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2013 Staff Picks in Graphic Novels, Part Two

Last week's post highlighted 2013 staff picks in juvenile and young adult graphic novels. This week's post is all about titles in our adult collection. Do you have any favorites for 2013?

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Upcoming iPad classes

iPad photo courtesy of Flickr member ytoBegin the new year by learning something new about your iPad. Listed below are our January classes on all things iPad.

Thursday, January 2, 2:30 PM: Free Health & Fitness Apps for iPad. Let us help you maintain your New Year's resolutions by learning about great health and fitness apps. Best of all, these apps are FREE!

Thursday, January 9, 10:30 AM: Top Free Apps for iPad. Are you the new owner of an iPad? Learn about essential apps to get you started. These apps are also free.

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2013 Staff Picks in Graphic Novels, Part One

Interested in what graphic novels HCPL staff enjoyed this year? If so, you're in luck. Listed below are staff favorites in the Juvenile and Young Adult collection.

Juvenile Picks

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CANCELED: Fun4Seniors Excursion Trips at Kingwood Branch Library

Fun4Seniors UPDATE: Due to lack of registrations, the January Fun4Seniors Excursion trips departing from Kingwood Branch Library have been canceled. New trips have been planned for February and will be posted to the blog in the new few days. For more information about these trips, please call 281-893-3726.

 

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Musical Entertainment at Kingwood Branch Library

KPHS MadrigalsThe holiday season is in full swing and Kingwood Branch Library wants to help you get into a festive spirit!

On Monday, Dec. 9th, Kingwood Park High School Madrigals serenaded us with their beautiful voices and spectacular costumes! Have no worries if you missed it; we have TWO more music performances scheduled in the upcoming weeks.

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Upcoming classes for iPad users

iPad photo courtesy of Flickr member LeondelHave trouble using your iPad? We can help. Every month we offer a variety of computer and technology classes that are free and open to individuals 18 and older. Listed below are upcoming classes for iPad users. Registration is required as space is limited. Register online, by calling 281-360-6804, or in person at 4400 Bens View Lane.

Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 2:30 PM: Library eBooks for iPad. Learn about borrowing downloadable books using your library card and Overdrive Digital Media Catalog.

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2014 Maverick Graphic Novel List

Do you have a reluctant reader at home? If so, this list might be for you. Since 2010, the Texas Library Association publishes an annual graphic novel reading list, known as the Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List, comprised of titles chosen by public and school librarians that are meant to encourage reading for grades 6-12. Listed below are titles that were chosen unanimously by the committee. Click here to see the full list.

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Holiday Programs coming your way

CarolersDo the cooler temps make it feel like the holidays yet? Either way, we have a variety of programs coming your way to get you thinking about the holidays!

Before we get into the entertaining stuff, let's remember the holiday season isn't all about fun and games. Crime can happen at any time of year or day and we want to help you stay safe! Get safety tips from Houston Police Department's Dwayne Ulrich on Monday, December 2nd at 5:30 PM. Learn about practical ways to keep safe whether you're staying at home or traveling for all ages.

For a musical treat, be sure to stop by the library the following performances:

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Holiday Floral Design Tips this Saturday!

Jupiterimages 2013Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away and you know what that means -- it's time to get into the holiday spirit! This Saturday, November 16, at 10:30 AM, Nancy of Kingwood Garden Club shares tips on making a Fall floral arrangement and how you can use readily available and natural materials to transform it for winter. This is a demonstration only; no registration is required. This program is free and open to all ages. For more information, please call 281-360-6804 or visit 4400 Bens View Lane.

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Holiday Safety Tips rescheduled for December 2nd

Clipart burglarHouston Police Department's Holiday Safety Tips originally scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11th has been rescheduled for Monday, December 2nd at 5:30 PM.

We apologize for any inconvenience. For questions or more information, please call 281-360-6804.

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