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Nominate a Special Tree in Katy

TreeDo you know of a historic tree in Katy that should be celebrated for its importance?  Nominate it to be one of the 2012 Legacy Trees.  The Keep Katy Beautiful group is gathering suggestions and will be announcing the 2012 selections at the City Council meeting on June 11.  For more information, check out the City of Katy website.

Paper Twitter

The Ten, Make That Nine...What first drew me to Steve Martin's latest book is the stark plainness of the cover.  Then, it was the rambling, proofreading-challenged title.  Then, it was the fact that something so "virtual" as Twitter was being published on paper, of all things.  I didn't even have to read a word, and I knew: I LOVE IT!  Only Steve Martin could get away with all that.  Check it out: The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People.

City-Wide Garage Sale Coming to Katy

Yard Sale Sign - courtesy of Clker.comGo through your house, and load up your gently-used treasures.  The time is coming for the annual City of Katy Garage Sale weekend!  Start now so you're ready to go on Saturday, April 21st.  For more information, check out the City of Katy website.  

Paws in the Park Golden Eggvent

Dog on Leash - from www.clker.comGet your little furry friend over to the City of Katy Dog Park this coming Thursday, March 29, at 6:00pm.  The 5th Annual Paws in the Park Golden Eggvent begins with a costume contest followed by an Easter egg hunt.  Admission is one can or bag of dog food to be donated to the local shelter.  For more information, check out the City of Katy website.

Katy Police Officers Association’s Fish Fry & Auction

Fish FrySupport your local law enforcers by reserving your spot at the 32nd annual Katy Police Officers Association’s Fish Fry & Auction on Tuesday, April 10th.  Visit the City of Katy's website for more details.

Don't Be Rude

301 Smart Answers to Tough Business Etiquette QuestionsLook around and you'll see how the world's becoming less mannered every day.  One place, however, you can't afford to be rude is in your business.  Offend a customer...lose the sale.  Make an inappropriate comment...lose the promotion.  Take a look at 301 Smart Answers to Tough Business Etiquette Questions...watch yourself succeed.

New Virtual Tour of the Katy Library

Katy LibraryHave you noticed our new virtual tour of the Katy Library on our branch's website?  Look for it there or for a larger view, look here.  Thank you to John, our Technology Training Assistant for doing such a great job putting it together.

But Wait, There's More

Cupcakes, Cookies, and Pie, Oh My!I love when one of my favorite books has a sequel.  In this case, Karen Tack & Alan Richardson have made my day by coming out with their third installment of quirky and fun cupcake decorations.  But this time, there's more: Cupcakes, Cookies, and Pie, Oh My!

Don't Forget This Saturday's E-Recycling Event

This is the week.  Gather up your old electronics and bring them to the Keep Katy Beautiful Electronic Recycling Drive.  Stop by Harvest Plaza (5701 3rd St) in downtown Katy this Saturday, 1/28, from 9am to 12pm.  Keep Katy Beautiful and CompuCycle are offering the e-cycling event for items such as computers, printers, cables, batteries, cell phones, TVs, and more.  (Items not accepted: vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, washing machines, weedeaters, and televisions over 27".)  For more information, call 713-869-6700 or visit CompuCycle online

Fast Facts

Answer BookNational Geographic has published a great new edition of its Answer Book with 10,001 facts about everything from the world's deadliest tornados to the Mars landings.  The book is heavy because it's full of beautiful color photos, charts, and illustrations to get you better acquainted with the world you live in.

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