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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!

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.

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