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The Week @ the Katy Library – February 15th Edition

This Tuesday, 2/16, is the Resumes class presented by the Texas Workforce Solutions.  If you’re working on your resume, you don’t want to miss this.  Also, we’ve started a new computer class taught in Spanish – every Friday at 4:30pm.

 

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The Week @ the Katy Library – February 8th Edition

On Thursday, February 11th at 7:00pm, you have to chance to become a Friend of the Katy Library.  Have you wondered who these Friends are?  They’re people just like you who love the library and want to give back.  Some Friends help keep the back garden looking good.  Some Friends help organize the donated books for sale.  Some Friends donate money.  We love ALL our Friends!  Stop by on Thursday night to see just what the Friends do, and by all means – join them!

 

 

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From Fired to Hired

Fired to HiredThe job search process over the past year has become agonizing for many people.  Trying to get noticed by prospective employers who want online-only, one-way communication with you can make the toughest person throw their hands in the air.  Last year, Tory Johnson wrote Fired to Hired: Bouncing Back from Job Loss to Get to Work Right Now.  It’s the most practical, information-packed book I’ve seen out on the subject.  It was recently featured on the Dave Ramsey Show.

 

 

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The Week @ the Katy Library – February 1st Edition

The first week of February is packed full of special events for adults at the library. At 10:30am on Tuesday, our weekly job seminar will cover the topic “Networking.” Also on Tuesday, the AARP Tax-Aide helpers will be here from 12:30-4:30pm to help you file your annual income taxes. On Thursday at 3:30pm, come learn from a local health professional about diabetes and how to control it. Saturday has a special Black History Month Poetry Reading with Alice Redditt at 1:00pm. On top of all this, our monthly Hispanic Book Club meets Wednesday at 6:00pm, and the monthly Mystery Book Club meets Saturday at 10:30am.

 

 

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The Story Behind the Song

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story Behind the SongDid you know that the song “Stop in the Name of Love” was written by a man who had just been caught cheating on his girlfriend? She was standing at a motel in front of him with a bat when the phrase came out of his mouth. Not the best moment for the phrase, but what a great song! Take a look at Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story Behind the Song to find out all the interesting stories behind some of the most popular songs of the past few decades.

 

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The Trump Card

The Trump CardShe has her mother’s beauty and her father’s business sense.  You don’t know whether to love her or cower away in fear.  She’s Ivanka Trump, and she’s written a new book packed full of great advice for getting ahead in the world.  Take a look at The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life.

 

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The Week @ the Katy Library – January 25th Edition

The IRS tax forms are in!  And starting next week (Feb 2nd), the volunteers with AARP will be here to help you file your annual income tax.  They’ll be here every Tuesday from 12:30pm-4:30pm until Tax Day in April.

Until then, try out this week’s job seminar on Tuesday, 1/26 at 10:30am, covering how to prepare great cover letters, thank you letters, and reference pages.  The local Workforce Solutions provides these seminars at the library, but did you know they have a new office in the Katy Mills Mall?

 

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The Week @ the Katy Library – January 18th Edition

We’ll be closed on Monday, 1/18, for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day.  Don’t let that stop you from coming in on Tuesday at 10:30am for our 2nd seminar in the Job Search series.  The topic this week is Evaluating Your Skills & Developing a Plan.

Also this week is our monthly Mosaico Cultural, a topical program conducted completely in Spanish.  The topic this month is all about filing your income taxes.  The program is on Wednesday, 1/20, at 6:00pm.

 

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I Want to Grow Up Before I Die

500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow UpTons of books have come out in the last few years telling you what you need to see, eat, and do “before you die.” I like those books, but something about the whole concept depresses me a bit. So, how refreshing it was when I saw this book: Frommer’s 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up. Yes, that sounds better.

 

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Do You Smell That?

How to Smell a RatThe worst smell I’ve ever encountered?  A decaying mouse that the cat brought in without my knowledge.  Rodents are not known for their pleasant aroma – neither are financial scam artists!  Ken Fisher knows this and recently published a book called How to Smell a Rat: The Five Signs of Financial Fraud.  Read it and tell your friends.

 

 

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