book club

May Pages by the Pint Book Club

The Pages by the Pint Book Club May meeting is coming up at No Label Brewery on Tuesday, May 23 at 8 PM! Join us for beer, books, and bonding. The book is Fates and Furies by Laura Groff. There is still plenty of time to read it and you can check out a copy at the front desk at the Katy Branch Library.  Also, 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!

 

Children's Weekly Run-Down

CHILDREN’S WEEKLY RUN-DOWN! Join us this week on Thursday the 4th of May @ 4 PM for our World Tour Book Club to explore different countries and their traditions and stories.

Our Story times continue as normal! Be here for Toddler Time** on Tuesday @ 10 AM and @ 10:30 AM, Preschool Storytime on Tuesday @ 2 PM, and Infant Lapsit Storytime @ 11:15 AM on Tuesday and @ 11 AM on Thursday. We also have our Family Storytime presented on Saturday @ 10:30 where you can enjoy stories and a craft!

**Tickets required upon entry. Pick up your free ticket at the Children's Reference Desk before entering your story time. Tickets will be given to the first 30 children and their caregivers the day of the scheduled event.

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Book Club

Stratford Library: Highlands Book Club

 

Wednesday, May 10th @ 10:15AM

Copies available at the library

 

A diary washed ashore after a tsunami, a Buddhist Nun, a writer living in the rustic wilderness, a story reaching across oceans...

 

A Tale for the Time Being is a thought provoking read.

Pages by the Pint Book Club

We are less than a week from the first meeting of our new Pages by the Pint Book Club at No Label
Brewery! The first meeting is April 11, 2017 at 8:00pm. We will be discussing "Life after Life" by Kate Atkinson. Copies of the book are available at the Katy Library. Please bring your own chair as seating is limited. Flyer attached for more details.

 

All Fiction Book Club meets Monday, March 20th @ 2:00pm

The All Fiction Book Club will discuss Cross Fire by James Patterson.

Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.'s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and an underhanded lobbyist. Next, the elusive gunman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories--is the marksman a hero or a vigilante?

Adventurous Bookworms Book Club meets on 2/17/2017 @ 4:00pm

This month's selection is Confess by Colleen Hoover.

Synopsis

At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn't expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry. For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret from coming out. To save their relationship, all Owen needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.

TEEN BOOK CLUB

The Teen book club will meet Tuesday, February 14 at 4:30 p.m.  This month’s book selection is, It Ain’t so Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas.  All teens are invited to join us for yummy snacks and a fun discussion.

Deadly Consequences

When Juliet Cole’s husband of fifteen years is murdered before her eyes, she thinks it was a random shooting. Devastated and traumatized, she answers hours of questioning, then returns home to break the tragic news to her sons. But a threatening voicemail escalates this form a random shooting to a planned, deliberate attack. Juliet realizes that she and her children are in danger, unless she meets her killers demands. The question remains is her husband an innocent victim or a hardened criminal?  Inspirational Book Club discussion is Nov. 19, 2015 @ 2:00 PM


 

Texas Bluebonnet Books Announced!

At the Texas Book Festival in Austin this past weekend, the 2016-2017 master list of Bluebonnet Award Books was announced.  Chosen by a selection committee, the list includes both fiction and non-fiction titles, taking into account student interests, relevant content, reviews and literacy quality.  HCPL owns numerous copies of every book on the list and will be adding more copies in the next few months.  The Children's Department has a Bluebonnet Book Club for children in grades 3-5 that meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 1:30 pm from September through January.  In January, all club members and other homeschool children (who have listened to or read at least 5 of the titles) cast ballots for their favorite book.  Their votes along with other participating groups are tabulated and the Author is given the Bluebonnet Award at the Texas Library Association's annual meeting held in April - quite an honor as you can imagine!  Next time you are in the library, check out one of these fabulous books for your child to enjoy!  **public school children vote at their school library. 

Bluebonnet Book Club!

If you are a homeschooler in grades 3-5 and love to read, this is the club for you! The Bluebonnet Book Club meets twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 1:30 pm!  Enjoy lively book discussion, related activities and a craft!  Featured books are available at the children's reference desk for check out for those that are registered and books must be completely read prior to attending each session.  Call 832-559-4235 to register!  *one registration is good through January 25th!

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