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Citizenship Classes beginning January 16th @ Kingwood Branch Library

United States FlagBeginning Saturday, January 16th, Kingwood Branch Library is offering a 10-week course on preparing for the United States Citizenship exam. Individuals must be able commit to the all sessions as the courses follow instruction and lesson plans. Attending the first class tomorrow is not necessary; individuals must begin and commit to the following classes beginning January 23rd. 

All classes will meet on Saturdays from 1:00 PM to 3:45 PM through March 19th in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Classes are taught in English; study materials are provided by HCPL. Participation is free; registration is required as space and supplies are limited. Please note this course does not grant citizenship and does not cover the cost of the exam

January & February 2016 Fun4Seniors Trips departing from Kingwood Branch Library

Fun4SeniorsHarris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program is offering the following Fun4Seniors Excursion Trips for library customers in January and February 2016. Participating is simple. Participants must be 50 years and older and must register for trips by calling 281-893-3726. All trips depart from and return to Kingwood Branch Library located at 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood TX 77339. Transportation is free and lunch is on your own. Some destinations require an admission fee. All trips require registering by calling 281-893-3726 in order to participate.

2015 Staff Favorites in Graphic Novels, Part Two

Earlier this week we shared staff picks suitable for Children and Teens. Today's post highlights staff favorites from our Adult Graphic Novel Collection. Feel free to share in the comments any favorites you've read this year! 

January 2016 Workforce Solutions classes @ Kingwood Branch Library

Job Search image from FlickrJanuary is around the corner; save these dates for our upcoming Workforce Solutions classes. 

Wednesday, January 6, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Resume Tips. Participants will  learn how to develop professional applications, resumes, references, cover letters, and thank you letters that make the most impact.

2015 Staff Favorites in Graphic Novels, Part One

Welcome to our fourth annual Graphic Novel Staff Favorites! Listed below are titles HCPL staff have read this year and recommend. Titles include graphic novels and comic book volumes suitable children and teens and can be enjoyed by adults, too. Feel free to add in the comments any favorites you've had this year!

Juvenile Picks

Cleopatra in space El deafo Little robot

KPHS Madrigals perform holiday carols on Monday, December 14th @ 5:00 PM

KPHS MadrigalsOn Monday, December 14th from 5:00 PM to 5:25 PM enjoy the musical sounds of Kingwood Park High School Madrigals at Kingwood Branch Library. They will sing traditional holiday carols in the 2nd Floor Lobby while you browse our collections. This performance is provided courtesy of FOLK.

For more information, please call 281-360-6804 or visit 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood TX 77339.

December 2015 Computer Classes at Kingwood Branch Library

The Kingwood Branch Library offers free computer and device classes throughout the month for adults. See below for classes being offered for December 2015.

All computer classes require registration, except for Open Labs. For more information or to register for a class, please call 281-360-6804, visit the Adult Services Desk on the 2nd floor, or self-register online by visiting our Events Calendar.

Please note: classes with asterisks (**) require a prerequisite.

December 2015 & January 2016 Fun4Seniors Trips departing from Kingwood Branch Library

Harris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program is offering the following Fun4Seniors Excursion Trips for library customers in December 2015 and January 2016. Participating is simple. Participants must be 50 years and older and must register for trips by calling 281-893-3726. All trips depart from and return to Kingwood Branch Library located at 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood TX 77339. Transportation is free and lunch is on your own. Some destinations require an admission fee.

Saturday, December 5, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM: Dickens on the Strand, Galveston. Enjoy this annual holiday street festival, based on 19th century Victorian London, featuring parades, nonstop entertainment, and more. The cost is $10 per person and food may be purchased on your own at the festival.

Publishers Weekly Best Comics of 2015

2015 is coming to a close whether we want it to or not and you know what that means -- lots of Best of lists are being compiled and published throughout the internet.

Recently The Beat, an online newsource for all things comics and graphic novels, featured Publishers Weekly Best Comics of 2015. In addition to the comics list, some graphic novels made the cut in other categories including Best Young Adult and Best Middle Grade. Below are highlights from these lists that you can request through HCPL.

Photography Tips on Night Outdoor Lighting this Saturday at 10:30 AM

Chicago River by Night by DaveWilsonPhotographyThis holiday season is upon us and a wonderful time to take pictures of outdoor nightscapes including holiday lights. Learn tips on taking quality pictures with Vincent Palmisano this Saturday, November 14th from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Registration is recommended as space is limited. Register online, by calling 281-360-6804 or visiting in person. Walk-ins are welcome is space is available.

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