genre challenge

Exercise Your Reasoning Powers... Read a Mystery.

At the Maud Marks Library, we are currently looking at the mystery genre for our summers adult genre challenge.  Remember, read 5 different genres and get an entry for our grand prize book basket which includes a Kindle Fire, a $25 gift card to Katy Budget Books, and 4 tickets to the Alamo Drafthouse.  As always, we would like to thank the Friends of the Maud Marks Library, Katy Budget Book, and the Alamo Drafthouse for their generous assistance to our genre challenge and Summer Reading Program.

So, why read a mystery book this summer?  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. Most of the time readers can expect the good guys to win and the bad guys to be punished.

Exercise Your Disbelief With Science Fiction

Summer is back in full swing at the Maud Marks Library and with it, our ever popular genre challenge!

This week we are highlighting the Science Fiction genre.  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.

The best of the best, when it comes to science fiction, win the Nebula Award.

Check Out Something Mysterious at the Library

It's summer again, and that means the Maud Marks Summer Genre Challenge.  Read 5 books in 5 different genres, for an entry to the drawing for our grand prize gift basket.  This basket includes various books, movies, a Kindle Fire, Alamo Drafthouse movie tickets & food vouchers, and a $25 Katy Budget Books gift certificate.  Wow!

Take the Maud Marks Adult Summer Reading Genre Challege!

Yes, that's right, the summer reading program is no longer just for kids.  At the Maud Marks Library, we have all kinds of prizes for adults to win!

Here's how it works:

1. Register online for the adult summer reading program.

2. Stop by the Maud Marks Library to pick up a "Get a Clue" LBI (Library Books Investigations) card.

3. Read (or listen to) one book in five of the eight eligible categories (romance, western, mystery, fantasy, horror, science-fiction, fiction, and non-fiction).

4. Give your completed LBI card to a librarian to enter in the drawing for one of our movie posters and our grand-prize crimefighting toolkit.

5. Receive a certificate for a free book at our Friends of the Maud Marks Library book sale.

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