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Get Your Kids Ahead with Typing

Fingers courtesy of Clker.comTyping with thumbs or henpecking with two fingers can only get you so far in this world.  Give your kids a headstart by teaching them to type with a full computer keyboard.  Or better yet, bring them to our Typing with Kids classes.  We have two scheduled this month on Thursdays, 2/04 and 2/25, at 4:20pm.  

Become a Weather Guru

The Extreme Weather Survival ManualBe proud of me - I can now understand what they're talking about during the weather segment on the news.  I can read a weather map, recognize how the warm and cold front is coming in, and stun my friends and family with big, impressive weather words.  You can too if you read The Extreme Weather Survival Manual by Dennis Mersereau.  It's a glossy, beautiful book made up of infographics, photos, and charts.  

African American History Month - Poetry Celebration

Poetry courtesy of Clker.comStarting on Monday, we're featuring African American poets all month.  Become a poet yourself by penning a few lines for others to read or put together our poetry puzzles from celebrated authors.  

Learn English at the Library

Conversation courtesy of Clker.comWe've added English conversation classes at the Katy Library for intermediate and advanced English speakers.  Our ESL Book Club (intermediate) meets once a  month to discuss a book.  The next meeting is Wednesday, 2/17, at 3:30pm.  The Advanced ESL conversation class meets every Monday at 5:30pm.

For either class, stop by and fill out an application and placement test so we can get you started.  For beginning English students, watch in late 2016 and early 2017 for our Basic ESL classes.

Coupon Swap Time

Scissors courtesy of Clker.comIt's coupon time again!  Next Thursday (1/21) at 11:00am our Coupon Swap group is meeting.  Bring your coupons and your shopping list and learn tips to save yourself some money.  We meet in the back of the kids section of the library.

I Smell Something - Good!

Smell the roses courtesty of Clker.comCome take the smell test and see what plants take you to your happy place.  This coming Thursday, 1/14 at 11:00am our Garden Club will be learning about how to choose plants for your garden that are as much fun to smell as they are to see.  

YA Book Club Coming Up

Paper Towns by John GreenWe still have copies of our next Young Adult Book Club selection: Paper Towns by John Green.  Middle school and high school ages, pick up your copy at the front desk and join us on Tuesday, 1/12 at 5:30pm.

The American Civil War, the National Geographic Way

The Untold Civil WarFor those who remember and loved Paul Harvey's "The Rest of the Story", I've got a book suggestion for you: The Untold Civil War published by National Geographic.  You'll get the rest of the story on things like the first pre-sized clothing, the rise of the U.S. Postal Service, and the real reason Abe Lincoln aged so much during the war.  Check it out.

Santa Puppet Show & Craft

Santa Hat courtesy of Clker.comPuppets, crafts, books - what a great way to get ready for Christmas week!  We'll start you off right this Saturday, 12/19 at 1:00pm with the "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" puppet show.  Stay after the show to make your own puppet.  Then, you can present a puppet show to your family next week!  

Fantastic Fiction

Books courtesy of Clker.comWe librarians like to think we know everything, but a few years ago a customer (one of you) told me about a tool I now use every single day: the Fantastic Fiction website.  How do I use it?  I look up an author's page to see his/her series in order.  I find out what books an author is currently working on.  I see what titles an author recommends for others to read.  I've even used it to try to figure out all the pseudonyms an author uses when he/she writes.  Whoever you were who told me about this website, thank you!  

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