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Canyon Gate at CR February 2018

Family Focus Love is in

Family Focus Love is in the Air How They Express It: “Something you will hear many times a day in our home is one person will say ‘Love y’all’ and you will hear all the other family members reply with ‘Love y’all.’ Levi is usually the first one to prompt this but we all do it when we want to. I think this makes our family unique because we do remind each other through our love language of what we mean to each other, daily.” Celebrating Valentine’s Day: The family gets in the spirit of this holiday by enjoying mom’s decorating in a special part of their home, and indulging in a nice meal together at home or at a restaurant. They give each other special tokens of their admiration for each other and of course, enjoy creating, crafting and delivering their Valentines. What Makes It Tick: They love reminding their family and friends about how much they mean to them, which is what Valentine’s Day is all about for this tribe. Keeping in mind how much Jesus loves them and how He asks them to love one another is also an important reflection on this holiday. Why They Love Living in Katy “Our family has lived in Katy for over 30 years and we couldn’t imagine our children growing up in a better city. Katy has the hometown feel of the both small towns that Patrick and Melissa were born in. Patrick is originally from Lumberton, Texas and Melissa was born in Hardinsburg, Kentucky. People in Katy are friendly and always willing to lend a helping hand to their neighbors. Katy is “country” with all the amenities of the city and Houston is close enough that if you want to see a major sporting event, concert, theater, etc., you are able to. We love the people and pride in Tigerland!” What They Love to Do This family most enjoys the local parks in Katy, feeding ducks and being in the outdoors. They love to explore the local businesses in Old Katy, especially antique and resale shops where hidden treasures are often found. The Katy Rice Harvest Festival is one of their most anticipated events of the year, as well as the parade and the Katy Rodeo. We Would OVE to Feature Your Family! Each month, one family will be chosen from one of our communities. To feature your family, email familyfocus@krenekprinting.com Family Roster Dad: Patrick, Machine Shop Supervisor (Precision-Hayes, Sugar Land). Machinist for over 25 years, learned the trade in his dad’s machine shop in Beaumont, TX. Avid gun collector, enjoys spending time on the gun range. Mom: Melissa, Accounting (Linco Construction, Katy). Loves crafting, decorating, traveling and supporting her boys in all they do. World traveler and especially fond of Germany and German culture (spent many summers with grandparents there). Aspires to own a farm one day with cows, chickens lambs and lots of dogs. Koen: 11 YO boy. Loves to ride his hoverboard, bike and go-kart. An avid gamer, enjoys building things on his computer. Member of the National Junior Honor Society, loves joining various clubs at his school. Has played soccer with FFPS since he was four years old, has been a great way for the family to spend time together cheering him on. Aspires to be a singer and will be starting music and voice lessons in 2018! Levi: 8 YO boy. Enjoys playing outside, on his computer, and with friends. Greatest past time is spent building Lego sets. Has also played soccer with FFPS since he was four and the family loves cheering him on. Straight A student, made it to the finals at his school’s spelling bee this year. Wants to own a farm with mom one day and help raise all the animals, family calls him the “animal whisperer.” Atlas: 3 month old fur boy (mini schnauzer). Although he is a fur baby, he is most definitely one of the family – he fills their hearts with such joy. and parents or guardians. Learn about educational opportunities available at the colleges, as well as admission requirements, financial aid, student housing and more. For a list of colleges that will be here, check with the library. • GREYHOUND PETS OF AMERICA - Saturday, February 24 th , 10-11 AM, Meeting Room. Jessica Ford from Greyhound Pets of America/Houston will discuss the history of greyhounds. She will also talk about their care, their suitability as pets and the adoption process. Learn more about this breed of dog, their needs, energy levels and personalities. • ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES: All computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab. Reservations are required. MS Word Survival Basics: Tuesday, February 6 th , 10 AM MS Word: Intermediate: Tuesday, February 13 th , 10 AM MS Excel Survival Basics: Thursday, February 15 th , 10 AM MS Excel: Charts: Thursday, February 22 nd , 10 AM Introduction to Facebook: Monday, February 26 th , 12 Noon MS PowerPoint Survival Basics: Wednesday, February 28 th , 10 AM Open Computers Lab Q&A: Friday, February 16 th , 12 Noon, Learning Lab. (reservations not required) EVENTS • LITERARY LUNCH LEAGUE BOOK CLUB - Wednesday, February 7 th , 12 Noon, Conference Classroom. The book to be discussed is News of the World, written by Paulette Jiles. Those attending are invited to bring a lunch, if desired. • CINCO RANCH NIGHT READERS - Thursday, February 15 th , beginning at 7 PM, in Conference Room. The book to be discussed is At the Water’s Edge, written by Sara Gruen. • BRIDGE NIGHT @ CINCO RANCH - Tuesdays, February 6 th and 20 th , 6-8 PM, Multi-purpose Room. Bridge players of all ages and skill levels - from beginners to advanced - are invited to practice their strategies and share tips while playing against others in a relaxed, stress-free environment. On the 1 st and 3 rd Tuesdays of every month, the library will provide a fun, relaxed setting where Bridge players can gather to sharpen their skills and share their love of this popular card game with others. • ESL CONVERSATION CIRCLES - Fridays, February 9 th and 23 rd , 1-2 PM; Multipurpose Room. Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills. YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS teens grades 9-12 • YA: VALENTINE CARDS - Wednesday, February 7 th , 4-5 PM, Conference Classroom. Teens in grades 9-12 will create custom Valentine’s Day cards for friends and family. • FREE SAT PRACTICE-TEST SESSION - Saturday, February 10 th , 10:30 AM-3:30 PM, Meeting Room. A representative from Princeton Review will administer a practice test to college-bound students in grades 9 through 12. This practice test will prepare students for the actual SAT test. The scores on this practice test will only be shared with the student; they will not be sent to any educational institutions. Bring two #2 pencils and a non-graphing calculator if available. Registration is required. • YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB - Wednesday, February 14 th , 4-5 PM, Conference Classroom. Teen readers will have the opportunity to meet with others who share the same love for great books and have a lively discussion on the reasons a book or its characters were liked or disliked. Those attending are invited to talk about Every Day, written by David Levithan. • YOUNG ADULT ADVISORY COUNCIL - Wednesday, February 28 th , 4-5 PM, Conference Classroom. At this monthly meeting, teens in grades 9-12 are invited to express ideas organize upcoming activities and suggest new programs and books that would be of interest to young adults at the library. Earn volunteer/service hours and meet new friends while helping to shape the future of library services for teens! CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS (The library is unable to accommodate daycares and school groups at these activities.) 28 February 2018 | Community Newsletter

• Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, provides caregiver/infant activities and songs especially designed for the youngest book-lovers, from age 1 month to 12 months. • Stories & Play: Tuesdays at 2 PM, for children from 1 to 3 years of age. Children will be treated to a story and then have open play time. • Toddler Time: Wednesdays at 10:15 AM and Thursdays at 10:15 AM and 11:30 AM - offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. • Story Time: Wednesdays at 11:30 AM. Age 3-6, where they hear stories, watch movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities. • Pajama Night Story Time: Tuesdays at 7 PM - gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime. • Family Story Time: 1 st Saturday of the month at 10:15 AM. All ages welcome. • Kinder Korner: 2 nd and 4 th Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM. A time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other activities. • After-School Breaks: 1 st and 3 rd Wednesdays at 4:30 PM. Crafts, movies and stories for school-aged children in grades 1 through 3. • Creative Connections: 4 th Saturdays at 2:30 PM. Activities for children in grades 4 through 8. • Minecraft Monday: February 26 th , 4:30 PM. Minecraft challenge for students in grades 4 through 8. Reservations required. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734. L-R, front row: Alyssa Reyher, Hailey Pausky, Karin Iligan and Paige Henrick. Back row: Bella Adams, Lauren Rothe, Dana Sheehan, Laci Gratkowski, Mayowa Olibale, Bridget Thompson and Coach Jerrick Cabrales. FO1 VOLLEYBALL Coming off the heels of their victory at the AAU National Championships in Orlando last season, FO1 Volleyball’s 15 Black Team came away with another victory at the FAST Warm Up Tournament here in Houston. This was the first tournament of the year and our local girls came away with seven straight victories to finish in first place. Community Newsletter | February 2018 29