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Don't Forget This Saturday's E-Recycling Event

This is the week.  Gather up your old electronics and bring them to the Keep Katy Beautiful Electronic Recycling Drive.  Stop by Harvest Plaza (5701 3rd St) in downtown Katy this Saturday, 1/28, from 9am to 12pm.  Keep Katy Beautiful and CompuCycle are offering the e-cycling event for items such as computers, printers, cables, batteries, cell phones, TVs, and more.  (Items not accepted: vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, washing machines, weedeaters, and televisions over 27".)  For more information, call 713-869-6700 or visit CompuCycle online

Fast Facts

Answer BookNational Geographic has published a great new edition of its Answer Book with 10,001 facts about everything from the world's deadliest tornados to the Mars landings.  The book is heavy because it's full of beautiful color photos, charts, and illustrations to get you better acquainted with the world you live in.

2011's Most Checked-Out Books in Katy

Could you guess correctly the five most checked-out Adult Fiction titles at the Katy Library in 2011?  Guess no more - here they are:

McKettrick's ChoiceMcKettrick's Choice by Linda Lael Miller

Help for the Kitchen

How to Squeeze a LemonHow do you tell if the chef knife at the store is worth buying?  How can you cut perfect pineapple rings?  Please tell me, HOW do I keep scrambled eggs from sticking to the pan?  I'm learning all these answers and more in How to Squeeze a Lemon from the editors, contributors, and readers of Fine Cooking.  It has "1,023 Kitchen Tips, Food Fixes, and Handy Techniques".  

Old Electronics Recycling in Katy

Courtesy of clker.comDid you get a new gadget for Christmas and have an old one sitting around now?  If you're not interested in donating it, how about recycling it at the Keep Katy Beautiful Electronic Recycling Drive.  Stop by Harvest Plaza (5701 3rd St) in downtown Katy on Saturday, 1/28, from 9am to 12pm.  Keep Katy Beautiful and CompuCycle are offering the e-cycling event for items such as computers, printers, cables, batteries, cell phones, TVs, and more.  (Items not accepted: vacuum cle

Last Chance for Christmas Light Viewing

Pin Oak Village lighting display

You only have until January 1st to get a peek at the synchronized Christmas lighting display in the Pin Oak Village neighborhood in Katy.  They're in their fifth year of the event and just keep getting better with time.  Tune your FM radio to 89.9 and start at 24603 Stoughton Court.  

How to Win Friends...Today

How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital AgeFor decades Dale Carnegie has been the go-to person for learning How to Win Friends & Influence People.  Now, Dale Carnegie & Associates has updated the classic book for the Digital Age.  Take a look.

 

Cupcakes You've Never Known Before

What's New, Cupcake?Hello, Cupcake!You'll have no trouble finding books about making and decorating cupcakes, but you'll have a hard time finding better books on the subject than Karen Tack & Alan Richardson's books: What's New, Cupcake? and 

Texas Quilts You Gotta See

Lone Stars IIII don't know how to quilt, but I can certainly appreciate the skill it takes to make some of the quilts found in Lone Stars III: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1986-2011 by Karoline Patterson Bresenhan and Nancy O'Bryant Puentes.  You'll be surprised by how non-traditional & ey

Countdown to Fun

SantaAs of today there are 32 days until Christmas.  But, there are only 11 days until Santa visits the Katy Library!  Save the date: Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00pm.  Come get your picture taken with the big guy and whisper your gift list in his ear.

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