Katy

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. 

Citizenship Classes

Katy Branch Library is offering free citizenship classes on Wednesdays at 4:30pm and Thursdays at 11:00am.  These classes will cover everything you need to know to pass the exam.  Applications are available at the library. For further information, please contact the library at (281)391-3509 or email kt@hcpl.net.  The library is located in Old Katy at 5414 Franz Road, next to the Katy Dog Park.

Citizen's Police Academy

Police car courtesy of Clker.comThe Katy Police Department is offering a Citizen’s Police Academy class for City of Katy residents. This is a 10-week training opportunity for citizens who desire to gain a unique understanding of the policies and procedures of the Katy Police Department. Classes start on February 21, 2019 and will meet on every Thursday night from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., followed by a graduation ceremony upon completion of training on May 9, 2019. Space is limited to 15 people, so please apply early by visiting their website: click here.

ESL Book Club

Conversation courtesy of Clker.comOur monthly ESL Book Club is meeting this coming Wednesday, 1/16/2019, at 3:30pm. What is an ESL Book Club? It's a group of people who speak English as their second language. We take a book, read it, and discuss it as a way to practice speaking and reading English. The latest book is always available at the front desk, and we spend 2-3 months on each title. Give us a call for more information at 281-391-3509. 

Little Buddies needed for Spring Book Buddies session

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 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, and 4/8.

Applications for the Little Buddies can be obtained at the Katy Branch Library, beginning January 7, 2019.  Please contact Children's Librarian, Misty Wright with any questions. misty.wright@hcpl.net. - Misty

Best Books of 2018 Display

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany HaddishDon't miss our books displays in the library for titles that made the list for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2018. We have them in and ready to check out!

HOLIDAY HOURS

We want to wish you and yours a joyous holiday season and to thank you for making 2018 a wonderful year at the library!

FRI. DEC. 21 OPEN (CLOSE @ 5PM)
SAT. DEC. 22 CLOSED
SUN. DEC. 23 CLOSED
MON. DEC. 24 CLOSED
TUE. DEC. 25 CLOSED
WED. DEC. 26 - SAT. DEC. 29 OPEN
SUN. DEC. 30 CLOSED
MON. DEC. 31  OPEN (CLOSE @ 5PM)
TUE. JAN. 1 CLOSED

 

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