TRY SOMETHING OLD. TRY SOMETHING NEW.

 Knitting dates back to 100 BC. That’s mighty old. Through the ages knitted garments were a necessity.  Knitted socks were found in Egyptian tombs. Sailors introduced knitting to far away ports.  Women stepped up and did their part in World War I by knitting socks for the men at war. Now people like to knit socks for fun. Here at Maud Smith Marks Library we are learning to knit during Teen Time.   We are not planning to knit any socks but have learned to cast on and the knit stitch. The Teens will be continuing their project on Nov. 23 & Nov. 30.

 

Decisions, Decisions

Are you looking for another great book to read? Want an easy way to find books similar to your favorites? Then sign up for our ‘What Do I Read Next?’ class at the Maud Marks Branch Library this Thursday at 7 pm. Learn to use NoveList, an easy database where you can find books and keep lists of what you’ve read and what you would like to read. 

Happy reading!

more Native American Heritage month

Well, while I was trying to decide what to blog about this week, Bruce beat me to the topic I finally decided on (see below). Oh well. But that's ok, I'm still gonna blog about it, and so now we have two posts on books about Native Americans (and actually, some prefer to be called American Indians).

Lest some of you think that Indians are just history lessons--umm, there are still Indians in America (just not that many in the Houston area--not like if you were in, say, Oklahoma, for example)

So here are some (more) books:

Members Only Booksale Preview

A Members Only Booksale Preview for the Friends of Maud Marks Library takes place Friday, November 13th from 6 till 8 pm.  If you are a Friends Member you can avoid the crowds and shop early for your books, videos, cds, dvds.  This sale includes a large number of children's books as well!

Textbooks, cookbooks, popular fiction, mysteries, romances, sci-fi, history, science, encyclopedias... well, you get the picture!  The regular book sale (open to everyone) will take place on Saturday, November 14th from 9am till 4pm.  This is the last sale till January.

To join the Friends and take advantage of the earlybird bargains on the 13th. click here and then on the "about us" link or pick up a membership form at the library.

Membership definitely has its privileges!

The Value of a Dollar

The cost of an Individual membership to the Friends of the Maud Marks Library- $10.00

The cost of a hardback adult book at a Friends of the Maud Marks Library Book Sale- $1.00

The cost of a paperback children's book at a Friends of the Maud Marks Library Book Sale- $.25

The smile on a child's face while attending a Maud Marks Library program- PRICELESS

We've all seen the commercials on television; a dollar just doesn't buy you much nowadays.  But, did you know that buying a book at a Friends of the Maud Marks Library Book Sale can provide so much more?  Every month, the Friends of the Maud Marks Library take the money raise through our used book sales and give it to the library to pay for craft programs, storytimes, afterschool teen programs, summer reading programs, cultural events, and so much more.