Sylvia Powers's blog

And the Runner Up is...

If you liked this year’s Gulf Coast Reads selection (One Amazing Thing) you should consider reading the runner up book, Zeitoun by Dave Eggers .  This New York Times bestselling title is also a 2010 American Book Award winner and the choice for this month's Evening Book Club discussion.

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Excel Classes

Free Microsoft Excel classes will be taught 7pm Tuesday September 6th and 13th at the Maud Marks Branch Library.  Whether you are new to Excel or just need a refresher this class is for you.  You can register for either class online or by calling the library 281-492-8592.  Registration is limited

 

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wii Bowling Tournament

 

Photos of the fun from our 1st ever wii Bowling Tournament are up on our website.  Almost forty folks – ages 4 to age “none of your business” participated.  We all had a lot of fun.  As a matter of fact we had so much fun that we’re doing this again in August (before school starts up)!

Here are the results of this tournament:

1st Place: Team Ready to Read

2nd Place: Harry Potter

3rd Place: Team Red Rock Timberlines

 

Two teams placed for Highest Single Game Score

1st place : Team Ready to Read (high game 198)

2nd place: Team Harry Potter (high game 191)

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Asian Pacific Heritage Day Saturday, May 7

Don't miss out on our Asian Pacific Heritage Festival!   The Friends of Maud Marks Library are sponsoring this all day program on Saturday, May 7th.  The event  highlights the peoples and contributions of many different countries and cultures including Vietnam, China, Japan, India Guam, Turkey and many many more! 

This is a great opportunity to learn crafts from India, Guam and Japan, observe a Vietnamese Lion dance, Tae Kwon Do and a live performance of Vietnamese music. ...and then there's the food!

For the complete schedule click here.

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Know Your Password

How good are you at keeping all your passwords and usernames straight?  If you’re like me you have to email for help all the time, give the website your mother’s maiden name, your first boyfriend, first car, city where you met your spouse, the name of your favorite snack, your favorite sibling’s first name and your favorite pet’s name before you can get access to your password, login and finally your account.

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Mouserobics Class

Learn how to control your computer’s mouse with our Mouserobics class. 7pm, Tuesday January 4th. This is lesson one in our four-part Computer Basics series. To register click here or call the Maud Marks Branch at 281-492-8592.

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Voting Information

Tuesday, November 2nd is election day. If you are looking for voting information check out the library’s election page which includes information on major candidates and issues, election day and early voting locations, League of Women Voter’s resources and more. Many of our libraries are also early voting or election day polling places. Need more information on your candidates? Pick up a free Voter’s Guide at any of our branches!
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Author Scott Westerfeld Visits Maud Marks Branch

 

Teen author Scott Westerfeld dropped by Maud Marks Branch Tuesday October 12th.  He's doing a national tour promoting Behemoth, the 2nd book in his Leviathan series.  While here he took advantage of the library's wifi access to get a little writing done!  He also took time to pose with Children's librarian Charity James and Branch Librarian Sylvia Powers in front of the branch's display of his books.  Thanks to Blue Willow B...

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