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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

Upcoming Computer Class Topics

Computer courtesy of Clker.comWe have a variety of topics that our Technology Trainer (Rocio) teaches. Why not brush up on these for the rest of the month: Help with Apps, Files & Folders, Resume Techniques, Internet Basics, and Basic PowerPoint. And don't forget the kiddos with Typing for Kids. Click here to see our event schedule for this month and beyond.

Adult Coloring

Colored pencils courtesy of Clker.comThe Katy Library is the place to express your inner child. We're starting a weekly Adult Coloring program every Friday from 2:00 - 4:00pm & Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm - beginning on Friday, 6/17. If you want to see what this new craze is all about, we'll have a preview tomorrow on Friday, 6/10 at 2:00pm.  

Know Thy Generation, and Everyone Else's Too

Sticking Points by Hadyn ShawEvery generation brings new ideas and preferences to the mix. And every new generation is looked on suspiciously by the previous ones - at first. Whether you're a Traditionalist, a Baby Boomer, a Gen Xer, or a Millennial, you've been misunderstood and had to fight for what you want the world to be. When it comes to the workplace, that can get sticky. If you're a manager, you'll want to read Sticking Points: How to Get 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart by Hadyn Shaw. 

Adult Summer Preview

Sun courtesy of Clker.comWe're only 10 days away from the start of our 2016 Summer Reading Program, and we have exciting new events for adults this year. First, every Friday at 2:00pm and every Saturday at 10:00am we'll have 2 hours of adult coloring time to help you express your creative side. Also on the schedule: a smartphone class (July 5th), immigration Q&A time (July 9th), writing your personal history (July 29), and all of our year-round programs like knitting, crochet, computer classes, book clubs, garden club, and genealogy help. To see the most up-to-date calendar, click here.  

City of Katy Parks & Recreation

Outdoor fun courtesy of Clker.comSchool closes soon, so it's time to get out and enjoy your town, Katy. The City of Katy Parks & Recreation has a calendar full of activities designed to entertain you and help you get to know your neighbors. Click here to view their upcoming events. 

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