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Thank You!

The Maud Marks Library wishes to say "THANK YOU!!!" To the Katy community.  You came out in full force last Saturday for our Build a Better World... Volunteer Fair.  We had almost 200 people walk through our door to visit our many vendors and offer assistance to others in the community.  There were so many people, organizations ran out of brochures and applications.  Don't worry though if you missed it.  We still have a list of organizations involved here at the library we are more than willing to share with you.  Just come in and we can get you that list.  On behalf of all participants, thank you for all your help!

 

Build a Better World... Volunteer!

At the Maud Marks Library, we have a very giving community.  Our food drive this summer filled our box and then some for Katy Christian Ministries.  But it is now time to celebrate our community's giving spirit is another way through our annual volunteer fair!  This Saturday, the Maud Marks Library will be hosting our third annual volunteer fair for the Katy community.  Groups participating this year include Child Advocates, West Houston Assistance Ministries, CAPS, Texas Children's Hospital, Krause Center, and more.  Come out between 10 AM- 2 PM to learn all about the many groups in the Katy area looking to make our community a better place!  Find out how you can give back to your neighbors.  Thank you for being such a loving community!

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!

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