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Read Local With Our Local Literary Festival & Market, Saturday at Maud Marks

     It’s the Holiday Season!  Maud Marks Library wants to help out with your last minute gift shopping.  Do you have a relative you just can’t think about what to buy them?  Do you have a child who would give anything for a new book?  We have you covered with our 3rd annual Local Literary Festival and Market on December 3 at 12:30-4:30.

Who's In Your Family Tree?

Have You ever wondered who YOU could be related to?  Was your ancestor a king?  How about a great inventor?  Perhaps you have a philosopher in your past?  We know a way to find out!  Come by the Maud Marks Library any Wednesday between 10 AM and noon.  Representatives of the website FamilySearch.org will be in the library's computer lab to help you get started on your search.  You will be able to set up your family tree, search for ancestors and more!  Get started on your family history and learn who you really are.

What is Your Story?

The Maud Marks Library has many ways to find your ancestors over the upcoming weeks.  First, this Tuesday, October 25 at 7 PM, we will be teaching a class on Online Genealogy.  A librarian will show you how to find your long lost family members and stories using Ancestry.com Library Edition, HeritageQuest, and other online resources.  Then on Wednesday, October 26 at 10 AM, specialists will be here to assist people in using the FamilySearch.org website and database.  

On Monday, October 31 at 7 PM, Sue Kaufman, manager of the Clayton Genealogical Library, will be here to discuss "How to Get the Most From Your Trip to Clayton."  Come learn strategies for the budding genealogist from the director of one of the top Genealogical libraries in the country.  

Texian Market Days

We can't believe it, but, we still have openings in this month's Timeless Travelers Senior Bus Trip to the George Ranch for Texian Market Days.  Seniors 55 years and older are invited to join us at the George Ranch for a day of  reenactments, music, entertainment, and fun.  The entrance fee for the festival is generously paid by our Friends of the Maud Marks Library.  All you need to provide is cash to buy lunch from one of the MANY food vendors on site.  Registration is by telephone only at 281-492-8592.  Hurry and call us now, these trips fill up fast!

Read It Before You See It

Oh my goodness!  I was just looking online at upcoming movies and September is going to be a GREAT month for book lovers and knowledge seekers out there.

First up, this week we have Sully, the untold story behind "the Miracle on the Hudson" where 155 people survived a multiple engine failure on a flight out of New York City.  You can read all about the life of Chelsey Sullenberger here.

Exercise Your Body and Mind!

This past summer, the Maud Marks Library held a yoga class.  It turned out to be extremely popular and ever since, people have been asking, "Will you be doing it again?"  The answer to your question is YES!!!  In fact, in September we will have 2 chances for you to work out your body and mind with the relaxing meditative exercise.  This Saturday, September 3 at 3 PM will be our first class.  Join us for yoga poses and relaxed, controlled breathing as we sink into ourselves.  See you tomorrow as we exercise our bodies and minds.

Exercise Your Talents… Volunteer! Fair

Are you interested in exercising your talents as well as your mind? We want to give you a chance to help make Katy and the surrounding area a little better for your neighbors. We will be hosting our 2nd annual Volunteer Fair tomorrow, Saturday, August 6 at 10 AM to 2 PM. Come visit the different groups in the area looking for people to help out. Not only will people from the library itself be there, but we will have representatives from BARC, Katy Christian Ministries, Pregnancy Help Center, Meals on Wheels, Eternal Food Ministries, and more!

Come visit at least 15 vendors and get a chance to win 2 tickets to the Alamo Drafthouse. Visit ALL the vendors and win a copy of Daniel Silva’s new book The English Spy (while supplies last).

Give back to the community that has given so much to us! 

Exercise Your Reasoning Powers... Read a Mystery.

At the Maud Marks Library, we are currently looking at the mystery genre for our summers adult genre challenge.  Remember, read 5 different genres and get an entry for our grand prize book basket which includes a Kindle Fire, a $25 gift card to Katy Budget Books, and 4 tickets to the Alamo Drafthouse.  As always, we would like to thank the Friends of the Maud Marks Library, Katy Budget Book, and the Alamo Drafthouse for their generous assistance to our genre challenge and Summer Reading Program.

So, why read a mystery book this summer?  Mysteries examine human nature, probing the why, the who and how. Justice is at the heart of the solution in a mystery. When "legal justice" is not an option, investigators take the law into their own hands. Most of the time readers can expect the good guys to win and the bad guys to be punished.

We're Having a Health Fair!

That's right!  The Maud Marks Library is hosting a health fair on Saturday, July 9 at 1 PM.  Join us to learn more about nutrition, safety, cancer prevention, and more.  Best of all, you can learn your numbers.  Yes, Spring Branch Community Health Center is bringing their Mobile Clinic to the Maud Marks Library.  Come in to get your glucose levels, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure checked.  These are some of the most important numbers to know in your life.  Find out what YOUR numbers mean and how you can live your healthiest life possible!

Exercise Your Disbelief With Science Fiction

Summer is back in full swing at the Maud Marks Library and with it, our ever popular genre challenge!

This week we are highlighting the Science Fiction genre.  Science Fiction is speculative fiction and raises controversial questions in worlds based on plausible scientific theories. Traditionally it posits future worlds and technologies, but settings in the past, rich in future technologies, have grown in popularity. No matter the time and setting, science supported by known scientific principles drive the stories.

The best of the best, when it comes to science fiction, win the Nebula Award.

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