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Top 10 Summer Fiction Reads

What's everyone reading this summer?  If you're curious, take a look below at the top circulated fiction here at Kingwood Branch Library for the months of June and July.  You just might get some ideas before the adult summer reading program ends!  It's not too late to log your titles here for a chance at a prize!

1. Sidney Sheldon's After the Darkness, by Tilly Bagshawe

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Board games, manga & anime!

Calling all teens! Summer is almost over, but we've still got lots of great things happening at your library! If you're feeling "board," come to Tuesday's (20th) Vintage board games at 4:30.  If you're the more artistic type, then join us on Thursday, the 22nd, for Anime/Manga day. We'll have a chance to practice drawing manga and anime and watch some anime videos at 4:30.  And don't forget, there's still time to read your 5 books and receive a free book! All you have to do is sign up for the teen reading program! We'll see YOU at the library!
 

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LEED Silver Certification!

If you visit the library anytime soon, you may notice halfway up the stairs a new wall decoration:  our brand-new LEED Silver Certification emblem!  LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a recognized green building certification which focuses on five areas of sustainability, including sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.  Kingwood Branch Library officially received this certification two months ago, and now we have evidence of it proudly on display! 

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Summer is winding down!

Hey, teens, summer is winding down, so if you haven't signed up for SRP, do so fast! If you have, you only need to finish 5 books or 600 minutes to qualify for a certificate and a free book! Be sure to pick up a flyer because we've still got some fun summer programs just for teens!  This week, join us in the meeting room on Tuesday, July 13th, for a 80s themed Teen Movie at 3:00 PM.  On Thursday, July 15th, come to the Childrens Activity Room at 4:30 PM for black light games.  What kind of games, you ask?  Well, you'll just have to come and find out.  Don't miss it!


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Congratulations to a Library ESL student

Kingwood Branch Library congratulates Ut Nguyen (pictured second from left), a library ESL/literacy student, on recently being granted U.S. citizenship!  Ut, like many other students, meets on a regular basis with volunteer library ESL tutors in order to improve his use of the English language.  If you know someone who would benefit from receiving one-on-one help with an English tutor here at the library, let us know!  It's easy getting connected.  Just visit the staff on the second-floor, complete a quick application, and then allow the library to move you or someone you know closer to your goals with English!  (Photo, from left to right: tutor Karen Menke, tutor Archie Kaul (back), student Ut Nguyen (front), student Nana Rolita, tutor Susie Day).

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