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Hi Neighbor Presents 2015 Memorial Books to Kingwood Branch Library

Each year Hi Neighbor Club - Kingwood honors the memory of those members who passed away during the previous year. Ethel Bailey was the only member to be so memorialized in 2015. Christi Whittington, Branch Librarian, joined Debbie Campbell, President of Hi Neighbor, Nancy Foisner, Parliamentarian of Hi Neighbor, and Linda Herndon, Ethel’s daughter to look over the books that have been placed in the Kingwood Branch Library by Hi Neighbor in memory Ethel Bailey.

March & April 2016 Fun4Seniors Trips departing from Kingwood Branch Library

HCP4 Fun4SeniorsHarris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program is offering the following Fun4Seniors Excursion Trips for library customers in March and April 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.

GoodReads’ Best Graphic Novels & Comics of 2015

GoodReads recently released the winners of its Choice Awards for 2015. GoodReads members vote on their favorites titles by genre and titles with the most votes win. Listed below are a mix of this year’s winners. Check out the full list here.

Upcoming Job Seminars at Kingwood Branch Library

Are you in between jobs or looking for a career change? Kingwood Branch Library offers the following job seminars presented by Workforce Solutions. 

Learn about the 1964 civil rights project organized by women for women this Saturday, February 13th at 10:30 AM

UH WIMSIn honor of Black History Month, Kingwood Branch Library invites the community to learn about the history of Wednesdays in Mississippi (WIMS), the only civil rights project organized by women for women this Saturday, February 13th at 10:30 AM in the Meeting Room. All ages are welcome to attend; no registration is required; light refreshments will be provided by FOLK.

Upcoming 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 February 2016.

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.

Gene Luen Yang appointed 2015-2016 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Congratulations to graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang for being appointed as the 2015-2015 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

What does this title mean? This position was created “to raise national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to lifelong literacy, education and the development and betterment of the lives of young people.” (www.read.gov/cfb/ambassador/about.html)

The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is co-sponsored by Library of Congress, Children’s Book Council, and the Every Child a Reader Foundation. To see past ambassadors and other information, visit here

February & March 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 February and March 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.

Tips on Spring cleaning and decorating this Thursday, January 21, at 1:00 PM!

spring green in sunshineSpring will be here before you know it! Get a head start on home decorating and decluttering with help from the professionals this Thursday at 1:00 PM.

In this program, attendees will learn tips from Professional Organizer Ellen Delap and Interior Decorator Leslie Sarmiento. This program is free to attend; no registration is required. 

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

Spring green in sunshine by Flickr member coco+kelley is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

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

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