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Toys For Tots

It's not too late!  But almost!  We will still be taking donations for Toys For Tots until tomorrow, Thursday, December 17.  There is a box by the children's librarian's desk as you come into the library.  Any unwrapped new toy is acceptable.  Gifts for children ages eight to ten and teens are usually needed most but toys for any age is appreciated.   Hurry to the store today or tomorrow and pick up something to make a boy or girl's Christmas a little brighter!  Bring it by Maud Marks before we close tomorrow at 6 pm.   Thanks you so much for your wonderful giving spirit this season and always.  Our patrons are the best!!

Think, Create, Share

All you creators and inventors will want to carve out some time next Tuesday evening, December 8th at 7 p.m. and come to the Katy MakerSpace here at Maud Marks Library.  All ages and disciplines are welcome.  See what new ideas others are implementing and how you can be a part of it.  Or bring your own creation to work on and share.  You are sure to have a great time and maybe learn something new.  See you there!

We Give Thanks

All of us here at Maud Marks are so thankful for our wonderful customers!  What a great year we have had so far.  Thank you all for your patience and understanding during our migration to our new system last week.  We know that it was a bit frustrating but you all "hung in there" with us!  Just a reminder that we close at 5 pm. next Wednesday, November 25 and will be closed Thursday through Sunday, November 26-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We wish everyone a great Thanksgiving with family, friends and food.  Come back and see us Monday, November 30.

Yum Yum!

Did you know that October is National Cookie Month?  Now would be a great time to fire up the oven, dig out your favorite recipe and bake up some cookies for yourself or a friend!  There are so many yummy cookies.  What is your favorite?  Chocolate Chip? Snicker doodles? Whoopi Pies? Rice Krispy Squares? There are too many to list.  They are the perfect snack.  (as long as you don't eat the whole batch at once!!)Here are a few cookie facts.  Did you know that cookie cutters date back to the 1700's and were brought to America by the Germans and Dutch?  The Chocolate Chip cookie is the official state cookie of both Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. I wonder if they hand out free cookies at the border?  America spends over $550 million a year on Oreos!  So have a cookie! Or two or three this month to celebrate! I know I will. And be sure to come into the library and check out our large cook book section.  We have some great cook books with wonderful recipes to help you create some new cookies to add to your collection or to spruce up an old favorite.  And by the way, October is also National Pizza month!  But that is a whole other blog.

Used Book Sale

It's that time again!  The Friends of the Maud Marks Library Used Book Sale is this Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 am to 4 pm.  As always there is something for every one.  Prices for movies, DVD's, VHS tapes, and books range from $ .25 to $ 2.00.  Bring your wagon and your spare change and load up!  Children's items go fast so get here early if you are looking for the little ones.   It's sure to be a nice day so see you there!

Computer Classes

There is still room in the two computer classes being taught at Maud Marks this week.  The eBooks workshop is a hands on help class.  Bring your device and we will show you how to find and download eBooks and/or audio books.  This class is on Tuesday, August 18 at 10 am in the computer lab.  At 1 pm on Tuesday, August 18 come and learn how to set up an account  on Facebook.  Facebook makes it easy for you to connect and share with your family and friends online.  Both classes are free of charge. Please register here or call the library at 281-492-8592 if you are interested in taking either or both of these classes.

Friday's Movie

A way cool space ship, gobs of aliens, time travel, mystery, our movie this Friday, July 31st has it all.  You may not have seen this one before, but it is an oldie but a goodie, as they say.  "Flight of the Navigator" is a treat for the whole family!  The movie starts at 1:30 pm and there will be popcorn as always.  Come get out of the heat and enjoy this classic Disney movie.  See you there!

Computer Classes

There is still time to sign up for the three computer classes being taught on Tuesday, July 21 here in the Maud Marks Computer lab.  If you are just starting out with the computer or need to learn the basics come to the Computer 101 class at 10:15 am or 11:15 am.  Get hands on practice using the Windows operating system.  If you are interested in learning about popular online applications come to the 1 pm class  Getting Started With Apps.  Discover how you can use apps to organize and simplify your life, or just have fun with games!  There is also a fun and exciting class entitled Music & Movies  offered at 7 pm. This class will introduce you to our new streaming service called hoopla.  Learn how to check out movies, TV shows, music and audio books on your computer or mobile device.  All classes are free but registration is required.  Please register here or call the library at 281-492-8592.

Quilted Greeting Cards

It's already time to sign up for our July Adult DIY class!  Come in from the heat and join us to make a lovely and unique quilted greeting card.  I will have everything you need to make your card.  The class will be held Tuesday, July 14th at 2 pm. in the meeting room here at Maud Marks.  Space is limited so you will need to register here or call 281-492-8592.   Please try to be on time so you will be able to complete your card.  There is always a waiting list so please let us know right away if you will not be able to attend.  I'm looking forward to seeing you there! 

"Lyle Lyle Crocodile"

Hey, kids!  Make sure to come to Maud Marks Library this Monday June 15th because  Crocodile Encounters will be here!  There will be two shows, one at 1:30 pm and one at 3:00 pm.  Be sure to come early and get your hand stamped because space is limited.  There will be crocodiles here and you will learn all about them.  See you here.

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