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We Are Always Open!

Yes, the brick and mortar building which houses the Maud Marks Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday, May 28-29 for the Memorial Day holiday.  However, the library still has plenty of online services available 24-7.  Check out an eBook or eAudio using our OverDrive or OneClick databases.  Read a magazine using Flipster.  Watch a movie or TV show on our Hoopla database.  Play a game using our Tumblebook database.  Do some research using our databases.

Color Me Relaxed

How does this sound:  A hour of relaxing music, friends to chat with or just sit with in silence, a colored pencil in your hand as you create a beautiful picture...

Does that sound relaxing to you?  If so, join us tomorrow, Tuesday May 23 at 2 PM for our adult coloring hour, Color Me Relaxed!  We will play classical music, have a snack, chat (or not) and just spend the hour coloring pictures.  We will have coloring pages and colored pencils available or you can bring your own.  

We are looking forward to spending time relaxing with you!

Celebrate Local Artist!

The Maud Marks Library invites YOU to come celebrate local artists with us this week.  We have so many opportunities for you to meet the many artist living here in Katy and the Houston area.  First, join us tonight, Monday April 17, at 6:30 pm as Gilberto Mello talks about his art and creative process.  Rick Spacek will be here tomorrow, Tuesday April 18 at 6:30 to give his artist talk and show ups what it takes to carve wood.  On Thursday April 20 at 3:30, Zineb Trifi will be at a very special TeenMakers to show teens and pre-teens the creative side of painting.  

Finally, on Friday April 21, join all our artists for a special Meet the Artist reception at 7 PM.  Come view theier work and find out how they get their inspiration!

Come join us as we Celebrate Local Artists this month!

Celebrate Local Artists With Family Art

During the month of April, the Maud Marks Library is celebrating local artists!  Throughout the month, some of those artists will be stopping by to do art talks and workshops.  First up, this Saturday, April 8 at 3 PM, Meghna Patil will be here to show elementary school aged children the fine art of painting.  Children and their parents are invited to come and create their own masterpieces as we learn more about Ms. Patil's art and her painting process.  This is a ticketed event.  Please show up at 2:30 for tickets.  Afterwards, be sure to check out the many paintings and sculptures throughout the library.  The Maud Marks Library would like to thank the Friends of the Maud Marks Library for sponsoring this month long event as we Celebrate Local Artists!

Who is in YOUR Family Tree?

Are you related to nobility or black sheep?  Who is in YOUR famiy tree?  The Maud Marks Library want to help you find out.   Every Wednesday from 10-12.  Experts from the database FamilySearch.org will be in our computer lab to show you how its done.  Whether you are a complete novice or have been searching for years, our volunteers will help you find that illusive ancestor hiding among the leaves.  Best of all, not only is it free, no registration is required.  Just walk in and receive one-on-one help.

Calling All Local Artist!

Are you an artist?  Do you want to be? Are you just an art lover?

The Maud Marks Library will be celebrating all local artists during the month of April!  Through out the month, we will be showcasing paintings, drawings, and sculptures from local artists right here in the Katy area.  The entire community is invited to come visit the library to view the artwork and create their own.  We will be hosting art workshops through out the month of April for our Adult DIY workshop, Wednesday Wonders, TeenMaker, and more!  Keep an eye on this place right here for more information as we get closer to the big exibition!  

If you want your work shown at the library and/or would like to lead a workshop, please contact merehartists@gmail.com/

Hands On Help With Your Family Tree

Who is in your family tree?  It is easier to find out than you might think.  Come to the Maud Marks Library every Wednesday at 10-12.  Experts from the database FamilySearch.org will be in our computer lab to show you how its done.  Whether you are a complete novice or have been searching for years, our volunteers will help you find that illusive ancestor hiding among the leaves.  Best of all, not only is it free, no registration is required.  Just walk in and receive one-on-one help.

You've Got Mail!

Are you or someone you know ready for your own free email address?  We can help you with that!  Come to the Maud Marks Library tomorrow at 10 AM for our Internet 102 class.  At this class we will actually be setting up our own free email accounts and then learning how to use them.  Learn to compose an email, add an attachment, and send an email to a friend or family member.  Learn all you need to know and soon, "you've got mail!"

Celebrate Black History Month

February is, among other things, Black History Month.  We like to celebrate here at the Maud Marks Library with a huge festival!  Join us this Friday, February 10, 1-4 PM for our Black History month festival.  AfroTones and Jazz Education, Inc. will be here to present the history of music from the drums of the motherland to the jazz of today.  We will have several story times including The Patchwork Quilt by Bettye Stroud.  We will be coloring and piecing together a giant Freedom quilt as well as making other crafts.  Of course, the International Cafe will be open as well with a taste of Africa and the Southern U.S. inspired by life on the plantations.

Join us as we learn more about the African American culture and history of our own country!

Booksale This Weekend!

Come on out to the Maud Marks Library this weekend for our Friends of the Maud Marks Library booksale.  Our booksale is this Saturday, January 28, 10 AM to 4 PM.  Find insane bargains on any book you can think of from nonfiction to romance to thrillers and more.  We have children's books, audio books, magazines, and DVDs.  You never know which treasure you might find.

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