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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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Book Sale Saturday!

Yea!  It's time again for the Friends of the Maud Marks Library's book sale.  This Saturday check out all our gently used books that are selling for rock bottom prices.  We have thousands of books or sale and our prices beat anything you'll find at Half Price books.  Best of all, the money stays right here to support our library.  

If you look around the library you will notice the felt wall in the children's section, the technology tables in the adult section, and the displays everywhere.  These things and so much much more were donated by the Friends.  But they can't do it alone.  They need your support through their book sales and other fundraising opportunities to help povide for our library community's needs.

If you really want to help out, become a Friend!  You can find out how by speaking to a librarian or a Friend when ou come for the book sale.

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Find Your Dream Job

Are you ready to stretch your wings in your professional life?  Are you still looking for a job and starting to get frustrated?  Join us for Dream Job month at the Maud Marks Library!  Dream Job month runs April 15- May 19th as we offer various types of assistance to our customers in "job search mode".  

We have a preview of our month beginning right now with our job search display which can be found right as you walk in the library's doors.  Our display contains many books on resumes, interviewing, and the entire job search process.

Then, we begin on Tuesday, April 15th at 7 PM with the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity.  They will be at the Maud Marks Library to take our customers through all the steps needed to start their own business.  Why work for others when you can work for yourself.  (Don't worry if you can't make it that night, we'll have more opportunities later.)

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Looking for English Classes?

It doesn't happen often, but the Maud Marks Library has some openings in our ESL program.  Just come in and speak with a librarian.  We will ask you to fill out a short application and take a quick test so we can figure out your level.  Then, we will match you with one of the classes with openings.  Just make sure you answer all the questions on the application as thoroughly as possible.

Hurry in!  We have new classes starting soon!

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Teen Tech Week

This week Maud Marks celebrated our first Teen Tech Week.  Local teens and tweens came by the library on Wednesday and Thursday this week to learn coding.  They were able to program their very own computer games with the help of our new Young Adult Librarian, Ms. Lauren.  At the end, they were even able to play the very games they created.

Missed all the fun?  Don't worry we have more fun activities for the teen and tween age group coming up.  This next Thursday, after school, we will be hosting a Divergent party to celebrate the release of the upcoming movie.  And every Thursday at the same time we will be having various other activities such as movies, game days, or crafts.  Come join Ms. Lauren for all the fun!  Check out our calendar for what will be happening each week.

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Live a Healthy Life

With all the health and nutrition information out there, it can be confusing to figure out how to choose a balanced, healthy diet.  Why, just this week I read 2 articles (both dated this week) about eggs.  One article told me eggs were not as healthy as the Egg Council claims.  Another article told me that eggs were not as unhealthy as previously thought.  What are we supposed to think?

Well, at the Maud Marks Library, we want to help!  Next Saturday, March 8 at 2 PM, Jan Flewelling, a nurse with Houston Methodist will be here to help straighten out all that information.  She'll be discussing a holistic approach to healthy living including eating right, exercising, and other aspects of living your best life.

Pre-registration is required so click here to let us know if you will be joining us.

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Celebrate the African American Heritage!

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This year, the Maud Marks Library has decided to go BIG in celebrating the African American Heritage.  How big?  Jazz Education, Inc. will be here on Friday at 1 PM to play some jazz music perfect for dancing.  Afterwards, we'll make some African masks, jazz collages, and even work together to turn one wall in the children's section into a giant Freedom Quilt.  While working on our projects, we'll munch on food important to African American history.  Join us as we celebrate the contributions of the African American culture.

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It's ALMOST Here!

Tax season is here and W2s have started to arrive.  Beginning this Monday, February 3 at 10 AM- 2 PM, AARP will be here to help you do your taxes.  They will be here every Monday and Friday through April 14 to help you get the money you deserve back from the IRS.  This is a first come- first served service so make sure you are here early.  (But not too early, doors don't open until 10 AM.)  Check out our calendar for a complete schedule in February.

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Green Thumb Gardening Announcement

Did you come to our canceled Green Thumb Gardening presentation on soils and composting by the Master Gardeners of Harris County?  We apologize for the last minute cancelation.  But, good news!  This class has been rescheduled for THIS Saturday, January 25 at 9 AM.  Please show up just before this time and someone will let you in.  Everyone interested in our new Green Thumb Gardening series should show up for this important presentation. 

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you on Saturday.

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Discover Your Roots

What do you know about your family's past?  Have you ever wanted to learn more about your great great grandfather?  You can learn about all this and more by just delving into your family's genealogy.  This Saturday, the Bear Creek Genealogical Society will be at the Maud Marks Library to help you with just that.

Learn how to track down that elusive ancestor.  Find out what happened on that boat which brought him to the new world.  Or, find out how to find a historical military record to apply for one of the many college scholarships out there.

Everyone has a story.  Come to the library on Saturday at 2 PM to find yours.

Seating for this and many other programs are limited.  Click here to register.

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