Romance Rocks!

Have you participated in our summer reading genre challenge yet?  This week we are focusing on Romance novels.

Why read a romance? The primary appeal of Romances is to the emotions. Readers feel an emotional link with the protagonists and are invested in the satisfactory outcome of their story.  Characters may be stereotypes -- bright, independent heroines pitted against strong, dangerous heroes -- but readers expect this and find satisfaction. Authors mayexperiment with characters, settings, and story lines, but the happy ending is sacrosanct. Readers don't want surprises at the end!

Mark Shelton Performing at Maud Marks

Mark SheltonMark Shelton will be here Monday, July 9th at 1:30 pm to teach children about percussion instruments. Come get in on the act!

Thrillers & Suspense Rocks!

Have you participated in our summer reading genre challenge yet?  This week we are focusing on Thrillers & Suspense novels.

Why read a thriller or suspense story? Thrillers are page-turning, heart-pounding stories we read because they are very much about life as we currently know it.  We read them for the satisfying moment when our hero triumphs over the bad guys.  Regardless of the setting, fathomless levels of secrecy and duplicity lead to moles,  double agents, and opportunities to inflict betrayal.  Current events, politics,  contemporary values, and state-of-the-art technology form the backdrop of the story.

Dance Class at Maud Marks

TADA! Kids Theatre and Dance Arts will be at Maud Marks teaching elementary students how to dance today! There will be a 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm class. Come bust a move with us!Dancers

Libraries Rock - Independence Concert

Let's celebrate America's 242nd birthday with a concert at the Maud Marks Library at 2 pm on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Rainey Weber and her string quartet will be playing a patriotic concert in honor of our nation's birthday. Celebrate your national pride and join us. The original date for the concert was Saturday, July 7, but it had to be rescheduled. Remember, we close early at 5 pm on Tuesday, July 3, and we are closed for the 4th of July. We will reopen at 10 am on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Have a safe and Happy 4th of July.