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)

Children's Weekly Run-Down

CHILDREN’S WEEKLY RUN-DOWN! Welcome to Summer Reading!

Our Story times start their new schedule! Be here for Toddler Time** on Tuesday @ 10 AM and @ 10:30 AM, Infant Lapsit Storytime @ 11:15 AM on Tuesday and @ 11 AM on Thursday, and Preschool Storytime on Wednesday @ 11 AM. We also have our Family Storytime presented on Saturday @ 10:30 where you can enjoy stories and a craft!

**Tickets required upon entry. Pick up your free ticket at the Children's Reference Desk before entering your story time. Tickets will be given to the first 30 children and their caregivers the day of the scheduled event.

BUILD A BETTER WORLD: This week we have the Summer Reading Program Kick-off on Monday, the 5th of June, starting @ 6 PM. Join us as we celebrate the start of Summer Reading! Stop by the Kingwood Branch to sign up for an account, and then head out to the lawn at 7:15pm for an outside movie! We'll provide the popcorn, you bring a blanket or lawn chairs (and maybe some bug spray).

First Session of summer LEGO WeDo Robotics is this Wednesday, the 7th of June, @ 2:15 PM. Online Registration required.

You can also join us on Thursday, the 8th of June, @ 2:15 PM for Geebo the Clown! Entertaining and Funny, Geebo the Clown does jokes, magic, and balloon animals.

We will also have our first Block Party this Friday, the 9th of June, @ 2:15 PM!

(Image courtesy of www.Pixabay.com)

 

Teen Tie-Dye War - June 6 @ 2:00 PM

Join us for our 5th annual Tie-Dye War! Beat the summer heat by pelting your friends with dye-filled squish balls on Tuesday, June 6, at 2:00 PM. Permission slips are required and can be picked up at the library anytime before the event starts. Holi dye powder WILL stain clothes and may temporarily stain skin.

For teens and tweens entering grades 6-12. For more info, contact Ms. Lauren, YA Librarian, at 281-360-6804, or kwteens@hcpl.net. Get program updates sent straight to your phone by texting @kwteens to 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.

6/6: Ebru Art Demo @ 10 am

Are you an inspired artist? Do you want to learn how to create a design through paper marbling?  Join us along with the Islamic Art Society for a presentation and live Ebru Art demonstration with Artist, Nihal Sonmez on June 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. 

SAGE: Program events are free and no registration is required. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of Library Kingwood (FOLK). Please contact the Kingwood Branch Library at 281-360-6804 for further information. 

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)