Be a Volunteer!

Calling all High School Teens! Are you needing volunteer hours this school year? The Maud Marks Library is currently accepting volunteer applications.

Volunteers must be in high school and be able to commit to 2 hours a week. Come by the library to fill out and turn in an application. The next Teen Volunteer Orientation is on Thursday, November 5, at 4:30 PM. All new volunteers are required to attend an orientation before they can begin volunteering.

If you have any questions, please call the Maud Marks Library at 281-492-8592. 

 

Local Literature

Join us on Saturday, October 24 from 12:30 -4:30 pm as we celebrate local authors. Authors will be here to discuss their latest works and read excerpts from their books. Attendees will be eligible for door prizes, and will also be able to purchase autographed copies of their books.

Bring the family out to experience the best of local literature!

 

Winter is Coming! Is Your Garden Ready?

Yes, it might be 90 degrees outside but my calendar says that winter is indeed on it's way.  Make sure your garden is ready!  Harris County Master Gardeners will be here one more time this year as we discuss plant propagation and seed saving.  Come this Saturday at 10 AM to Maud Marks and make sure you know how to save and multiply your favorite plants and prepare to have an even better garden come spring!

And don't worry, we are only taking a 2 month break.  Master Gardeners will be back at the Maud Marks Library on the 3rd Saturday of every month starting in January.

Seating for this and most programs is limited.  Click here to sign up for this event.

Yum Yum!

Did you know that October is National Cookie Month?  Now would be a great time to fire up the oven, dig out your favorite recipe and bake up some cookies for yourself or a friend!  There are so many yummy cookies.  What is your favorite?  Chocolate Chip? Snicker doodles? Whoopi Pies? Rice Krispy Squares? There are too many to list.  They are the perfect snack.  (as long as you don't eat the whole batch at once!!)Here are a few cookie facts.  Did you know that cookie cutters date back to the 1700's and were brought to America by the Germans and Dutch?  The Chocolate Chip cookie is the official state cookie of both Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. I wonder if they hand out free cookies at the border?  America spends over $550 million a year on Oreos!  So have a cookie! Or two or three this month to celebrate! I know I will. And be sure to come into the library and check out our large cook book section.  We have some great cook books with wonderful recipes to help you create some new cookies to add to your collection or to spruce up an old favorite.  And by the way, October is also National Pizza month!  But that is a whole other blog.

To Excel, or Not To Excel?

Are you looking for a great way to organize all your data at work or home? The Maud Marks Library will be offering a computer class on the basics of Microsoft Excel 2013 this Tuesday, October 13 at 7 PM in the computer lab. This class will feature how to use the basic features and terms of Microsoft Excel. You will learn the parts of the Excel screen and how to enter data using formulas by practicing with spreadsheets. So come on by the Maud Marks Library this Tuesday at 7 PM and become a Microsoft Excel pro. To Excel, or not to Excel? That is the question!