Whether you got a homebrew kit as a gift, or just felt the urge to give it a shot, welcome to the obsession! Here are some resources that you can use to get started on your first batch. Feel free to stop by a club meeting to get your questions answered and meet some fellow homebrewers.
American Homebrewer’s Association: How to Brew Beer: Beginner
John Palmer’s How to Brew
Charlie Papazian’s The Complete Joy of Homebrewing