Karen T's blog

The Gift Everyone can Use

   Do you know people who are hard or impossible to buy for?  Maybe they have everything! Maybe you don't know them that well.  Maybe you don't know their tastes.  Well, there is one gift that everyone can use. Money.  It is the perfect gift when you don't know what to give.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a special way to give money.

Read A Good Book

Looking for a good book and a good time?  Come to Maud Marks Book Clubs.  We have three different book clubs this month to whet your appetite!  Starting on Monday, April 7 @7PM the Evening Book Club will be discussing On Saudi Arabia  by Karen Elliott House. House is a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter who has spent the last thirty years writing about Saudi Arabia.

Beautiful Eggs

         I know it's still March, but I'm already thinking about Easter.  I'm all excited about making these beautiful Ukrainian Easter Eggs!  They are very labor intensive but well worth the effort.  Tuesday, April 8th from 2:00 pm till 5:00 pm we will be learning how to make these wonderful eggs!  Notice the extended meeting time.  We will need extra time to finish these eggs.  I will provide whole, raw eggs, and everything else you need.  You are welcome to bring a blown out egg to decorate if you are uncomfortable about keeping a raw egg.  I assure you it is safe and will dry out in the shell and will not stink!  Space is limited so you will have to sign up here

Luck o' the Irish

  Here it is March already and the world is starting to turn green.  Reminds me of the Emerald Isle! Almost. Let's give the green a big boost by making some green shamrock coasters for St.

Who can "resist" watercolor?

    If you are between the ages of 6 and 11 you do not want to miss the afternoon art class next Wednesday, February 26th. We will be learning how to create Watercolor Resist Paintings using pastels, painters tape and watercolors!  This fun and fascinating method creates a wonderfully beautiful painting that you will be proud to take home and display.  Everything is provided so put on your painting togs and come on over to Maud Marks Library at 4:30 and have fun with us!!  Can't wait to see you there!

Who can "resist" watercolors?

On Wednesday, February 26th at 4:30 pm ages 6-11 will be making beautiful watercolor pictures. We will be using the color resist method of watercolor.  Using either pastels or painter’s tape to “draw” your picture then painting over it with watercolors creates a beautiful and unusual picture.  Come to Maud Marks Library and learn how to make this wonderful watercolor picture with us.  You do not have to register, just come and have fun.  Hope to see you there! 

Sweets for the Sweet

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and that usually means roses and candy and cards.  Maybe a nice dinner for your sweety.  Well I can help you with the roses and candy part.  Tuesday, February 11 at 2:00 pm here at Maud Marks we will be making lovely roses from Starburst Candy!   They are very easy to make and taste good too!!  Everything is provided but you do need to register here on line or call 281-492-8592 so I will have enough candy for everyone. (and maybe cupcakes!)  These roses are good just to eat or to use as a decoration on cupcakes, cakes or cookies.  So come and have a great time with us as we get ready for Valentine's Day.  Hope to see you there!

 

January Computer Lab Classes

It's not too late to participate in one of the very popular computer classes here at Maud Marks Library.  There are still two different classes available.  This Thursday, Jan. 23 at 10 am. you can sign up for eBooks II.  Next Tuesday, Jan. 28th at 1 pm Computer Basics will be taught.  There is a waiting list for Intermediate Microsoft Word II which is being held on Saturday, Jan 25th at 10 am.   All classes are held in our Computer Lab and require pre-registration or call 281-492-8592.  Be sure to pick up a copy of our Events flier that comes out every month. It lists all the computer classes that we offer.  There will be new classes in February if you missed one this month.  There is always something for everyone at the library.  Don't miss out!  Pick up a copy of our Events flier at the check-out desk today!

News Flash! Snow in Houston!

If we want to see snow in Houston we will have to make it ourselves, folks.  So, this Wednesday, January 8th at 2:00 PM we will be making beautiful 3-D paper snowflakes.  There will not be enough to blanket the neighborhood but maybe enough to decorate your house!  Everything is provided so just come and  have fun "in the snow" with us. Space is limited so click here right away to register for the class, or call the library at 281-492-8592.  Hope to see you there!

Toddler and Infant Time Changes

As the old year winds down so do the activities here at Maud Marks.  We hope you all had as much fun at Santa's Ranch as we did! It's always a pleasure to provide fun activities for you and your family.  There will be a small change in the schedule for Toddler Time and Infant Time.  This week there will be only one Infant Time on Thursday, December 26, at 10:30 AM. Then next week on Tuesday, December 31, there will be only one Toddler Time at 10:30 AM.  Please make note of these changes.  You will still need a ticket that you can pick up the day of the program.  We here at Maud Marks wish you a very Happy Holiday and thank you for choosing us as your home library! 

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