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For the Love of Cats

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cat BreedsDid you know that there are more cats than dogs as pets in the U.S.? You don’t notice because cats mostly stay inside. I’m a die-hard dog fan and never even considered getting a cat until I met and fell in love with a certain breed: the Birman. Now, I’m an equal-opportunity pet owner. To see if a breed of cat can win you over, take a look at Angela Rixon’s latest: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds

Volunteer with Us

BookcartNeed something to do?  Want to find a place to connect?  Come volunteer at the Katy Library!  We offer flexible schedules with a variety of tasks, such as shelving items, pulling the hold list (better known as “The Scavenger Hunt”), preparing craft supplies, and the occasional sitting and counting people.  We want you to join us.  Call 281-391-3509 for more information.

 

Great to Be a Senior in Katy

Calendar of EventsThere’s no time to be bored if you’re a senior citizen living in Katy.  From the library’s Knitting & Crochet Club and our Basic Computer Help to the City of Katy’s senior calendar of events, you’ll find something to do and friends to make.  Mall-walking, piano lessons, water aerobics, dominos – join in the fun!  For library events, click here or call 281-391-3509.  For City of Katy events, click here or call 281-391-4837.

 

What Would You Say?

Last Words of the ExecutedI know it’s a somber topic, but most of us don’t ever plan the epitaph that will be inscribed on our tombstones.  Have you ever thought what you want your last words to humanity to be?  Take a look at Last Words of the Executed by Robert K. Elder.  It’s a sometimes stunning, sometimes aggravating look at a person’s last moment.

 

Saddle Up

RodeoCan’t wait for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo?  You’re in luck.  The 68th Annual Katy FFA Livestock Show & Rodeo starts Thursday night, February 24.  Events will take place this Thursday through Saturday at 7:00pm at the Fairgrounds at I-10 & FM 1463.  And don’t miss the parade leaving from Rhodes Stadium on Saturday at 9:30am.  The parade route runs south on Katyland Drive, then west on Highway 90 to the Katy High School.   

 

Knitting & Crochet News

YarnOur Knitting & Crochet Club has outgrown our classroom.  We’ve moved into the large meeting room and have plenty of room for more.  If you want to learn how to knit or crochet, or if you have a project you just can’t get done with the distractions at home, stop by and work on it with us from 1:00pm – 3:00pm every Wednesday.

 

Time for Dessert

Houston Classic DessertsHouston is known for being one of the best restaurant cities in the United States.  And the best part of every meal (in my drooling opinion)?  Dessert!  Check out Erin Hicks Miller’s Houston Classic Desserts: Recipes from Favorite Restaurants.

 

New to Katy?

Katy cabooseWe have free resources to help you find what you need and settle in as quick as you can.  Stop by and pick up a map of Katy, the Newcomers Visitors Guide, and Katy Magazine’s Newcomer and Relocation Guide.  Also, pick up the latest issues of Katy Magazine and Katy Parent – completely free.  Welcome home, and don’t forget: You’ll LOVE Katy!

 

The Stars at Night

Knack Night SkyTexas is a great place for stargazing.  They’re big and bright…deep in the heart….  Well, if you’ve wanted to give it a try but don’t know where to start, take a look at Knack Night Sky: Decoding the Solar System, from Constellations to Black Holes by Nicholas Nigro.  It’s an excellent start for a beginner like me.

I’m a Jackie

Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn?I admit it.  Quizzes in women’s magazines always get me.  I simply must find out if I’m too sloppy – or too clothes-crazy – or too “whatever”.  That’s why I was drawn to Pamela Keogh’s latest book Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn?: Timeless Lessons on Love, Power,

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