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Tax Season Ending Soon

Money courtesy of Clker.comThere are only two more Tuesdays left with the AARP Tax Aide volunteers at the Katy Library.  Come to sign in as early as 10:00am on of those two days.  If the line is long, you must be present to sign in no later than 1:00pm to ensure you get your taxes done that day.  Come prepared to wait.   

Katy Folk Life Festival

Fireworks courtesy of Clker.comThis Saturday is Katy ISD's 30th Annual Folk Life Festival from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center at 6301 South Stadium Lane in Katy.  Admission is only $1 - don't miss it!

Cleanliness is Next to Happiness

Clear the Clutter, Find HappinessCleaning up the clutter and organizing any part of your life can brighten your day.  I believe it and so does Donna Smallin who recently came out with the book Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness: One-Minute Tips for Decluttering and Refreshing Your Home and Your Life.  It's a cute little book and full of helpful ideas.

Print Books vs Ebooks

BookI love ebooks.  I love print books.  I love audiobooks.  Thankfully, the library has ALL of them.  It may interest you to know that with the explosion of ebooks and ereaders, you (as the Harris County Public Library customer) still gravitate to the print form.  Last month, you checked out over 600,000 in-branch items (about 20,000 from the Katy Branch).  In the same month, you checked out over 76,000 ebooks.  Whatever form they publish... as long as they keep coming, right?  Enjoy your book today.

The Story of Astoria

Astoria by Peter StarkHave you ever been to Astoria, Oregon?  You've seen it if you watched the movies Kindergarten Cop, The Goonies, Free Willy, and many more.  I happened upon it driving one day (which isn't that easy to do), and I was rendered speechless by the beauty of entering it by the bridge over the Columbia River.  I imagine John Jacob Astor's expedition group had much the same reaction to this unspoiled, unsettled area in the early 1800's.  Read about their thrilling and often tragic adventure in a new book called Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire by Peter Stark.

Event Canceled - City of Katy Baskets and Bunnies

BunnyThis event has been canceled due to bad weather.  (3/20/2015)

Ever had your picture taken with Peter Rabbit?  You can do that and more at the City of Katy's annual Easter weekend event, Baskets and Bunnies on 3/21 from 10:00am - 2:00pm at Harvest Plaza.  For more information, click here.


African American Genealogy Webinar Tomorrow

ChoirShed light on your family's history by learning to trace your African American ancestors at our webinar this Saturday, 2/28 at 11:00am.  ​

Gen Squad Webinar on Monday

Family TreeOur monthly genealogy lesson is this Monday (2/23) at 2:00pm.  Join the Gen Squad for this month's topic: best genealogy websites.  

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.

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