Books

Romance Rocks!

Have you participated in our summer reading genre challenge yet?  This week we are focusing on Romance novels.

Why read a romance? The primary appeal of Romances is to the emotions. Readers feel an emotional link with the protagonists and are invested in the satisfactory outcome of their story.  Characters may be stereotypes -- bright, independent heroines pitted against strong, dangerous heroes -- but readers expect this and find satisfaction. Authors mayexperiment with characters, settings, and story lines, but the happy ending is sacrosanct. Readers don't want surprises at the end!

Mystery Book Club at Kingwood Library

On Wed 7/11 join the Mystery Book Club @#KingwoodLibrary from 7-8:45 PM in the upstairs conference room. Discuss any of Jacqueline Winspeare's Maisie Dobbs series. Set in England in the early 1930's & continuing through WWII, Maisie sets out on her own as a private investigator.

Happy Stay Out of the Sun Day!

For those of you reading this post on July 3, have a wonderful Stay Out of the Sun Day! We at the Evelyn Meador Branch Library hope you are celebrating this important national holiday appropriately by staying inside and reading a book, the way that every holiday should be celebrated. If not, make sure that you are wearing lots of sunscreen, and keeping cool while you are outside reading your book. It would be a shame if you got sunburned while you were outside reading, and we would really rather you not get hurt when you are reading your book ever. Physically at least. We can’t help you if you get emotionally hurt.

Mysteries Rock!

What are  YOU reading this summer?  How about joining our Adult Genre Challenge at the Maud Marks Library?  This week we are reading MYSTERIES!  Why read a mystery?  Mysteries examine human nature, probing the why, the who and how. Justice is at the heart of the solution in a mystery. When "legal justice" is not an option, investigators take the law into their own hands. Readers expect the good guys to win and the bad guys to be punished.  Detectives run the gamut from amateur detectives and snoops to seasoned police detectives and hard-boiled private investigators. 

Adult Programs in July at the Library

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program Continues!: Monday, June 4-Saturday, August 4. Sign up for the free Adult Summer Reading Program and win prizes along the way. Get 10 points for every 30 minutes you read and 5 points for various activities—such as attending a library program, recommending a book to someone, volunteering at an event, or going screen-free for one hour. Gain 300 points to complete the program and your name will be submitted for a drawing at La Porte to win a $40 gift card! And if we get 200 people—Adults, Teens, Kids, and Babies—to complete the Summer Reading Program at La Porte, our Children’s Librarian will shave his head!!!

Adult Circuitry Program: Saturday, July 7, 10:30 am. Basic Circuitry. Impress your kids or grandkids! Learn circuitry basics with the help of Makey Makey™ kits. Registration required. Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Computer Class-EXCEL-Formulas, Sort & Filter: Thursday, June 12, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Free. Registration required. Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Book Discussion for Adults: Monday, July 16, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Please join us to discuss The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. As London is emerging from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a book club on Guernsey--a club born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi after its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island. Free. For Ages 18+. No registration required. Please call the library at 281-471-4022 if you would like to have a copy of the book put on hold for you.

Computer Class-One on One Computer Help: Thursday, June 19, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. Sign up for 30 minutes of one on one computer help. Free. Registration required. This class fills up quickly! Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register.

Computer Class-Pinterest-Organization Ideas: Thursday, June 26, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. This class will combine instructions on how to use Pinterest with making a simple craft. Free. All materials supplied. Registration required. Please register at the circulation desk or call 281-471-4022 to register. 

Science Fiction Rocks!

Have you read your science fiction book for our summer reading challenge yet?  We would LOVE to help you find the science fiction book right for you.  Earn a chance (or 10) to win our science fiction basket.

Science Fiction is speculative fiction and raises controversial questions in worlds based on plausible scientific theories. Traditionally it posits future worlds and technologies, but settings in the past, rich in future technologies, have grown in popularity. No matter the time and setting, science supported by known scientific principles drive the stories.

Books Alive @ NC

3 nasty gnarliesJune 27, 2018 at 3 PM, the Books Alive theater group will be putting on a live presentation of the book, Three Nasty Gnarlies by Keith Graves. Kids can take photos with the performers after the show!
Don't forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program with HCPL. 10 points for every book you read, and prizes at 100 pts, 200 pts, and 300 pts for Babies, Kids, Teens, and Adults. Help us meet our library goal of signing up and completing 1000 customers for the program. 

Teen Rock Photo Holders & Book Club!

On Monday, June 25, at 1:30 PM, create a fun piece of art with rocks that can hold your favorite pictures, notes, or mementos. Paints and rocks will be provided. Just be sure to wear your painting clothes! Program will be held in the Teen Room.

Then on Wednesday, June 27, at 4:30 PM, come to the first meeting of the Kingwood Library’s new Teen Book Club. Talk about books, eat food, maybe play a game or two. This month’s theme is “Reader’s Choice.” Mystery, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, etc….Whatever you want to read, read it and share with the group. Teen Book Club will meet in the Teen Game Room.

All programs for teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.

Take a Staycation with our Online Resources

During the summer it can be hard to get to your local library. You might be on vacation in a different state, it might be too hard to get the kids in the car, or it might just be too hot (or rainy) to leave the house.  If that’s the case for you, but you’re still hankering for some entertainment, the library is still the place to help you. We have access to tons of databases and online catalogs on our website that can still help you! Here are just a few of them:

LGBTQIA Picture Books

Last week I posted about Pride Month and gave some recommendations for diverse young adult reads. This week we’re continuing the celebration by looking at some picture books that help bring LGBTQIA representation to our shortest shelves and youngest readers. These books are kind, funny, and heart-warming in turn. They're also really great for story time.  

 

 

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