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Fun4Seniors March Excursion Trips at Kingwood Branch Library

Fun4Seniors 

UPDATE: The Kleb Woods Nature Preserve excursion trip has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Kingwood Branch Library is continuing its partnership with Harris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program to offer  Fun4Seniors Excursion Trips for library customers in March 2014.

Adult Crafternoon: Inspirational Love Sign

Love SignLove is in the air and this week's Adult Crafternoon is no exception. On Friday, February 14th at 2:30 PM, adults are invited to make their own Love sign using wire and yarn. This program is free and limited to 8 adults.  All supplies are provided courtesy of Friends of the Library Kingwood and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Adult Crafternoon meets monthly on the second Friday at 2:30 PM and meets in the Conference Room located on the 2nd Floor. For more information about this program, please call 281-360-6804 or visit the 2nd Floor Reference Desk.

Learn to capture quality photographs of local birds

Image by Flickr member blmiers2Kingwood Photo Club's Vincent P. is back with new workshops! This Saturday, February 8th, at 10:30 AM, participants will learn about taking quality photographs of birds, a perfect subject just in time for Spring. This program is free and open to individuals 18 and older. Registration is recommended as space is limited; walk-ins are welcome.

Register through our Events Calendar, by calling 281-360-6804, or visiting us in person at 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood TX 77339.

CANCELED: Fun4Seniors Excursion Trip to Lunar New Year Festival

We are sorry to announce that the Fun4Seniors trip scheduled for this Saturday, February 1st is canceled due to lack of registrations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The following trip is still scheduled for February:

Tuesday, February 25th, 9:15 AM - 2:45 PM: African American Library--Gregory School. Celebrate Black History Month and visit the African American Library at the Gregory School in Houston's Fourth Ward. Cost is free and lunch on your own at Houston's This Is It soul food restaurant.

For more information and registration contact the Precinct 4 Senior Adult Program at 281-893-3726.

 

New Year, New Recommendations in Graphic Novels

The start of the year always inspires me to try new titles and genres I may not be familiar with. I am a huge fan of recommended reads and love referencing GoodReads, a free social media site for book lovers, for new suggestions.

Each year GoodReads publishes the Choice Awards, lists of favorite titles by genre, including graphic novels and comics, voted for by GoodReads members.

Listed below are the top 5 from GoodReads’ Best Graphic Novels and Comics. Visit here for the full list and here for other Choice lists!

Jump Start Your Space for Spring: a decluttering and decorating workshop

BedroomBefore we know it, Spring will be here and what better time is it to de-clutter and revamp your home than the changing of seasons?! On Thursday, January 30, professional organizer, Ellen Delap, and Interior Designer, Leslie Sarmiento, share tips on de-cluttering and decorating your home in time for Spring.

This program will be held in the 1st Floor Meeting Room between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. It is free to attend and open to the public. No registration is required.

Upcoming Microsoft 2007 Classes for beginners

PCIs one of your new year's resolutions to improve your computer skills? If so, Kingwood Branch Library can help.

Listed below are upcoming Microsoft classes in January. Please visit our Events Calendar to see all computer classes and other programs.

Tuesday, January 21, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Intro to PowerPoint 2007. Learn the layout and essential features of PowerPoint in this beginner's class.

Thursday, January 23, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Excel 2007 Level 1: Budgets. Excel is powerful tool and varies by your desired task. Learn the basic layout of Excel with a spreadsheet project.

Adult Crafternoon: Washi Decorated Planners

Washi decorated plannersStart the new year with a personally decorated 2014 planner in this week's Adult Crafternoon! Join other crafters for an afternoon of fun and conversation this Friday, January 10th, at 2:30 PM in the Conference Room located on the 2nd Floor. We will decorate planners using washi tape, decorative masking tape.

Can't make it this month? Adult Crafternoon meets monthly on the 2nd Friday at 2:30 PM and does a different craft each month. Adult Crafternoon is open to ages 18 and older; no registration is required. However, space and supplies are limited to 8 participants and are available on a first come, first serve basis. All supplies are provided courtesy of FOLK.

Genealogy Workshops at Kingwood Branch Library

Genealogy with Karen Rasmussen

Is one of your goals for the new year to learn about your roots and ancestry? If so, Kingwood Branch Library has just the programs for you!

During January, Kingwood Branch Library and the Kingwood Texas Family History Center are happy to bring you the following genealogy workshops:

 

2013 Staff Picks in Graphic Novels, Part Two

Last week's post highlighted 2013 staff picks in juvenile and young adult graphic novels. This week's post is all about titles in our adult collection. Do you have any favorites for 2013?

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