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Mouserobics Class

Learn how to control your computer’s mouse with our Mouserobics class. 7pm, Tuesday January 4th. This is lesson one in our four-part Computer Basics series. To register click here or call the Maud Marks Branch at 281-492-8592.

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Voting Information

Tuesday, November 2nd is election day. If you are looking for voting information check out the library’s election page which includes information on major candidates and issues, election day and early voting locations, League of Women Voter’s resources and more. Many of our libraries are also early voting or election day polling places. Need more information on your candidates? Pick up a free Voter’s Guide at any of our branches!

Author Scott Westerfeld Visits Maud Marks Branch

 

Teen author Scott Westerfeld dropped by Maud Marks Branch Tuesday October 12th.  He's doing a national tour promoting Behemoth, the 2nd book in his Leviathan series.  While here he took advantage of the library's wifi access to get a little writing done!  He also took time to pose with Children's librarian Charity James and Branch Librarian Sylvia Powers in front of the branch's display of his books.  Thanks to Blue Willow Bookshop for bringing him by!

Password Management Class

How good are you at keeping all your passwords and usernames straight? If you’re like me you have to email for help all the time, give the website your mother’s maiden name, your first boyfriend, first car, city where you met your spouse, the name of your favorite snack, your favorite sibling’s first name and your favorite pet’s name before you can get access to your password, login and finally your account.
Want to avoid all that frustration? We’ll show you how with our Password Management class.   The class is at 1p

Ask Me About My Card

That first library card is a pretty cool thing to own.  Customers who carry our library card this month also get bragging rights in the form of these cool stickers.  Just ask at the Maud Marks Branch.  I really like the "I've been carded" sticker for adults!

Anime …How Cool it is!

Teens, if you like anime, you’ll LOVE this week’s Teen Program. We ‘re teaching you to draw your own anime characters. Drop in and learn to create characters for your very own anime magazine!   This free art program is Thursday, July 28th at 2pm and is paid for by the Friends of Maud Marks Library.  For more info on any of our programs check out our calendar.
Can’t make it? Try out some of these titles titles: The Complete Guide to Anime

Waiting for a Bestseller?

Are you #665 on the waiting list for the latest bestseller? Think of it as an opportunity to introduce yourself to a book or, if you’re really lucky, an entire series you haven’t tried before.

Downloading over Albuquerque

While I was flying to Salt Lake over this Memorial Day holiday I noticed the girl to my right reading a book on her Nook ereader.  She told me she had all the classics loaded on there,  because she could get most of them free online.  I asked her about the newer titles, but she didn't want to pay for them.  Now, this opened a door I like to walk right through!

Five minutes later she was searching for popular titles she could borrow from the library's Digital Media Collection  both for the ereader and audio.  So, there we were, thousands of feet in the sky, somewhere over Albuquerque and she was busy downloading one book and reserving others to check out when they became available.  Our library offers so many cool things I can't resist promoting them even on vacation! 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Event Schedule

Don't miss this Saturday's events as we celebrate the cultures of Asians and Pacific Islanders.

  • 10:00 AM  Diyas Craft, Vietnamese Music & Bonsai
  • 11:00 AM  Japanese Tea Ceremony
  • 11:30 AM Cooking Demonstration
  • 12:00 PM  International Cafe
  • 12:30 PM  Japanese Calligraphy & Rangoli
  • 1:30 PM   Sushi Demonstration
  • 2:00 PM   Belly Dancing & Origami Demonstration
  • 2:30 PM   Mehndi Demonstration
  • 3:00 PM   Vietnamese Lion Dance

For more information, call the Maud Marks Branch at 281-492-8592. 

Art for Kids

Want to encourage your child's inner artist?  Join us as we make paper roses this Wedsneday, April 14th in our Afternoon Art program.  This is free, no sign up required, and begins at 4:30.   Elementary School age children are welcome.  Afternoon Art is held two Wednesdays per month.  Upcoming projects are popsicle stick picture frames, a Mr. Can Head and Beady Birds.  This is one of many library programs which is funded by the Friends of Maud Marks Library.

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