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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!

Give a Little, Help a Lot!

This season we have two opportunities to help others less fortunate.  We are now accepting donations for the Share Your Holidays Food Drive and the Toys for Tots program.   There is a big box set up by the Children's Reference desk.  Just bring your nonperishable food donations or unwrapped new toy donations.  Drop them in the box and we will see that they get to a family or child in need. 

Outsmart Your Bank Account!

There are so many wonderful things about the holidays!  It is a time to be with family and friends. It's fun to give and receive gifts but sometimes it can be stressful, get out of hand and stretch your budget beyond what you can afford.  Come to our "Holiday Budgeting Seminar" Tuesday, November 18th at 7 pm here at Maud Marks Library.  Learn great money management tips to get the gifts you want with the money you have.  Make sure the holidays are a relaxing time without the stress of worrying about your budget!

Fall is in the Air!

There are so many nice things about fall in Houston!  The cooler weather, the trees changing color, family and friends for the holidays!   And it's time to think about getting our homes ready for the season too.  To help you do just that, Tuesday, November 11th at 2 pm - 4 pm here at Maud Marks we will be making beautiful Fall colored Dahlia Wreaths to decorate your wall!  Everything is provided so register here to take advantage of this fun, colorful and useful craft!  See you there!

"In the Shade of the 'Ol Apple Tree"

Do you have a lot of sunshine in your yard? Would you like to reduce your summer electricity bill?  Maybe you need to plant a tree! There are many wonderful trees that grow well in the Houston area.  You may want a shade tree or maybe a fruit tree.  This Saturday, October 18th at 10 a.m. in the Meeting room at Maud Marks the Master Gardeners will be presenting "Tree Maintenance".  Come and learn all you need to know about growing and caring for trees in Houston.  The presentation is free but we would like you to register here so we will have enough handouts for everyone.  Or you can call the library at 281-492-8592.  Hope to see you there.

The Future is Here!

Have you seen one of the new 3-D Printers?  Harris County has just acquired one and we here at Maud Marks will have an opportunity to see it in action!  At the Adult DIY Craft Tuesday, October 14th at 2:00 pm we will witness a 3-D pumpkin being made.  Everyone will get to decorate their own 3-D pumpkin and make a pretty fall display to show it off.  Come and be on the cutting edge of technology and make a nice fall arrangement for your home.  The class is very limited so be sure to sign up here right away or call the library at 281-492-8592.  Hope to see you there!

Thriller, Spiller, Filler

Do you know what I am talking about?  If you don't (or even if you do) you need to come to the Container Gardening class this Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m. here at Maud Marks Library.  The class is presented by the Master Gardeners of Harris County.  The Master Gardeners have a wealth of knowledge about gardening that is unique to the Houston area.  Come and find out what you can grow in a container.  Seating is limited for this class so you will need to register here or call the library at 281-492-8592. Hope to see you there.

Citizenship Class Series

 

Did you know that we will be offering a U.S. Citizenship Class here at Maud Marks?  The class will be held every Monday starting September 15th through October 27th at 6 pm.  Topics for the class will include preparing for the citizenship interview, tips for demonstrating English ability during the interview, and general knowledge of U.S. government and history.  We also have practice test books that you can check out here at the library.  Look for them in our Popular Section behind the Reference Desk at call number 323.623 AleRegistration is required so be sure to call the library at 281-492-8592 to reserve your spot. 

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