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The American Civil War, the National Geographic Way

The Untold Civil WarFor those who remember and loved Paul Harvey's "The Rest of the Story", I've got a book suggestion for you: The Untold Civil War published by National Geographic.  You'll get the rest of the story on things like the first pre-sized clothing, the rise of the U.S. Postal Service, and the real reason Abe Lincoln aged so much during the war.  Check it out.

Santa Puppet Show & Craft

Santa Hat courtesy of Clker.comPuppets, crafts, books - what a great way to get ready for Christmas week!  We'll start you off right this Saturday, 12/19 at 1:00pm with the "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" puppet show.  Stay after the show to make your own puppet.  Then, you can present a puppet show to your family next week!  

Fantastic Fiction

Books courtesy of Clker.comWe librarians like to think we know everything, but a few years ago a customer (one of you) told me about a tool I now use every single day: the Fantastic Fiction website.  How do I use it?  I look up an author's page to see his/her series in order.  I find out what books an author is currently working on.  I see what titles an author recommends for others to read.  I've even used it to try to figure out all the pseudonyms an author uses when he/she writes.  Whoever you were who told me about this website, thank you!  

Couponers Unite!

Scissors courtesy of Clker.comCouponers, you now have a place to join together at the Katy Library.  Starting on Thursday, 12/17 at 11:00am we're hosting a monthly coupon swap and gathering of fellow savvy shoppers.  It will be every month on the 3rd Thursday at 11:00am.  

Spy Secrets to Save Your Life

Spy Secrets That Can Save Your LifeYou pick up a tip or two throughout your life on how to avoid a situation or fight back if you're ever violently attacked.  I've never read a better book on the subject than Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life by former CIA officer Jason Hanson.  You may have seen the author on the TV show Shark Tank.  Now, read the book.

Bugs in the Garden

Ladybug courtesy of Clker.comGood bugs?  Or bad bugs?  Your garden probably has both.  Come hear about how to get the good ones and get rid of the bad ones from a Master Gardener at our library Gardening Club next Thursday, 12/10 at 11:00am.  

Remember This

Moonwalking with EinsteinIf you can remember one thing about remembering, remember this: Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer.  He takes you on a year-long journey to increase his ability to remember things which led to his winning the U. S. Memory Championship.  Try his tips - don't forget!  

Book & Bite Club Discussing "Unbroken"

Book Club courtesy of clker.comIf you've never joined our monthly Book & Bite Club, this month is your chance.  We're discussing the book "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand on Thursday, 11/19 at 12:30pm.  

November Garden Club Meeting

PinwheelOur November garden club meeting is next Thursday, 11/12 at 11:00am.  We'll have a discussion of winter weather protection tips for the garden.  Join us!

Club de Libros Hispanos

Book courtesy of Clker.comDo you speak Spanish and love books?  Join our Club de Libros Hispanos meeting next week on Wednesday, 11/04 at 6:00pm - discussing "La Frontera de Cristal" by Carlos Fuentes.  Les invitamos a que todos los meses se reúna con nosotros para converser sobre un libro: "La Frontera de Cristal" - Carlos Fuentes.

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