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Katy Communicator February 2018

• PEOPLE’S LAW

• PEOPLE’S LAW SCHOOL - Do you have legal questions but don’t even know where to start? On Saturday, February 10 th at 10 AM, the library is pleased to host The People’s Law School presented by the Katy Bar Association. Learn all the ins and outs of your legal issue. Ask the questions you need answers to. • TIMELESS TRAVELERS: MUSEUM DAY - Seniors 55+ are invited to join the library’s Timeless Travelers program for a FREE visit to the Museum District, courtesy of the Friends of Maud Marks Library and Precinct Three Transportation. We will start our day at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. There we will be immersed in the culture of Africans and African Americans in Houston and the state of Texas. Then after lunch, we will move on to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Special exhibits include, Knights, Fabrege, Tourmaline Treasures and more! Registration begins February 2 nd . Registration is by telephone or in person ONLY. There will be no online registration. • COLOR ME RELAXED - What is the newest way for adults to relax and have a good time? Coloring! The library now has an adult coloring hour on the 4 th Tuesday of every month. Join us as we color, chat, have a snack and listen to relaxing music. We will provide plenty of pages for coloring and colored pencils, although, you are more than welcome to bring your own. • BOOK DISCUSSION CLUBS - The Library hosts book clubs that meet monthly. The Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM. • JUST DESSERTS MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - Meetings held the third Wednesday of the month at 2 PM. You are encouraged to bring your favorite dessert to eat while we discuss whether our villains get their just desserts. • COMPUTER CLASSES - The library offers a variety of computer classes each month. You must know how to use a mouse and a keyboard. Seating for this is extremely limited. Registration is required. To see this month’s classes go to the library’s website www.hcpl.net, click on “Events Calendar” and select “Maud Marks.” CHILDREN • SUNSET STORYTIME - Bring the entire family out to our new bedtime storytime. This new storytime will meet on Tuesday, February 6 th and 20 th at 6:30 PM. We will have stories, songs and rhymes for the whole family. Children are welcome to wear their pajamas. • INFANT STORYTIME - This program will meet each Tuesday morning at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. This is an interactive program for children, ages 0 to 12 months and their caregivers. Each session will last about 20 minutes, featuring nursery rhymes, songs and finger plays. • STORYTIME - Storytime for preschool-aged children is held each Wednesday at 10:15 AM. Stories, fingerplays and songs are featured. This is ideal for children ages 3 to 5, but all children and their caregivers are welcome. • PRESCHOOL EXPLORERS - Is your preschooler ready to explore the world? Children ages 2 ½ to 5 are invited to come on Wednesdays at 11:15 AM as we learn about the world. There will be plenty of stations for science and sensory exploration. • TOTALLY TODDLER STORYTIME - Toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months, are invited to participate in our Totally Toddler Storytime, which will be held on Thursdays, at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. Tickets are required for Toddler Storytime. Tickets are given to the first 30 toddlers the day of the event. • WEDNESDAY WONDERS - Come to the library and let imaginations soar as you explore the world around you with crafts and activities. On Wednesdays at 4:45 PM, the library will host Wednesday Wonders for ages 6-11. These programs normally last about one hour. All necessary materials are provided. This is a ticketed program. Tickets are available ½ hour prior to the program. “Like” us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/maudmarkslibrary. For more information call 281-550-0885 or log on to www.hcpl.net. 22 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.) • 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. Katy Branch Library 5414 Franz Road, Katy, TX 77493, 281-391-3509 Hours of Operation: Monday & Tuesday 10 AM - 7 PM, Wednesday 1 PM - 8 PM, Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM, Friday 1 PM - 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday CLOSED. Join online at www.hcpl.net or come by in person and we’ll help you sign up! MONTHLY PROGRAMS • HISPANIC BOOK GROUP/CLUB HISPANO DE LIBROS - First Wednesday of each month, 6 PM. Every month, a group of Spanish speaking adults get together to discuss a chosen book. Les invitamos a que todos los meses se reuna con nosotros para conversar sobre un libro. Lláme para más información. • SUPERACION PERSONAL - Second Wednesday of every month, 6 PM. The Katy Branch Library hosts motivational discussions in Spanish. • SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS/CLASE DE LA COMPUTADORA - Every Friday, 4:30 PM. Basic computer classes taught in Spanish. • ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES - The Katy Library offers an array of computer classes in English - please call for more information. • MANGO ESL CLASS - Every Friday, 3:30 PM. Learn English with a group going through Mango Languages, an online computer program. February 2018 | Katy Communicator

• GARDENING CLUB - Every month on the 2 nd Thursday, 11 AM. Join other gardeners in the area to learn new ways to grow. Bring your leftover seeds and exchange them for new seeds to try. WEEKLY PROGRAMS • GENEALOGY SQUAD - Every Monday, 2 PM. Bring your lunch and join us for an informal genealogy get-together. We’ll have computers, Ancestry.com and other genealogists to help each other with our searches. • KNOTTY & NICE CLUB - Every Wednesday, 1 PM. The Knotty & Nice Club is the place for you if you want to learn new needlework techniques, teach someone else or just hang out with other crafters. Come & join the club! Nu-Look Remodeling “It’s not just a job, it’s your home!” Joe Edgerly • Painting • Drywall • Plumbing • Electrical • Doors • Cabinets • Granite • Etc. Free Estimates CHILDREN Mondays, 10:15 AM - Baby Bounce Tuesdays, 10:15 AM and 11 AM - Toddler Time Thursdays, 10:15 AM and 11 AM - Preschool Storytime Peckham Park Activities These classes are free with priority to Harris Co. residents. 5597 Gardenia, 281-391-4482 - web www.pct3.hctx.net PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS & THOSE WHO LIVE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF KATY 281-620-8077 nulookpainter@yahoo.com In Business Since 1994 nulookhomeimprovements.com MARY JO PECKHAM PARK FISHING LAKE: The lake is a stocked. Rules are posted out by the lake. Park hours are 6 AM-10 PM. If you have questions, please call the Parks Office at 281-531-1592. ONGOING CLASSES LAND - PILATES - Mondays and Fridays - 10:30 AM-11:30 AM. YOGA - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM & Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM. ZUMBA - Tuesdays - 11 AM-12 PM (HC & KCL residents call Tuesday starting at 7 AM for reservations, other counties call Tuesday starting at 10 AM) & Thursdays 5 PM - 6 PM (HC & KCL residents, call Thursday starting at 7 AM for reservations, other counties call Thursday starting at 10 AM) and Saturdays - 8:15-9:15 AM (HC & KCL residents, call Friday starting at 7 AM for reservations, other counties call Friday starting at 10 AM). SENIOR OUTDOOR FIT & FUN - Tuesdays - 11-11:30 AM. FITNESS MACHINES – This is a time when you can work out on your own on the fitness equiPMent. You must be 16 year and up & bring a full size towel and wear atheletic shoes. Various times available daily. The machines are closed during class times. ONGOING CLASSES POOL - DEEP WATER AEROBICS - This hour class is a high cardio vascular workout. A flotation device is advised. Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 9 AM. WATER AEROBICS - This one hour class is low-impact, which is easy on the joints. Monday-Friday, 9:05 AM-10:05 AM. Monday & Wednesday 5:45 PM-6:45 PM. ARTHRITIS AQUATICS - This class consists of range of motion, muscle strengthening and endurance-building activities. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11 AM - 12 PM. RECREATIONAL SWIM (call to reserve a spot) - There is no lap swimming at this time. Friday, 5 PM-6:30 PM - Saturday & Sunday, 2:30 PM-4 PM. Reservations may be made 1 day in advance for Harris County residents & those who reside within the Katy City Limits. Other counties may call the day of the Recreational Time. LAP SWIM/WATER WALK - Various times daily. (for ages 12years and up) LAP SWIM FOR AGES 8-11 Fridays, 4-4:45 PM, Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM( in 30 minute increments). Call to reserve a lane. Reservations may be made 1 day in advance for Harris County residents & those who reside within the Katy City Limits. Other counties may call the day of. AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS - Ages 6 months - Adults. Call or come in to get schedule for lessons. WINTER CLEANUP SPECIAL 20% Off Entire House or Roof Cleaning Free Estimates & Demos www. k- mpw. com support@k-mpw.com SERVICES OFFERED: Roof Cleaning - No Pressure Damage Free Power Washing - Low Pressure Damage Free Pressure Washing - High Pressure Marcus Raif - Owner / Operator Exterior House Cleaning Specialists Katy Communicator | February 2018 23