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Early Voting at the Katy Library

The Katy Library is here for you. We're hosting early voting starting next week with the polls open these hours:

October 23 - October 27:   8:00am - 4:30 pm

                     October 28:   7:00am - 7:00pm

                     October 29:   1:00pm - 6:00pm

October 30 - November 3: 7:00am - 7:00pm

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations

                Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Katy Library on October 14, 2017.  We have two great programs for you to enjoy.  

At 11:00 am, guitarist Kyle Comer, of Da Camera of Houston, will present a "concert talk" celebrating Hispanic heritage.  His group will perform and discuss music and composers of Hispanic heritage, bringing a multicultural musical performance to our library and hoping to help families connect to our diverse city!

 

At 1:00 pm, we will have our Fiesta Hispana, our annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.  There will be dance performances, musical performances and traditional foods.

  

An Afternoon with YA author Cassandra Rose Clarke

For Teens Read Week, Cassandra Rose Clarke, author of the Assassin's Curse series will be here to discuss her books and what it's like to be a YA author. If you have any questions about becoming a teen writer, here is your chance to find out from an accomplished YA author.

 

Friends of the Katy Library Garage Sale 10/7/17

The Friends of the Katy Library will be holding a garage sale on October 7, 2017 from 10am-5pm.  Get a head-start on your holiday shopping and help the library raise money! The sale will be located in the meeting room of the Katy Library.  

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. 

 

English Classes are Back

Speaking courtesy of Clker.comOur new semester of English as a Second Language classes have started back up. If you or someone you know wants to increase their English-speaking skills, point them our way. We have different levels to help at each stage. Here are this semester's offerings:

Beginning English class: Saturdays at 10:15am - until November 11

Intermediate English class: Thursdays at 10:15am - until November 9

Advanced English Conversation Practice: Mondays at 5:30pm 

To register or for more information, call us at 281-391-3509.

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!

After Harvey: Frequently Asked Questions

HCPL Harvey FAQs

I could not return my library materials because I could not reach the library due to high water. Am I still responsible for the late fees? 

If you return your books by September 15, you will not accrue late fees.

UPDATE: Most HCPL Branches Resume Normal Business Hours & Programming, Monday, Sept. 11.

Bring Your Own Bagged Lunch Book Club

Lucky Us by Amy BloomFor those coming to our monthly Book & Bite Club next Thursday, 8/31, it's Bring-Your-Own-Bagged-Lunch month. Don't worry: the library will provide drinks and dessert. We'll be discussing Lucky Us by Amy Bloom. 

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