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The Week @ the Katy Library – March 15th Edition

Spring Break is upon us, and we’re celebrating at the Katy Branch Library with our 2nd Annual Dog Day on Saturday, 3/20 from 12-4pm.  We’ll have an exhibition hall with local dog-related vendors and organizations, rescued dogs available for adoption, dog crafts, and reading to dogs for the kids.  Don’t miss it!

 

Shhh, It’s a Secret

In the President's Secret ServiceDo you have a hard time keeping a secret?  Try working in the Presidents’ Secret Service!  Apparently, some of them have a hard time keeping a secret too, and we’re the lucky ones now to be able to read some of the nitty-gritty that happens behinds closed doors.  Take a look at In the President’s Secret Service by Ronald Kessler.

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – March 8th Edition

Teens, this is the last week to enter our Teen Tech Week Internet Scavenger Hunt.  Show us you’re an internet whiz, and you could win a $25 Best Buy gift card!  And come hang out with us on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00pm in our Teen Room.  We have laptops, snacks, games, drawing, and sometimes movies.

 

Teen Tech Week - Internet Scavenger Hunt

Are you good at finding things on the internet?  YOU COULD WIN A $25 BEST BUY GIFT CARD!

For Teen Tech Week, the Katy Branch Library is having an internet scavenger hunt for the teens in Katy.  Answer the questions below, send your answers to kt @ hcpl.net by March 14, and you're entered in a drawing for the prize.

(To participate, you must be between 12-18 years old and be able to pick up the prize in person if you win.)

Here are the questions - good luck!

Keep an Eye on Your Garden

The Bizarre and Incredible World of PlantsTake a look at a flower in your garden.  Pretty, right?  Well, take a look at the photography book The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants by Wolfgang Stuppy, Rob Kesseler, and Madeline Harley.  I kept having to remind myself that I wasn’t reading a science fiction book.  Creepy… yet strangely beautiful.

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – March 1st Edition

This Saturday is all for adults.  At 10:30am, we have our monthly Mystery Book Club.  Then, stick around for our 2:00pm demonstration of Raw and Living Food.  Find out how to eat your way to better health.

 

Galveston – post-Ike

Walking Historic GalvestonTravel books can become outdated pretty quickly.  All it takes is one natural disaster to change the landscape and the accommodations.  If you’re visiting Galveston soon, take a look at a book that’s come out since Hurricane Ike: Walking Historic Galveston: a Guide to its Neighborhoods by Jan Johnson.

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – February 22nd Edition

Have you tried out a storytime lately?  If you’re a baby, a toddler, or a preschooler, there’s a storytime at the Katy Library for YOU!

Or if you’ve done all the reading you want this week, how about trying out knitting at our Mommies Knitting Group on Thursday at 2:00pm.

What if you want to stay with your babysitter and send mom and dad out?  Tell them about our last job search seminar on Tuesday at 10:30am or the free tax help on Tuesday at 12:30pm.

 

Don’t Swallow Your Gum!

Don't Swallow Your Gum!True or False?  The average person swallows eight spiders per year.  I was extremely happy to read reasons why this is an unlikely statement in the new printing of the book Don’t Swallow Your Gum! by Dr. Aaron E. Carroll and Dr. Rachel C. Vreeman.  And, no, gum doesn't stay in your stomach for 7 years if you swallow it.

 

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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