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Teen Drawing Ahead

PrizeKaty teens, don't miss our first summer random prize drawing taking place on Thursday, June 30th.  All you have to do to enter is register for the Summer Reading Program.  Don't miss out!

The Civil War in Pictures

The Civil War: an Illustrated HistoryI’m a big fan of picture books for adults.  I’ve come across a new one published by the makers of TIME Magazine that also combines my interest in history.  The Civil War: an Illustrated History is full of actual photos of the time mixed with interesting stories you may not have heard.  For instance, see before-and-after photos of one of the few women that served in the military during this time.  When her husband was called to war, she wasn’t c

Teen Summer - Candyland

SushiIf you’re going into Junior High or High School next year, don’t miss Mondays at 2:30pm at the library.  This Monday (6/06) is lifesize Candyland.  No, it’s NOT what you played as a kid.  This one has candy sushi, the snack cake tower, and sauer kraut.  Sauer kraut???  You’ll see.

 

True Crime Right at Home

The Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw TexasTrue Crime fans have lots of options when it comes to finding interesting stories in books and on television.  Now, they have the option of finding stories that happened in their own neighborhood.  Take a look at The Crime Buff’s Guide to Outlaw Texas by Ron Franscell.  Read about Wild Bill Hickok’s last victim – located in Brenham.  Or how about the plastic surgeon in Houston that may or may not have murdered his wife with poiso

You'll Love Katy

Home Have you ever browsed the official City of Katy website?  Whether you’re new to the area or a native, you’ll find useful news and information to meet your needs, such as City budget figures, park and community center schedules, senior activities, a history of the area, and more.

 

Summer Fun

SummerSchool’s almost out, and the library has a fun-filled summer planned for all kids, teens, and adults.  Here’s a preview:

Kids -- magic, science, father’s day cards, puppet shows, zumba, clowns, puzzles, and ferrets.

Teens -- prize drawings, life-size Candyland, tech petting zoo, duct tape, origami, cupcake contest, and a blacklight party.

Adults -- prize drawings, reflexology, gardening, computer classes, genealogy, book club, knitting, and crochet.

Check out our calendar for more details.

 

Worse Than Driving with a Cell Phone

BossypantsI only watch Saturday Night Live occasionally, and I rarely watch stand-up comedy on TV.  (Yes, I do have a sense of humor in spite of this.)  However, I cannot stop listening to the audiobook of Tina Fey’s new Bossypants.  I listen to it as I’m driving, and more than once I’ve had to turn it off so I could stop laughing long enough to be a responsible driver.  I recommend the audiobook over the book so you can hear Tina Fey herself deliver the lines as only she can do.

 

There Once Was a Girl Named….

She Walks in BeautyI suspect there are poems written for every subject a person could imagine.  (Some more interesting than others.)  I love a recent collection I saw: Caroline Kennedy’s She Walks in Beauty.  The poems run the gamut from falling in love to breaking up; from love of clothes to love of work; from growing up to growing old.  It’s a beautiful collection that makes me delighted to be a woman.

 

Learn Spanish

StudentThe latest session of our Spanish language class has ended.  In case you missed it, we’ll be starting up the new session in June.  Watch our online calendar for details on the starting date and time.

 

Be as Smart as the Next Guy

The Philosophy BookDo you have a smart friend who uses phrases that pass right over your head?  “That which is cannot be true.”  “Man is the measure of all things.”  What in the world is that supposed to mean?!?  Now you can know.  Check out The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained and fire a phrase right back at him.

 

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