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Friends Book Sale on the Horizon

BooksPut it on your calendar!  The annual Friends of the Katy Library book sale is Saturday, 3/14 from 9:00am - 5:00pm.  Save your money now and clear your bookshelves.

Pinterest Class

PinOnce you start using Pinterest, you won't want to stop!  Come to our class on using Pinterest on Monday, 2/16 at 10:00am to see what it's all about.

ESL for the Kitchen

CookingWhether you like to cook or just like to eat, come improve your English at this month's ESL class "ESL for the Kitchen".  Classes are every Friday at 3:30pm followed by Spanish Computer Class at 4:30pm.  

Be a Better Cook

Ruhlman's TwentyTrue or False?  There is more to cooking than following a recipe.  Michael Ruhlman would vote a resounding TRUE.  Take a look at his book, Ruhlman's Twenty: The Ideas and Techniques that Will Make You a Better Cook.

City of Katy Notification System

Emergency If you live in or around the City of Katy, you'll want to sign up for the City's new notification system.  With the new service, city leaders can send personalized voice messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information about time-sensitive or common-interest issues such as emergencies and local community matters.  For more information and to sign up, click here.

Last Week with Mr. Bryan

Mr. Bryan, Katy Children's LibrarianFor those who haven't heard, Mr. Bryan will be leaving the Katy Library soon.  So, come in the week of February 9th for his last week of storytimes with us.  Let's give him a big send-off!

Most Popular Nonfiction for 2014

Unbroken by Laura HillenbrandThe most checked-out adult nonfiction book of 2014 is no surprise: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.  But have you read the other books that made the top 5?  

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly

David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai


Gen Squad Webinar on Monday

Courtesy of Clker.comWant to see something cool?  Go to the Internet Archive and look at Google's first website.  Or, view one of the first "moving pictures" ever made (thanks to Edison).  Or for you genealogy buffs, browse through a fully searchable book about your family's hometown - the one that only exists in a library out-of-state.  Don't know how to do that?  Come to our Gen Squad webinar this Monday, 1/26 at 2:00pm.   

Upcoming New Programs

FebruaryFebruary is the start of some exciting new programs at the Katy Library.  Back by popular demand will be the AARP Tax-Aide volunteers here to help you file your 2014 income taxes - every Tuesday from 12:30-4:30pm starting 2/03.  Also, if you know someone who speaks Spanish and wants to learn how to sew, bring them to our Spanish Sewing Class - every Monday from 12:00-2:00pm starting 2/02.  For those of you looking to relax a bit, come to our new volunteer-taught yoga class - every other Saturday from 2:30-4:30pm (bring your own mat).  For more information, give us a call at 281-391-3509.

Katy's Most Popular Books for 2014

Takedown Twenty by Janet EvanovichWhat books did you check out from the Katy Library last year?  Here are the top 5 of Katy’s most circulated adult books for 2014:
Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Flat Belly Diet
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

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