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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 

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.

Color Me Relaxed

  Have you heard? The “new thing” is coloring pages for adults. Come check it out on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at 2 pm. The Maud Marks Library is hosting “Color Me Relaxed”.  We will chat, have a snack, and listen to music while we color our way to "relaxed". Coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided, but you can certainly bring your own supplies. This group will continue to meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, please call the library at 281-492-8592.  

Library Card Sign Up Month

If you don’t have a library card, you are missing out on so many awesome things. Not only can you go into the library to check out great books, audio and movies, but you can also have access to downloading e-books, e-audio, and e-movies. I love reading magazines, and with a Harris County Public Library card you also have free access to over 80 magazines, and multiple databases. Go to and see what it’s all about. September is Library Card Sign up Month so we look forward to seeing you soon.

Tablet or iPad?

 Do have one of these devices that you would like to learn how to use? On Tuesday, August 30, 2016, Maud Marks Library is offering an Apple iPad class at 10:00 am. Register on-line and bring your iPad with you and follow along as we show you how to make the most of your iPad. If you have an Android device we are offering a Tablets class at 1:00 pm. Register on-line and bring your device with you.  Register on-line and come back to the library at 7:00 pm for our Getting Started with Apps class and learn about what apps you can use to help organize and simplify your life, or just play games. 

Container Gardening

  Do you want to grow vegetables, fruits, or flowers but you don't have a lot of land to cultivate?  Come to the Maud Marks Library and learn about container gardening. The Master Gardeners of Harris County will be here on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 10 am to teach you how to get started and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Please register on-line or call 281-492-8592.

Friday Movie Time

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

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