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Friday Movie Time

  Before you make plans to see the new movie coming out in August, come and watch Disney’s 1977 animated 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.

Green Thumb Gardening

          It’s definitely that time of year again when the great outdoors is calling our names. The garden is ready for some tender loving care and the Master Gardeners of Harris County know how to help. Come to the Maud Marks Library on Saturday, March 19, at 10 am to learn about raised beds and low-volume irrigation. Save water and keep your garden looking beautiful. You may register on-line for this informative session, or please call the library at 281-492-8592.

Are Your Taxes Done Yet?

                                     

I was thinking today how it’s already March, which means April is just around the corner. If you haven’t had a chance to get your taxes done, don’t wait too much longer. The AARP volunteers will be here from 10am-2pm on Fridays and Mondays at the Maud Marks Library, helping the elderly and low-income individuals file their federal income taxes for 2015. Be sure to bring all the necessary paperwork. No appointment is needed; first come, first serve!

Friends of the Library Sale

There will be all kinds of books, magazines, movies, and music for sale next Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at the Maud Marks Library from 10 am -4 pm. Students, you may find those books on your required reading list before the school year ends. Readers, you might find a long lost “friend”.  Collectors, are you missing one volume in a series? This could be your lucky day. Air-conditioned browsing and buying! Come one, come all. Join the “Friends of the Library”. All proceeds benefit YOU by funding the library’s programming. 

SAT Practice?

It’s not too late to register for the Mock SAT testing session to be held at the Maud Marks Library on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 10:15 am. Kaplan, a well-known learning center will administer the test and then contact you with your scores, and also give you tips and strategies for scoring higher the next time you take the SAT. For the college bound, this is one of the most important tests you will ever take, so make it easy on yourself and get some free help.

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