In Memory of a Friend

In Memory of Teresa Molne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those of you who may not have heard, Harris County Public Library lost a dear friend.  Teresa Molne passed away in July of this year after working for the Katy Branch Library, the Maud Marks Branch Library, and the Katherine Tyra Branch Library.  In her memory a statue of a Great Dane (a breed she loved) has been placed in the courtyard at the Katy Library and will serve to reflect her love of dogs and of the library for many years to come.  Stop by and take a look next time you're in.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

On the day I blogged about the collection of cookbooks at Maud Marks Library the public radio discussed the need of teaching home economics, especially cooking at school. Even though cooking has cachet at least among certain people now, it is seen as a lost life skill. A return to home cooking meals could help address the growing obesity problem among children. We can all agree that by preparing foods at home we can make them much more healthfully. Until cooking is a subject at school, parents you can start at home now. Just visit Maud Marks for ideas and books.

Library Fiesta Time!

OLE!  It's time to party at the Maud Marks Library!  We will be hosting our annual Hispanic Heritage Fiesta this Saturday, September 17 in the afternoon.  We will have dancing, food, music, a cooking demonstration, and children's crafts all afternoon until 4 PM. 

The schedule for the afternoon is as follows:

12:30 PM- A guitarist will be here to play us some Latin Tunes

1:00 PM- HEB will be here to cook enchiladas

1:30 PM-  The Chilean Folklife group will be back to dance their country's folk dances. 

2:30 PM- Omni Salsa will be here to give Salsa lessons.

All afternoon- The children's area will be turned into Clara's Craft Corner as we make paper flowers, tin ornaments, and pinatas.  Of course, the International Cafe opens as usual for those with the munchies. 

Wanna Be Inspired?

You may have noticed that we've had a major shift in our collection.   And... did you know that we have an area where our Inspirational fiction is shelved?  Seek and ye shall find... or ask one of us.  We would love to help you find the author you are looking for. Here are a few authors that are located in this section:

And the Runner Up is...

If you liked this year’s Gulf Coast Reads selection (One Amazing Thing) you should consider reading the runner up book, Zeitoun by Dave Eggers .  This New York Times bestselling title is also a 2010 American Book Award winner and the choice for this month's Evening Book Club discussion.