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We're Having a Health Fair!

That's right!  The Maud Marks Library is hosting a health fair on Saturday, July 9 at 1 PM.  Join us to learn more about nutrition, safety, cancer prevention, and more.  Best of all, you can learn your numbers.  Yes, Spring Branch Community Health Center is bringing their Mobile Clinic to the Maud Marks Library.  Come in to get your glucose levels, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure checked.  These are some of the most important numbers to know in your life.  Find out what YOUR numbers mean and how you can live your healthiest life possible!

Coloring for Adults, this Thursday

This Thursday, June 16th, we're hosting another Coloring for Adults program. Come and discover the joy of adult coloring in the air conditioned comfort of our meeting room, from 2-4 pm. Relax and get lost in this meditative activity. We provide coloring pages from popular coloring books and we also provide felt markers and colored pencils. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you prefer and just come and enjoy the company. We'll be meeting every third Thursday of the month through June, July, and August, so you can even make it a habit! 

Summer Reading Sign-up Event

Drop in to sign up for Summer Reading fun! Pick up your reading logs and decorate a sporty sneaker to jump across the bulletin board. This is a great time to get answers to all your Summer Reading Program questions!

Date: Monday, June 6

Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

For all ages

Summer Reading @ HCPL Starts June 6!

Harris County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off June 6 with new incentives & new ways to participate.

Harris County Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program has never been just about reading. Summer at HCPL is about reading and all the ways it helps you engage more fully with the world around you. With that in mind, for the first time, HCPL will offer incentives not only for what you read, but for what you do, as well.

Color Your World


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Adults, do you like to color? Has it been a while since you sat down with a coloring book? Join us at the Aldine Library on Wednesday of each week at 2 PM for Color Your World. Why color? It can help you relax. Also, coloring reduces stress and boosts mental clarity. Come join us. Feel calmer and happier each week as we color. 

Coloring for Adults is Back!

After our last Adult Coloring meeting our participants didn't ask us, "Are you having another class;" they asked us,"When are you having another class?!" We can now answer that question: we're having one at the end of this month. 

If you haven't been before, come and discover the joy of adult coloring in a two hour coloring fest at the Tomball Library. If you have been before, here's the spoiler: we'll have pages from "The Official A Game of Thrones Coloring Book". Relax and get lost in this meditative activity. We'll supply felt markers, coloring pencils, and pages to color; but feel free to bring your own as well. That's Thursday, March 31st, from 2-4 pm. In the Meeting Room, Room L-129.

ESL Tutors

Northwest Branch Library is looking for tutors. If you are interested in teaching we are having a Ready Literacy Overview Training session on February 23, 2016 from 10:00-12:30 PM in the meeting room. Come and learn how to help others.
For Contact information call us at 281-890-2665 and ask for Kimberly here at the library.


Citizenship Classes Start Tonight!

Are you looking to become an American citizen or just interested in learning more about it?  Come to the library at 6:30 tonight.  We will begin our citizenship class series which will prepare you for the citizenship test.  This class will meet Mondays, January 11 and 25 and February 8, 15, and 22.  Come to one or all the classes to prepare for your future as an American citizen.

Toys For Tots

It's not too late!  But almost!  We will still be taking donations for Toys For Tots until tomorrow, Thursday, December 17.  There is a box by the children's librarian's desk as you come into the library.  Any unwrapped new toy is acceptable.  Gifts for children ages eight to ten and teens are usually needed most but toys for any age is appreciated.   Hurry to the store today or tomorrow and pick up something to make a boy or girl's Christmas a little brighter!  Bring it by Maud Marks before we close tomorrow at 6 pm.   Thanks you so much for your wonderful giving spirit this season and always.  Our patrons are the best!!

Yum Yum!

Did you know that October is National Cookie Month?  Now would be a great time to fire up the oven, dig out your favorite recipe and bake up some cookies for yourself or a friend!  There are so many yummy cookies.  What is your favorite?  Chocolate Chip? Snicker doodles? Whoopi Pies? Rice Krispy Squares? There are too many to list.  They are the perfect snack.  (as long as you don't eat the whole batch at once!!)Here are a few cookie facts.  Did you know that cookie cutters date back to the 1700's and were brought to America by the Germans and Dutch?  The Chocolate Chip cookie is the official state cookie of both Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. I wonder if they hand out free cookies at the border?  America spends over $550 million a year on Oreos!  So have a cookie! Or two or three this month to celebrate! I know I will. And be sure to come into the library and check out our large cook book section.  We have some great cook books with wonderful recipes to help you create some new cookies to add to your collection or to spruce up an old favorite.  And by the way, October is also National Pizza month!  But that is a whole other blog.

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