Decoupage Art Program

Decoupage the Easy WayThis month’s Family Art program features decoupage art boxes.  You and your family can learn to make these unique boxes for free and for fun!   Every family will leave with at least one decorated box.  The Friends of Maud Marks Library are providing all supplies.  All  you need to do is join us on Friday, September 30th at 1:15 in the meeting room .   Since KISD schools have early release that afternoon this is an ideal activity for family or friends!

Make Space on Your Bookshelves!

This Saturday, September 24 the Friends of Maud Marks Library are holding a book sale!  Stop by between 10 am and 4 pm for great bargains on fiction and nonfiction for children and adults.  We get new donations just about every day so there’s always something new to look at.  If you’re a member of the Friends or join at the library you can also go to the members only preview sale on Friday, September 23 from 4:30-6 pm.  Happy shopping!

In Memory of a Friend

In Memory of Teresa Molne









For those of you who may not have heard, Harris County Public Library lost a dear friend.  Teresa Molne passed away in July of this year after working for the Katy Branch Library, the Maud Marks Branch Library, and the Katherine Tyra Branch Library.  In her memory a statue of a Great Dane (a breed she loved) has been placed in the courtyard at the Katy Library and will serve to reflect her love of dogs and of the library for many years to come.  Stop by and take a look next time you're in.


On the day I blogged about the collection of cookbooks at Maud Marks Library the public radio discussed the need of teaching home economics, especially cooking at school. Even though cooking has cachet at least among certain people now, it is seen as a lost life skill. A return to home cooking meals could help address the growing obesity problem among children. We can all agree that by preparing foods at home we can make them much more healthfully. Until cooking is a subject at school, parents you can start at home now. Just visit Maud Marks for ideas and books.

Library Fiesta Time!

OLE!  It's time to party at the Maud Marks Library!  We will be hosting our annual Hispanic Heritage Fiesta this Saturday, September 17 in the afternoon.  We will have dancing, food, music, a cooking demonstration, and children's crafts all afternoon until 4 PM. 

The schedule for the afternoon is as follows:

12:30 PM- A guitarist will be here to play us some Latin Tunes

1:00 PM- HEB will be here to cook enchiladas

1:30 PM-  The Chilean Folklife group will be back to dance their country's folk dances. 

2:30 PM- Omni Salsa will be here to give Salsa lessons.

All afternoon- The children's area will be turned into Clara's Craft Corner as we make paper flowers, tin ornaments, and pinatas.  Of course, the International Cafe opens as usual for those with the munchies.