NonFiction Rocks!

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

Why read nonfiction?  A well-written, perfectly edited oral history is like attending a cocktail party with the most interesting people -- moving from group to group and hearing everyone's version of a story.  These biographies, histories, and memoirs explore the struggles and triumphs of people as they experience everything from grieving for a loved one to breaking professional ground in their fields. Some are famous and some aren't, but they each have a unique story. 

The Hampstead Stage Company performance at Maud Marks

The Hampstead Stage Comany posterThe Hampstead Stage Company will be presenting Treasure Island on Monday, July 16th at 1:30 pm. Seating is limited. We will start stamping hands 30 minutes before the show.

25th Anniversary Celebration

The staff of the Maud Marks Harris County Public Library would like to invite you to our 25th Anniversary Celebration being held on Saturday, July 21, 2018, from 1-4 pm. We will begin with an opening ceremony in the meeting room with guest speakers, and learn how the library was built back in 1993, on ranch land owned by the Marks' family. The family still rides in the Rodeo Parade every year and will bring their Salt Grass wagon for all to see. Yee-haw!  Mother Goose will be here as well as a magician. There will be games and crafts, music and square dancing. Don't miss it!

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!