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American History in Poems

The Poets Laureate AnthologyHow would a poet present a history of the United States?  It would come close to this book: The Poets Laureate Anthology.  In it you'll learn what it means to be one and find verses written by the U.S. poets laureate from the last 75 years.

Straight from the Candidates' Mouths

We hear so much about the Democratic & Republican Presidential candidates from all different kinds of groups and people.  Why not start first with what they have to say about themselves?  Take a look at these books written by Mitt Romney and Barack Obama:

2012 Katy Branch Adult Summer Reading Program Winner!

2012 ASRP Winner in Katy

Congratulations, Megan, on winning the $30 Amazon gift card from the Katy Branch Library!  She registered in our online system, read 5 books, and became the lucky winner.  Way to go!

Visual Science

Help Your Kids with ScienceA picture is worth a thousand words, right?  Maybe that's why I have trouble ordering from a menu without a picture of the dish.  And that's why I like "visual" books for learning.  One of the latest is Help Your Kids with Science: a Unique Step-by-step Visual Guide.  Check it out whether it's for your kids or for your own science refresher.

LinkedIn Workshop This Saturday

NetworkingStop in this Saturday, August 18th at 10:15am to learn how to use the world's premiere professional social networking site LinkedIn.  You'll learn how to create an account, manage your profile, and make connections.  For more information, call us at 281-391-3509.

Weird Planet

Global WeirdnessIf you're a regular viewer of the Weather Channel, you'll be interested in Climate Central's latest publishing: Global Weirdness. See how weather and climate change affects your everyday life.

Teen Monster Ball Coming

Homemade Monster HeadThe teen Monster Ball is this Monday, 8/06 at 2:30pm.  Come in costume; wear your monster head; make a creepy craft; eat some spooky food; race like a mummy; have fun!

Three Teen Mondays Left for Summer

MonsterDon't miss the last three teen Mondays here at the Katy Library.  On July 23, we're making our own monster heads.  Then, we'll be hosting the Weird Olympics on July 30.  And don't miss the Monster Ball on August 6 where you can wear your monster head, eat crawly things, and make creepy crafts under black light.  All of our Monday teen programs start at 2:30pm.

Kicking Them Out of the Nest

The Naked Roommate: For Parent's OnlySending your child off to college can be an overwhelming task, but Harlan Cohen's got you covered.  Check out The Naked Roommate: For Parent's Only to prepare you for things like paying the bills, keeping them safe, the summer before, keeping in touch, and more. 

Two New Tech Topics This Month

Tech ManStarting tomorrow, the Katy Library has two new tech topics to teach you: Facebook & OneClickDigital.  On July 6th & 20th at 1:30PM, you can get the latest scoop on how to use Facebook's new "timeline" format.  Then, on July 7th & 21st at 2:00PM learn about the library's new e-audio books (called OneClickDigital) that never have a waiting list and can be renewed over and over.  Two new tech topics to tempt you!

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