Maud Smith Marks

Recovering the Classics: The Results Are In


The final votes for our Recovering the Classics program have been counted! Thank you to all the amazing artists who participated and to everyone who voted: in the library, in our online poll and via Twitter. The winners' artwork can be viewed after the jump.

Let's Color

Bring a friend and or make a friend at our adult coloring hour on Tuesday, January 24 at 2 pm. Supplies will be provided

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eBooks Everywhere!!!

Tired of carrying those heavy library books from place to place? Do you wish that you could just check out books from the convenience of your own home? Well, you are in luck! The Maud Marks Library will be offering an eBooks class this Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00 PM in the computer lab. In this class you will learn what an eBook is and the services the Harris County Public Library offers for them.

Please bring your mobile device and we'll show how to find and download eBooks and/or audio books. Please bring your library card. If you don't have a device you can practice on ours. So come on by this Tuesday to the Maud Marks Library, and become an eBook reader!

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. 

 

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 For the program we encouraged people to recreate the covers of classic books because many of the covers are outdated or auto-generated.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.

 

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.

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