Give a Little, Help a Lot!

This season we have two opportunities to help others less fortunate.  We are now accepting donations for the Share Your Holidays Food Drive and the Toys for Tots program.   There is a big box set up by the Children's Reference desk.  Just bring your nonperishable food donations or unwrapped new toy donations.  Drop them in the box and we will see that they get to a family or child in need. 

Publish Your Book on Your Own

OK, so you have a book just waiting to come out but you don't want to have to deal with all the hassle of editors, publishers, and others.  What do you do?  

Hooray it's Family Movie Time!

On Friday November 7, 2014, the Maud Marks Branch Library will be showing a family movie in the meeting room at 1:15 pm. This classic movie is about a Native American girl and her friendship with an English solider in 1600's Virginia. Can you guess what it is? Come on by the Maud Marks to find out and get some free popcorn! 

National American Indian Heritage Month

Since 1990, America has recognized November as National American Indian Heritage Month. Come in to the library and see our display. Check out a book and learn more about American Indians or read a book written by an American Indian author. There are many to choose from: For little kids there's The Good Luck Cat by Joy Harjo. Teens might enjoy The Round House by Louise Erdrich.  House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday may appeal to adults.  Or, just take some time this month to re-discover the heritage of America with books like 500 Nations by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. or the Atlas of the North American Indian by Carl Waldman.

Outsmart Your Bank Account!

There are so many wonderful things about the holidays!  It is a time to be with family and friends. It's fun to give and receive gifts but sometimes it can be stressful, get out of hand and stretch your budget beyond what you can afford.  Come to our "Holiday Budgeting Seminar" Tuesday, November 18th at 7 pm here at Maud Marks Library.  Learn great money management tips to get the gifts you want with the money you have.  Make sure the holidays are a relaxing time without the stress of worrying about your budget!