Summer Reading Program

Fantasy Rocks!

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

Why read fantasy?  Story lines feature good versus evil, and protagonists battle and ultimately conquer the dark forces. The characters often attain special magical gifts, and the story lines explore ways to discover one's own potential. Characters may include mythical creatures --dragons, unicorns, elves, wizards -- as well as animals that are more may also find a home in Fantasy. Quests commonly drive the plot, and adventure elements play an important role. Elaborately detailed settings describe another world, often Earth, which does not follow earth's time line. Thus the setting may be a pseudo-Medieval world with knights and dragons or a fictional future world with elves on motorcycles. Gritty urban settings are almost as popular as more traditional historical ones. 

Truck-A-Palooza

Photo of Truck-A-Palooza eventWe had a blast at Truck-A-Palooza yesterday! Thank you to everyone who braved the heat to check out these cool vehicles.

A special thank you to everyone who made this event possible: Fun Bus - Northwest Houston, Chick-fil-A 1960 & Cutten,  Klein ISD Police Department, and Harris County Public Library Curiosity Cruiser. We have an awesome community!

SPECIAL EVENT: Houston Astros' Orbit! - WED July 25 @ 2

SPECIAL EVENT: Houston Astros' Orbit! - WED July 25 @ 2
The Houston Astros' mascot, Orbit!, will join us in the children's area where he will teach us to "Read like a Champ!"

Event Type: Summer Reading Program - Children
Age Group(s): Children
Date: 7/25/2018
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
 

Summer Reading Wrap-Up!

It's time to wrap up Summer Reading-log those titles, minutes, program attendance, and reviews! Registration is still open for babies, children, teens and adults through Saturday, August 4. Just click on Summer Reading on our homepage at www.hcpl.net to sign up yourself or your whole family...You can read anything you choose and listening counts too! This year there is an app called beanstack to make logging your books even easier...Also don't forget to check the library calendar for upcoming events for all ages at https://host4.evanced.info/harris/evanced/eventcalendar.asp?libnum=17.

Keyboard, Violin, Song and Dance

The #KingwoodLibrary was treated to some special guests on Saturday 7/20. Sherry Cheng and her daughter, Alice kept the music playing. The mother and daughter team delighted the audience with their keyboard and violin playing. The music made some of us want to get up and dance!

Adult Craft: Kindness Rocks!

In the mood to craft? We will be having a special program for adults this Saturday, July 28, 2018. Come in and paint some “kindness” rocks to decorate your lawn or to give to a friend. This program can also earn you activity points towards our summer reading program. You do not want to miss it! Supplies are limited so please register here.

Teens: Fashion and Survival This Week at the Library

This week at the library you can create rock and roll fashion and try to survive the Oregon Trail! 

On Wednesday, we have Fashion Lab: Dress Like a Rock Star at 3pm. Get ready for our end of summer party, Live Like a Rock Star, by creating fashions fit for a rock star.  Are you ready to rock? Join us for a Rock and Roll wardrobe makeover just in time for next week's after-hours program, Live Like a Rock Star. We will have some clothes on hand to distress and paint, but you are free to bring your own clothes (just make sure your parents are okay with you painting them).

On Thursday at 6pm, can you survive the Oregon Trail?  Play a live action version of the classic video game and see if you make it in the Wild West! 

Teen Book Club-Wed, July 25 @ 4:30 PM

Come to our monthly meeting of Kingwood Library’s new Teen Book Club. Talk about books, eat food, maybe play a game or two. This month’s theme is “Graphic Novel.” Read any graphic novel that you want and then come and share with the group. 

Teen Book Club will meet on Wednesday, July 25, at 4:30 PM, in the Teen Game Room.

For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12.

Adults - Friday, 7/27 @ 10:15 AM - TGIF Programs Summer Film Fest Event #4

 

TGIF Programs invites adults of all ages to join us for our Summer Film Fest. We will be showing films on various dates during Summer 2018. This free event requires no registration.

On Friday, July 27 at 10:15 AM, the Summer Film Fest continues with a 1962 musical comedy about how Harold Hill poses as a boys' band leader to con naive Iowa townsfolk. This unrated film which stars Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, and Buddy Hackett lasts 151 minutes.

Teen DIY and a Movie – Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation (PG-13) 131 min. and Spy Stuff [13+] - Monday, July 30th at 3 PM

 

“Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.” – imdb.com


Getting ready for the newest Mission Impossible movie? We are too!

Join us at the Parker Williams Branch on Monday, July 30th at 3 PM in the Library Community Room.

We’ll be watching the movie while creating our own spy stuff. 

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