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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!

The Week @ the Katy Library – December 7th Edition

Among our regular programs this week, we have our monthly Superación Personal for those of you who speak Spanish. Each month this group takes a topic and discusses all the aspects. This month’s topic is “Dare to Be Happy.” Come see what it’s all about on Wednesday, 12/09, at 6:00pm.

 

Birth Order

The Birth Order BookHave you ever read Dr. Kevin Leman’s The Birth Order Book? It came out originally in 1985, but a new updated version is out this year. Leman’s history counseling families for more than 30 years gives him a unique perspective into seeing how birth order affects everyday life. He looks at birth order in relation to other variables in the family, such as why a second child might end up acting like a firstborn. Interesting stuff.

 

 

The Googlers

Inside Larry & Sergey's BrainEver heard of Larry Page or Sergey Brin?

The Week @ the Katy Library – November 30th Edition

 

Ok, we waited as long as we could. We didn’t put them up before Halloween. We almost didn’t put them up before Thanksgiving. But, now they’re here – the Christmas decorations are UP! And just in time for our holiday events.

First, we have the Friends of the Katy Library hosting the annual Poupourri Boutique on Thursday, December 3rd. Come by to shop for homemade Christmas gifts and buy a homemade lunch for $6.

Then, we have the Holiday Kickoff Party on Saturday, December 5th. We’ll have craft stations throughout the library all day as well as puzzles, gift ideas, and more. Then, from 1:00-3:00pm come see Santa, read to dogs, and enjoy some Carol-oke.

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – November 23rd Edition

Don’t forget – the library will be closing early on Wednesday, 11/25, at 6pm. We’ll also be closed from Thursday, 11/26, to Sunday, 11/29.

For all you teens, Monday will be the last day with the Guitar Hero game. Coming next Monday, 11/30, we’ll have our first movie showing at 3:15pm!

 

Taking Cuba In

Cuba: What Everyone Needs to KnowFor someone like me who was born “somewhat recently”, I’ve only known one kind of Cuba: Castro’s Cuba. I hazily remember history lessons on JFK and the Bay of Pigs, but I’d like to get a better handle on the subject. So, I’m reading Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know by Julia Sweig. Her writing style is keeping me interested, and her firsthand, recent experience of living in Cuba is giving me a view I didn’t see before.

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