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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.

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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.

Kingwood Branch Library draws Adult Summer Reading Program Winner

Hats off to another great summer! Our 2013 summer reading program, Have Book - Will Travel, proved to be a success. As part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, every library branch drew names for $30 Amazon Gift Cards courtesy of Harris County Friends of the Library. Icy-Jo Trahan was our lucky winner here at Kingwood! She was very excited to receive her prize. You see? It does pay off to read!

Be sure to keep an eye out for next year's summer reading program. Have a great school year and visit us soon!

Comparing Search Engines

SearchAre you or somebody you know in need of internet tutorials? You know the basics, but do you want to know more? If so, tomorrow's class on Comparing Search Engines might be up your alley! In this class, we will compare popular search engines Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Follow along with the instructor or just observe the class.

Class starts at 11:00 AM and runs until 12:30 PM and will be in our 2nd Floor Computer Lab. Registration is recommended as space is limited. Register here or by calling 281-360-6804. See you there!

 

Image copyright Jupiterimages 2013

Something for Everyone: Upcoming Computer Classes

Computer LabIf you haven't stopped by Kingwood Branch Library lately, you will be happy to know we've increased the number of computer classes with varying times and topics. Whether you're a beginner or need a refresher, we have something for everyone. Topics include but not limited to social media, tablets and eReaders, and more. The best part is that all of our classes are free. Registration is required as space is limited.

Listed below are our upcoming computer classes for August. For class descriptions and registration, please see our Events Calendar.

Weekend fun for all ages

Sushi by Flickr member cl_03Are you looking to beat the heat but want to get out of the house this weekend? If so, this Saturday we have two great programs open to all ages!

Back by popular demand, Sushi Club of Houston's Carl R. will show you how to make sushi rolls and share awesome facts about Japan. This program ties in with our Summer Reading Program, Have Book - Will Travel. So come learn to make your own sushi and if you're lucky, you might get to taste some too!

2013 Eisner Awards

If you are a fan of all things graphic novels, you should become familiar with the Will Eisner Awards. Will Eisner is considered the father of graphic novels, contributing to the comic book industry as early as the 1940s. Every year during Comic Con in San Diego, Eisner awards are given to graphic novel and comic books writers and illustrators for exceptional and creative works.

The following titles received awards and are available for checkout from your local library. Visit here to see the full list of winners and nominees.

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