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Are You a Friend of the Katy Library?

FriendsWho are the Friends of the Katy Library?  They’re people who volunteer their time, talents, and/or money to make sure our local kids, teens, and adult programs can happen.  They meet periodically to plan the annual book sale and raise funds.  Basically, they make a difference in their community.  Want to be a Friend?  Join now and attend the annual meeting on Saturday, September 18th at 10:00am.

Treasure Hunting

The Joy of GeocachingI recently ran into a woman in Skagway, Alaska, who was ecstatic about finding a ship captain’s name painted on a rock on a cliff near the port.  She had searched and found a clue in a worldwide puzzle known as geocaching.  If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at being a treasure hunter (locally or around the world), take a look at The Joy of Geocaching by Paul & Dana Gillin.

Genealogy Lunchbox

Family TreeGenealogy has almost become trendy these days.  If you’re interested in joining the craze, stop by our Genealogy Lunchbox every Monday at noon.  We have people to help you and computers with access to Ancestry.com.  Coming up at a special gathering of this group on Monday, 9/13, at noon: “Getting Started in Genealogy” – Learn from Sue of the Clayton Library how and where to research your ancestors. 

Texas Mysteries

Mysteries and Legends of TexasDoes Bigfoot really live in Texas?  Read Chapter 5 of Donna Ingham’s new book Mysteries and Legends of Texas and decide for yourself.  It may make you think twice about your next walk through the woods.

Job Fair in Katy Coming Soon

Good Job!If you’re looking for a job, be sure to visit Congressman Michael McCaul’s job fair on Wednesday, September 1st at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy (6301 South Stadium Lane).  It runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm and includes more than 30 businesses from District 10 and across the state.  There is no cost to attend.  For more information about this event or to register your business to participate, visit Congressman McCaul’s website.

Clueless on the Computer?

ComputerWe can help!  We have a variety of ways to help you with your computer needs – at whatever level you’re learning.  Every Thursday at 11:00am we offer a Basic Computer Help hour.  You come with whatever has stumped you lately, and one of our librarians will walk you through it.  On the last Thursday of each month we focus this meeting on using our online library databases.  These are subscriptions we pay for so that you can use them for free (most of them accessible from home

New Books Galore

Full BookshelvesOur new books are overflowing the shelves this month.  Help us out by taking home the latest Sharyn McCrumb novel: The Devil Amongst the Lawyers.  Or maybe your interest lies in gardening?  Try Grow Fruit by Alan Buckingham.  But if your interest lies in completely other directions:

Wrap It Up

Wrapagami Have you ever run out of wrapping paper with no time to go to the store?  Wrapagami by Jennifer Playford shows you how to wrap presents using fabric.  And they look much better than what I could come up with on my own.  Take a look.

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – August 2nd Edition

SummerThis week marks the end of the summer teen and kids programs, but we’re just getting started for adults.  Starting this week, every other Thursday at 1:00pm we’ll have the Workforce Solutions back out to help you get prepared for job searching.  The first topic is “Resumes”.  On Saturday at 10:30am is our monthly Mystery Book Club discussing Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan.  <

Carrots Are Good for You

The Daily Carrot PrincipleI’m giving up the exclamation point!  Or at least, I’m cutting back on my use of it.  I suspected that I was overusing it, but after reading the September 22 entry in The Daily Carrot Principle by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton, I realize I can use words for emphasis rather than relying on the punctuation poin

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