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The Week @ the Katy Library – November 2nd Edition

Now that November’s here, we have a busy week of special programs in store for you.  Voting will be taking place in our meeting room, so Monday & Tuesday’s storytimes will be held in the back of the children’s area.  Wednesday’s teen afterschool program (2:00pm) will feature Guitar Hero I & II on the Playstation 2.  Also on Wednesday at 6:30pm is our monthly Hispanic Book Club.  Other special events this week: Mystery Book Club on Saturday at 10:30am & a Woodworking Demonstration on Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00pm.

 

 

Eating Out is Hard to Do

What to Eat When You're Eating OutFor the waistline-conscious person, eating out is definitely hard to do.  Hidden calories and fat molecules are in the least likely places.  I usually assume that if it tastes good, there’s danger there.  But, now I have a tool I can use to shed light on the subject: What to Eat When You’re Eating Out by Hope S. Warshaw. Her information covers more than 60 popular restaurants giving you the best options for each and then the nitty gritty on the rest.

The Week @ the Katy Library – October 26th Edition

Before you head out to Trick-or-Treat around town this Saturday, stop by and Trick-or-Treat all day at the library all day. Before you do that, come have fun at Preschool Storytime on Thursday at 10:30am. Before you do that, check out the Knitting & Crochet Club on Wednesday at 1:00pm. Before you do that, see what Bilingual Storytime is all about on Monday at 2:00pm. Before you do that………we could go on & on!

 

Chicken Soup for Hard Times

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough PeopleThere’s a new book in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. I know, I know – it’s a little bit like the never-ending Rocky movie series. BUT, you have to admit this one’s sorely needed – Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People. It has 101 stories about overcoming challenges, especially in economic hard times.

The Week @ the Katy Library – October 19th Edition

Ah, a chill is in the air. Finally, we can go outside and not melt into a gooey puddle. Why not try take a book outside to the library’s back courtyard.  Enjoy the breeze, smell the flowers, watch the dogs in the dog park, and just chill.

Or….come inside and enjoy our great programs for people of all ages. This week’s special program is our Hispanic program Mosaico Cultural where they’ll be discussing how to refinance your home.

 

Heavenly Milkshakes

Thoroughly Modern MilkshakesI’m in heaven.  Have you seen the latest Adam Ried concoction?  Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes.  It’s somewhere between an art collection and a cookbook.  One look at the Frozen Affogato Shake with Espresso Granita and I was hooked!  Or the cover photo of the Maple-Butter Pecan Shake.  Ice cream lovers unite….it’s shake time!

 

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – October 12th Edition

What you would miss if you didn’t come to the library this week……

Babies and their mothers singing and sort of reading.

Teens eating, talking on the phone, playing games, listening to music – and you can’t hear them!

Toddlers and preschoolers jumping, dancing, singing, and reading.

An adult discussion about establishing your personal, financial, and career goals – completely in Spanish.

Knitting and crocheting combined with current events and laughter.

Kids reading and singing in Spanish.

Adults learning to use the computer for the first time.

Poisonous Food

Food to Some Poison to OthersI hear so much more about food allergies these days than I did 20 years ago. Everyone is or knows someone who is allergic to nuts, gluten, strawberries, and more. If you suffer from this, check out Food to Some Poison to Others by Terry Traub. As she describes it, this book is “a handbook, elimination diet and cookbook all in one.” It can help you if you suspect you’re allergic or if you already know all too well your allergies.

 

The Week @ the Katy Library – October 5th Edition

Do you speak Spanish? Our monthly Hispanic book club (Club Hispano de Libros) meets this Wednesday, 10/7, at 6:00pm. This month’s book selection is La Ultima Lección by Randy Pausch.  

Our weekly programs are going strong: knitting, storytimes, internet tutoring, teen room….. Come & see!

 

Grown-up Origami

GirligamiIf you have a girly-girl inside of you at all, you simply must get the book Girligami by Cindy Ng. It has 20 origami projects to bring out the diva deep inside. My first project will be the stiletto pumps on the cover, then the mini laptop, then the trendy tote, then the……….I’d better get started.

 

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