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"Smart" App for "Smart" phone

      Did you know that Harris County Public Library has a new App, free at iTunes and the Android Market? It allows you to do most of what you can do on our HCPL web site, like renew, place requests, access the events calendar, and pay your fines. It’s amazing. I was at home when my daughter texted me and asked me to check at the library for a book for her. I already had the phone in my hand so I went to the HCPL Mobile App and looked the book up in the catalog, placed a request on it for her, and then picked it up at the library in just two days. Now that’s service… and smart! Check out the ne...

Seahorses at Afternoon Art

Do you know how to ... e-book?

         If you missed the e-Book class in March, then have no fear. There is a class scheduled for  Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 1:00 pm. Do not hesitate to register. It may fill up fast. The library has so much to offer in the electronic arena, so come in and learn about what kinds of devices are out there and how to download a book, audio book, music and movies for free from the HCPL catalog.  <...

Afternoon Art – Decorating Decoupage Eggs

   School-aged children are invited to come and decorate decoupage eggs for Afternoon Art, meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 4:30 pm.  All supplies are provided, but if you want to be more creative bring some of your own ideas. No registration is necessary. Come, bring your friends and classmates for some fun time together to help kick off the spring season.

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Steps For Starting Your Own Business

  Have you ever thought about starting your own business but weren’t sure where to start? Sometimes reading a book about it helps, while other times taking a class can be better. SCORE(a volunteer group that offers business counseling to small business owners) is conducting a class on the things you might need to know for starting your own business, from  choosing the actual business to the financial organization involved in running it.

 Pre-registration is required for the Saturday afternoon class, March 9, 2013, starting at 2 pm and en...

Lots to Do at Your Local Library!

There is a lot going on this week at the library.
On Wed., Feb 13 at 4:30 pm kids can enjoy Afternoon Art. School aged children who attend have all the supplies provided to make the craft.
On Thurs., Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, the teens have Teen Time from 2:45- 4 pm, which includes playing games and enjoying a small snack.
On Friday, Feb. 15, the AARP will provide Tax Preparation help from 10 am – 2 pm, just as they do on Monday’s. This continues through Apr. 15,  2013.
And to finish off the week, the Friends of the Maud Marks Library is having their Book Sale on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 am – 4 pm. There are books for everybody.
 

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February Favorites

          Searching for something to read for February can be just a click away. Whether it’s Groundhog’s Day, the Super Bowl,

Seek and ye shall find...

Have you been looking for a book and not been able to find it in our HCPL catalog? Was it published at least 6 months ago? Maybe we can help you find it through our Interlibrary Loan system.  Books can be ordered from lending libraries from all over the country. Some lending libraries have books that are out of print and old editions that are hard to find. If this interests you click on the above link and read all about it. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call us. We are ready to serve you.

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Come One, Come All...

 Is your New Year off to a good start? Did you get an e-reader for Christmas?  Have you been cleaning out the house and now you are trying to get rid of some books? If so, donate them to the library for the upcoming book sale being held this Saturday, January 12, 2013. 

OR, if you still love how a book feels in your hands, come to the book sale and buy as many as you can carry. There has been a change in some of the pricing so don’t be surprised if things are a little more valuable than they used to be.  However, you will still find some great bargains. There are books, magazines, audiobooks,...

Santa's Gift Shop and Family Film Festival

The Friends of the Maud Marks Library is sponsoring Santa’s Gift Shop. Gently used books have been packaged together for gift-giving for the holidays. Come in and select a gift for an avid reader. There are mysteries, romances, biographies and more.  

The library will be closed Saturday, Dec. 22 through Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.  We will reopen on Wednesday, Dec. 26.  Each weekday for the rest of the month, a family movie will be shown at 2:00 pm. Bring the family for a fun movie and popcorn.  Call the library at 281-492-8592 for more details.

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