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New Year, New Recommendations in Graphic Novels

The start of the year always inspires me to try new titles and genres I may not be familiar with. I am a huge fan of recommended reads and love referencing GoodReads, a free social media site for book lovers, for new suggestions.

Each year GoodReads publishes the Choice Awards, lists of favorite titles by genre, including graphic novels and comics, voted for by GoodReads members.

Listed below are the top 5 from GoodReads’ Best Graphic Novels and Comics. Visit here for the full list and here for other Choice lists!

Jump Start Your Space for Spring: a decluttering and decorating workshop

BedroomBefore we know it, Spring will be here and what better time is it to de-clutter and revamp your home than the changing of seasons?! On Thursday, January 30, professional organizer, Ellen Delap, and Interior Designer, Leslie Sarmiento, share tips on de-cluttering and decorating your home in time for Spring.

This program will be held in the 1st Floor Meeting Room between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. It is free to attend and open to the public. No registration is required.

Upcoming Microsoft 2007 Classes for beginners

PCIs one of your new year's resolutions to improve your computer skills? If so, Kingwood Branch Library can help.

Listed below are upcoming Microsoft classes in January. Please visit our Events Calendar to see all computer classes and other programs.

Tuesday, January 21, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Intro to PowerPoint 2007. Learn the layout and essential features of PowerPoint in this beginner's class.

Thursday, January 23, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Excel 2007 Level 1: Budgets. Excel is powerful tool and varies by your desired task. Learn the basic layout of Excel with a spreadsheet project.

Adult Crafternoon: Washi Decorated Planners

Washi decorated plannersStart the new year with a personally decorated 2014 planner in this week's Adult Crafternoon! Join other crafters for an afternoon of fun and conversation this Friday, January 10th, at 2:30 PM in the Conference Room located on the 2nd Floor. We will decorate planners using washi tape, decorative masking tape.

Can't make it this month? Adult Crafternoon meets monthly on the 2nd Friday at 2:30 PM and does a different craft each month. Adult Crafternoon is open to ages 18 and older; no registration is required. However, space and supplies are limited to 8 participants and are available on a first come, first serve basis. All supplies are provided courtesy of FOLK.

Genealogy Workshops at Kingwood Branch Library

Genealogy with Karen Rasmussen

Is one of your goals for the new year to learn about your roots and ancestry? If so, Kingwood Branch Library has just the programs for you!

During January, Kingwood Branch Library and the Kingwood Texas Family History Center are happy to bring you the following genealogy workshops:

 

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?

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.

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.

 

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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