Maud Smith Marks

We May Be Closed...

This is just a friendly reminder that, though our brick building might be closed from 5 PM today until 1 PM on Monday morning, the library is ALWAYS open online!

Family Film Festival @ the Library!

Did you miss this week's movie showings at the library? No worries! Come by the library next week to enjoy more of our Holiday Break Family Film Festival. During the last days of December the Maud Marks Library will be showing a different movie starting each day at 1:15 PM.

December 29 - Night at the Museum © Twentieth Century Fox Film
December 30 - Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian © Twentieth Century Fox Film
December 31 - Annie © Columbia Pictures

             

Come by and enjoy a movie with some free popcorn! 

Family Movie Time is Back!

Ready for some exciting family entertainment? This week at the Maud Marks Branch Library, we will be showing two family films in the meeting room. On Monday December 22  at 1:15 PM, A bookworm and her suitor celebrates a magical holiday. On Tuesday December 23 at 1:15 PM, Anna and Kristoff search for Elsa in an attempt to put an end to the eternal winter. Come on by the Maud Marks Library to see both films.

Children's Holiday Storytimes

For the next two weeks our children's programs will be the following:

Infant Storytime on Tuesday @ 10:30 AM and

Preschool Storytime/Explorers on the Wednesday @ 10:30 only.

Holiday Magic at Your Fingertips…

            

The kids will be out of school soon for holiday winter break. Are you looking for some books to read with them so they don't say, "I'm bored."  We have a display filled with books and DVDs that your kids will love. Also on display are books for making Christmas crafts and there are also holiday cookbooks for help with baking those goodies to share with your neighbors. Just remember to come in before we close for the holidays. Our hours for Christmas Eve are 10-5 and then we will be closed Dec.25- Dec 28, reopening on Monday, Dec. 29 at 1:00 pm. However, don’t forget that we are always open on-line at www.hcpl.net for renewals and for downloading e-books, e-audio and for accessing our databases. Have a very Merry Christmas!  

Santa's Ranch

We have the best way to start your Christmas holiday!  This Friday, December 19th from 1 pm to 4:30 pm is our famous annual Santa's Ranch!  This year the entertainment will include Taylor High School Madrigal Singers,  a jazz band, and a string quartet. There will also be ongoing activities that include, Gingerbread House crafts to make and eat, Santa's Workshop Crafts, Reindeer Games, and face painting!  There will be lots of refreshments including Chez Rudolph Treats!   Don't miss Santa's Gift Shop to stock up on some wonderful last minute gifts.  They are all wrapped up with a pretty bow ready to stick under the tree. You can choose books, CD's, or DVD's.  Something for everyone!  Make plans to come and have a wonderful time with us.  Santa will be here too!  We look forward to seeing you!

Get Your Christmas Presents Here!

Do you have someone on your list you just don't know what to get?  How about a book?  The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will be hosting their next used book sale this Saturday 10 AM- 4 PM.  There is a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. 

You Got Mail!

Are you tired of waiting for the postal service to get messages from family and friends? Are you having trouble finding your "email" in the mailbox? Come on by the Maud Marks Branch library on December 9th at 1:00 PM to learn the basics of email. In this class you will learn what email is and how it works. The class will show you how to set up an email account, attach documents, and how to communicate safely online.

Celebrate Local Authors

 

Come meet published authors of adult, teen, and children's books on Sat., Dec 6, 2014.  Over 30 local authors will be here at the Maud Marks Library from 1-5 pm and they will hold readings throughout the library all afternoon. Are you looking for a book to give as a gift? Buy one of their books while you are here and get it autographed. Do you have questions about getting your own manuscript published? You can get information and be on your way to becoming a published author, too. For more information and a schedule for the day please call the library at 281-492-8592.

Don't Throw That Away!!

Bits of ribbon, scraps of paper, little Christmas baubles.  All those left over wrapping things that we stuffed into the bottom of our wrapping stash.  Don't throw them away this year!  Come to the Adult DIY Craft class Tuesday, December 9 from 2 pm to 4 pm and we will show you how to use them to wrap lovely Christmas gifts that will look fabulous under any tree!  Bring them along with either a package to wrap or just an empty box to "practice" with.  You will have to register here or call the library at 281-492-8592 because class size is limited.  We always have a great time, so come and have fun with us!

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