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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.

 

 

Houston Restaurants

Fearless Critic Houston Restaurant Guide 2010Don’t you just cringe when people are brutally honest?  Well, you won’t when it comes to advice on local restaurants.  Check out the Fearless Critic’s Houston Restaurant Guide 2010.  As it says on the cover, “Brutally honest local food critics rate and review 450 places to eat.”  Bon apetit!

 

First Ladies

The First Ladies of the United States of AmericaFirst Ladies of the United States are often more interesting than their powerful husbands.  Read a little about Dolly Madison or Mary Todd Lincoln, and you’ll see what I’m talking about.  For a really interesting read, try Presidential Wives by

The Week @ the Katy Library – May 10th Edition

Celebrate Mother’s Day all week at the library.  No matter the age of your children, there’s an event for you: Baby Bounce on Monday at 10:30am; Bilingual Storytime on Monday at 2:00pm; Toddler Time on Tuesday at 10:30am; Preschool Storytime on Thursday at 10:30am; and Mommies Knitting Group on Thursday at 2:00pm.

Check out our calendar for more events this week!

 

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