Become a U.S. Citizen

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen and all the responsibilities that come with it?  At the Maud Marks Library, we want to help you prepare for that citizenship test.  The Department of Homeland Security will be here on Saturday at 2 PM to help you get ready for this all important exam.  Find out what you need to know to pass this all important test.  Seating for this and most programs is limited.  Click here to register.

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Runaway Tortilla Puppet Show

A  runaway toritilla is the star attraction of this week’s pre-K storytime  puppet show.  This Texan take on the classic gingerbread man story stars a number of cool puppet characters including a lizard, jackrabbit and Senor Coyote. The puppet show is based on Eric A Kimmel’s The Runaway Tortilla and is a part of our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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It's Computer-Time

 Have you ever wondered how to research your family ancestry? What about creating a PowerPoint presentation for your daughter’s bridal shower? Maybe you just need to know how to access the Internet? Or, download a book to your computer or listening device.  Classes for each of these are scheduled this month. Registration is required. Go to our Events Calendar and sign up!

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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!

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Common Sense Media

I recently came across this website that I thought was very helpful in finding good apps, movies and websites for families with children. Here is their website and mission statement. You may want to check it out.

www.commonsensemedia.org

"Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
We exist because our nation's children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development . As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume."
 

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