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Color Me Relaxed

  Have you heard? The “new thing” is coloring pages for adults. Come check it out on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at 2 pm. The Maud Marks Library is hosting “Color Me Relaxed”.  We will chat, have a snack, and listen to music while we color our way to "relaxed". Coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided, but you can certainly bring your own supplies. This group will continue to meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, please call the library at 281-492-8592.  

Library Card Sign Up Month

If you don’t have a library card, you are missing out on so many awesome things. Not only can you go into the library to check out great books, audio and movies, but you can also have access to downloading e-books, e-audio, and e-movies. I love reading magazines, and with a Harris County Public Library card you also have free access to over 80 magazines, and multiple databases. Go to www.hcpl.net and see what it’s all about. September is Library Card Sign up Month so we look forward to seeing you soon.

Tablet or iPad?

 Do have one of these devices that you would like to learn how to use? On Tuesday, August 30, 2016, Maud Marks Library is offering an Apple iPad class at 10:00 am. Register on-line and bring your iPad with you and follow along as we show you how to make the most of your iPad. If you have an Android device we are offering a Tablets class at 1:00 pm. Register on-line and bring your device with you.  Register on-line and come back to the library at 7:00 pm for our Getting Started with Apps class and learn about what apps you can use to help organize and simplify your life, or just play games. 

Container Gardening

  Do you want to grow vegetables, fruits, or flowers but you don't have a lot of land to cultivate?  Come to the Maud Marks Library and learn about container gardening. The Master Gardeners of Harris County will be here on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 10 am to teach you how to get started and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Please register on-line or call 281-492-8592.

Friday Movie Time

  Before you make plans to see the new movie coming out in August, come and watch Disney’s 1977 adventure Pete’s Dragon.  It's the story of a boy and his "fierce" dragon, Elliot. The movie will be shown on Friday, July 29, 2016, at 1:15 pm. Come and enjoy the free movie with free popcorn.

Family Movie Time at the Library

                

Stop by the Maud Marks Library on Friday, July 1, 2016, to watch the original 1984 comedy Ghostbusters starring Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. It starts at 1:15 pm and includes free popcorn. "Who ya gonna call?"

Flip for “Flipster”

Do you like to read magazines but don't want to pay for the subscription? Do you have a Harris County Public Library card? More than 100 different magazines can be accessed digitally by going to our website and by clicking on the eBooks and More link. Scroll down to Flipster. This is your link to all those magazines. Please have your card number and pin number available. Magazines are also available on our Overdrive app.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

 

Start your engines and get going. The Summer Reading Program at the library has begun. Register on-line or at the library. Log in your books and activities and get a prize. Babies, kids, teens, and adults can join the challenge. Get in the game! Don’t miss out on all the fun programs scheduled for Mondays, and the Family Fun Film Festival on Fridays. Check it out on www.hcpl.net. You can call the library if you have questions. 281-492-8592

US Citizenship Classes

   Do you want to learn how to become a US Citizen? The Maud Marks Library is hosting a citizenship class series beginning Monday, May 9, 2016, at 6:30 pm, and each following Monday in May. (May 9, 16, and 23) The topics covered are tips for demonstrating your English ability during the interview, general knowledge of US government and history, and preparing for the citizenship interview. Please come to the meeting room off the lobby for this free informative series. Best of luck in your endeavors to become a US citizen. For more information please call the library at 281-492-8592.

Library “Bluebonnets” in the “Lone Star” State

      Some students in Texas are required to read the Texas Bluebonnet Award books or the Texas Lone Star books. If you don’t have the list and need to place a request on these books, there is a quick way to access the lists through our catalog. Go to www.hcpl.net and in the search box type “2016-17 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List” (in quotes) or “2016 Texas Lone Star Reading List” (in quotes), or click on the links in this blog. You can place a hold on them by signing in with your card number and pin number.

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