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Down but Not Out

Living Well with Bad CreditFrom commercial jingles to your next-door-neighbor, you’re probably hearing more about credit scores than you did in past years.  If bad credit is driving you crazy, take a look at Living Well with Bad Credit by Chris Balish and Geoff Williams.  They tell you how to “buy a house, start a business, and even take a vacation no matter how low your credit score.”

Dogs and Libraries

DogplayGot a dog that loves to play?  You’re missing out if you haven’t visited the City of Katy Dog Park located just behind the library.  When you're both exhausted, stop in the library through the back door (with Rover leashed in the courtyard) and check out Dogplay by

Inviting All Writers

WritingAre you interested in writing a book?  Have you written a book and want to help others?  Got a leaning toward reaching the Spanish-speaking population?  Drop by our Hispanic Writers Group on Wednesday, 9/29 at 6:00pm.

Change, Change, Change

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is HardThere are some absolutes in life.  One big one is: “Change is inevitable.”  I’ve just started reading Chip & Dan Heath’s latest book Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard.  It’s more of a story-driven narrative about how everyday people work together to make dramatic changes in their businesses and communities. 

Need Job Skills? Learn Microsoft Excel!

ComputersAre you looking for a job and notice that employers want you to know how to use Microsoft Excel?  We can help.  On Friday, 9/24 at 3:00pm we'll show you the basics of Excel for business or personal use.

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.

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