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Need help looking for work?

Looking for work?  Then let us help you during this season of giving!  On Tuesday, December 1st, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, a representative from Texas Workforce Solutions will be available for a free program offering tips and techniques on Effective Interviewing.  Need to learn how to successfully present to an employer your work experience and skills?  Then join us also on Tuesday, December 15th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM to learn what you might not know about Writing Resumes.  If that isn't enough . . .

Building construction nears an end!

It won't be long now!  Construction on the new Kingwood Branch Library building by SpawGlass is almost complete!  A target opening date has not been settled and is unlikely before the beginning of 2010, but the building process is expected to be finished by the end of this year.  Take a look at the slide show below to see how construction has transitioned over the last several months!

What's your big idea?

Do you have a brilliant idea for a library program?  We'd like to hear about it!  We somtimes run out of fresh ideas, and we're willing to bet you've got plenty we've never considered.  If so, drop a suggestion in the box at the table in front of the information desk, make a comment to this post, call us, or let one of the staff know directly.  This is your library!  Let us know what you want!

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Top 10 Fiction - October 2009

What's everyone else reading?  If you're curious, here is a list of the top 10 fiction titles circulated at Kingwood Branch Library during the month of October (click "Read more" to see them all):

1.  Hothouse Orchid, by Stuart Woods

2.  The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown

3.  The White Queen, by Philippa Gregory

4.  An Echo in the Bone, by Diana Gabaldon

Local Author Visit!

Join us in welcoming local author John Cape (pictured left) this Saturday, November 14th, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  Mr. Cape will be present to discuss his most recently published book, Oil Dusk, which, according to the author's website, is  summarized as follows:  "The MacCasland family struggles to survive when the dollar crashes and the United States is starved for oil. Gas prices soar, store shelves empty and jobs are almost nonexistent. When brutal gangs start looting, it becomes clear that anyone still living in the suburbs needs a Plan B." 

The only two things certain in life!

No doubt all of us have heard of the two things most certain in life.  Strangely enough, on Wednesday, November 11th, you'll have the chance to hear about both at the library!  Join us in the morning at 11:00 AM as presenter Alfee Davis offers information on all that is involved and all to consider with the unfortunate but necessary business of planning a funeral (also available Monday, November 9th, at 6:30 PM).  Later in the evening at 7:00 PM, also on Wednesday, Paula Korber, a tax professional with H & R Block, will offer her knowledge in an open session on any and all tax-related questions you might have in anticipation of yet another income tax season.  Both of these sessions are free, and no registration is required.  Join us for a day of free and informative programming!

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Top Mysteries - September 2009

Want to curl up with a good mystery?  Here's a list of the top ten mystery novels checked out by Kingwood Branch Library members during the month of September: 

1. Blindman's Bluff, by Faye Kellerman

2. Alex Cross's Trial, by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo

3. Wicked Prey, by John Sandford

Free Job Skill Seminar!

If you're searching for work and feel the need to brush up on your skills, you might want to pay the library a visit!  Cheryl Sandifer, a representative with Texas Workforce Solutions, will be here on Tuesday, October 27th, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM to offer a free session on how to produce an effective cover letter for your resume.  Additional sessions on other topics will also be offered on November 2nd and 16th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.  Call or visit the library for more information or to sign up for these timely and practical sessions!

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Let's Go to the Opera!

Have you ever had the opportunity to visit a performance by the Houston Grand Opera?  If not, you might want to come to the library to see what you're missing!  On Wednesday, October 21st, presenter Ann Thompson will be here at 7:00 PM to preview The Elixir of Love and Lohengrin, both on the Houston Grand Opera's performance schedule this season.  Come enjoy this fun and free program!

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Top Adult Fiction Reads - September 2009

What's everyone else reading?  If you're curious, here's a list of the top ten adult fiction titles checked out by Kingwood Branch Library members during the month of September: 

1. First Family, by David Baldacci

2. Handle with Care, by Jodi Picoult

3. Knockout, by Catherine Coulter

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