How the Library Does Lunch

 What's better than a good book or lunch with friends?  How about a good book AND lunch with friends!  At the Maud Marks Library we have always been big on food and books, so we decided to combine them and come up with our newest type of program, a lunch time edible book club.  Once a month we will read a book (not a cookbook) that contains recipes.  Then we'll discuss it as we eat food inspired by that book.  On Thursday, October 22 at 1 PM, we will be discussing Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flag.  It is a tale of two women who ran a little southern cafe in Whistle Stop, Alabama during the thirties. 

They offered good barbecue, good coffee, love and a little more back in the day.  Join us as we discuss this book over a lunch of fried green tomatoes, cornbread, pork chops & gravy, black-eyed peas, and more! Good food, great conversation,what more could anyone ask for?!

Extreme Pumpkin Makeover

Check out these before & after shots from our teen pumpkin painting craft at Maud Marks!

We’ll be painting pumpkins again at Teen Time on Monday, October 19 from 2:45-4pm. Please note that there is no Monday Teen Time on October 12 since Katy ISD is out that day.


Hispanic Heritage Month goes through October 15, 2006.  Drop by and see our decorations and the posters made by the Spanish Honor Society of Morton Ranch High School While you are here you may want to pick up a coloring sheet or a book on the Hispanic cultures and countries.  We have spanish language books for all ages.

Lend a Hand

Looking for service hours? Want to help out the library? We’re looking for volunteers at the Maud Marks Branch Library. You can pick up an application at the Information Desk; be sure to include your requested schedule and if you’re under 18 your parent or guardian needs to sign too.

Please note that all teen volunteers must attend an orientation session before starting. If you’re interested you’re in luck - our October volunteer orientation session is next Tuesday, October 6 at 7pm. See you there!   

Is That a Dinosaur?

At the Maud Marks Library, we love history and art.  That is why we are so excited to welcome retired Houston Chronicle Artist, Gerald Waxman this Thursday at 7 PM.  He will be here to discuss his renditions of 17,000 to 30,000 year old paintings found in Southern France before World War II.  Many of the animals depicted have been considered extinct and some are considered to be ancestoral to today's species.  Examples of other cave paintings throughout the world will also be shown.  Register here  to join us for this event.