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Don't Read These Books!!!

Just kidding!  September 24-30, 2017 is Banned and Challenged Books Week.  It is a time when we celebrate our freedom to read.  The American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom compiles a list every year of the most challenged books, using media reports of public challenges and and censorship reports that have been submitted to the office.  You can find the list here along with other lists of challenged books. 

 

Pages by the Pint Book Club

  Join us at No Label Brewery on Tuesday, September 19th at 8:00pm as we discuss "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. Join us for beer, books, and bonding.   Please bring your own lawn chair to the book club as seating is limited. Outside food and non-alcoholic drinks are welcome. See you then!

Summer Reading Prizes

We had a great summer at the Katy Branch Library!  There were lots of fun programs and so many people participated in our summer reading program, "Build a Better World."  If you participated and have not picked up your prizes, you have until Saturday, August 19th to get your prizes.  We still have plenty left so come on down!

Wild Things Zoofari

Wild Things Zoofari , Tuesday, August 1st, at 2:30pm, will be our last program of the summer. There will be several animals on hand, and they will be educating us about the various animals and their habitats and what we can to help preserve the lifestyle of each animal.  Tickets are required and will be handed out starting at 1:30 pm(an hour before the program starts.)  Please get here early, as this program will fill up and space is extremely limited!

Texas Snakes and More

Texas Snakes and More will be at the Katy Branch on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm.  Mr. Clint will educate and entertain us and discuss various myths about snakes in general.  Participants will be able to touch and interact with a variety of non venomous snakes.

This program is intended for school age children and all children' MUST be able to go into the program without an adult.  All children will need a ticket to enter and the tickets will be handed out starting at 1:30 pm.  Space is limited so get here early!

Book Buddies looking for Little Buddies

It's time to sign up your little ones for our Book Buddies program!

Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and adults together to share the joy of reading. It pairs trained adult volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in K-3rd grades (Little Buddies.) For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

Our meetings will be Mondays at 5:00pm. The dates for the program are 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9,10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13.

Applications for the Little Buddies can be obtained at the Katy Branch Library. Please contact Children's Librarian, Misty Wright with any questions. misty.wright@hcpl.net. - Misty

 

Storyteller Aileen Kirkham

Captain Book will be entertaining us with wonderful stories at the Katy Library on Tuesday, June 27th, at 2:30pm. This program is intended for school age children and they must be able to attend without parents. Space is extremely limited and tickets will be handed out beginning one hour before the show. For more information, please call 281- 391-3509. For more information about Captain Book, please visit http://www.aileenkirkham.com.

Chicken Big performance

Books Alive will have a free performance of the children's book Chicken Big, Thursday, June 22, at 10:15am at the Katy Library.  This will take the place of our preschool storytime, which is regulary scheduled during that time.  

Programs this Week

Summer programming has officially started at the Katy Library.  We have added a number of programs for you to enjoy throughout the summer, in addition to our Summer Reading Program, "Build a Better World" which you can register for here.

Here are a few highlights of programs this week at the Katy Library.

Monday:  2:30 pm  Tween/Teen progam:  Anime Drawing    Learn to draw anime with local artist Bob Doll.  Ages 10+

Tuesday:     2:30 pm Children's Program:  Geebo the Clown  Geebo will entertain us with magic and comedy.        

Teen Summer Volunteers Needed!

The Katy Branch Library at 5414 Franz Road in old Katy will be having two orientations for teen summer volunteers. The Teen Volunteer Program is open to high school students and will run from June 5-August 5th. Each volunteer is required to attend one training orientation, either Friday, June 9th from 10am-12pm or Wednesday, June 14th, from 10am-12pm. Please come pick up an application packet at the branch and bring completed to either session. If you have any questions, please contact Misty Wright at 281-391-3509.

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