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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.

 

Happy Birthday Song

CupcakeHappy birthday to us. 

We’re making a fuss. 

In eight days, we’re 90!

Happy birthday to us.

Don’t miss it: Saturday, April 9th, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

 

Counting Down to the Big Day

BalloonsOnly 15 more days until the Old Town Main Street Celebration of the Katy Library’s 90th birthday!  Saturday, April 9th, from 1-3pm – cupcakes, balloons, local Katy merchants – don’t miss it.

Nuggets of Social Media Wisdom

Social Media 101You may not be into using online social media, but your customers – or rather, your potential customers sure are.  If you need to brush up or just want to get some basic tips, take a look at Social Media 101: Tactics and Tips to Develop Your Business Online by Chris Brogan.

 

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.

 

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