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Graphic Novels about the Civil Rights Movement

January 21 was Martin Luther King, Jr Day, a day dedicated to honor one of the nation’s prominent advocates and leaders in the Civil Rights Movement.

Interested in learning more about Martin Luther King and Civil Rights? Check out on the titles below.

Friends of the Library Kingwood Family Memberships

FOLKStart your Spring cleaning early by donating unwanted books and audiovisual materials to Kingwood Library’s FOLK bookstore! Your donations to Friends of the Library Kingwood provide major support to purchase books, downloadable digital media, and much for the Kingwood Library.

Further support the library by purchasing a FOLK membership in 2013!.You can purchase a Family membership for $20 that is valid now through March 31, 2014.  Purchasing a membership gives you 15% discount on purchases in the bookstore!

For more details about FOLK memberships, stop by the bookstore or visit their website.
 

iPads, Kindles, and Nooks! Oh my!

eReadersDid you receive an eReader or tablet for the holidays? Are you clueless and need some guidance? Have no fear; Kingwood Library is here!
Listed below is our January schedule of classes focusing on borrowing eBooks from the library and learning basic functions and features of popular devices.

These programs are free and open to the public. Classes meet in Computer Lab located on the 2nd floor. Registration is required as space is limited.
To register or for more information, please call 281-360-6804 or visit us during  hours of operation.

Friday, January 4, 1:30 PM - 3 PM: iPad Basics. Learn the basic features and layout of your new device! Please have your Apple ID setup to participate in class.

2012 Staff Picks in Graphic Novels

Can you believe 2012 is almost over? All over the internet you can find Best of 2012 lists covering books, movies, and more. Like you, many library staff enjoy reading comics and this post is dedicated to their favorites for 2012! The list below is a mix of new and old and different age audiences. Thanks to all staff who contributed to this post!

We need your feedback!

SurveyKingwood Branch Library is seeking your feedback on how you follow Kingwood news and events. Providing this information will allow us to get a better idea of how to connect you to our wonderful library events. The survey is a few questions and should only take minutes.  

Click here to take survey.

We look forward to your submissions; thank you!

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Score presents "So You Want to Start a Business?"

BusinessCalling all small business owners and owners-to-be! On Tuesday, December 4th at 10:30 AM, Score, Counselors to America's Small Business, will present "So You Want to Start a Business?" at Kingwood Branch Library. This free workshop will equip you with all you need to know about doing business in Houston, including resources available to you. The workshop will be held in the Meeting Room located on the 1st floor of 4400 Bens View Lane and is open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, please visit the library or call 281-360-6804. 
 

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CORRECTION: Power of Email Marketing

Email MarketingCalling all small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs! On Tuesday, November 27, Celina of Northeast Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will present "Power of Email Marketing" at Kingwood Branch Library. This program is ideal for individuals looking to increase business visibility and enrich customer contact.  This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Program starts at 10:30 AM 11:30 AM and is held in the Meeting Room located on the 1st floor.

Need Kneading?

Massage TherapyAre the fast approaching holidays adding stress to your life? Are you stressed in general? Fear not; Kingwood Library has just the program for you!

On Tuesday, November 13th at 10:30 AM, local massage therapist Nina Ward will talk about the benefits of massage therapy and how you can incorporate basic techniques as stress relievers. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. It will be held in the Meeting Room located on the 1st Floor. For more details, call 281-360-6804 or stop by the library. See you there!

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Merry Graphic Novels for the Holidays

Can you believe the holiday season is just a couple of weeks away?! If you are like me, you need some assistance in getting into the holiday spirit. Why not read some holiday-themed comics?

Listed below are graphic novels that will bring merriment to your day. Grab a cup of cocoa and enjoy!

Banned Books Week: Challenged Graphic Novels

Now through Saturday, October 6th is Banned Books Week, a yearly event that celebrates the freedom to read. Over the years, many books, including graphic novels, have been challenged, due to sensitive topics or what some individuals consider inappropriate content. The library aims to provide a cornucopia of titles, ranging from all subjects, without censorship.

Listed below are challenged graphic novels. For more information about these challenged titles and other books, visit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and go to Resources, Banned Comics, then Banned & Challenged Comics. Check one out and see what you think!

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