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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.

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – May 24th Edition

We have a great new opportunity starting at the library this week for learning how to use the computer.  Every Friday at 1:30pm, we’ll have a basic computer class taught in English covering beginner computer topics as well as how to use programs such as Microsoft Word or Excel.  Then, at 4:30pm on Fridays is our computer class taught in Spanish covering the same topics.

For something else to get your hands busy, visit our Mommies Knitting Group which has its last meeting of the Spring this Thursday at 2:00pm.  The group will take a break for the summer and pick back up in the fall.  

Check out our calendar for more events this week!

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – May 17th Edition

Among our other fun programs this week, we have a couple of special international events.  First, come by on Wednesday, 5/19, at 6:00pm for our monthly Mosaico Cultural program in Spanish.  The Katy Fire Department will be out to talk with you about fire safety in the summer.  Then, on Saturday, 5/22, at 1:30pm come experience The Allure of India, our annual Asian Pacific Heritage Month program.

 

 

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