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Before you go on holiday...

The Kingwood Branch Library has much to offer for holiday reading and entertainment!  Before we close for the holiday, come check out our holiday displays, new fiction titles, and seasonal romances and mysteries.  Books on cd and entertainment dvds are also available and the tech-savvy can browse our digital media catalog for downloadable eBooks and audio.  For more information, contact the library @ 281-360-6804.

Learn to Borrow Library eBooks for Kindle Devices!

This Friday, December 14,  we will present two classes on downloading free eBooks from the library to your Kindle device!  The first half of each class will cover the HCPL Digital Media Catalog and searching for books. The last half of each class will cover the downloading process.  Join us @ at 1:30 PM  for the Kindle Fire; 3:00 PM for other Kindle devices. These free classes require registration. For more information contact the library @ 281-360-6804 or drop by our Adult Services desk on the second floor.

Evening Excel Class Offered

We will be offering an evening class on Microsoft Excel 2007 on Monday, January 10, at 6:30 P.M.  Learn the basics of MS Excel as you create your own project. This free class will be held in our Computer Lab on the second floor. Registration is required. To register, stop by our Adult Services department or contact the library at 281-360-6804. .

Daytime Excel Class Offered!!

Have you been looking for a daytime Excel Class?  The Kingwood Library will be offering "Basic MS Excel - 2007" this Thursday, December 6, from 1 - 3 PM in our Computer Lab.  The class will cover the basics of using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.  Register in person or contact our Adult Services department @ 281-360-6804. 

Toastmasters Present Books to Kingwood Library

Lanelle Johnston, Area Governor of Toastmasters International (District 56, L41), presented the Kingwood Branch Library with the following books in honor of three members:

  • "The Truth About Leadership" by Kouzes & Posner: 
  •      for George Garrett, Kingwood Toastmasters 
  • "The American Spirit" by Edwin Feulner: 
  •      for Cheri Dyer, Insperity Toastmasters
  • "How To Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie: 
  •      for Mike Meyers, Deer Toastmasters

Pictured with Christi Whittington, Branch Librarian, are Lanelle Johnston, Cheri Dyer, and Mike Meyers.

 

Free Computer Classes

                             

The following computer classes are being offered during the month of November!

Early Voting Underway!

Early voting for the November 6 general election is underway at the Kingwood Library!  Parking has been at a premium for local residents seizing the opportunity to vote early.  Patrons may want to take note of the following Early Voting schedule, as days and times vary:

  • Monday, October 22 - Friday, October 26    8 AM - 4:30 PM   
  • Saturday, October 27    7 AM - 7 PM
  • Sunday, October 28     1 PM - 6 PM
  • Monday, October 29 - Friday, November 2   7 AM - 7 PM

For more information, please contact the library at 281-360-6804.

 

"Images of Fall": a Photography Workshop

Come join us on Saturday, October 20, for a free photography workshop!  Kingwood Photo Club's Vincent Palmisano will be sharing tips on how to use your camera to obtain the best fall colors. This program will be held in our Computer Lab from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  For more information, please call the library at 281-360-6804 or stop by our Adult Services desk on the 2nd floor.  Registration is required.

Upcoming Events

The Kingwood Library is offering a variety of programs for adults this fall.  All programs are free and open to the public but please note that computer classes require registration.  You may contact the library for more information or go to our website at ww.hcpl.net.  See below for our October fare!

Saturday, 10/13    Federal Taxes For Small Businesses   10:30 a.m.

                              Genealogy: Ellis Island & Castle Garden   1:30 p.m.

Monday, 10/15      PC Lab:  Excel: Functions   6:30 p.m.

"State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett

Come join our Book Club on Monday, October 15, at 7:00 p.m., for a lively discussion! 

Our selection for October is "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett, author of the best-selling novel, "Bel Canto". 

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