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The Week @ the Katy Library – January 18th Edition

We’ll be closed on Monday, 1/18, for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day.  Don’t let that stop you from coming in on Tuesday at 10:30am for our 2nd seminar in the Job Search series.  The topic this week is Evaluating Your Skills & Developing a Plan.

Also this week is our monthly Mosaico Cultural, a topical program conducted completely in Spanish.  The topic this month is all about filing your income taxes.  The program is on Wednesday, 1/20, at 6:00pm.

 

I Want to Grow Up Before I Die

500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow UpTons of books have come out in the last few years telling you what you need to see, eat, and do “before you die.” I like those books, but something about the whole concept depresses me a bit. So, how refreshing it was when I saw this book: Frommer’s 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up. Yes, that sounds better.

 

Do You Smell That?

How to Smell a RatThe worst smell I’ve ever encountered?  A decaying mouse that the cat brought in without my knowledge.  Rodents are not known for their pleasant aroma – neither are financial scam artists!  Ken Fisher knows this and recently published a book called How to Smell a Rat: The Five Signs of Financial Fraud.  Read it and tell your friends.

 

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – January 11th Edition

If you missed our Job Search Seminars last year, you’re in luck.  We’re starting 2010 with another round of seminars given by the Texas Workforce Solutions.  They’ll be every Tuesday from 10:30am to noon.  The first one starts this week on January 12th and will feature the topic: Resumes.

 

Knitting Today

Wacky Baby KnitsLong ago, people knitted nice sedate sweaters and tasteful little hats.  Yarn colors and textures fit into a well-known collection.  That was then.  THIS is now!  Check out Wacky Baby Knits: 20 Knitted Designs for the Fashion-Conscious Toddler by Alison Jenkins.  I think I’m going to try the Frog Suit myself.

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – January 4th Edition

Happy 2010!  Why not start your year off with a visit to the library?  Sit in on a storytime.  Knit or crochet with the best of them (or the worst of them!).  Or, this week come to our Hispanic Book Club where you can practice your Spanish while discussing a book.  This month’s selection is El Vencedor Está Solo by Paulo Coelho.

 

Perfect – sort of

Letting Go of PerfectI heard a quote I liked recently: “Eighty percent is perfection”.  What a relief!  Hearing this made me think of parents who want their children to be so good at something – so perfect – that the child ends up physically or emotionally hurt by it.  On the other hand, some children seem to be born with a desire to be perfect that can drive a parent crazy.   Take a look at a new book by Dr. Jill L. Adelson and Dr. Hope E. Wilson: Letting Go of Perfect.

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – December 28th Edition

We’re featuring two special programs for adults this week.  The first is our monthly Library Databases class.  Have you wanted to try out Ancestry.com but the subscription cost is too high?  Do you want a Consumer Reports article, but it won’t let you have it online without paying for it?  All this and more can be yours – FOR FREE.  Stop by our Library Databases class on Thursday, 12/31 at 11:00am.

Also, our monthly Mystery Book Club meets on Saturday, 1/02.

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – December 21st Edition

Even though we're closed part of this week, we're still in full swing through Wednesday.  Come in and try Bilingual Storytime on Monday at 2:00pm and Toddler Storytime on Tuesday at 10:30am.  Or if you're interested in something more sedate, how about the Knitting & Crochet Club on Wednesday at 1:00pm. 

The Week @ the Katy Library – December 14th Edition

Have you been tossing around the idea of going back to school?  On Friday, 12/18 at 4:00PM, a representative from the University of Phoenix will be here to talk with you about getting your degree online. 

Plus, even with the holidays coming fast, we have our regular storytimes, knitting groups, Hispanic programs, and more.  Check out our calendar to find something that interests you!

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