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Show off Your Collection!

Display Case for Hispanic Heritage MonthHave you got a really cool collection?  Whether it's vintage clothing, Barbie dolls, Lincoln Logs, stamp collections or paper dolls we'll be happy to help you show it off!  The display case at the Maud Marks Branch can be booked for one month at a time.  Some of the things we've displayed before include rock collections, Raggedy Ann & Andy Dolls, Dick & Jane Readers, teacups and nutcrackers.  From September 15-October 15 the case hosted our Hispanic Heritage Month Display.  Please call us at 281-492-8592 if you have something you'd like to share.

Room Posters

"Your very own room poster" was the computer project in this week's teen time.  Kids learned to use Microsoft Publisher, clipart, Wordart and photos to create a poster for their room.   The designs vary but the message is the same -- MY room!  For another look at what the kids are doing in Teen Time click here.

Teen Program Begins

 Teen Spanish Binder Cover

Kids participating in our afterschool teen programs this week designed their own binder covers for class notebooks.  The free printing was on us!  The teen program is from 2:45 till 4pm each school day.  We do something different each day: Mondays- crafts, Tuesdays- computers, Wednesdays- Surprise!, Thursday- Movies, Fridays- Gaming.  For more looks at our teen programs click here.

Free Internet Classes

This week we are holding two free Internet Basics classes. Learn to surf the web with ease! Classes are Wednesday, August 19th at 10 a.m. and Thursday, August 20th  at 7 p.m. Registration is only required for the Thursday evening class.  For questions call us at 281-492-8592 or register online for the August 20th class.

ESL Tutors Needed

Would you like to help someone learn to speak and read English?  If so, please register for our free ESL tutor training.  The one day training will be held Saturday, August 22nd from 9am to 3pm.  There is no charge for training attendance or materials. Those enrolling in the workshop are requested to actively support the ESL program for at least nine months. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please call the library at 281-492-8592 to register or click here to register

Read Around the Globe

MASH Adult Reading Club DisplayRecognize our replica of this famous signppost?  We’ve updated it with mileage estimates from Seoul to Katy, TX.  The display promotes our Read Around the Globe program for Adults.  There’s still time to log in your books for the "7 Continent Reading Challenge." Pick up a Reading Passport and record books featuring each continent.  The book may be written by an author from a certain continent or prominently feature settings or characters from that continent.  Have your passport stamped for each continent you “visit” to be eligible for prize drawings.  For reading suggestions pick up one of our Continent bookmarks.   This is part of our Adult Summer Reading Club.

We the People Display

 

History comes to life in 1776, one of the books on our “We the People” display. This awesome title is filled with exact replicas of letters and documents contained in many museums. You can hold the battle map for Trenton, letters from George Washington or a broadsheet announcing the “Declaration of Independence.”   Each page is a treasure! 

All Aboard for the Edible Mystery Tour

 The Edible Mystery Tour Mystery Tour continued on June 30th as we ate our way through Bloodroot by Susan Wittig Albert. Herb bread, tomato pie and rosemary cookies were among the treats participants enjoyed as we discussed this book which is set in Mississippi and features family skeletons dating back to the Civil War. The tour highlights mysteries which include recipes.   Next stop on the Tour is on July 21st at 1pm for Sticks and Scones by Diana Mott Davidson. Sounds yummy!

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