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.

What's Bugging You?

 Don't let the bugs eat up your garden!  The Master Gardeners will be here Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m. to help you get rid of all your pesky bugs.  They will tell you how to use non chemical ways to control the bugs that are bugging you, eating your vegetable garden, and chewing on your flowers. All without harming the beneficial insects.  Yes there are some!  Come to the Green Thumb Gardening class Saturday and find out how to debug your life!

Did You Know?


Did you know that Stratford has newspaper archives of the Highlands Star Courier dating back to the 1970's? Click for more information...


Love Your Library

Jorge Luis Borges said, "have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."  February is Love Your Library Month.  While we don't claim to  be Paradise here at Maud Marks we love to see you come in and use our library.  You are probably aware of most of the sections in the library, but did you know that we have a Classic Book section, a Reference Book section, and a Western Book section?  We also have many programs and activities going on every month.  You can down load books for free through our ebook programs and a new program that we are offering, Hoopla, you can access music, movies, TV programs, and books on tape. We also have a newsletter that we will send to your email.  All you have to do is sign up!  It is a great way to keep up with everything that goes on here!  Be sure to come by and see us this month to feel the love.  Or check out our programs or a book or two. :) 

Harvest of Crafts!

Please join us for our fall celebration, "Harvest of Crafts"!

Date: Tuesday, November 25

Time:  4:00 pm

Ages: 5 and up

Bring a friend and enjoy!

Thank you!

Great turnout! Thank you all!

Princess Elsa! Superman! And more!


The day has finally arrived!


Snacks! Games! Drinks! Candy! Prizes! So, join us for some ghoulish fun!!


Date: Tuesday, October 28

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Ages: School-age children

CANCELED: Fun4Seniors Excursion Trip to the African American Library--Gregory School

Fun4SeniorsWe are sorry to announce that the Fun4Seniors trip scheduled for this Tuesday, February 25th to the African American Library at Gregory School is canceled due to lack of registrations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Look forward to new excursions planned for March!

For more information contact the Precinct 4 Senior Adult Program at 281-893-3726.

Fishy Stuff

There is something fishy going on at Baldwin Boettcher.  It's our newest members of the Library.  We would like you to welcome Beetlejuice, Gizmo, and Bubbles.  Our new pet fish.  They were named by our wonderful patrons who gave their votes and awesome ideas on a name for each one.

They are swimming right by the front circulation desk.  So next time you come in, stop by take a look and say "hello".  Beetlejuice, Gizmo, Bubbles, and all the Baldwin Boettcher staff look forward to see you soon.

Turkeys Beware!

This is just a reminder to all the wonderful people who come to Maud Marks Library, we will be closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 28th, 29th and 30th, in observance of Thanksgiving.  We will reopen Monday, December 2 @ 1 PM.  We wish everyone a wonderful holiday with family and friends.  Come "rolling in" next month after a sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner!    

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