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FREE Solar Eclipse Presentation at Kingwood Library

Did you know? A solar eclipse is coming to North America on August 21st, 2017!

To help you get ready for this extraordinary phenomenon, Mr. Aaron Clevenson of the Greater Houston Astronomical Coalition will be at the Kingwood Library for a free solar eclipse presentation on Thursday, July 20th from 2 PM - 3:30 PM in the Meeting Room. All ages are welcome.  

Each participant will receive handouts as well as special eclipse viewing glasses for the big day.

Don't miss it!

(image courtesy of stillpointdesign.org)

 

Ebru Art at Kingwood Library

The Kingwood Library held a special SAGE program on Tuesday June 6th featuring a live Ebru demonstration with Artist Nihal Sonmez of the Islamic Arts Society. What is Ebru? Unesco.org describes it as "the traditional Turkish art of creating colourful patterns by sprinkling and brushing colour pigments onto a pan of oily water and then transferring the patterns to paper. Known as marbling, this art is commonly used for decoration in the traditional art of bookbinding."

Event attendees heard a brief history of Islamic arts and then watched as Ms. Sonmez demonstrated how to marble an image of a rose. Later, participants had the opportunity to create and marble images themselves!  It was a fun, enjoyable, and educational morning. 

(image courtesy of Mark Haywood)

2017 Summer Reading Program Kickoff!

Friends, it's time to celebrate! The 2017 Summer Reading Program is about to begin! This year's theme is "Build a Better World." We are starting things off with a grand SRP Summer Kickoff on Monday, June 5th at 6 PM! Readers of all ages, stop by the Kingwood Branch Library to sign up for a Summer Reading account and preview upcoming library programs. Then, head out to the lawn at 7:15 PM for a screening of The LEGO Movie! We’ll provide the popcorn, you bring a blanket or lawn chairs (and maybe some bug spray). This event is not to be missed! It will be held rain or shine! See you there!

(image courtesy of Mark Haywood)

Photography: Introduction to Lightroom

Photography enthusiasts: are you seeking to gain familiarity with a photo editing software? Chuck Dugand of the Kingwood Photo Club will demonstrate techniques that are used for Adobe Lightroom on Saturday, May 13th from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM in the Training Lab. No registration is necessary.  Join us!

(image courtesy of www.dpreview.com)

Children's Day / Book Day at Kingwood Library

Saturday, April 29th is Children's Day/Book Day, commonly known as Día. Kingwood Library is celebrating with a special Aztec Princess Storytime at 10:30 AM. Express Theatre will tell the story of one of the world's most legendary civilizations with a bilingual presentation that features a time-traveling Aztec princess. Join us for this special event!

(image courtesy of http://cs.ala.org)

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Kingwood Library was at the annual YMCA of Greater Houston Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. Parents and children signed up for library cards. Kids also enjoyed making soccer finger puppets and engaging in a soccer match on a makeshift "field." 

See more photos of this fun event here.

Legos!

Mr. Vincent Knight of TexLUG (Texas Lego User Group) visited the Kingwood Library for a teen program on April 18th. The creative young adults at the meeting assembled various items with the Legos that Mr. Knight brought including ships, cars, swords, and an X-wing Starfighter. The teens were allowed to take their creations home.

Check out additional photos from the program here.

Cancellation of Black History Month Program on 2/9/17

Kingwood Library patrons: the Black History Month program "Dreams and Hopes of the Slave: The Middle Passage to The Middle Class" has been cancelled. The program was to feature a guest speaker from Lonestar College on Thursday February 9th from 7-9 PM. I will let you know if and when this special presentation is rescheduled. Thank you for your understanding.

(Image courtesy of http://www.csus.edu/)

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