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Change is in the air...

 

                                              

This is the time of year when lots of people look forward to the temperature changing. Maybe it’s time to implement a change yourself, like joining a book club.
Maud Marks Library has three regularly scheduled book clubs. The Evening Book Club meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 pm. On December 2, 2013, the group will be discussing The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. The Afternoon Book C...

Texas State Parks

           Are you interested in taking time this fall and enjoying the Texas State Parks? Is there any

Don't Let Your Computer Scare You

                          

Does your computer scare you? Take advantage of the free computer classes scheduled in October at the Maud Marks Library. Are you interested in Digital Photography? There’s a class on Saturday, Oct 5 at 10:00 am. How about Microsoft Access or Microsoft Publisher? Both are scheduled for Tues., Oct. 8, with Access at 10 am and Publisher at 1 pm. Have you figured out how to download an eBook to your computer, reader or listening device? Come and learn the ins and outs of eBooks with two classes on Saturday, Oct. 12. The early class is at 10 am and the later class star...

See You in September…

                       Do you have one in your wallet? It can be one of the most important cards you carry… and it’s free.  It just might be the most important school supply a student owns.  There are so many resources a...

It's Computer-Time

 Have you ever wondered how to research your family ancestry? What about creating a PowerPoint presentation for your daughter’s bridal shower? Maybe you just need to know how to access the Internet? Or, download a book to your computer or listening device.  Classes for each of these are scheduled this month. Registration is required. Go to our Events Calendar and sign up!

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LH7 and the Maud Smith Marks Library

The Maud Smith Marks Library was named after the wife of Emil Henry Marks, whose father was a Prussian immigrant, born as their ship docked in Galveston. Emil Marks established the LH7 Ranch, named after the seven members in his family.  He and Maud May Smith began ranching on 640 acres in the Barker prairie east of Addicks.  To read more about the ranch check out the book titled The LH7 Ranch in Houston’s Shadow by Deborah Lightfoot Sizemore.

Maud Smith Marks wanted to bring books to the children of west Houston, so in the 1920’s she in conjunction with Harris County brought books out to Barker. She operated a small county library to make sure that the children of west Houston had lots of reading material. The Ma...

Sale Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 There will be all kinds of books, magazines, movies, and music for sell this Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at the Maud Marks Library. Teachers: help stock your classroom library. Students: you might find that book you are required to read before school starts. Readers/Collectors: find a long lost friend.  Air-conditioned browsing and buying! Come one, come all. Join the “Friends of the Library” for $10 per year and attend the early Members’ Preview on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at 4:30 pm. All proceeds benefit YOU by funding the library’s programming. 

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Summertime Reading

              

        Kids                               Teens                          

Independence Day... 4th of July

                                                                   

Fireworks and barbecue… is that what it’s all about?  That’s the celebratory part of the day we attempt to remember our country’s freedom from foreign rule; 

Just “One Click” Away -

                                                         

For those of you who like to listen to books at home, at the beach, or in the car and don’t want to deal with loading the CDs in the player, Harris County Public Library has OneClickdigital.  An audiobook can be downloaded to your computer, smart-phone, or other device such as iPad, iPod, or Kindle Fire.   Go to www.hcpl.net and click on “e-Books and More.”  You will see the OneCl...

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