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The Week @ the Katy Library – June 28th Edition

SummerSummer officially started last week, but we’ve been blazing for weeks with our summer reading programs.  The kids program on Tuesday this week is the Fourth of July Windsock Craft.  Tickets can be picked up one day before for either the 2:00pm or 3:00pm session.  The teen program on Wednesday at 2:00pm is a Boardgame Throwdown.  Teens can earn points for their team by attending and winning games.

The Week @ the Katy Library – June 21st Edition

MoviesIt’s getting hotter out there.  Come in to the cool and enjoy a movie starting this week.  Every Monday at 3:30pm this summer, we’ll show a family-friendly flick for everyone.  Also special this week is our monthly Spanish public speaking program on Saturday at 3:00pm.

Check out our calendar for more events this week!

 

Conquer the Awkward Moment

What Should I Say, What Can I Do?Awkward moments strike us all the time.  We want to say or do the right thing at the right time, but our minds just go blank.  Take a look at What Should I Say, What Can I Do? by Rebecca Bram Feldbaum.  She gives great ideas to help us prepare for those next awkward moments.

 

Oscar the Cat

Making Rounds with OscarAnimals have instincts we humans would love to possess.  Some can sense earthquakes before they occur.  Others can find their way home from thousands of miles away.  And then there’s Oscar the cat.  He lives at a nursing home in Rhode Island, and he senses when the end of life is near for a resident.  In their last hours he curls up on the bed and provides comfort and companionship.  Read about him in Making Rounds with Oscar by David Dosa.

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – June 14th Edition

Summer If you’re going into the 8th grade in Katy ISD, we’ll be showing the movie version of your summer reading list books.  The first one is Monday at 3:30pm.  Then, come on Wednesday, 6/16, at 2:00pm for our Teen Goofy Relay Races.

For kids this week we have all our fun storytimes as well as the annual Father’s Day Cardmaking on Tuesday at 2:00pm.  Be sure to get a ticket to attend on Monday.

Check out our calendar for more events this week!

 

Bet You Didn’t Know

Bubble Gum and Hula HoopsAncient Mesopotamians made lipstick out of finely crushed semiprecious stones.  Isaac Newton invented the “doggy door” for his cat.  The first disposable diaper was made with a shower curtain.  All this knowledge and more can be yours by reading Bubble Gum and Hula Hoops: The Origins of Objects in Our Everyday Lives by Harry Oliver.

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – June 7th Edition

Summer FunSummer Reading Program is HERE in full force!  Our special program for kids this week is Mark Shepherd’s Madhatter Express with songs and crazy inventions on Tuesday at 2:00pm.  For teens we have the Summer Kickoff Pizza Party on Wednesday at 2:00pm.

We also have a computer class on Microsoft Excel on Friday at 1:30pm followed by our Spanish Computer Class at 4:30pm.

Check out our calendar for more events this week!

 

Movie Stars with Something to Say

Put on Your CrownThe Day I Shot CupidA couple of really nice actresses have written some quick reads for women – perfect size for taking on a trip or sitting by the pool.  Jennifer Love Hewitt’s The Day I Shot Cupid is a practial guide on navigating the sometimes confusing path of dating.  Then, Queen Latifah has written

The Week @ the Katy Library – May 31st Edition

SunshineThe fun is starting this week!  The annual Summer Reading Program begins Friday, June 4th.  Check our website online to register or come in and we’ll help you get started.  Leading up to the summer events, we have our monthly Hispanic Book Club on Wednesday at 6:00pm, High School Volunteer Training on Friday at 9:00am, Microsoft Word class on Friday at 1:30pm, Spanish Computer Class on Friday at 4:30pm, our monthly Mystery Book Club on Saturday at 10:30am, and a return visit by our Raw Foods demonstrator on Saturday at 2:00pm.  And that’s just to START the summer!

Biographies in Bite Size

American SketchesIf you’re a biography reader, you’ve probably read something from Walter Isaacson.  This summer while you’re sitting in the sun or passing the long afternoons away, read his bite-size biographies in American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane.

 

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