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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

Computer class poll! Cast your vote!

What computer or technology classes would you like to see offered in the Training Lab of the new building?  We want to hear from you!  Select "Read more" directly beneath this blog post or click here to cast your vote for any or all of the classes listed.  Don't see anything that strikes your interest?  If not, then let us know what you would suggest!

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Free Job Skill Sessions

Searching for work?  Need to brush up on your job search skills?  If so, Texas Worksource is here to help!  A representative will be at the library from 2:00-4:00 PM on both Monday, September 21st for a session titled "Writing Resumes" and Monday, September 28th for another session titled "Effective Interviewing."  These sessions are free, but registration is required.  Call or visit the library to sign up today!

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Yarn It, Darn It!

Do you enjoy knitting?  Well, there's a place for you here at the library!  Join other knitting enthusiasts of the Yarn It, Darn It gang at Kingwood Branch Library every third Thursday of each month from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the meeting room.  No registration is required!  Just bring yourself and your materials with you and enjoy some good company and creativity! 

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Ikebana with Keiko

Do you enjoy flowers?  Want to do something more than simply plant them in a pot?  Then come to the library on Wednesday, September 23rd, at 10:30 AM as Keiko Moeller presents a program on the beautiful art and craft of Ikebana.  Participants will receive hands-on instruction from Keiko and will be able to take their creations home for display or for more practice.  Registration is required and space is limited, so please contact staff ahead of time to get your name on the list and to find out what materials need to be brought.  Join us for this fun and informative program!

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