Free Winter Break Activities at Katy’s Local Libraries

    KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

    December 24, 2019

    By Anne Lee


    Winter Break 2019 has started, and Katy’s local libraries offer great free, fun activities for kids and adults.



    Check the list of events below and visit the website for the host library. Some events may require reservations, and may fill up!


    Cinco Ranch Branch Library

    2620 Commercial Center Blvd.

    281-395-1311


    Thursday, December 26

    Hour of Code: Star Wars-Building a Galaxy with Code

    7 - 8 p.m.

    4th– 8th grades


    Learn to program droids and create your own Star Wars game using Blocks and JavaScript. Cannot accommodate daycares or large groups.


    Monday, December 30

    Family Afternoon Movie-Detective Pikachu

    1:30 - 3:30 p.m.


    Released in 2019, this family-friendly movie stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, the iconic face of the global Pokémon phenomenon. This movie is rated PG. This program is limited to 150 participants. Cannot accommodate daycares or large groups.


    Tuesday, December 31

    Crafts and Noon New Year’s Toast!

    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


    Children and families can come and toast the New Year at the other 12 o'clock (noon)! A cookie and juice toast will be accompanied by crafts in this New Year's celebration. This program is limited to 150 participants. Cannot accommodate daycares or school groups.


    Katy Branch Library

    5414 Franz Road

    281-391-3509


    Thursday, December 26

    Books and Bite Club

    1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

    Adults


    Spend your coffee break and discuss a book between bites. Pick up a copy of the book at the front desk.


    Thursday, December 26

    Pokémon Club: Gotta Catch ‘em All!

    4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

    Lovers of all things Pokémon welcome


    Play games, trade cards, color, watch Pokemon or just visit. Join this all-ages club where there are no dues, except the love of all things Pokémon! For more information, call 281-391-3509.


    Thursday, January 2

    Pokémon Club: Gotta Catch ‘em All!

    4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

    Lovers of all things Pokémon welcome


    Tuesday, January 7

    Anime Club

    4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

    Ages 12 and up


    Love anime and manga? Come hang out with other fans every talk all things anime. Watch different anime episodes each week, talk new manga, and get to know other fans! Special events include Anime Jeopardy, karaoke, and cosplay parties!

    Some snacks provided. For more information, please call 281-391-3509.

    Maud Smith Marks Branch Library

    1815 Westgreen Boulevard

    832-927-7860


    Friday, December 27

    Computer Help

    2 – 3 p.m.

    Adults


    Do you have a computer question? Maud Marks wants to help! Bring all of your computer questions for one of the computer experts answer.


    Thursday, January 2

    TeenMAKER

    4:30 - 5:30 p.m.


    Teen and tweens in 6th grade and up

    Make something at the library every first Thursday of the month! Explore science, arts and crafts, and more.


    Friday, January 3

    Computer Help

    2 – 3 p.m.

    Adults


    Do you have a computer question? Maud Marks wants to help! Bring all of your computer questions for one of the computer experts answer.



    Saturday, January 4

    Dollars and Sense

    10 – 11 a.m.

    Adults


    Why financial literacy? Every 1st Saturday of the month, experts will discuss various topics pertinent to personal finance and offer advice for building a strong financial foundation.


    Saturday, January 4

    Basic Excel

    10-11 am


    Are you interested in getting more out of your Microsoft Excel program? The Maud Marks Library will be teaching the basics of how to use Microsoft Excel. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required.


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