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Top 10 Fiction in September

Take a look below at the top ten most circulated adult fiction titles at Kingwood Branch Library during the month of September:

1.  Whiplash, by Catherine Coulter

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Banned Books Week

This week is Banned Books Week, when libraries and other institutions everywhere celebrate the freedom to read and reemphasize the importance of the First Amendment.  Here at our branch, we've set up a book display in the second-floor lobby with many of those titles that have been challenged at various times and places in the near and distant past.  Some of those you see may surprise you!  Also, if you're curious, take a look at the American Library Association's site here for an ample list of few of the most challenged classics over the years along with the reasons they were banned.  You just might get interested in reading some of them yo...

Hispanic Heritage program

Join us on Thursday, September 23rd, from 11:00 AM to 3:45 PM in the Community Room as local ladies Hispanic group Club de Damas will be available to present music and discussion about the ancient culture of the Mayans and contemporary Hispanic Countries.  Don't miss this free and informative event!

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Book Clubs at Kingwood Branch Library

Did you know we have a couple of book clubs that meet regularly here at Kingwood Branch Library?  You can certainly be a part!  Our evening group, which meets the third Monday evening every month at 7:00 PM, will be gathering in the Conference Room on the 20th to discuss People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks.  On that same Monday, the Bookworms Book Group, which also meets every third Monday but at 1:00 PM, will gather to discuss

Organizing your home & ADHD student

Need a little help getting things in order?  Join us on Tuesday, September 14th, at 1:00 PM as professional organizer Ellen Delap, CPO, joins us to present "Fall Refresh," a program designed to help participants organize their homes for the coming season.  On the following Tuesday, September 21st, at 1:00 PM, Ellen will join us again to present a program titled "Organizing your ADD student," designed to help parents and kids who struggle with attention-deficit disorder in the process of organization.  Don't miss these free and informative programs!

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