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Houston Sightseeing for Families CANCELLED

cancelled programUnfortunately our Houston Sightseeing for Families program has to be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will let you know as soon as we set the date.

In the meantime, check out Visit Houston Texas for suggestions on touring the Greater Houston area!

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Kingwood Branch Library seeks Adult and Teen volunteers

Help WantedAs summer approaches, Kingwood Branch Library is seeking adult and teen volunteers to assist with daily library tasks. If you are interested in giving back to your community and local library, please consider volunteering for the library.

Teen volunteers are needed for Summer 2013 who can commit up to 2 hours a week for shelving. Teen volunteers can pick up an application from the First Floor Checkout desk. Teen volunteers must be at least 15 years old or entering high school. Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 24th. Please submit your application as soon as possible as space is limited.

Upcoming program: Houston Sightseeing Tips for Seniors

CityscapeSummer is right around the corner -- are you ready? Whether you're planning a "staycation,"  accommodating out-of-towners, or want to make the most of living in the Greater Houston area, we have the program for you!

On Tuesday, April 30, at 10:30 AM, Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau will share tips on touring Houston on a budget at Kingwood Branch Library. Program is targeted for individuals over the age of 50; all ages are welcome. This program will be in the Meeting Room located on the 1st Floor. No registration is required. For tips on Houston sightseeing, be sure to check out Visit Houston Texas.

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Self-registration now available for Adult and Teen programs

CalendarDon't wait to call or visit the library during regular hours of operation to sign up for classes! For programs in May and in the future, individuals interested in attending programs such as Workforce Solutions and computer classes can register via our Events calendar. Simply visit www.hcpl.net, click on the "Events" icon to select your library and see upcoming programs. Consider adding our branch page to your Favorites for your convenience! Please note that not all programs require registration.

Kingwood Branch Library hosts Second Annual ESL Luncheon

ESL 2nd LuncheonOn Tuesday, April 9, 2013, Kingwood Library hosted its 2nd Annual ESL Luncheon. Like many other HCPL branches, Kingwood Library offers English as a Second Language classes to the community. ESL tutors and students came together for an afternoon of food, fun, and festivities.  Students brought dishes from their native country and entertainment was provided by Teresa Moore of Fretted Friends. Thanks to all who make  the ESL program a possibility!

YALSA's Great Graphic Novels 2013

YALSA, Young Adults Services Association of American Libraries Association, provides an annual list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. These titles are selected for their “good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.” The recommendations are a mix of fiction and nonfiction titles

Listed below are highlights of the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels. Visit here for all Top Ten or here for all 55 titles.

Altered Books Contest at Kingwood Library

Altered BooksIn honor of National Library Week, Kingwood Branch Library is hosting an Altered Books contest open to all ages in April.

What are altered books you ask? Altered books are books that are modified in a variety of ways to make an artistic or personal statement. Books can be used as a canvas, re-purposed to function a different way, the sky's the limit! We encourage participants to be creative.

What Adult Programs would you like to attend?

SurveyLooking ahead to new ideas, the Adult Services staff want to know what kind of adult programs you are interested in seeing. Whether you're looking for something educational or recreational, we want to hear from you!

Please take a moment to fill out this survey.

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Money Management Workshop at Kingwood Library

MoneyHave trouble managing your income? Interested in professional help for advice? On Tuesday, March 26 at 10:30 AM, Money Management International will visit Kingwood Branch Library to present Managing Income & Expenses.

 Learn the basics of creating a budget, calculating net worth, and more. The program will be held in the Meeting Room located on the 1st Floor.

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

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Graphic Novels receive Cybils Awards

A few weeks ago, School Library Journal posted Three Graphic Novels Take Cybils Awards.
Cybils, Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literacy Awards, is an annual  event that highlights Children’s and Young Adult books that “combine the highest literary merit and kid appeal.” Visit their website for more information about these awards, past winners, and more!

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