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2012 Staff Picks in Graphic Novels

Can you believe 2012 is almost over? All over the internet you can find Best of 2012 lists covering books, movies, and more. Like you, many library staff enjoy reading comics and this post is dedicated to their favorites for 2012! The list below is a mix of new and old and different age audiences. Thanks to all staff who contributed to this post!

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Score presents "So You Want to Start a Business?"

BusinessCalling all small business owners and owners-to-be! On Tuesday, December 4th at 10:30 AM, Score, Counselors to America's Small Business, will present "So You Want to Start a Business?" at Kingwood Branch Library. This free workshop will equip you with all you need to know about doing business in Houston, including resources available to you. The workshop will be held in the Meeting Room located on the 1st floor of 4400 Bens View Lane and is open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, please visit the library or call 281-360-6804. 
 

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CORRECTION: Power of Email Marketing

Email MarketingCalling all small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs! On Tuesday, November 27, Celina of Northeast Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will present "Power of Email Marketing" at Kingwood Branch Library. This program is ideal for individuals looking to increase business visibility and enrich customer contact.  This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Program starts at 10:30 AM 11:30 AM and is held in the Meeting Room located on the 1st floor.

Need Kneading?

Massage TherapyAre the fast approaching holidays adding stress to your life? Are you stressed in general? Fear not; Kingwood Library has just the program for you!

On Tuesday, November 13th at 10:30 AM, local massage therapist Nina Ward will talk about the benefits of massage therapy and how you can incorporate basic techniques as stress relievers. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. It will be held in the Meeting Room located on the 1st Floor. For more details, call 281-360-6804 or stop by the library. See you there!

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Merry Graphic Novels for the Holidays

Can you believe the holiday season is just a couple of weeks away?! If you are like me, you need some assistance in getting into the holiday spirit. Why not read some holiday-themed comics?

Listed below are graphic novels that will bring merriment to your day. Grab a cup of cocoa and enjoy!

Banned Books Week: Challenged Graphic Novels

Now through Saturday, October 6th is Banned Books Week, a yearly event that celebrates the freedom to read. Over the years, many books, including graphic novels, have been challenged, due to sensitive topics or what some individuals consider inappropriate content. The library aims to provide a cornucopia of titles, ranging from all subjects, without censorship.

Listed below are challenged graphic novels. For more information about these challenged titles and other books, visit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and go to Resources, Banned Comics, then Banned & Challenged Comics. Check one out and see what you think!

Back to School Reads for Teens

As promised, listed below are Back to School graphic novels reads geared towards teens. The titles are a mix of humorous and serious titles, old and new. Check one out!

Back to School Graphic Novels for Children

Once again, school is back in session! What better way to channel a studious state of mind than with school reads! Listed below are back to school graphic novel reads for children. These titles are suitable for ages 12 and under and are sure to bring a smile. Stay tuned for titles suitable for teens later this month!

Blood Drive at Kingwood Library

Blood DonorDo you want to contribute to your community but not sure how? Consider saving a life by donating blood!

On Monday, September 10, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be on-site to collect blood donations. The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Coach will be parked in our lot from 3-6 PM. Registration is strongly recommended and certain restrictions apply. For information on eligibility to donate and registration, please visit www.giveblood.org. 

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