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The Week @ the Katy Library – September 28th Edition

The highlight of the week: our annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Come by on Saturday, 10/3, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and help us celebrate with dance, food, and art.  

Also on the 3rd at 10:30am is our monthly Mystery Book Club. This month we’re reading Close to Home by Peter Robinson.

 

The Benefit$ of Age

Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures....Over 50When I turned 18, I got an invitation in the mail to join the American Association of Retired Persons. Obviously, I couldn’t join then, but I’m looking forward to getting older for two reasons: the social get-togethers and the discounts.

The Week @ the Katy Library – September 21st Edition

Saturday, 9/26, our Friends of the Katy Library group is having their annual brunch. If you’re interested in finding out what being a Friend is all about, come join us at 10:00am.

On Thursday, 9/24, we’re having our monthly Library Database Class. What’s a library database? It’s a subscription that the library purchased so that you don’t have to get your own subscription. You can get things like Consumer Reports articles, access to Ancestry.com genealogy records, car maintenance help, homework help, and more. Most of it can be accessed from home 24 hours a day using your library card and our website. Not a bad deal!

When Plants Go Bad

Book of WeedsThe shelves are lined with books about dealing with bad behavior – in kids, in teens, in spouses, in pets. Well, add another bad-behaving item to the list: PLANTS. The Book of Weeds: How to Deal with Plants That Behave Badly by Ken Thompson gives naughty plants their due attention. You’d think Thompson would just give general advise on getting rid of weeds, but he treats each one in detail. Whether it’s Ragwort, Creeping Buttercup, or Goosegrass, you’ll learn how it succeeds, what to do, and the silver lining if you decide to keep it.

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – September 14th Edition

This week we’re starting our Teen Chill Zone! – a place for teens to hang out after school at 3:30pm on Mondays & Wednesdays. We’ll have snacks, laptops, games, and more.

On Wednesday at 6:00pm is our monthly Mosaico Cultural – a program completely in Spanish. This month’s topic is “Como salir de deudas gratis. Como preparar un testamento. Como planear su futuro.”

If you took the Practice SAT at the library on 9/12, come back in at 1:00pm this Saturday, 9/19, to get your results and to learn strategies for doing better next time.

As always, we have programs every week for every age. Come in & see!

Stephen King – Not So Scary After All

Haunted HeartStephen King scares me. (See my other blog post this week.) But don’t you find that once you get to know someone, they don’t intimidate you as much as before? I plan to find out. I’m starting a 2008 biography of King written by Lisa Rogak, who also wrote biographies of Shel Silverstein and Dan Brown.

Scary Stories

Under the DomeI have to admit that when it comes to Stephen King’s stories, I’m a wimp. I’ve never read one and only watch the movies a bit at a time through parted fingers. I think I remember seeing the end of one of his movies when I was little where a hand comes up out of the grave or out of water – something like that. I had nightmares for a week!

The Week @ the Katy Library – September 7th Edition

Don’t forget: the library is closed on Monday, 9/07, for Labor Day. BUT, we’re back in full swing the rest of the week with storytimes, internet tutoring, knitting, and more. And speaking of more….

We have some special events this week. Wednesday at 6pm is our monthly Superación Personal, a discussion group in Spanish. Thursday at 3pm, we have Harris County giving a Hurricane Preparedness Program. For teens we have an SAT practice test on Saturday at 10:15am (please register ahead).

Come join the fun!

Who is Jaime Pressly?

 

 

It's Not Necessarily Not the TruthI’ve been walking past a book on the new bookshelf for a couple of weeks now, and I just can’t help but look at the cover and smile.  It has this adorable little blonde-haired girl with a sweet little sugar-coated smile that makes you feel warm and sunny inside.  (I do have to confess though that at first I thought it was one of those good-girls-who-turned-out-to-be-murderers type of books. Glad I was wrong!)

The Week @ the Katy Library - August 31st Edition

Don’t miss the Friends of the Katy Library Mini-Book Sale this Friday, 9/04, from 1-6pm! Get your book fix now before their annual sale in early 2010.

Other special features this week are the Club Hispanos de Libros on Wednesday @ 6pm and the Mystery Book Club on Saturday @ 10:30am.

Coming soon will be our new Afterschool Chill Zone for teens in Junior High or High School. We’ll have movies, laptops, snacks, games, and other ways to just hang out and have fun.

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