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You've Got Mail!

Are you or someone you know ready for your own free email address?  We can help you with that!  Come to the Maud Marks Library tomorrow at 10 AM for our Internet 102 class.  At this class we will actually be setting up our own free email accounts and then learning how to use them.  Learn to compose an email, add an attachment, and send an email to a friend or family member.  Learn all you need to know and soon, "you've got mail!"

Celebrate Black History Month

February is, among other things, Black History Month.  We like to celebrate here at the Maud Marks Library with a huge festival!  Join us this Friday, February 10, 1-4 PM for our Black History month festival.  AfroTones and Jazz Education, Inc. will be here to present the history of music from the drums of the motherland to the jazz of today.  We will have several story times including The Patchwork Quilt by Bettye Stroud.  We will be coloring and piecing together a giant Freedom quilt as well as making other crafts.  Of course, the International Cafe will be open as well with a taste of Africa and the Southern U.S. inspired by life on the plantations.

Join us as we learn more about the African American culture and history of our own country!

Booksale This Weekend!

Come on out to the Maud Marks Library this weekend for our Friends of the Maud Marks Library booksale.  Our booksale is this Saturday, January 28, 10 AM to 4 PM.  Find insane bargains on any book you can think of from nonfiction to romance to thrillers and more.  We have children's books, audio books, magazines, and DVDs.  You never know which treasure you might find.

It's Official

It has arrived!  We have the lists of top ten books checked out by Harris County Public Library customers during 2016.  How many have YOU read?

Top Ten Adult Fiction Books:

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Guilty by David Baldacci

Tricky Twenty-two by Janet Evanovich

New Year's Resolution?

What was your New Year's resolution?  Did you resolve to get healthy? Exercise more?  Learn relaxation techniques?  In that case, Maud Marks Library would love to help you meet those goals.

After a (very) short break, yoga is back at the Maud Marks Library.  We will be starting back tomorrow at 10 AM with our beginner yoga class.  The class is held the first Saturday of every month at 10 AM and the third Saturday of every month at 3 PM.  You can join up at any time but registration is required.  There are only a few spots left for this Saturday so click here to register.

Santa Needs Help!

Have you ever wanted to be an elf this time of year?  Santa could use your help!  You still have time to drop your new, unwrapped toy by the Maud Marks Library for our Toys for Tots program.  We will be collecting toys until 6 PM on Thursday, December 15.  Please help a child continue their belief in Santa through your donations.  Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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!

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