Katy

Volunteer for Book Buddies program

Volunteers are needed to share the joy of reading with a young child. Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading. 

This next session will run from September 9, 2019 to November 11, 2019 at Katy Branch Library. You will meet once a week on Mondays from 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm to read with your Little Buddy.

If interested, please apply here: http://www.hcpl.net/form/book-buddies-adult-volunteer-application-and-agreement

Become a Big Buddy and make a difference in a child's life!

 

Summer Reading Tracking - with Prizes!

A Universe of Stories We're almost halfway through our 2019 Summer Reading Program! Don't miss out on all the fun and prizes. Register here to join the club or download the Beanstack app today. 

Story Time Break at Katy Branch Library

The Katy Library Baby Time, Toddler Time and Preschool Storytime will have a two week hiatus as we prepare for all the fun things we have planned for this summer.  We will return Monday, June 3, 2019 with Baby Time at 10:30am.  Be sure and check our online calendar for other fun programs we have planned for this summer!

Volunteer at Katy Library

Katy Library will be accepting applications for teen summer volunteers beginning May 3, 2019 until May 24, 2019. Applications are available at the Katy Library. All volunteers must be in high school or going into high school.  Space in the program is limited and due to high interest, there will be a lottery to determine placement in the volunteer program.  All volunteers MUST attend a MANDATORY training session Wednesday, May 29, 2019, from 10:00am- 12:00pm. 

Please call the library at (281)391-3509 if you have any questions.

Early Voting Around Town

The library is not an Early Voting location for this month's election. Here are the locations near Katy for you to make your voice heard:

City of Katy ballots:

Katy City Hall at 901 Avenue C in Katy (77493)

Harris County ballots: 

Lone Star College Cypress Center - 19710 Clay Road in Katy (77449)

McFee Elementary School - 19315 Plantation Cove Ln in Katy (77449)

Walker Elementary School - 6424 Settlers Village Drive in Katy (77449)

For more information, visit the Harris County Votes website by clicking here.

Katy ISD Folk Life Festival

Interested in what life was like in the late 1800's for pioneers of early Texas?  The 34th Annual Katy Folk Life Festival has your answers!  There will be demonstrations of blacksmithing, soap-making, pioneer soldier re-enactments and much more.  The festival takes place at The Outdoor Learning Center, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas 77494, from 9:00am - 3:00pm. For more information, go to KISD Folk Festival page.

 

 

CC: Blacksmith Bellows  Creator: Steve Jurvetson

Book Sale Coming Soon!

BooksAre you looking for some great bargains and a way to help the library? Stop by the Katy Branch Library on Saturday, March 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the Friends of the Library Book Sale.  Adult Hardcover books will sell for $1.00, paperbacks will sell for 50 cents, and all children’s books will be 2 for $1.00.  The book sale will also include DVDs, which will sell for $1.00.  All of the profits from the book sale go to support the library’s programs.

Book Clubs at the Katy Library

Reading courtesy of Clker.comJoin us for one of our monthly book clubs. Whether you like the book or not - whether you even finish the book or not - you are welcome! 

Club de Libros Hispanos - 1st Wednesdays at 6:00pm

Cozy Mystery Book Club - 2nd Thursdays at 1:30pm

ESL Book Club - 3rd Wednesdays at 3:30pm

Pages by the Pint at the No Label Brewery - last Tuesdays at 8:00pm

Book & Bite Club - last Thursdays at 1:30pm

Songs of Peace - Sagit Zilberman

Dance to, sing along with, and experience traditional music from cultures across the world! International jazz multi-instrumentalist and composer Sagit Zilberman performs and facilitates “Songs of Peace,” an interactive global music workshop for families and children. This workshop introduces children to instruments such as the didgeridoo, space drum, and other percussion instruments and empowers them to use both their own voices and instruments to play and create music with others. - Sagit Zilberman

African American Poetry Coffeehouse

African American History MonthHave a cup of coffee while listening to poetry in celebration of African American History Month on Saturday, 2/16, at 1:30pm. 

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