your home.  Don't miss either one of these free and informative programs!

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Free AARP Tax Help

Tax season is nearly over, and there isn't much time left to file!  Representatives from the AARP have been here on Wednesdays for the last couple of months, in case you hadn't heard, and they'll be here for at least a couple more weeks.  Although all other library services will be closed, show up at our front door between now and April 13th on a Wednesday between 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. and head to the Community Room just inside to the right.  The earlier you arrive the better, since representatives have to finish at 2:00 P.M.  Be sure to take advantage of this free service here at your library!

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Author Book Talk - Dr. Donnita Rogers

Be sure to join us this Monday, March 28th, from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. as local author Dr. Donnita Rogers discusses her most recently published book, "Faces in the Fire: The Women of Beowulf."  Dr. Rogers has taught at Lonestar College and Kingwood High School, so she is a recognizable face here in the community.  Don't miss this free and informative program! 

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 aren't in the same place, but rest assured, it will all be a worthwhile change in the end.  Thank you for your patience as we make this adjustment for you, our customers!

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