Naomi H.'s blog

Grow Your Own Vegetables

Food is getting more and more expensive.  Learn to grow your own at the Maud Marks Library.  On Saturday at 10 AM the Harris County Master Gardeners will be here to continue their Green Thumb Gardening Series with a presentation on fall vegetable gardening.  Learn everything you need to know to grow beautiful, healthy, and yummy vegetable right in your backyard!  Grow what you need for a salad or just the vegetables for your gourmet dinner.

Come to our MakerSpace

Come learn about this special place for creators and inventors. Harry Krueger will be here to give us an introduction to Katy MakerSpace and all you can do there.

Don't Forget

Don't forget, Maud Marks Library will be closed tomorrow so that we all may celebrate our nation's independence.  Don't worry though, We are open online 24/7.  Find and check out a book from one of our many digital catalogs.  Request that a book be transferred to your closest library with our regular catalog.

Movie This Friday!

It's summer and we are in the midst of our summer film festival at Maud Marks.  Come out on Friday at 1:30 to enjoy a movie and popcorn.  Since we can't post the title of the movie, here's a clue for this week:  A web-slinging hero learns the secrets of his family's past.  Think you know what it is?  Come to the library on Friday to find out if you're right.

Writer's Workshop

Do you have a book just waiting to get out of you?  Come learn how to fulfill your dreams as a real published writer.  This Tuesday at 7 PM, Melanie Bragg, local author of Crosstown Park will be here to talk all about her process as a writer and to give tips to budding writers out there.  Then, Michael Saperstein, Multimedia Selection Librarian for Harris County Public Library will talk all about our eSelect collection and how to get your ebook into our collection.  Come join us for this very special program at the Maud Marks Library.

Animals! Animals! Animals!

Yea!  School's out and summer has begun.  Here at the Maud Marks Library, we like to celebrate the kick off of summer with a petting zoo.  Come on Monday between 1:30 and 3 to meet ducks, goats, sheep, ponies and more!  You don't need a ticket for this, just come on out.  While you're here then, check out our calendar for other programs and fun things to do this summer.

Summer Time!

Yes, we still have a week left of school, but here at the Maud Marks Library, we just can't wait any longer for summer to start!  Everyone is invited to start signing up for our Summer Reading Club beginning on Monday.  Babies (up to 18 months) who's parents help them complete the summer reading club receive a free bib.  Children (up to the age of 12) who read 10 books or 500 minutes receive a free book and certificate.  Teens (ages 12-18) who read 5 books or 600 minutes receive free earbuds.

Deadline Coming!

Don't forget to get your summer volunteer application in by THIS Saturday if you want your preferred time slot.  Opening are available in one of two 5-week sessions.  You will be asked to volunteer 2 hours per day, twice a week for the session that you choose.  Also, remember that orientation is mandatory unless you volunteered this past spring.   There are other opportunities also available this summer including Customer Count week and a one week mini-session at the end of the summer.

So, come on in to get an application.  Your assistance this summer is greatly appreciated.

For more information, contact Naomi Haught at 281-492-8592.

Be Your Own Boss

Have you always wanted to start your own business but weren't sure how?  The Maud Marks Library can help with that!  Join us this Saturday, May 17 at 2 PM as we learn everything we need to know to start our small business.  SCORE, a volunteer group who offer business counseling to small business owners, will be here to show you how it’s done.  Some of the topics covered include choosing a business entity, the right location, business expenses and deductions, employees vs. subcontractors, financial organization (setting up your books), forms, websites and more.  Like many of our adult programs, pre-registration is required to click here to let us know that you will be joining us.

Job Seminar Continues on Monday

Our month of job assistance got of to a great start last week with our Steps to Starting Your Own Business seminar.  (Did you miss it?  Don't worry, we'll have another one on May 17th.)  It continued this past Monday with our session on resumes, cover letters, and applications.  If you've missed any of them, don't worry, it's not too late to jump in there and join us!

This Monday, April 28 at 10 AM, Texas Workforce Solutions will be here to continue the series with the next seminar, Networking & Using Social Media.  Learn the ins and outs of networking to find your next job as well as how to properly use social media websites such as LinkedIn and more.  All this in a 2 hour class.

Of course, we do ask that you sign up for these and other classes offered here at the library.  You can register by clicking here now.

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