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Countdown to Fun

SantaAs of today there are 32 days until Christmas.  But, there are only 11 days until Santa visits the Katy Library!  Save the date: Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00pm.  Come get your picture taken with the big guy and whisper your gift list in his ear.

That's Disgusting!

Why Dogs Eat PoopKids love books about poop, boogers, and slime.  Why shouldn't adults?  Francesca Gould and David Haviland bring this engrossing genre to adults with their latest book Why Dogs Eat Poop & Other Useless or Gross Information about the Animal Kingdom.  Don't think this is relevant for adults today?  Take a look at the section entitled "Are Cows' Farts a Major Cause of Climate Change?".

Most Popular Adult Fiction Titles This Year

If you're in between books and looking for a new author to try, why not give in to peer pressure.  These are the 10 most checked-out titles for new adult fiction this year:

Home for a SpellHome for a Spell by Madelyn Alt

A Dead Man's SecretA Dead Man's Secret by Simon Beaufort

New Book Club at the Katy Library

Book Club?  (clipart by clker.com)Beginning in January, the Katy Library will launch a new book club, and we want YOU to join us!  Please contact us by commenting here, calling the branch, or stopping in to let us know what days, what times, and what types of books you're interested in.  (So far, the responses have been for an evening group on a weekday reading a variety of topics.) 

Mystery Book Club Meeting

Watch Me DieDon't miss the monthly meeting of Katy's Mystery Book Club this Saturday, November 5 at 10:30am.  The selection this month is Watch Me Die by Erica Spindler

Do You See the Gorilla?

The Invisible GorillaOur minds deceive us.  We can be looking right at something but not see it.  We can remember details about an event but be completely mistaken.  We can believe someone because they're confident, not because they're knowledgeable.  Our minds deceive us.  Take a look at The Invisible Gorilla: and Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons.  Better yet, watch the video this book is based on.  Then, if you're like me, you'll HAVE to read the book.

The Pumpkins Have Arrived

Pumpkin DecoratingNew staff members have arrived at the Katy Branch Library, but we're just not getting much work out of them.  It's hard to find good pumpkins these days.  Click here to see the rest of the new additions. 

Do It Cheap

99-Cent SolutionsWipe down the inside of your fridge with tomato juice to keep it fresh.  Really?  Who knew!  Mix water, white vinegar, and dishwashing liquid to get rid of ants.  No way!  Reader's Digest's 99-Cent Solutions: Easy Ways to Save Thousands of Dollars is chock full of these kinds of tips.  Want to know how mixing paint thinner & kitty litter can help you?  See page 101!

Howl-a-Ween at the Dog Park

Wizard dog from www.clker.comDoes Spot look smashing in his wizard costume?  Bring him on October 27th at 6:00pm to the annual Howl-a-Ween at the City of Katy Dog Park, located directly behind the library.  Admission is one bag of dog food to be donated to a local shelter.  For more information, call the Parks & Recreation office at 281-391-4840.

Giving Back

Everyone Helps, Everyone WinsDavid T. Levinson recently put out a great book showing you how to make the world a better place.  Organizing over fifty thousand volunteers, he's got what it takes to write on the subject.  Check out Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins.  Whether you write a check, help someone out, or volunteer locally (say, at the library - hint, hint), everyone wins.

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