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Gluten-Free Living in the New Year

Are you or your family members some of the many who have to avoid gluten in your diet?  Do you need recipe ideas that would still make dining an enjoyable and tasty experience?  If so, then start the year off right and be sure to attend "Gluten-Free Living in the New Year," a program planned especially for you and presented by Jenny Johnson, a return presenter and one of our very own Kingwood residents.  The program is scheduled for this Saturday, January 15th, in the Community Room at 10:00 A.M.  Don't miss this free and informative program!

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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, be sure to join us on Monday, January 10th, 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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Christmas Tree Recycling Locations

If you live in the Kingwood area and would like to recycle your Christmas tree, you may drop it off at one of the following locations:

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January Programs for Adults!

Happy New Year!  In the first month of 2011, we're starting things off with a bang and are offering a host of programs for adults!  For full descriptions, glance at our events calendar here or pay us a visit!  Take a look at everything we've got planned for you:

First-Time Home Buyers Seminar, Monday, 1/10, 7:00 P.M.

Job Searching on the Internet, Tuesday, 1/11, 10:30 A.M.

Gluten-Free Living in the New Year, Saturday, 1/15, 7:00 P.M.

Yarn It Darn It Knitting Club, Saturday, 1/15, 10:00 A.M.

Get Organized Using the Web, Tuesday, 1/25, 1:00 P.M.

Top Titles at Kingwood 2010

What were the most checked-out adult books, audiobooks, music CDs & DVDs by patrons at Kingwood Branch Library this year?  We've selected quite a few categories here and have listed the top five in each.  Take a look!:

Fiction

1.  The Shack, by William P. Young

2.  The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks

3.  1984, by George Orwell

4.  The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown

5.  Vision in White, by Nora Roberts

Happy Holidays from Kingwood Branch Library!

Merry Christmas from the Kingwood Branch Library staff!  Recently, the library hosted a food drive to benefit Humble Area Assistance Ministries.  Overall, it was a successful program.  Thanks to all of those in the public who participated and donated! 

If you like, take a look at some of the pictures of the event here, or enjoy below the harmonious carolling of the Madrigals from Kingwood High School! 

Overdrive Digital Bookmobile is coming to Kingwood Branch Library!

Are you among the many who now download digital copies of library materials?  If not, would you like to know how?  Be sure to come Tuesday, December 14th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for a visit from the Overdrive Digital Bookmobile at Kingwood Branch Library!  Staff will be available to offer free demonstrations on how to download ebooks and eaudio to a variety of devices.  Also, taking a tour through the bookmobile automatically makes you eligible for a raffle to win a digital ebook reader or mp3 player!  Take a look at the video below to see what goes on at one of the many stops the Bookmobile makes across the country: 

Holiday Food Drive at the Library

As part of Channel 13's "Share Your Holidays" event, Kingwood Branch Library will be hosting a food drive on Friday, December 10th, from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Bring your non-perishable food items, such as canned vegetables or fruit, pasta, etc., to the Community Room, where our staff and volunteers will be waiting graciously to receive donations to be given to the Humble Area Assistance Ministries.  Santa will also be present from 7:00 am to 9:00 am to hand out candy canes.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to help out the hungry in our community during this holiday season!

Blood drive at the library

Once again, the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be on site in the Community Room on Monday, November 22nd, from 1:00 to 5:30 PM to received blood donations from the public.  Walk-ins are accepted, but it is encouarged to sign up ahead of time for an appointment at either the reference or children's desks or at the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center webiste here.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to give the gift of life!

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Gluten-Free Cooking for the Holidays

Are you or one of your family members one of the many who have to avoid gluten in your diet?  Do you need recipe ideas that would still make dining during the holidays an enjoyable and tasty experience?  If so, then don't miss the special program "Gluten-Free Cooking for the Holidays," planned especially for you and presented by one of our own Kingwood residents this Thursday, November 11th, in the Community Room at 10:30 AM.  No registration is required.  Don't miss this free and informative program!

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