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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 by the way, October is also National Pizza month!  But that is a whole other blog.cheeky

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.

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.

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