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First Responders make use of Parking Lot

While the Maud Marks branch is closed our parking lot is being put to good use by first responders from Dallas as you can see in the photo.   Thanks to all these great folks for helping us out!

Book Sale this Saturday

Books, DVDs, and CDs are on sale at bargain prices this Saturday, August 26th from 10am till 4pm. Many
items are in mint condition and there is a wide variety – everything from children’s books to college textbooks, cookbooks, fiction, romance, music and more. The Friends of Maud Marks Library will have all their inventory on display and for sale.

This is a great way to improve your personal library, pick up some great gifts and support the library. Proceeds from the sale support the library with its collections and programs such as summer reading program, Saturday computer classes, Children's Afterschool programs, the Seniors Timeless Travelers trips, our ESL and citizenship programs. For more information call us at 281-492-8592.

America's First Daughter - Historical Fiction with a New Perspective

Join us 7pm Monday, June 5th when our Evening Book Club will discuss America's First Daughter by bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie. This historical novel draws from thousands of letters and original sources to tell the fascinating story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy. Join the discussion as we observe one of America's most complex heroes through his daughter's eyes.

Art Show & Workshops - All Month Long

April 1-30, local artists will exhibit their work throughout the library.  Come view their paintings and sculptures.  Artwork displayed is available for sale.   This project is sponsored by the Friends of Maud Marks Library. As an added incentive local artists will be teaching their crafts with these educational seminars:
Painting for School Age Children with Meghna Patil 3PM Saturday, April 8
Painting on Porcelain with Marina Goria  2Pm, Tuesday, April 11
Artist’s Talk with Oil Painter Gilbert Mello  6:30 PM, Monday, April 17
Painting for Teens & Tweens with Meghna Patil  3:30 PM, Thursday, April 20.

Orphan Train Book Discussion

Join us 7pm Monday when our Evening Book Club will discuss the Orphan Train by Christina Kline.  This 2013 bestseller features a teenager struggling with living in foster care who reluctantly befriends an elderly woman who teaches her much about life, especially through her own experiences as a member of the Orphan Train.  The Orphan Trains were an attempt to send children out from New York to the supposedly healthier life in the Midwest, from the 1850's to 1929. This is a moving story of resilience and empathy.  There’s still plenty of time to pick up a copy of The Orphan Train from our customer service desk and join the discussion in the meeting room this coming Monday, February 6th.

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