Katy Branch Library

Katy News Q&A: Katy Library Branch Manager Desmond London

Katy Mayor Pro Tem Chris Harris poses with Katy Branch Library Manager Desmond London (photo courtesy Chris Harris)

By George Slaughter Desmond London, the Katy Branch Library manager, began his role in July. Originally from Wisconsin, he has a background and education in library management and worked in education before joining the Harris County Public Library system. 1. You earned your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in library management at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. How did you get interested in library management? I got interested in libraries during my time as an undergraduate student […]

Senior Yoga: Slow and Gentle Yoga for 65+

Yoga can be a very relaxing and centering exercise program.  Join us on the first Friday of the month, September 3 at 4 PM for virtual yoga for seniors, ages 65+. Yoga can be a very relaxing and centering exercise program.  This class is presented by Meena Kankani, a certified yoga therapist.

Area Libraries Opening as Summer Begins and Pandemic Threat Subsides

Akhila Bhat, Maud Marks Library branch manager (Harris County Public Library photo)

By George Slaughter Katy-area libraries are not yet at full capacity as the pandemic subsides and the summer begins, but they are opening up and welcoming back their patrons. “All of the Harris County Public Library branches are at 75% occupancy as we’re following the Harris County threat level guidance,” Angel Hill, Katy Branch Library senior manager, said. “Currently, the level is at Yellow, but once it reaches the next level (Green), we’ll be back […]

Mcdonald’S Restaurants Across Texas Seeking To Hire 25,000 New Employees Beginning In April

McDonald’s restaurants host hiring event throughout Texas April 13-15, seek to add nearly 2,500 new employees in Greater Houston area McDonald’s restaurants across the Greater Houston area plan to hire nearly 2,500 new employees beginning this month with a special three-day hiring event April 13-15. This move comes as part of a collaborative effort between McDonald’s restaurants in Texas to hire nearly 25,000 workers throughout the state to keep up with hiring demands. Job openings […]

Harris County Libraries Remains Closed But Continues Virtual Programming and Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup at the Katy Library While the Katy Library at 5414 Franz Road is closed to the public, we are offering curbside pickup to check out items on your library account. Request online or contact us at 281-391-3509 to place orders or for more information.   Monthly Take-Home Craft Kit at the Katy Library Pick up a children’s craft kit each month at our no-contact curbside pickup. Even though the library’s closed, the fun doesn’t […]

Katy Library Updates

The library is still closed, but we are continuing virtual programming and starting up some new things. If anything changes with our being closed, I’ll send you a separate email. Otherwise, here are the activities for Fall 2020: Curbside Pickup at the Katy Library While the Katy Library at 5414 Franz Road is closed to the public, we are offering curbside pickup to check out items on your library account. Request online or contact us […]

Grab-n-Go Lunch at the Katy Library

Stop by the Katy Library this summer to grab a free lunch courtesy of the Houston Food Bank. Food will be distributed between 12 – 2pm on Mondays through Fridays, starting on June 1 and ending on July 31. The library is located at 5414 Franz Road in Katy. For more information contact us at kt@hcpl.net or 281-391-3509.

Virtual Summer programs at Katy Library

Curbside Pickup at the Katy Library While the Katy Library at 5414 Franz Road is closed to the public, it is offering curbside pickup to check out items on your library account. For more information or to request an appointment, call 281-391-3509. Items can be ordered online at www.hcpl.net. Grab-n-Go Lunch at the Katy Library Stop by the Katy Library this summer to grab a free lunch courtesy of the Houston Food Bank. Food will be […]

Katy Library Activities

Curbside Pickup at the Katy Library While the Katy Library at 5414 Franz Road is closed to the public, it is offering curbside pickup to check out items on your library account. For more information or to request an appointment, call 281-391-3509. Items can be ordered online at www.hcpl.net. Grab-n-Go Lunch at the Katy Library Stop by the Katy Library this summer to grab a free lunch courtesy of the Houston Food Bank. Food will be […]

Virtual Summer Reading Program at the Katy Library

Even though the library’s closed, the fun doesn’t stop! Starting on June 1, watch the library’s website at www.hcpl.net to see links to weekly themes, activities, live performances, and prizes. We also have virtual groups meeting for book clubs, knitting & crochet, garden club, and more. And don’t miss Ms. Amanda’s weekly story time on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Contact us at kt@hcpl.net or 281-391-3509 for more information. The library is located at 5414 Franz Road in Katy. […]