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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 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.

Genealogy, Anyone?


  Have you been putting off looking for skeletons in your closet? At 7 PM on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016, the Maud Marks Library has a class for you. Open those closet doors and see what you can find out about your family history using Ancestry and Heritage Quest Databases. This class is for beginners.  Register on-line or call the library at 281-492-8592.

Decoupage - Adult DIY Craft


Registration for the adult craft time scheduled for Tuesday, Jan 12, at 2 pm has begun. If you would like to learn how to decorate a box into a beautiful keepsake using newspapers and magazines, this is the class for you. All materials are provided. All you need to bring are your ideas. Decoupage is fun!  Seating is limited so register early.

Friday Film on Early Dismissal Day


Looking for something to do this Friday, Oct. 2, when school gets out early? Come to the library at 1:15 pm for a movie and free popcorn. We are featuring the animated film Shark Tale. It’s about life under the sea with a gangster shark and his would be prey, and his vegetarian brother. Lots of fun for the entire family. 

Free Computer Classes for Adults


We have several adult computer classes available in the month of September. Click on the link for our calendar of events to see what classes are available and register early. They fill up fast. On Tuesday, Sept 1, 2015, at 10 am, Computer 101 is offered as an introductory class on basic computer terminology, how to start a computer, and learning the Windows environment. Other classes include eBooks at 1 pm and Microsoft Word at 7 pm. Additional classes throughout the month include Internet Basics, Apple iPad, and Basic Microsoft PowerPoint, to name a few. For a detailed description of available computer classes check out our brochure in the library, or you can call 281-492-8592 for more information.

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