Maud Smith Marks

Recovering the Classics Open to Voting


Back in November we began our Recovering the Classics program. For the program we encouraged people to recreate the covers of classic books because many of the covers are outdated or auto-generated. Now our Pop Up Art Gallery is available for viewing and voting in the library. You can also view and vote online by following the links below or beginning at 11 AM on January 14, 2017 you'll be able to vote on Twitter by using the appropriate hashtags and tagging @MaudMarks. We're asking you to check out each cover and then vote on your favorite in each of the three categories.

 

2016 Tax Forms

The 2016 tax forms are here. You can pick up the 1040, 1040A and the 1040EZ forms in the lobby. Although, the instruction booklets have not arrived. You can access the IRS website for the instructions and all other forms. The AARP tax help will start in February. 

 

Which is your favorite cover? (Adults Category)

Our Recovering the Classics Art Gallery is now available for viewing and voting both online and in the library. All of the covers were designed by customers who frequent the library. These are the entries for the Adults Category (Ages 18+). You can click the links within the poll to view each entry and then select your favorite. The design that receives the most votes will win a copy of the classic book they chose which will feature their art as the cover.

Online polls do NOT reflect in-library voting.

93% (26 votes)
7% (2 votes)
Total voters: 28

Which is your favorite cover? (Secondary Youth Category)


Our Recovering the Classics Art Gallery is now available for viewing and voting both online and in t he library. All of the covers were designed by customers who frequent the library. These are the entries for the Secondary Youth Category (6th grade - 12th grade). You can click the links within the poll to view each entry and then select your favorite. The design that receives the most votes will win a copy of the classic book they chose which will feature their art as the cover.

Online polls do NOT reflect in-library voting.

Which is your favorite cover? (Elementary Kids Category)

Our Recovering the Classics Art Gallery is now available for viewing and voting both online and in the library. All of the covers were designed by customers who frequent the library. These are the entries for the Elementary Kids Category (1st grade - 5th grade). You can click the links within the poll to view each entry and then select your favorite. The design that receives the most votes will win a copy of the classic book they chose which will feature their art as the cover.

Online polls do NOT reflect in-library voting.

67% (18 votes)
26% (7 votes)
7% (2 votes)
0% (0 votes)
Total voters: 27

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.

Happy New Year!

  Happy New Year!  You don't have to make any resolutions to make 2017 a great year.  Just log on to www.hcpl.net and take a look at our calendar and make a decision to register for one of our many opportunities. There's a lot going on at the library. We have computer classes, book clubs, Yoga Class, DIY Macrame Workshop, and more.  And don't forget, our on-line library is open 24-7, so you can access movies, audiobooks, ebooks and more.  

Holiday Hours


Maud Marks Library will close at 5 PM on December 30, 2016.  In observance of the New Year we will remain closed until 10 AM on Tuesday January 3, 2017. You can still download books and movies through our eBooks and More page. And for a look into our upcoming programs check our Calendar. Please have a safe weekend and and a Happy New Year! We'll see you again in 2017. 

School is Out- Time for Family Films at the Library

  School is out for the holidays and the Maud Marks Library is showing Free Family Films. On Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at 1:15 pm, come and watch the DreamWorks Holiday Collection which includes shorts from Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and more.  Free popcorn will be available.

Then, on Tuesday, Dec. 27th we will show A Christmas Carol. For Wednesday, Dec. 28th come in for Mrs. Santa Claus. And don't miss Frozen on Thursday, Dec. 29, and A Little Princess on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.  These movies all start at 1:15 pm and free popcorn is provided.

Have a Happy Holiday and a very Merry Christmas!

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