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First Volunteer Fair

                                    

Are you interested in volunteering but not sure what organizations might need you? Come to the Maud Marks Library on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, from 10am-2pm to meet with 20 different groups who are in need of volunteers in the greater Katy area. They will be here to tell you about the things they do to make a difference in the Katy community. Be a Hero…Volunteer!

Books, Books, and More...

       It’s that time again... for our Friends of the Maud Marks Library Book Sale. Come to the library this Saturday, July 25, from 10-4 and see what you can discover on the many tables filled with books, books, and more. Yes, we have books, (hardcover and paperback) but we also have magazines, and DVDs and videos. We may have a puzzle or two and possibly a few games. Adults, teens, and children can explore and see what is available. Prices are reasonable and everything must go. All proceeds benefit the library and its many programs.

eBooks and More...

     eBooks and More?  Yes! There are still openings for the eBooks class scheduled for Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 10 am. Register on-line or call the Maud Marks Library at 281-492-8592. Bring your own device to the class and learn how to find and download ebooks and/or audiobooks for free. If you do not have a device yet you can practice on one of ours. Please bring your library card with you for easy access to your account on line. 

Growing and Using Herbs

 “Come rain or come shine”... with rosemary and thyme. Don’t miss The Green Thumb Gardening Series this month at the Maud Marks Library.  Come at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The Master Gardeners of Harris County will discuss and demonstrate how to grow and use herbs. They will be here to answer your questions and give you handouts to take home. Click on the link to register for this program or call 281-492-8592.  Seating is limited. 

Summertime Movie Time

 School is out and the summertime fun begins. "READING IS MY SUPERPOWER!" Summer Reading Program is in full swing, and for the month of June we will be showing super hero movies on Friday afternoons at 1:30 pm. On June 5, 2015, come to the library. Be ready to soar into exciting adventures and enjoy free popcorn while watching The Avengers. Other movies on subsequent Fridays will include Captain America, Iron Man II, and Thor II. For more exciting adventures and more information go to www.hcpl.net.

Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks

      Have you been trying to figure out how to download an ebook to your device? We can help. After the Memorial Day holiday come to the library for assistance. Bring your library card and your device on Tues., May 26 at 7pm. We will show you how to find and download audiobooks and/or ebooks from our website. If you do not have a device we have some you can practice on before you go out and buy the one you like best. Spots fill up fast so register on-line or call the library at 281-492-8592.

Elder Law: Wills, Social Security, and More

           Do you know anybody who has questions about Elder Law? Elder Law can include estate planning, guardianship, Medicaid and disabilities. Invite someone and come listen to Lance McLain, a lawyer with the Houston Bar Association’s Speakers Bureau. He will be here at the Maud Marks Library on Sat., May 9, 2015, from 10 am to noon, to discuss the wide-ranging subject of Elder Care. For information: Call the library at 281-492-8592.

Student Volunteer Applications

Beginning Friday, May 1, 2015, Summer Volunteer Applications will be available at the library for students entering 7th grade and older. The Maud Marks Library provides a wonderful opportunity for students to serve their community during the summer months. The application needs to be filled out and returned no later than Saturday, May 23, 2015. Each student must attend an orientation. The orientation schedule is provided on the application. If you have any questions, please call 281-492-8592.

Rain, Rain, Come Our Way...

   Our Green Thumb Gardening Series continues this month with Irrigation and Rainwater  Harvesting. The class meets on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 10 am. Register on-line at www.hcpl.net.  The program is presented by the Master Gardeners of Harris County. Click on the link if you are interested in other programs they offer in the Harris County area. 

Need a Mentor to Help Start Your Business?

Do you have questions about starting your own business and don’t know how to get the answers? The Maud Marks Library  will have a representative from the non-profit association SCORE at the library on Saturday, April 11, 2015.  SCORE volunteers have been helping people for over 50 years. They are sponsored by many businesses, including the U.S. Small Business Administration. Register for the 10:00 am class at www.hcpl.net and come in and get the answers to your questions. Your business could be on the road to success sooner than you think. 

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