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Katy Communicator February 2018

Become a Dental

Become a Dental Assistant in just 10 weeks! 10 Week Course Tuition $3250 • Payment Plans Training Since 1995 Spring Session begins April 7, 2018 Open House: February 16th • 4-7 pm 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.) Houston Dental Assistant School Located in Katy and Spring/The Woodlands www.hdas.biz For info packet call 281-363-0600 or email us at admin@hdas.biz Approved by the TWC Career Schools and Colleges 281-712-4000 2004 South Mason Rd., Suite D2 Katy, TX 77450 TWO MEN AND A TRUCK ® “Movers Who Care ® ” We Sell Boxes! www.twomenandatruckwesthouston.com Each franchise is independently owned and operated TX DMV 007014576C U.S.DOT No 2857289 MC 956638 On-Site Leaded Glass Door Repairs Free Estimates Glass Happy Call Larry Jones 281-579-7761 Custom Stained Glass Free Estimates Sidelights & Transoms to match your front door Half Round/Arched Windows Add Privacy and Beauty to your home Visit our Gallery www.glasshappy.com Stained Glass Restoration & Repair • 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. Maud Marks Library 1815 Westgreen Blvd., Katy, TX 77450, 281-492-8592 LIBRARY HOURS - Mon. 1 PM - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 6 PM, Fri. 1 PM - 6 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. closed. To register online for any of the programs at the library’s website (www.hcpl.net), click on “Events Calendar” and select “Maud Marks.” Participants may also register by calling or by visiting the library. “Like” us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/maudmarkslibrary. Subscribe to our newsletter at www.hcpl.net/content/it-has-arrived. SPECIAL EVENTS • BOOK SALE - The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will hold their next book sale on Saturday, February 24 th at 10 AM until 4 PM. There is a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. All proceeds will benefit the library. • NASA DAY @ YOUR LIBRARY - Have you ever wondered what it was like to spend time in space? The library would like to help you realize your dream! On Saturday, February 3 rd at 1 PM, a representative of NASA’s Johnson Space Center will be at the library to tell us all about living and 20 February 2018 | Katy Communicator

working in outer space. Also, join us for other space experiments such as antigravity drops, microgravity experiments, space food, rockets and more! Learn what it is like to work in small work areas such as the International Space Station. This is a ticketed event. Tickets will be given out the day of the event beginning at noon. • THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE & THE AFRICAN IN AMERICA - Come celebrate Black History Month in style! On Monday, February 19 th at 1:30 PM, come to the library to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to our nation’s culture. We’ll be listening to music that celebrates the historic contribution and achievements of great Americans. Afterwards, join us for some African crafts as we learn all about the African American culture. We will also learn the history of food in the African American culture and feast on some unique foods. • TEENMAKERS - Teens & tweens in 6 th grade and up are invited to come MAKE something at the library. This will be a monthly program, which will include robotics, science experiments, art & crafts and more! This month, on Thursday, February 1 st at 3:30, we will be making rockets. This is a ticketed program. Tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to the program. Come have fun and MAKE something! • VOLUNTEER AT THE LIBRARY - Volunteer opportunities abound at the library. Volunteers are needed to help shelve, count patrons and more. We will be holding our next volunteer orientation on Thursday, February 1 st at 5 PM. Students should be in high school and must be able to commit to two hours a week. If you would like to help in any way, please contact Elizabeth Herndon at 281-492-8592. • TEEN BOOK CLUB - We have started a teen book club! Teens are invited to join us on Thursday, February 15 th at 4:30 PM as we discuss the book Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh. If you are interested in joining us, extra copies of the book are available at the checkout desk. • FREE TAX ASSISTANCE - Beginning February 3 rd and every Monday and Friday through April 18 th , AARP will be offering free tax assistance to elderly and low-income individuals. AARP assistance runs from 10 AM to 2 PM. • YOGA DEMONSTRATION - You asked for it, you got it! The library hosts classes twice a month. Yoga can be a very relaxing and centering exercise program. Join us on Saturdays, February 3 rd at 10 AM and February 17 th at 3 PM, as we learn about the benefits and basic how-to of yoga. Join us as we exercise our minds and bodies. Registration required. • GREEN THUMB GARDENING - Master Gardeners of Harris County will once again be bringing their Green Thumb series once a month where they will discuss various topics unique to gardening in the Houston area. This month, on February 10 th at 10:30 AM, learn all about spring vegetable gardening. Seating is extremely limited for this class. • DIY WORKSHOP: CROSS-STITCH - It’s Valentine’s Day and at the library we will be learning the art of cross-stitch as we make beautiful needlework to decorate our homes. Join us on Tuesday, February 13 th at 2 PM as we make cut scenes in hearts for our sweethearts. • KATY MAKERSPACE - Did you know that the Katy area has its very own MakerSpace? We’ll be learning all about this special place for creators and inventors at the library on Tuesday, February 13 th at 7 PM. Harry Krueger will be here to give us an introduction to Katy MakerSpace and all you can do there. Makers of all ages and disciplines are encouraged to join us as we learn everything our new MakerSpace has to offer. • SENIOR LIVING OPTIONS - Senior citizens and their family members are invited to join us for a new series at the Maud Marks Library. Every 3 rd Friday of the month, experts will be here to discuss various topics pertinent to senior living. On February 16 th at 3 PM, we will be discussing mobility and wellness as we age. Learn all about how to stay healthy and fit no matter how old you might be. Come discover what kind of life is best for you or your loved one. • WRITERS’ WORKSHOP WITH THE HOUSTON WRITERS GUILD - Come on Saturday, February 17 th at 1 PM to a hands-on multi-part workshop to learn tips of the trade from expert writers from The Houston Writers Guild. They will provide instruction to all writers at every level. Beginners and experienced writers are welcome. This series of workshops are hands-on, active sessions where you can write and receive feedback. So bring laptops and/or other writing utensils to get the most of each session. 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