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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.

It's Official

It has arrived!  We have the lists of top ten books checked out by Harris County Public Library customers during 2016.  How many have YOU read?

Top Ten Adult Fiction Books:

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Guilty by David Baldacci

Tricky Twenty-two by Janet Evanovich

New Year's Resolution?

What was your New Year's resolution?  Did you resolve to get healthy? Exercise more?  Learn relaxation techniques?  In that case, Maud Marks Library would love to help you meet those goals.

After a (very) short break, yoga is back at the Maud Marks Library.  We will be starting back tomorrow at 10 AM with our beginner yoga class.  The class is held the first Saturday of every month at 10 AM and the third Saturday of every month at 3 PM.  You can join up at any time but registration is required.  There are only a few spots left for this Saturday so click here to register.

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