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A Robot to Water My Plants

The Big Book of HacksPopular Science Magazine is making my day much easier.  They've come out with The Big Book of Hacks: 264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects which includes a section on how to make a plant-watering robot out of a Roomba.  If that's not for you, how about learning to make a carrying case for your ereader.  Or, how about making your car run on trash?  Check it out.

Senior Fun in Katy

Bus TripLast year the Katy Library got a new neighbor down the street: the Fussell Senior Citizen Building.  Check out their website for a calendar FULL of fun and activities.

Travel to 400 Places

World's Best Travel ExperiencesI'm smitten with a new travel book that just came out: World's Best Travel Experiences: 400 Extraordinary Places.  Since it's published by National Geographic, you know the photos are great.  But, if you're like me, you'll be putting post-its on pages and dreaming of when you'll go.

Puzzled at the Library

Jigsaw puzzleIf you have time to kill and like a brain-teaser, stop by the library to work on our jigsaw puzzle.  We always have one going throughout the year.

Amish Fascination

Growing Up AmishWhat is is about the Amish lifestyle and people that fascinate the rest of us?  We write novels about them, watch TV shows about them....  Why not hear what it's like to be Amish from someone who lived it?  Check out Growing Up Amish by Ira Wagler.

Most Checked Out in Katy

Ever wonder what other people are checking out at the Katy Library? 

Awesome ManIn 2012, the most checked out title was a picture book by Michael Chabon called The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man.  Various copies of it checked out a whomping 339 times this year.

 

Your Santa Pictures Are Here!

Santa 2012

If you dropped by to get your picture taken with Santa last Saturday, your pictures can be downloaded HERE!  Thank you to everyone who helped us kick off the holidays.

Katy is a Train Town

TrainThe City of Katy is now in the Train Town, USA registry.  Come to the official ceremony and celebrate your home town on Monday, 12/10/12, at 10:00am at the old MKT Depot & Caboose at 5615 1st Street. 

Brick Wall Help

Family Tree Problem SolverEvery genealogist, whether amateur or professional, runs into a brick wall in the quest for their ancestors' histories.  I came across a great book for opening up your mind to ways of getting around that brick wall.  Check out Marsha Rising's Family Tree Problem Solver.   

Keep Katy Warm

JacketKeep Katy Beautiful is accepting donations of clean, gently used coats and sweaters from November 1 to December 15th.  Items may be taken to City Hall (910 Avenue C), the Katy Fire Department (1417 Avenue D), or the Parks Office (5718 Second Street).

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