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What's Bugging You?

 Don't let the bugs eat up your garden!  The Master Gardeners will be here Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m. to help you get rid of all your pesky bugs.  They will tell you how to use non chemical ways to control the bugs that are bugging you, eating your vegetable garden, and chewing on your flowers. All without harming the beneficial insects.  Yes there are some!  Come to the Green Thumb Gardening class Saturday and find out how to debug your life!

Japanese Kimekomi Balls

May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month.  To recognize and honor those with an Asian Pacific heritage we will be creating beautiful and elegant Kimekomi Balls.  They traditionally have their roots in Japanese culture, but also have a contemporary Western twist. While some of the designs may be found stitched on temari balls, for others we have drawn on the rich American tradition of patchwork quilt blocks to inspire new patterns. Our ADULT DIY craft day is May, 12 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the meeting room.  Since we will be using a sharp blade to make these balls the class is strictly restricted to Adults Only.  Everything is provided but registration is required.  Either call the library at 281-492-8592 or register here to reserve your spot. Come and have a fun time with us. Hope to see you there.

Book Clubs

There is still time to join us for an afternoon book club.  On this Thursday, April 9 at 1 pm the Afternoon Book Club will be meeting.  They will be discussing the book Longbourn by Jo Baker.  Immerse yourself a Jane Austin world but from another point of view.  On Wednesday, April 15 at 2 pm the Mystery Book Club will be taking a stab at Blood from a Stone by Donna Leon.  Be sure to bring a dessert to share.  Come by the library and pick up one of these books and join in one or both of these fun groups.

"Who Done It?"

It's time to cook up a yummy dessert and gather at Maud Marks Library for the Mystery Book Club.  Wednesday, March 18th at 2 pm we will be discussing Open Season  by C J Box.   Joe makes some mistakes but that just makes him more human.  When he finds a local hunting outfitter dead, splayed out on the woodpile behind his state-owned home, he takes it personally!  Will this Wyoming game warden get his man?  If you need a copy of the book come by the library and pick one up.  Bring your favorite dessert to eat while we discuss whether the villains got their "just desserts"! 

A Pot O' Gold

Next Month let’s have fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the Adult DIY class.  We will be making lovely luminaires.  They kind of reminded me of little pots of gold.  They look so nice lit up in the dark.   Maybe we can fool a leprechaun!  Because of Spring Break the meeting room will be used for other programs so we will have to change our meeting day.  The date will be the third Tuesday, March 17th,   instead of the second Tuesday.  The time is the same, 2pm – 4pm.  Be sure to register here or call the library at 281-492-8592.  Class size will be strictly limited to 10 adults this time because of supplies.  Come and have a fun St. Patrick’s Day with us!  Hope to see you there!

Love Your Library

Jorge Luis Borges said, "have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."  February is Love Your Library Month.  While we don't claim to  be Paradise here at Maud Marks we love to see you come in and use our library.  You are probably aware of most of the sections in the library, but did you know that we have a Classic Book section, a Reference Book section, and a Western Book section?  We also have many programs and activities going on every month.  You can down load books for free through our ebook programs and a new program that we are offering, Hoopla, you can access music, movies, TV programs, and books on tape. We also have a newsletter that we will send to your email.  All you have to do is sign up!  It is a great way to keep up with everything that goes on here!  Be sure to come by and see us this month to feel the love.  Or check out our programs or a book or two. :) 

"When You Care Enough"

To quote a popular greeting card company, “When you care enough to send the very best”, you send the best card you can find.  What says “I care” more than a handmade card?  It says to the recipient that you cared enough to take the time to create something just for them.  Tuesday, February 10th , 2 pm – 4 pm here at Maud Marks you will be making beautiful valentine cards for your loved ones.   There will be several to choose from so you can make a different card for everyone on your list!  Pease register here so I will have enough templates for everyone.  Everything is provided so come and have a good time with us!  Hope to see you there!

Quill Skill

January is here and it’s time to spruce up the house for the new year.  I have just the thing to help you!  Next Tuesday, January 13th, from 2 – 4pm at the DIY Adult Craft we will be quilling our initials.  Don’t worry if you have never quilled before because it is really very easy and with just a little patience you will create a beautiful picture for your home!  You must register here or call the library at 281-492-8592 and let me know if you want to quill your first initial or your last initial so I can have it ready for you.  Everything is provided except the frame. We always have a wonderful time, so come and join us this month!  Hope to see you there! 

Santa's Ranch

We have the best way to start your Christmas holiday!  This Friday, December 19th from 1 pm to 4:30 pm is our famous annual Santa's Ranch!  This year the entertainment will include Taylor High School Madrigal Singers,  a jazz band, and a string quartet. There will also be ongoing activities that include, Gingerbread House crafts to make and eat, Santa's Workshop Crafts, Reindeer Games, and face painting!  There will be lots of refreshments including Chez Rudolph Treats!   Don't miss Santa's Gift Shop to stock up on some wonderful last minute gifts.  They are all wrapped up with a pretty bow ready to stick under the tree. You can choose books, CD's, or DVD's.  Something for everyone!  Make plans to come and have a wonderful time with us.  Santa will be here too!  We look forward to seeing you!

Don't Throw That Away!!

Bits of ribbon, scraps of paper, little Christmas baubles.  All those left over wrapping things that we stuffed into the bottom of our wrapping stash.  Don't throw them away this year!  Come to the Adult DIY Craft class Tuesday, December 9 from 2 pm to 4 pm and we will show you how to use them to wrap lovely Christmas gifts that will look fabulous under any tree!  Bring them along with either a package to wrap or just an empty box to "practice" with.  You will have to register here or call the library at 281-492-8592 because class size is limited.  We always have a great time, so come and have fun with us!

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