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Downloading over Albuquerque

While I was flying to Salt Lake over this Memorial Day holiday I noticed the girl to my right reading a book on her Nook ereader.  She told me she had all the classics loaded on there,  because she could get most of them free online.  I asked her about the newer titles, but she didn't want to pay for them.  Now, this opened a door I like to walk right through!

Five minutes later she was searching for popular titles she could borrow from the library's Digital Media Collection  both for the ereader and audio.  So, there we were, thousands of feet in the sky, somewhere over Albuquerque and she was busy downloading one book and reserving others to check out when they became available.  Our library offers so many cool things I can't resist promoting them even on vacation! 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Event Schedule

Don't miss this Saturday's events as we celebrate the cultures of Asians and Pacific Islanders.

  • 10:00 AM  Diyas Craft, Vietnamese Music & Bonsai
  • 11:00 AM  Japanese Tea Ceremony
  • 11:30 AM Cooking Demonstration
  • 12:00 PM  International Cafe
  • 12:30 PM  Japanese Calligraphy & Rangoli
  • 1:30 PM   Sushi Demonstration
  • 2:00 PM   Belly Dancing & Origami Demonstration
  • 2:30 PM   Mehndi Demonstration
  • 3:00 PM   Vietnamese Lion Dance

For more information, call the Maud Marks Branch at 281-492-8592. 

Art for Kids

Want to encourage your child's inner artist?  Join us as we make paper roses this Wedsneday, April 14th in our Afternoon Art program.  This is free, no sign up required, and begins at 4:30.   Elementary School age children are welcome.  Afternoon Art is held two Wednesdays per month.  Upcoming projects are popsicle stick picture frames, a Mr. Can Head and Beady Birds.  This is one of many library programs which is funded by the Friends of Maud Marks Library.

Dog Detective Rules!

“Stakeouts: I’ve sat through a million.”    This line is from Dog on It, a mystery I am really enjoying. How can you not like a book narrated by a street smart dog? This is a fast-paced story, told from the dog’s point of view and features the adventures of Chet the dog and his owner Bernie, a private investigator who’s often down on his luck.
The lines are classic canine: “She wore a robe and had curlers in her hair and some green stuff smeared all over her face… Oops. I caught myself growling. Very bad, but she was scary.”

Digital Bookmobile Winners

 

They're all picked up!  The winners of the MP3 players have picked up their new Sansa Clip players and are already using them to download audios!  Over 300 people visited us for our Digital Download Bookmobile Day and learned how to access the thousands of titles you can check out from home.  For the convenience of home delivery and audios that can never be overdue try out our digital catalog

 

Jazz & Poetry

Come celebrate Black History Month in style! On Saturday, February 20 at 2 PM, Jazz Education Inc. will be at the Maud Marks Library to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to our nation’s culture. Through music and poetry this 45 minute program is an inspirational lesson that celebrates the historic contribution and achievements of great Americans including Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. While you are here, check out our wall of who’s who in African American history. How many can you name? Join us for an afternoon of poetry and music as we celebrate Black History Month.

 

Posters for this program were designed by our Teen Time computer class.

Take the Digital Bookmobile Tour and Register to Win

Learn how to Take a Tour and Register to Windownload from the library and you can register for free prizes on Wednesday, January 27th  from 12 noon till 6pm. That’s the day the Digital Bookmobile stops by the Maud Marks Branch on its nationwide tour. You can take a tour and learn how to download  our books, audios, music and films from your home using your computer and Internet connection.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Open While Closed

  Oh my gosh!  The library just closed and you absolutely need a book, a movie, research, a legal form, a test guide, car repair instructions... and on and on.  So what's the problem?

Share Your Holidays Food Drive

 

  The need for food is up 40% this year according the Houston Food Bank which services an 18 county area surrounding Houston. Times are hard, no doubt, but you can help make things easier for a family this season.
  When you do your Thanksgiving shopping take the time to add a few extra items in your grocery cart and bring them to the library on or before December 4th.  This year’s annual Share Your Holidays Food Drive takes place at the Maud Marks branch from 6am-6pm on Friday, December 4th.
  We’ll have Volunteers at the Food Drive the entire day to take your donations of nonperishable food. The Maud Marks Library is the designated food drive location for the Katy area.  Food donated here stays in the community!
Hope to see you there!

 

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