Countdown to Fun

SantaAs of today there are 32 days until Christmas.  But, there are only 11 days until Santa visits the Katy Library!  Save the date: Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00pm.  Come get your picture taken with the big guy and whisper your gift list in his ear.

Windows 7 Laptops for Checkout

Did you know that Katy Library has Windows 7 laptops for checkout? Want to check Facebook while sitting in one of our comfy sofa chairs? Maybe you’d like to surf the web while sitting near your child as he or she plays games on the children’s computers. Get a laptop for a lending period up to two hours and take it anywhere inside the main area of the library.
To check out a laptop, simply visit the front desk, or the information desk, and sign our laptop policy form. At the time of checkout, you must present your Harris County Public Library card. Also, your account must be open for at least 30 days, and your status must be in good standing. Children may check out laptops as long as they are 13 or older.
 

Stay Cool: Essential Computer Skills for the Holidays

Cool ElfDo you have a million photos on your digital camera? Attend our workshop from 2 to 4:00 PM this Saturday, November 19, in the computer lab to free up memory space and get your files organized.
Not quite sure what to get that special someone for Christmas yet? How about an eReader device or tablet computer? Attend our technology petting zoo on Saturday December 3 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM and sample devices like iPad2, Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Sony Reader and more.
Are you dreading the idea of addressing all those holiday cards by hand? From 11 AM to 1:00 PM on December 3, we’ll show you how to convert a list of contacts into printable holiday labels using Microsoft Word 2007 Mail Merge. This season, make Katy one of your destinations for holiday survival skills.
 

Holiday Fun Coming Soon

We'll all be celebrating Thanksgiving soon, but right around the corner on Thursday, November 29 at 5:30pm, is the City of Katy Tree Lighting and Holiday in the Park, at Katy Heritage Park with lots of family fun.  And speaking of lots of family fun, make plans now to attend our Holiday Kickoff Day on Saturday, December 3 here at the library, but more about that later!

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Fall Family Night

                The weather has turned cooler and fall is definitely in the air.  Celebrate fall at our family storytime on Wednesday, November 16 from 6:30 to 7:30.  We’ll have stories and songs and children will make an awesome scarecrow.  See you there!