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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.

Time to Garden

Are you ready for your own garden of Eden in  your backyard?  Come to the library this Saturday, May 21 at 10 AM as Harris County Master Gardeners explore plants of the Bible with their Green Thumb Gardening lecture series.  Learn all about the different plants mentioned in the Bible and how to grow your own.

Time for the Lions!

Maud Marks Asian Pacific Heritage Festival is back and it's THIS Saturday!  Come from 1-4 for crafts, food, cooking demonstrations, bonsai, origami, dancing, and more!  Don't forget, be here by 3:30 for our ever popular Vietnamese Lion Dance.  Will the lions play with you this year?  We thank The Friends of the Maud Marks Library for sponsoring this event.

May the Fourth Be With You (On the Third)

Star Wars Day is next Wednesday and the Maud Marks Library is so excited, we're celebrating early!  Next Tuesday, May 3 visit us at 4 PM for games, crafts and food.  Build your own BB8.  Make a Yoda puppet.  Eat a marshmallow tie-fighter.  Then, at 6 PM, join us as the Resistance fights the New Order as they search for Luke Skywalker.  Watch out though, there may be Stormtroopers wandering around the library!

Join us Tuesday night.  The resistance needs you!

Countdown to the End of Tax Season!

April has arrived and the end of tax season is looming!  Have you turned in your tax returns yet?  Don't worry, Maud Marks Library and AARP have you covered.  You still have 5 chances  to get your taxes done.  AARP will be here today, Friday, April 8, Monday, April 11, Friday, April 15, AND Monday, April 18.  All times are 10 AM- 2 PM.  

Don't wait until the last minute, get yours filed today!

Still in the Heart of Tax Season

Yes, the Maud Marks Library is closed tomorrow and AARP will not be here to help with tax returns.  Don't worry though!  There is plenty of time left in the tax season this year.  In fact, due a holiday in Washington D.C., your taxes are not due until April 18.  That means AARP will continue to be out here on Mondays and Fridays through April 18.  You can come get your returns done on a first come, first served basis on Mondays March 28, April 4, 11, and 18 AND Fridays April 1, 8, and 15.

Super Tuesday!

No, superheroes are not coming to the library, the election is!  Once again, the Maud Marks Library will be a polling place for this year's Texas Primary Election.  If you want to vote in the Republican Primary and your voting precinct is 619, you can vote at the Maud Marks Library.  If you want to vote in the Democrat Primary and your voting precinct is 5-9. 522, 619, or 644, you can vote at the Maud Marks Library.  To find out your voting precinct number and where you vote, visit the Harris Votes webpage.

Read It Before You See It!

Did you know there is a book out there called Pride, Prejudice, & Zombies?  Did you know they have made it into a movie that opens next week?  It's not too late to read it before you see it!  However, if you are in the mood for something more traditional, Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austin is still a favorite among many.  It is available as a book, movie, or even miniseries.

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