Angel Hill's blog

Bring Your Own Bagged Lunch Book Club

Lucky Us by Amy BloomFor those coming to our monthly Book & Bite Club next Thursday, 8/31, it's Bring-Your-Own-Bagged-Lunch month. Don't worry: the library will provide drinks and dessert. We'll be discussing Lucky Us by Amy Bloom. 

Reading Other People's Mail

Letters of Note by Shaun UsherYou can learn a lot by reading other people's mail. But before you go violating postal law, why not read Letters of Note: an Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience by Shaun Usher. Who wouldn't be interested in reading the letters of Abraham Lincoln, Marge Simpson, Mozart, and David Bowie? Oh, and there are two big volumes of this book so far! 

Congratulations Katy Library Winner

Adult Summer Reading Program winner 2017

Congratulations to Michelle, one of our local Katy Branch Library customers who won the Fantasy Package for the Adult Summer Reading Program this year. She won a great book and tickets to the Texas Renaissance Festival. 

The Bassoon King

The Bassoon King by Rainn WilsonIf the title doesn't draw your attention, then maybe the foreword by Dwight Schrute will. I just added to my to-read list The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy by Rainn Wilson.

Build a Better: Family Tree Story

Family TreeDon't you wish you had all the stories from your ancestors written down? How they lived; what they ate; the scrapes they got into as kids. Maybe they're still around or maybe you're now the oldest generation. Come on Thursday, July 13 at 3:00pm for our Build a Better Family Tree Story. You'll learn how to draw out these stories from your family and get started writing your own story in 10 minutes a day. 

Where in the Tech Are We Going?

The Inevitable by Kevin KellyThe 2017 Read Harder Challenge at Book Riot has led me to a book that you might like: The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that Will Shape our Future by Kevin Kelly. It's a glimpse into where we are and where we're going - and just how we'll be led by the things we've made. 

City-wide Garage Sale & Recycling Weekend

Garage Sale courtesy of Clker.comIt's that time again - don't miss it: the city-wide garage sale as well as the Trash Bash & Electronic Recycling event. Click here for more details. It all happens this Saturday, 4/29.

Cooking, the Graphic Novel

Food Anatomy by Julia RothmanIf a cookbook could be made into a graphic novel, it would look something like Food Anatomy: the Curious Parts & Pieces of our Edible World by Julia Rothman. It's part food encyclopedia, part cooking lessons, and all easy on the eyes. The first thing I learned: the difference between New York, New Jersey, Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit styles of pizza. My next lesson will be how to make cheese.  

Going to Grandma's House

Where We Lived by Jack LarkinJust added a book to my "to read" list: Where We Lived: Discovering the Places We Once Called Home by Jack Larkin. With photos and drawings, you get a history of how we've lived in America since the country was formed. For genealogists and social historians, how cool! 

Blinded by Transit Maps

Transit Maps of the World by Mark OvendenThis one falls under the category of "surprisingly mesmerizing". Who knew transit maps from cities around the world could be so fascinating? It's a little bit of geography mixed with a dash of history. And I'm hooked! Check out Transit Maps of the World by Mark Ovenden.

Syndicate content