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What consumer education topic interests you?

Survey2014 is right around the corner and Kingwood Branch Library wants to help you start the new year on the right foot.

We are looking to bring the Better Business Bureau of Houston for a consumer education workshop in January and need your help choosing the topic. Topics include identity theft, investment fraud, and more.

If you are interested in consumer education and would like to vote on your preferred topic, please take our two-question survey. Don't wait long! The survey closes Friday, November 15th.

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Resume Help from Workforce Solutions

Resume TipsIn between jobs or looking to change careers? Get job help at Kingwood Branch Library with Workforce Solutions! On Tuesday, October 22nd at 1pm, Cheryl of Workforce Solutions will share tips on devising a winning  resume. Registration is recommended as space is limited. Register online, by calling 281-360-6804, or visiting in person.

Can't make it next week? Visit our Events Calendar to see upcoming workshops. Keep up to date with Kingwood Library news by subscribing to our newsletter or following us on Facebook.

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Operation Holiday Cheer

Operation Holiday CheerThe holiday season is around the corner and we need your help spreading holiday cheer! Kingwood Branch Library is participating in Congressman Ted Poe's Military Christmas Card Drive by providing craft materials for folks to create holiday greeting cards to send to our troops overseas.

Now through October 31, anyone can stop by the 2nd Floor Teen Room and make a greeting card or drop one off. Cards should start with "Dear Service Member" and include well wishes, gratitude, and your name. Cards should not include contact information and cannot include glitter or confetti.

For full details and materials, stop by the 2nd Floor Reference Desk.

HPD shares Halloween Safety Tips

HalloweenYes, it is that time of the year! Not only are we inching our way towards cooler weather (hooray!), all are gearing up for Halloween, including Houston Police Department!

On Monday, October 7 at 5:30 PM, Officer D. Ulrich will share tips with families on how to have a safe Halloween. This program is intended for all ages so save the date and we'll see you here! Program meets in the 1st Floor Meeting Room. No registration is required.

In case you can't make it to this presentation, Officer Ulrich will visit on November 11 to share tips for Holiday Safety.

For more information, please call 281-360-6804 or visit 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood TX 77339.

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Preparing for Ender's Game

Are you excited for the long-awaited SciFi classic, Ender’s Game, to be released on the big screen this November? Before seeing the movie, I plan to brush up on the story.

Don't have time to read it in its original format? Try the graphic novel adaptation.

1-2-Cha-Cha-Cha: Latin Dance Demo

Latin DanceThere's still time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Kingwood Branch Library! On Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:30 PMFred Astaire of Lake Houston will demonstrate popular Latin dances including Salsa and Mambo at Kingwood Branch Library. In this hour-long program, participants will see the instructor explain each dance and moves then get to practice the steps with the help of the instructor.

This program is free and open to individuals ages 18 and over. Registration is recommended as space is limited; walk-ins are welcome if space permits.

Register online via our Events Calendar. For more information, please call 281-360-6804 or visit 4400 Bens View Lane.

DIY Flower Pots with Sugar Skull Designs

Flower PotsWhy should kids have all the crafting fun? This month marks our first Adult Crafternoon, a monthly craft program just for adults! Join us this Friday, September 20th at 2:30 PM for craft and conversation. In conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month, we are decorating flower pots inspired by sugar skull designs. No registration is required. All materials are provided, while supplies last. Materials are provided courtesy of Friends of the Library Kingwood.

Want to keep up with future programs? Be sure to like us on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter, Out on a Limb.

Keep Kingwood Green presents Recycling in Kingwood

RecycleNew to the area or want to know how you can keep Kingwood the Livable Forest? On Friday, September 13, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Keep Kingwood Green (KKG) shares tips and resources for recycling opportunities in the Kingwood community. Attendees will receive a free tote bag courtesy of KKG while supplies last. Keep up with all things KKG by liking them on Facebook! While you're there, be sure to like us too.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. This program will be held in the 1st Floor Meeting Room of 4400 Bens View Lane. For more information, please call 281-360-6804 or visit library.

Kingwood Branch Library draws FOLK Adult Summer Reading Program Winner

SRP Nancy

In addition to system-wide prizes courtesy of Harris County Friends of the Library, Friends of the Library Kingwood (FOLK) contributed Kindle Touch readers to the Young Adult and Adult Summer Reading Programs (SRP). Kingwood teens and adults who read 5 titles or 600 minutes were eligible for the drawing.

Nancy Howley was the lucky adult winner of a Kindle Touch. Science teacher by day and avid reader by night, Nancy loves to read science books and biographies. She is currently reading Jessica Buchanan's Impossible Odds.

Batman and Superman, together at last

In entertainment news last week, Ben Affleck was announced to be cast as Batman in next year’s sequel to Man of Steel. The sequel is sure to make a splash as it is the first major motion picture to feature the two caped superheroes together! 

Can’t wait until 2015 to see the duo? Get your fill with these titles.

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