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The Prettier Side of Politics

First Women by Kate Andersen BrowerLet's take a break from the deluge of political commentary and look at the prettier side of politics: the First Lady. This week someone mentioned a book to me that I immediately added to my list: First Women: the Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower. 

Get Cooking

Kitchen Hacks by Cook's Illustrated Magazine and America's Test KitchenBecome the wacked-out, flame-throwing, MacGyver-esque culinary guru you were always meant to be. Check out Kitchen Hacks: How Clever Cooks Get Things Done by Cook's Illustrated Magazine and America's Test Kitchen. Sharpen your knife and pull out the lighter - I'm hungry.  

The Flood of Information - Whadda We Do with It?

Everydata by John JohnsonYou've probably felt it: we're bombarded today with information coming from every direction. Sometimes the sheer volume of information you're exposed to can make it hard to understand and make decisions based on it. There's a great eBook on this in our Hoopla eLibrary called Everydata: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Every Day by John H. Johnson and Mike Gluck. (And checking out an eBook this year helps us reach our Project Mill-E goal of checking out one million eBooks and eAudiobooks in 2016. As of today, we're 81% there.) 

English Speaking Practice at the ESL Book Club

The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsIf English is your second language, and you want to speak it better, join our monthly ESL Book Club. We spend 2 or 3 months on a book and meet to discuss it - all in English. The next meeting is this coming Wednesday, 9/21 at 3:30pm, and we're discussing Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  

All Things Seinfeld

SeinfeldiaSay it with me now: "A Festivus for the rest of us", "These pretzels are making me thirsty", "Serenity now!". If any of these make sense to you, then you'll love a new book called Seinfeldia: How a Show about Nothing Changed Everything by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong. The print book has a waiting list, but you can download the audio with your library card from Hoopla.  

Katy Library Closing One Hour Early at 6:00pm on Monday, 8/22

Alert courtesy of Clker.comThe Katy Library will be closing one hour early on Monday, 8/22 at 6:00pm due to building maintenance. We'll open back up with normal hours on Tuesday, 8/23 at 10:00am.

Library Superheros

The Bad-Ass Librarians of TimbuktuI am a librarian, so I feel duty-bound to read any book with a title like: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts. Joshua Hammer has penned the story of the city's librarians who smuggled their rare manuscripts to safety through war-torn Al Quaeda territory. I wonder if they wore capes.... 

Summer Send-off

Summer party courtesy of Clker.comSummer's winding down, so why not send it off with some fun at the Katy Summer Tailgate on August 13th from 6:00pm - 10:00pm. Sample local restaurant food, shop for crafts, play games, and more. Click here for more information. 

One-on-one Genealogy Help for Beginners

Family Tree courtesy of Clker.comYou've heard where your family comes from, but you just don't know where to start with your genealogy. We've got help for you. Stop by any Saturday this summer from 1:00-2:00pm for one-on-one help with beginning genealogy. 

Katy Team Read

Team ReadHey Katy, you're off to a good start. We've had 273 of you join our Team Read for the Katy Library this summer. There's still plenty of time to get in on the fun. Babies, kids, teens, and adults track their reading and other activities - all to make your summer more enriching and to get prizes. Join today by clicking here

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