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SUMMER READING FUN

Not quite sure what Summer Reading is all about at the Katy Branch Library?  Then stop by the library on Tuesday, June 11 between 2:30 and 4:00 p.m., and we’ll answer all of your questions.  Enjoy refreshments, get signed up online, and find out about our special programs.  Summer reading fun for babies through adults.

 

ALLURE OF INDIA

The Katy Branch Library will celebrate Asian/Pacific Heritage Month on Saturday, May 11, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Capture a glimpse of India with delicious Indian cuisine, enjoy Indian dancing, henna designing, and much more.  There will be activities for the entire family.  Namaste!

NATIONAL LEMONADE DAY

Sunday, May 5 is National Lemonade Day.  The main objective of Lemonade Day is to empower today's youth to become tomorrow's entrepreneurs.  According to the Houston Lemonade website, more than 50,000 kids participated last year.  Please support these young entrepreneurs on Sunday by making purchases at their lemonade stands.  More information at http://houston.lemonadeday.org/.

OPERA @ THE LIBRARY

  The Houston Grand Opera to Go will present Daniel and the Dreamcatcher at the Katy Branch  Library on Monday, April 8 at 4:00 p.m.  Opera to Go is a wonderful way to introduce your children to the joy of a musical story.  In this story, Daniel is afraid of the monster in his closet who likes to shrink things. But when the monster shrinks his family, Daniel has to decide to be brave and confront his fears.  

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY

The Easter Bunny will be in Katy on Saturday, March 23, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Harvest Plaza in Downtown Katy, 3701 3rd Street.  Easter fun for the whole family, including pictures with the Easter Bunny ($5.00).  For more information contact the City of Katy Parks and Recreation Department at 281-391-4840.

UPGRADES TO KATY DOG PARK

The popular Katy Dog Park is temporarily closed for renovations and updates, which will include reconstruction of the pond.  Plans are for the park to be open by March 27 for the annual Paws in the Park event.  The Katy Library shares a parking lot with the park, and the library has a nice view of the park from the back windows. 

TWEEN VALENTINE PROGRAM

Tweens, we’ve got a special program for you!  The Katy Branch Library will host a Valentine Program for ages 10 and up on Monday, February 11 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.  All the supplies to make your nails a work of art, as well as make a duct tape flower pen will be provided.  Of course, we’ll also have music and snacks, so grab your friends and  join the fun!  

STORYTIMES

Now that the holidays are over and the older kids are back in school, it’s a good time to bring your young ones to storytime at the library.  At the Katy Branch, we have Baby, Toddler, and Preschool storytimes.  In all of the storytimes we use music and lots of active participation as well as our favorite picture books.  Check our calendar for days and times.   

KATY OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Katy's annual celebration will be held Saturday, December 15 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Avenue B.  Finish your Christmas shopping at the holiday booths, listen to carolers, and have some yummy snacks.  Be sure to bring the kids for the noon arrival of Snow and Santa!  Don't forget to help your neighbors by bringing your canned goods for the KCM Food Pantry. 

HO! HO! HO!

             Kick off the holiday season at the Katy Branch Library,                     Saturday,   December 1.  Have fun making crafts during the day and enjoy cookies and punch.  Santa will make a special appearance from 1:00 to 2:00, so be sure to bring your little ones and don’t forget your camera!

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