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Turkeys Beware!

This is just a reminder to all the wonderful people who come to Maud Marks Library, we will be closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 28th, 29th and 30th, in observance of Thanksgiving.  We will reopen Monday, December 2 @ 1 PM.  We wish everyone a wonderful holiday with family and friends.  Come "rolling in" next month after a sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner!    

Fancy Napkin Folding

With the holidays quickly approaching it is time to think about how to make our holiday table special.  We will be having fun at Maud Marks Library preparing for Thanksgiving.  Come join us Wednesday, November 13th at  2:00 PM as we learn how to fold napkins into fabulous fancy shapes. We will even learn how to fold two napkins into a charming turkey.  There is no cost for the class and everything is provided.  You are welcome to bring your own cloth napkins, nicely starched, to practice with if you like.  We will have paper squares to fold and instructions for you to take home.  You will need to register here for the class starting November 1st. so be sure to mark your calendar and sign up to reserve your spot because the DIY classes fill up quickly.  Hope to see you there!

October Computer Lab Classes Still Available

There are still computer classes available this month.  These classes are very popular and fill up fast.  Here is a list of the classes that are still available, and one that has a waiting list.  Call 281-492-8592 right away if you would like to take advantage of any of these classes.

Tuesday,        October 22     10 AM      Internet Basics I      Waiting list  call to be put on the list

Tuesday,        October 22        1 PM     Internet Basics II

Wednesday,  October 23         1 PM    Basic Microsoft Excel

"Cool It !"

I'm talking about the weather! Soon, I hope, cooler weather will be here. I love Fall. I love the cooler weather and all the beautiful fall colors. I also love to decorate my house with autumn colors using leaves and candles and wreaths.  I'm making a beautiful fall wreath and you will never guess what I am going to use. It's kind of an unusual material to use to make a wreath but it really does turn out beautifully - I promise! smiley  If you would like to make one too come to the DIY craft day next week, Oct. 9th at 2 PM. in the meeting room. I promise you will have a grand time. Have I piqued your interest?  If you want to participate you will have to Click here to sign up.

"All Thumbs" Can be a Good Thing!

Hey teens, every Thursday here at Maud Marks we offer a different activity for you.  This Thursday, Sept 19th at 2:45 is game day.  We will provide all kinds of games including video games.  So limber up your thumbs and come on in from the heat.  It's a great way to unwind after school. Come and get involved in some friendly competition! Make new friends or meet up with old ones. Hope to see you here!

New Book Clubs

The summer is over so it is time to "get down to business" and join one of Maud Marks three book clubs starting this month!  Next week we will be hosting an evening book club.

Starting Monday, Sept. 9 at 7 PM the club will be reading Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life by Alison Weir. Eleanor was the Mother of Richard the Lionheart and King John of England.  She was queen of both England and France through two marriages.   A fascinating woman and a fascinating read.

Thursday, Sept. 12 at 1 PM the club will be reading The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom. This book attempts to discover what people would change if they could control time.  It's about time. ha ha!

We Had Our Cake!

Congratulations to all the wonderful ladies that participated in the cake decorating class last week.  We all had a great time and some beautifully decorated cupcakes were the result.  Some of you asked me for the frosting recipe that I used in the class.  I'm glad to share it with you.  This is a good recipe to crumb coat and frost your cake. Remember to always sift your powdered sugar at least once before you mix it with the other ingredients.

Karen's Cake Frosting

1/2 cup + 2 TB shortening (I use Crisco), 2TB butter, 1/3 cup milk (whole milk will make your frosting creamier), 4 cups powdered sugar. 1 tsp vanilla flavoring, 1/2 tsp almond flavoring, 1/4 tsp lemon flavoring. You can tweak the flavorings to get the flavor you like. I also use 1 TB meringue powder to give the frosting more crust.

Basic Cake Decorating

Come and learn basic cake decorating. Learn to make your family cakes or cupcakes fun and decorative.  This class will show you how to hold your decorating bag and how to use decorating tips to make pretty boarders on your cakes, simple flowers, and a written message.  You will also learn how to eliminate that "dome" on your cake so the top is nice and flat and how to frost your cake smoothly.  The class is limited to ten (10) people so be sure to register on line or call the branch at 281-492-8592.  Everything is provided but you may bring a small frosted cake if you want to decorate it to practice your new skills.  The class is June 12, 2013 at 2:00 in the meeting room here at Maud Marks Library.  Hope to see you there.  We are sure to have a good time.  

Free Family Vacation

lion danceI picture a tropical island or bustling oriental town. It  looks like there is some kind of event being planned.   Everyone is excited, anticipating the start of the festivities.  The children can't wait to make a Chinese yo-yo, origami doll or flower lei. Every mouth is watering at the smell of all the different foods being prepared for the event. People have gathered from many Asian countries and Pacific islands to share their culture through cooking and calligraphy demonstrations, crafts, and even a Vietnamese Lion Dance! There is lots of music, laughter, and fun. The whole family is having a great time.  Wait!

The Tax Man Cometh

Here you are minding your own business and before you know it the tax deadline is almost here. Fortunately our good friends from AARP will still be here Mondays and Fridays 10:00am – 2:00pm up until April 15th.  That means you only have four more chances to bring in your tax information if you have questions or need help with your taxes. Be sure to bring all of your paperwork and Social Security numbers for everyone listed on your return.  

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