Maud Smith Marks

NonFiction Rocks!

Have you participated in our summer reading genre challenge yet?  This week we are focusing on NonFiction.

Why read nonfiction?  A well-written, perfectly edited oral history is like attending a cocktail party with the most interesting people -- moving from group to group and hearing everyone's version of a story.  These biographies, histories, and memoirs explore the struggles and triumphs of people as they experience everything from grieving for a loved one to breaking professional ground in their fields. Some are famous and some aren't, but they each have a unique story. 

The Hampstead Stage Company performance at Maud Marks

The Hampstead Stage Comany posterThe Hampstead Stage Company will be presenting Treasure Island on Monday, July 16th at 1:30 pm. Seating is limited. We will start stamping hands 30 minutes before the show.

25th Anniversary Celebration

The staff of the Maud Marks Harris County Public Library would like to invite you to our 25th Anniversary Celebration being held on Saturday, July 21, 2018, from 1-4 pm. We will begin with an opening ceremony in the meeting room with guest speakers, and learn how the library was built back in 1993, on ranch land owned by the Marks' family. The family still rides in the Rodeo Parade every year and will bring their Salt Grass wagon for all to see. Yee-haw!  Mother Goose will be here as well as a magician. There will be games and crafts, music and square dancing. Don't miss it!

Romance Rocks!

Have you participated in our summer reading genre challenge yet?  This week we are focusing on Romance novels.

Why read a romance? The primary appeal of Romances is to the emotions. Readers feel an emotional link with the protagonists and are invested in the satisfactory outcome of their story.  Characters may be stereotypes -- bright, independent heroines pitted against strong, dangerous heroes -- but readers expect this and find satisfaction. Authors mayexperiment with characters, settings, and story lines, but the happy ending is sacrosanct. Readers don't want surprises at the end!

Mark Shelton Performing at Maud Marks

Mark SheltonMark Shelton will be here Monday, July 9th at 1:30 pm to teach children about percussion instruments. Come get in on the act!

Thrillers & Suspense Rocks!

Have you participated in our summer reading genre challenge yet?  This week we are focusing on Thrillers & Suspense novels.

Why read a thriller or suspense story? Thrillers are page-turning, heart-pounding stories we read because they are very much about life as we currently know it.  We read them for the satisfying moment when our hero triumphs over the bad guys.  Regardless of the setting, fathomless levels of secrecy and duplicity lead to moles,  double agents, and opportunities to inflict betrayal.  Current events, politics,  contemporary values, and state-of-the-art technology form the backdrop of the story.

Dance Class at Maud Marks

TADA! Kids Theatre and Dance Arts will be at Maud Marks teaching elementary students how to dance today! There will be a 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm class. Come bust a move with us!Dancers

Libraries Rock - Independence Concert

Let's celebrate America's 242nd birthday with a concert at the Maud Marks Library at 2 pm on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Rainey Weber and her string quartet will be playing a patriotic concert in honor of our nation's birthday. Celebrate your national pride and join us. The original date for the concert was Saturday, July 7, but it had to be rescheduled. Remember, we close early at 5 pm on Tuesday, July 3, and we are closed for the 4th of July. We will reopen at 10 am on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Have a safe and Happy 4th of July. 

Mysteries Rock!

What are  YOU reading this summer?  How about joining our Adult Genre Challenge at the Maud Marks Library?  This week we are reading MYSTERIES!  Why read a mystery?  Mysteries examine human nature, probing the why, the who and how. Justice is at the heart of the solution in a mystery. When "legal justice" is not an option, investigators take the law into their own hands. Readers expect the good guys to win and the bad guys to be punished.  Detectives run the gamut from amateur detectives and snoops to seasoned police detectives and hard-boiled private investigators. 

Science Fiction Rocks!

Have you read your science fiction book for our summer reading challenge yet?  We would LOVE to help you find the science fiction book right for you.  Earn a chance (or 10) to win our science fiction basket.

Science Fiction is speculative fiction and raises controversial questions in worlds based on plausible scientific theories. Traditionally it posits future worlds and technologies, but settings in the past, rich in future technologies, have grown in popularity. No matter the time and setting, science supported by known scientific principles drive the stories.

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