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The Week @ the Katy Library – March 29th Edition

Did you get your 2010 Census form in the mail?  If not, or if you have questions about how to fill it out, we have representatives from the Census coming in to help you throughout the week.  Give us a call for more information.

Also this week: Simple Ways to Reduce Back.  A local chiropractor will be talking with people about how to deal with back pain on Thursday, April 1 at 4:00pm.

For more information on our programs, check out our Events Calendar.

 

Keep Learning

The Intellectual DevotionalI’m a strong believer in continuing education.  What’s nice about being out of school is that you can choose what you read and how you enrich your life.  YOU decide what you learn.  There’s a great series of books called The Intellectual Devotional by David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim.  In the first book you get 365 different mini-lessons in things like history, literature, arts, science, music, philosophy, and religion.  The other two books cover American history and health.  Like the cover says, “Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class.”

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – March 22nd Edition

What can a kid do at the library this week? How about storytime on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday morning plus Monday afternoon.

Teens at the library? Monday afternoon, the teen room’s open with snacks, laptops, and games. Wednesday afternoon, we’re showing a recently released A-list movie.

Now for adults. Tuesday afternoon has the AARP Tax Aide help. Wednesday and Thursday afternoon has knitting and crochet. Thursday morning is computer class in English – Friday afternoon is computer class in Spanish. And, Saturday afternoon holds our monthly Hispanic Speakers Group.

Check out our Events Calendar for more information.

 

A Patriotic Vacation

Complete National Parks of the United StatesFor the past year I’ve heard that people have been vacationing closer to home to save money.  Thankfully, we have a big, beautiful country full of places to visit.  Take a look at National Geographic’s latest edition of Complete National Parks of the United States.  Even if you’re not planning a vacation, it’s worth browsing.

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – March 15th Edition

Spring Break is upon us, and we’re celebrating at the Katy Branch Library with our 2nd Annual Dog Day on Saturday, 3/20 from 12-4pm.  We’ll have an exhibition hall with local dog-related vendors and organizations, rescued dogs available for adoption, dog crafts, and reading to dogs for the kids.  Don’t miss it!

 

Shhh, It’s a Secret

In the President's Secret ServiceDo you have a hard time keeping a secret?  Try working in the Presidents’ Secret Service!  Apparently, some of them have a hard time keeping a secret too, and we’re the lucky ones now to be able to read some of the nitty-gritty that happens behinds closed doors.  Take a look at In the President’s Secret Service by Ronald Kessler.

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – March 8th Edition

Teens, this is the last week to enter our Teen Tech Week Internet Scavenger Hunt.  Show us you’re an internet whiz, and you could win a $25 Best Buy gift card!  And come hang out with us on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00pm in our Teen Room.  We have laptops, snacks, games, drawing, and sometimes movies.

 

Teen Tech Week - Internet Scavenger Hunt

Are you good at finding things on the internet?  YOU COULD WIN A $25 BEST BUY GIFT CARD!

For Teen Tech Week, the Katy Branch Library is having an internet scavenger hunt for the teens in Katy.  Answer the questions below, send your answers to kt @ hcpl.net by March 14, and you're entered in a drawing for the prize.

(To participate, you must be between 12-18 years old and be able to pick up the prize in person if you win.)

Here are the questions - good luck!

Keep an Eye on Your Garden

The Bizarre and Incredible World of PlantsTake a look at a flower in your garden.  Pretty, right?  Well, take a look at the photography book The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants by Wolfgang Stuppy, Rob Kesseler, and Madeline Harley.  I kept having to remind myself that I wasn’t reading a science fiction book.  Creepy… yet strangely beautiful.

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – March 1st Edition

This Saturday is all for adults.  At 10:30am, we have our monthly Mystery Book Club.  Then, stick around for our 2:00pm demonstration of Raw and Living Food.  Find out how to eat your way to better health.

 

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