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Garage Sale Prep

Garage SaleStart going through your closets and empty those packed drawers!  The annual city-wide garage sale in Katy is coming up soon.  Keep Katy Beautiful is sponsoring the event taking place on Saturday, April 20.  Register your sale address with the Katy City Hall.  Click here for additional information and the registration form.
 

Who is Flynn?

The ReenactmentsWhat would it be like to have Robert De Niro pretending to be you?  Ask Nick Flynn.  His latest book reveals his life story portrayed in the movie Being Flynn and the surreal experience of watching it replayed for all to see.  Check it out: The Reenactments.

Basic Chinese

PeaceWant to be able to properly welcome the new Chinese neighbor down the street?  Have a business contact that you want to impress?  Come learn to speak basic Chinese at our weekly class on Thursdays at 5:00pm.  The next class is on March 28th and will continue until the end of May.  Don't miss out on this unique opportunity. 

Owner's Manual for Your Pet

Cat Owner's ManualDog Owner's ManualMy favorite pet health books come from Dr. Bruce Fogle and DK Publishing

Genealogy Workshop - FamilySearch

Family TreeDon't miss our upcoming FamilySearch genealogy workshop on Monday, 3/18/13 from 12:00-3:00pm.  The workshop will be led by Sue from the Clayton Library, one of the top 10 genealogy libraries in the country.  Come learn how to use the FamilySearch website and wiki to improve your genealogy searching.

Be a Friend

FriendshipEveryone needs a friend - including the library.  The Friends of the Katy Library provide the funding for all of our programming.  If you've come to a craft program, you've used supplies they bought.  If you've joined in our annual birthday celebration, you've eaten food they provided.  If you've enjoyed the garden in our back courtyard, you've appreciated the time, money, and sweat they've given.  Support the library and its Friends by coming to the annual book sale on Saturday, 3/16 at the VFW Hall on George Memorial Drive in Katy.  You can also support them by buying a book in the lobby or a tote bag at the front desk.  Even better - become a Friend yourself today!  Ask at one of our service desks, and we'l

Don't Be Rude on Vacation

Behave Yourself!In a rude world, a nice person shines like a diamond.  Learn how to shine with any culture by checking out Behave Yourself!: the Essential Guide to International Etiquette by Michael Powell.
 

 

Keep an Eye on Your Cat

I Could Pee on ThisHow to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill YouBefore I say anything, let me be clear: I am an equal opportunity dog and cat lover.  I have been completely in love with multiple dogs and cats in my life.  That said, I believe dogs are the comic relief in the dramatic movie of our lives.  Cats, on the other hand, are like the evil geniuses found in the 1960's spy movies: super-intelligent and always looking for a way to win.  Don't believe me?  Take a look at a couple of books that came out last year:

Knotty & Nice Club

We've changed our name.  The Knitting & Crochet Club in Katy is now known as the Knotty & Nice Club.  If you haven't visited, come next week.  We meet every Wednesday from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

 

 

A Robot to Water My Plants

The Big Book of HacksPopular Science Magazine is making my day much easier.  They've come out with The Big Book of Hacks: 264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects which includes a section on how to make a plant-watering robot out of a Roomba.  If that's not for you, how about learning to make a carrying case for your ereader.  Or, how about making your car run on trash?  Check it out.

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