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The Library is the Place to Be!

It’s not your grandmother’s library anymore. People are waiting in line to get in. Maybe you should come in and see what the excitement is all about. To get a Harris County library card just bring in an ID with your current address and fill out the form, and the Knowledge card can be yours. 

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The 4th of July… Independence Day

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.  Americans  come together and continue in what  began in 1776, that … “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”  (from the Declaration of Independence)     We will be closed on Wed., July 4th. Enjoy your holiday!

 

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Friday @ the Movies

If "America" were threatened by "Super Villains" what "Captain" would you call to save the day? Come to the Maud Mark's Library for Friday @ The Movies  this Friday, June 8th, 2012, at 1 pm, and see what transpires! Bring an American flag and receive a treat. 

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Memorial Day USA

Harris County Public Libraries will be closed on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012. Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have given their all in service to our country.  It was originally called Decoration Day to honor the decorated veterans.  Decorating graves goes back to before the Civil War. Read about it and pass the stories along.

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Thank a Nurse - National Nurse's Week

National Nurses Week is a week that we can pay tribute to the thousands of nurses who dedicate their lives to caring for others. The week began on Sunday, May 6th, with National Nurses Day; continues May 8th as National Student Nurses Day, and concludes on May 12th which is International Nurses Day and also Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale is considered to be the founder of modern nursing. Her legacy lives on in the pledge that all nurses make before they begin their profession....

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is the month to show some appreciation for the Asian-Pacific Americans who made contributions to America.  On Saturday, May 5, 2012, at 1 pm we will be celebrating at the library with crafts, fun and food, but until then here are a few  books or  DVD's to get you started. The countries of Asia and the islands of the Pacific are at your fingertips.

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Tax Time

To those of you like me, who take their time in figuring out their taxes, you still have the opportunity to get them done for you here at the Maud Marks Library. The AARP Volunteers are here on Mondays from 10 am - 2 pm and Fridays from 10 am - 2 pm.  They are set up in the meeting room located off the main lobby.  It is on a first come first serve basis.  Be sure to bring all the appropriate paperwork and I.D., or you won't be happy when they turn you away. Good news is they will be here through April 16th.  BUT... don't forget we are closed on Friday, April 6th for Good Friday.

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Texas Heritage Festival

 

 Y’all come out and have some fun at the Maud Marks’ Texas Heritage Festival on Saturday, March 3, 2012, from 1-4 pm. There will be crafts and face painting, spinning and weaving, rope-making and lassoing. Also on the agenda will be the Wild River Band and the Katy Prairie Promenaders.  Enjoy food and fun for the entire family. This includes a silent auction and lots of Texas historical items on display. For more information call the library and speak to a librarian.

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Cupids and Cuspids?

February is the month for valentines and candy. No wonder it is also Dental Health Month....

InterLibrary Loans or ILL's

 Is there something you have wanted to read but have not been able to find it in our HCPL catalog? The library might be able to request it for you through our Interlibrary Loan service. This service can only be used if the item is not part of our collection and it is more than six months post-publication. We will not be able to borrow music CD’s or cassettes, DVDs or VHS tapes, or software.  Also, we cannot request items from outside of the United States.  Otherwise, take a look at our ILL policy and see if we can help you find what you’ve been looking for.

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