Family Program

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.

Building a Bright Future for Babies @ the Library!

I've had the honor of working with children and their families for twenty seven years; eleven of which, have been at the Atascocita Branch Library. I am one of those lucky people who truly enjoy what they do, and the Infant Lapsit program is one of my greatest loves.  

Eleven years ago, we started with just one Infant Lapsit program a week. Over the years, the program has grown and we now off three baby times each week. It has been a delight to see your children grow, and to see their continued use of the library. I know in my heart that these children will continue to have books in their lives and are on the path to becoming lifelong learners.  

Pumpkin Patch, I Spy Game @ the Library

Last month, we unveiled our I Spy @ the Library game, and over 100 children participated. As promised, this month we will continue the fun with a new theme.  As we go into the fall season, children will have an opportunity to earn a pumpkin die cut, and one prize from the treasure box. Readers and non-reader alike are encouraged to participate.

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.

Explore India @ Your Library

 

* Space is limited.

Thursday, May 16th @ 10am.
This year, as we celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month,  we will be traveling to  India. Children and their  families are invited to join us for a free  puppet show.

* Tickets are not required. The safety of the children we serve is our first consideration. Room  capacity, as  determined by the fire  Marshall, as well as our desire for a  high-quality program necessitates limits.

This program will be in place of our regularly scheduled storytime.

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