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Big and Little Buddies

Do you want to help your Elementary-aged child develop a love of reading?  The Maud Marks Library can help with that.  This fall we are starting a new program called Book Buddies.  Book Buddies matches children with trained adults to share the joy of reading.  Starting Monday, September 11 at 4:45 pm, the Buddies will meet once a week for 10 weeks of 45 minutes of shared reading.  The program will end with a party on November 13.

If this is something you might be interested in for your child, applications are now available at the Maud Marks Library.  For more information, please come in or call 281-492-8592 and speak with Naomi Haught or Charity James.

There's Lots Going on at the Maud Marks Library

The Maud Marks Library has reopened after the Independence Day holidays and we are in full swing again. We have many things going on for all ages but one thing we would like to highlight is what we have going on for adults this weekend.

At the Maud Marks Library, we like supporting our local businesses.  This month, on Saturday July 8 at 2 PM, S.C.O.R.E. will be here to present a 2-part small business management seminar.  The first part is “Personal Factors and the Art of Management”.  The second part is “Develop the Right Mindset to Change the Outcome of Your Business”.  Come learn management techniques to best help your business succeed.

You can register for this seminar and see what else we offer by clicking here.

Build a Better World With 3D Printing

Harris County Public Library has 3D printers!  Best of all, one of those printers will be making a visit to the Maud Marks Library next week.  In preparation, the Maud Marks Library will be hosting a TinkerCad class tomorrow, Tuesday June 20 at 7 PM.  Come learn how to create your own object which we will then print the following week.  Seating is limited so register by clicking here.  We'll see you tomorrow as we Build a Better World With 3D Printing!

Senior Living Seminar Series Returns

Today, we're going to talk about a slightly depressing, and very scary, topic: funerals.  OK, so we know people don't like discussing them, but everyone has one, eventually.  It is important to plan as much of your own as you can so your family isn't left with the whole job after you're gone.  But, where to begin?

The Maud Marks Library wants to help.  Join us this Friday, June 16 at 3 PM for our next seminar in our Senior Living series, Demystifying the Funeral Planning Process.  Learn how to plan a funeral for yourself or a loved one without all the stress and worry. Come discover what kind of life is best for you or your loved one.

Click here to register for this and other classes and seminars at the Maud Marks Library.

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/

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