Family Program

Celebrate Local Artists With Family Art

During the month of April, the Maud Marks Library is celebrating local artists!  Throughout the month, some of those artists will be stopping by to do art talks and workshops.  First up, this Saturday, April 8 at 3 PM, Meghna Patil will be here to show elementary school aged children the fine art of painting.  Children and their parents are invited to come and create their own masterpieces as we learn more about Ms. Patil's art and her painting process.  This is a ticketed event.  Please show up at 2:30 for tickets.  Afterwards, be sure to check out the many paintings and sculptures throughout the library.  The Maud Marks Library would like to thank the Friends of the Maud Marks Library for sponsoring this month long event as we Celebrate Local Artists!

Para los Ninos Bilingual Storytime

Join us on Wednesday, March 8th, at 6:00 pm for our Para los Ninos Bilingual Storytime!  Our topic this month is Math at Home.  The activities will demonstrate how math is used every day in the home and how you and your child can easily work on those skills.  Para los Niños is a fun, educational, bilingual workshop designed by the Children’s Museum of Houston for the whole family. We will be reading stories, singing songs and enjoying hands on learning activities that will make your child’s learning fun and exciting. This program is designed for children age 3-7 years old. Each family will be given a family ticket to the Children's Museum at the conclusion of the program. Space is limited and tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the program

Celebrate Black History Month

February is, among other things, Black History Month.  We like to celebrate here at the Maud Marks Library with a huge festival!  Join us this Friday, February 10, 1-4 PM for our Black History month festival.  AfroTones and Jazz Education, Inc. will be here to present the history of music from the drums of the motherland to the jazz of today.  We will have several story times including The Patchwork Quilt by Bettye Stroud.  We will be coloring and piecing together a giant Freedom quilt as well as making other crafts.  Of course, the International Cafe will be open as well with a taste of Africa and the Southern U.S. inspired by life on the plantations.

Join us as we learn more about the African American culture and history of our own country!

HOLIDAY PUPPET SHOW

The Katy Branch Library is pleased to present a Holiday Puppet Show by Puppet Pizzazz on Saturday, December 10 at 1:00p.m..  Greg Ruhe, an amazing puppeteer, will entertain all ages with his delightful puppets.  A treat for the entire family! 

                                              

Family Yoga with the YMCA

yogaDo you need to de-stress and take a step back from the holiday madness?  Looking for a healthy activity you can do together as a family? Our local YMCA staff will lead us in an all-ages family yoga program on Monday, December 8th at 6 pm. Get ready to relax and s-t-r-e-t-c-h for your health!

 

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Celebrate the African American Heritage!

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This year, the Maud Marks Library has decided to go BIG in celebrating the African American Heritage.  How big?  Jazz Education, Inc. will be here on Friday at 1 PM to play some jazz music perfect for dancing.  Afterwards, we'll make some African masks, jazz collages, and even work together to turn one wall in the children's section into a giant Freedom Quilt.  While working on our projects, we'll munch on food important to African American history.  Join us as we celebrate the contributions of the African American culture.

We All Read, wii All Bowl!

Summer is almost over.  You know what that means, RIGHT?!  It time for the Maud Marks annual wii Read Family League Bowling Tournament.  The tournament will be in 2 weeks, on August 9 at 1:30 PM but you can register your team starting on Monday at the library.  Think about it and get creative.  Choose your family's book name and costume then, brush up on those bowling skills.  Prizes will be given for highest game score, highest over all score, team name, and more!  Join us for refreshments and fun.   Sign up just yourself, or get the whole family to join it.  Pick up a registration form from a librarian starting on Monday.  

Check out our calendar for details on this and other fun activities to do as we wind down this summer.

It's Movie Time!

In Katy, School is out for 2 weeks and 1 day.  The Maud Marks Library is open for 8 of those days.  Come everyday we're open @ 2 PM for movie day complete with popcorn.  We will be showing the following animated classics:

December 26-  An Arabian boy discovers a whole new world with his princess.

December 27- A princess and her vertically-challenged friends outwit a wicked witch.

December 28- A brave hero steals from the rich to give to the poor protecting his maiden the entire time.

December 31-  Prehistoric animals brave the cold.

January 2-  Our prehistoric animal friends face climate change.

January 3- Our prehistoric animal friends meet some pretty scary reptiles.

January 4- Our prehistoric animal friends face the break up of their land.

January 7- A puppet finds out what happens when he lies.

Movie this Friday

Hi everyone!  At the Maud Marks Library we've been showing movies every Friday, and we'll do it again this week at 1 PM.  However, there has been a slight change in plans.  We will no longer be showing a movie about pre-historic animals making their way through climate change.  Instead we will be showing a movie about a Viking who befriends a fantastical creature.   Can't guess what the movie is?  Give us a call and we'll tell you since we can't post the title here.  Or, just show up on Friday at 1 PM for popcorn and fun!

Yea-haw!!!! It's time to Celebrate Us!

Hey Ya'll!  It's time to celebrate bein' Texan!  Ya'll gotta come by the Maud Marks Library on Saturday, March 3 from 1-4 to celebrate our Texan Heritage.  Chow down at our chuckwagon or kettle corn out front, or come inside and join the festivities there.  We'll have crafts of all kinds.  Learn to write your name with a quill pen.  Meet Sam Houston and Davy Crockett.  Watch out for the sheriff though; he might just gitcha and throw you in jail!  We'll have music and dancin' too.  Plus, if you're there at 1 PM, you can hear Texas Bob talk all about... you guessed it, Texas!

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