Strike, Scrape, Shake!

Summer’s going by quickly so stop by to see our last children’s performer for the summer!  Mark Shelton’s  Strike, Shake, Scrape program especially for kids is on Wednesday, August 5.  Hear a variety of percussion instruments from all over the world right here at Maud Marks!  While you’re waiting check out Mark’s website.


This program is designed for elementary-aged children who are able to sit alone.  Free tickets are available on Wednesday when we open at 10am.  We hope to see you there!

Be Keen with Emma-Jean!

Do you like stories about girls who have an interesting way of seeing the world and like to help their friends? Are you 10-14 years old? If so be sure to sign up for the ‘Be Keen with Emma-Jean’ Tween Book Club at the Maud Marks Branch! We're reading Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis. There are three different sessions at 2pm on July 27, August 3, & August 10; you can sign up for one or all of them online or at the information desk. Don't worry if you haven't read it yet; the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council are sponsoring the club and providing books!

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 Things Potter

MM Harry Potter PartyIn celebration of the newest Harry Potter film the Maud Marks Branch Library held a party worthy of even Fred and George’s attention! Children made wands and Harry Potter puppets as well as writing with quills and enjoying Every-Flavor Beans. Don’t worry if you missed the party, you can still read

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!