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Special Programs on Gardening & Backyard Bird Feeding

Hello everyone! Summer is here. The Kingwood Library is featuring some special programs this weekend. On Saturday, June 17, Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop will be here from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM In Meeting Room. Come and learn about the basics of backyard feeding of birds that live in Kingwood throughout the year. Learn to turn your backyard into a bird habitat and enjoy your feathered friends as they visit!

Later on, from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 17, a presenter from the Kingwood Garden Club be in the Children's Activity space to discuss the basics on gardening in a pot. Come learn about drainage, soil, plants, and information on gardening successfully in a small space.

(image courtesy of Mark Haywood)

Children's Weekly Run-Down

Toddler Time is being replaced this week with a visit from the South West Dairy Farmer Mobile Classroom! Learn all about how cows are milked, and see a milking demonstration! Our other Story times continue with their new schedule! Infant Lapsit Storytime @ 11:15 AM on Tuesday and @ 11 AM on Thursday, and Preschool Storytime on Wednesday @ 11 AM. We also have our Family Storytime presented on Saturday @ 10:30 where you can enjoy stories and a craft!

BUILD: A BETTER WORLD: We are officially on the road with SRP! Join us for the first meeting of our Maker Monday Club on Monday, the 12th of June, @ 2:15 PM. We will be building and creating a new and exciting craft out of recycled materials every week! This week we are making toilet roll bird feeders with peanut butter!
We will be having the first meeting of our Tween Game Day on Tuesday, the 13th of June, @ 2 PM. Online registration required.

Join us on Thursday, the 15th of June, for a presentation by Texas Snakes @ 2:15 PM! Tickets required, distributed 3 days prior (6/12/17) to event at the Children's Reference desk.
This week will also hold the first and second meeting of the Family Chess Club on Tuesday, the 13th of June, and Friday, the 16th of June, @ 1 PM. Whether you are learning, expanding your knowledge, or just want to have fun, come by our Family Chess Club!

We will also have our second Block Party this Friday, the 16th of June, @ 2:15 PM!

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Ebru Art at Kingwood Library

The Kingwood Library held a special SAGE program on Tuesday June 6th featuring a live Ebru demonstration with Artist Nihal Sonmez of the Islamic Arts Society. What is Ebru? Unesco.org describes it as "the traditional Turkish art of creating colourful patterns by sprinkling and brushing colour pigments onto a pan of oily water and then transferring the patterns to paper. Known as marbling, this art is commonly used for decoration in the traditional art of bookbinding."

Event attendees heard a brief history of Islamic arts and then watched as Ms. Sonmez demonstrated how to marble an image of a rose. Later, participants had the opportunity to create and marble images themselves!  It was a fun, enjoyable, and educational morning. 

(image courtesy of Mark Haywood)

Children's Weekly Run-Down

CHILDREN’S WEEKLY RUN-DOWN! Welcome to Summer Reading!

Our Story times start their new schedule! Be here for Toddler Time** on Tuesday @ 10 AM and @ 10:30 AM, Infant Lapsit Storytime @ 11:15 AM on Tuesday and @ 11 AM on Thursday, and Preschool Storytime on Wednesday @ 11 AM. We also have our Family Storytime presented on Saturday @ 10:30 where you can enjoy stories and a craft!

**Tickets required upon entry. Pick up your free ticket at the Children's Reference Desk before entering your story time. Tickets will be given to the first 30 children and their caregivers the day of the scheduled event.

BUILD A BETTER WORLD: This week we have the Summer Reading Program Kick-off on Monday, the 5th of June, starting @ 6 PM. Join us as we celebrate the start of Summer Reading! Stop by the Kingwood Branch to sign up for an account, and then head out to the lawn at 7:15pm for an outside movie! We'll provide the popcorn, you bring a blanket or lawn chairs (and maybe some bug spray).

First Session of summer LEGO WeDo Robotics is this Wednesday, the 7th of June, @ 2:15 PM. Online Registration required.

You can also join us on Thursday, the 8th of June, @ 2:15 PM for Geebo the Clown! Entertaining and Funny, Geebo the Clown does jokes, magic, and balloon animals.

We will also have our first Block Party this Friday, the 9th of June, @ 2:15 PM!

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2017 Summer Reading Program Kickoff!

Friends, it's time to celebrate! The 2017 Summer Reading Program is about to begin! This year's theme is "Build a Better World." We are starting things off with a grand SRP Summer Kickoff on Monday, June 5th at 6 PM! Readers of all ages, stop by the Kingwood Branch Library to sign up for a Summer Reading account and preview upcoming library programs. Then, head out to the lawn at 7:15 PM for a screening of The LEGO Movie! We’ll provide the popcorn, you bring a blanket or lawn chairs (and maybe some bug spray). This event is not to be missed! It will be held rain or shine! See you there!

(image courtesy of Mark Haywood)

Building a Better World

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is around the corner! " Kingwood Library is having a super SRP Summer Kick-Off on Monday, June 5th at 6 PM that will feature the screening of a movie outdoors.

The theme of this year's SRP is "Build a Better World." In order to build a better world must we not begin with ourselves? This article from bestcounselingschools.org features the 50 best self-help books of all-time. Included in the list are some classic self-help reads together with some newer titles. Check out the list and then check out our online catalog to request some titles in print, audio, or electronic formats.

Have fun this summer and happy reading!

(image courtesy of Mark Haywood)

 

Children's Weekly Run-Down

CHILDREN’S WEEKLY RUN-DOWN! The summer 2017 Summer Reading Program, "Build a Better World," begins next week! Be sure to stay tuned for all of our awesome events and programs!

Our Story times continue as normal! Be here for Toddler Time** on Tuesday @ 10 AM and @ 10:30 AM, Preschool Storytime on Tuesday @ 2 PM, and Infant Lapsit Storytime @ 11:15 AM on Tuesday and @ 11 AM on Thursday. We also have our Family Storytime presented on Saturday @ 10:30 where you can enjoy stories and a craft!

**Tickets required upon entry. Pick up your free ticket at the Children's Reference Desk before entering your story time. Tickets will be given to the first 30 children and their caregivers the day of the scheduled event.

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Adult Nutrition Classes at Kingwood Library

This summer, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension will offer free adult nutrition classes throughout the months of June and July at Kingwood Library.

The program consists of 8 sessions that will convene in the Meeting Room from 11 AM - 12:30 PM on the following dates:

 Session One: Healthy Food/Healthy Families (Thursday, June 1st)
 Session Two: Foods that Packs a PUNCH! (Thursday, June 8th)                    
 Session Three: Making the Most of MyPlate (Friday, June 16th)                                     
 Session Four: The Power of Planning (Thursday, June 22nd)
 Session Five: Setting Your Limits (Friday, June 30th)
 Session Six: Plate It Safe! (Thursday, July 6th)
 Session Seven: The Choice is Yours! (Wednesday, July 12th)
 Session Eight: Mealtime Miracles (Wednesday, July 19th)

Registration is not required. 

Come and enjoy this expanded food and nutrition education program!

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Children's Weekly Run-Down

CHILDREN’S WEEKLY RUN-DOWN! Join us this week on Thursday, the 25th of May, @ 4 PM for our World Tour Book Club to explore different countries and their traditions and stories. This is our final week for World Tour! If you would like to take home your passport please pick it up at the Children's Reference desk anytime before July 1st.

Our Story times continue as normal! Be here for Toddler Time** on Tuesday @ 10 AM and @ 10:30 AM, Preschool Storytime on Tuesday @ 2 PM, and Infant Lapsit Storytime @ 11:15 AM on Tuesday and @ 11 AM on Thursday. We also have our Family Storytime presented on Saturday @ 10:30 where you can enjoy stories and a craft!

Asian Pacific-Lion Dance!

During the month of May, our nation pays tribute to generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history. In honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, the Houston Lion Kings Dance Company will perform live in the Kingwood Library Meeting Room on Saturday, May 20th at 10:30 AM.

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