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Getting Kids to Read

Reading courtesy of Clker.comStorytimes at the library are full of fun (click here to see our calendar of events), but how can you get your child to really love reading. Here is a great website with ideas for making reading more fun at home.   

Basic PowerPoint

PresentationImpress your friends and get ahead at work by learning how to use Microsoft PowerPoint.  We have a Basic PowerPoint 2013 class next Wednesday, 2/24, at 4:30pm.  

Help Someone Learn to Speak English

TeachingTa stavek je v slovenskem jeziku.  Can you read that sentence?  Imagine if reading that sentence made the difference in knowing where the doctor's office is located - or something even more urgent.  You can make a difference in someone's life by helping them learn to speak and read English.  At the Katy Library, we currently have conversation practice classes for intermediate and advanced English speakers, but we're also hoping to start beginning English classes.  If you're interested in teaching a class or helping one-on-one with a student, we train you in how to use our curriculum and support you along the way.  Contact us at 281-391-3509. 

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.

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