Top 10 Summer Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Are you a science fiction or fantasy reader?  Take a look below at the top ten circulated summer sci-fi/fantasy titles at Kingwood and see if you find anything that grabs your interest.  Some you may recognize, but others you may not!

1. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J. R. R. Tolkein

2. Changes: a Novel of the Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher

3. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card

Kingwood Branch ReaderNation Winner Announced!

Andrea Morehead is the Kingwood Branch winner for the 2010 Adult Summer Reading Program, ReaderNation, of the $50.00 Amazon.com gift certificate given by Harris County Friends Council. This is the second year she has entered the ASRP, as we call it.

She said she was taught to read at a very young age and has enjoyed it ever since. “Every book is a new adventure. Reading to me is like a movie playing in my mind. Each character has their own voice, personality and style,” she says. Andrea looks on reading as a great escape from reality, into another world. Sort of like taking a break from the reality from our lives and seeing into others.

With winning the prize, it looks like Andrea will be able to take flight into several new worlds. Congratulations! We can be sure she will enter again next year.
 

Teens, don't forget to vote!

Hey, teens, don't forget to vote!  Here's another friendly reminder: On the tables up in The Hideout are slips for you to fill out that will let us know how we can schedule programs with you in mind.  We've planned at least one per month, and the sooner we know what works for you, the better!  Swing by as soon as you can and give us your vote!

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Blood Drive

The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be on site in the Community Room on Monday, August 30th, from 1:00 to 5:30 PM to received blood donations from the public.  Walk-ins are accepted, but it is encouarged to sign up ahead of time for an appointment at either the reference or children's desks or at the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center webiste here.  The entire process takes 35 to 40 minutes, and this year qualified donors may be eligible for a gift card!  Don't miss out on this opportunity to give the gift of life!

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The Dragoneers Club Returns!

The Kingwood Library welcomes the return of the Dragoneers Club for school-age children. It will meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 4 pm. The first meeting will be Thursday, September 9th in the Children's Activity Room. At sign-up, they will get a free book and a Dragoneers t-shirt. After learning about Dragoneers and how to earn ranks such as varlet, page, squire, and knight, we will share our favorite books. The books can be fiction, non-fiction or picture books. On the fourth Thursday of each month, the Dragoneers will have an activity, craft or program. Come join the fun.