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Learn a Language with Our New Database

Is there a trip in your future where you might need to speak, read or understand the language of the local people? Our new database called Pronunciator is a fun new database which offers 80 different languages and provides live tutors, video, music, quizzes, and more. You will need a library card and pin number to access Pronunciator at our website.  It  also features free apps for Android, Apple, and Kindle Fire devices. Parlez-vous francais? Muy bien. Domo arigato!

Two Programs: Estate Planning and Social Security Questions

Do you have questions about estate planning? Come to the library and join us at 10 am on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. The People's Law School representatives will be here to discuss and answer your legal questions about how to prepare some of the most important legal documents you will ever need, such as a will and a power of attorney.

How does Social Security work? Get your questions answered on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at 2 pm. We will have a financial expert here at the library to help explain social security in layman terms, and answer questions such as "how can I maximize my benefits?"

Click on the link to register.  Programs fill up fast.

Happy New Year!

  Happy New Year!  You don't have to make any resolutions to make 2017 a great year.  Just log on to www.hcpl.net and take a look at our calendar and make a decision to register for one of our many opportunities. There's a lot going on at the library. We have computer classes, book clubs, Yoga Class, DIY Macrame Workshop, and more.  And don't forget, our on-line library is open 24-7, so you can access movies, audiobooks, ebooks and more.  

School is Out- Time for Family Films at the Library

  School is out for the holidays and the Maud Marks Library is showing Free Family Films. On Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at 1:15 pm, come and watch the DreamWorks Holiday Collection which includes shorts from Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and more.  Free popcorn will be available.

Then, on Tuesday, Dec. 27th we will show A Christmas Carol. For Wednesday, Dec. 28th come in for Mrs. Santa Claus. And don't miss Frozen on Thursday, Dec. 29, and A Little Princess on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.  These movies all start at 1:15 pm and free popcorn is provided.

Have a Happy Holiday and a very Merry Christmas!

Share Your Holiday Food Drive

 

The Share Your Holiday Food Drive will be here at the Maud Marks Library on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Bring your non-perishable food donations between 6 am and 6 pm. The food donations benefit families in the Katy area.

Happy Thanksgiving Holiday

 The Maud Marks Library's doors will be closed at 5 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, and reopen at 1 pm on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. That doesn't mean you won't have access to ebooks, e-audiobooks or movies. Our "eBooks and More" link is always open, 24-7. Click on the link to access the Overdrive Digital Media electronic catalog. Hoopla also has lots of music, ebooks, and movies available for download. Magazines have been added to our website through Flipster. Audiobooks are available through OneClick Digital. Create an account using your library card number and you will be on your way to enjoying the holiday with a good read. You don't have a card? No problem. Sign up for an iKnow Digital number for all things digital. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Interested in free e-books and e-audios?

   Are you thinking about getting a new "device" for the holidays? Maybe you already have one? Do you have an interest in learning how to download an e-book or e-audio to that device? Help us meet our Project Mil-e goal of 1 million downloads. Our website has instructions you can follow, or you can register for a class being held on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 7 pm.  If you already have a device, please remember to bring it  with you to the class. On the same day there are two other classes. One is an iPad class at 10 am and the other a Tablet class at 1 pm. Register early. Classes fill up quickly. For questions about these classes and more call 281-492-8592. 

Come One, Come All...Book Sale Time

The next used book sale at the Maud Marks Library will be from 10 am-4 pm on Saturday, October 29, 2016. There will be lots to choose from so bring the whole family. We will have children's books, hardbacks and paperbacks in all genres, movies, music, and even a few magazines. Come one, come all. Also, the library will accept donations of gently used books for their book sales. Bring the used books in during regular business hours to the lobby of the library and drop them in the bins just inside the main doors.The proceeds from the sales benefit the library and its many, many programs throughout the year.  We hope to see you soon. 

Green Thumb Gardening Series

Oranges. Limes. Figs. Apples. Peaches. What do you know about planting and caring for fruit trees in the Houston area? The Master Gardeners of Harris County will be here at the Maud Marks Library with their Green Thumb Gardening Series to answer your questions. Come at 10 am on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. Seating is limited so please register early by calling us at 281-492-8592 or by clicking on this link or by going to our website at www.hcpl.net. 

Make Your Own Sushi Roll…

And eat it, too. Come to the Maud Marks Library for the Adult DIY Craft time on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 2 pm and learn how to make sushi. Enjoy the delicious results.  Registration is limited so register early by calling us at 281-492-8592, or by clicking on this link.

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