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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.

What's YOUR New Year's Resolution

OK, so what was your New Year's Resolution this year?  What ever it is, Maud Marks can help you reach your goal.  Was it to spruce up your lawn and garden?  Join us for our new gardening series on the third Saturday of every month at 10 AM.  On January 18, we'll be discussing Houston soils and composting. 

Did you want to learn to use a computer or the new device your relative insisted on giving you for Christmas?  We have an e-book class coming up on Thursday, January 9 at 10 AM and other computer classes all through the month.

Did you want to try your hand at something new and crafty?  You might be interested in our DIY craft series.  January 8 at 2 PM we will be making 3D snowflakes.

Did you want to track your ancestors and find out more about your past?  Bear Creek Genealogy Society will be here on January 18 at 2 PM to show you how it's done.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Santa is on his way!  

School is out early for the Christmas break on Friday and you know what that means!  Santa is coming to the Maud Marks Library.  Join us this Friday from 1-5 PM as we celebrate our annual Santa's Ranch.  We will have special treats, games, crafts, and holiday music.  Make a gingerbread house, or get your facepainted.  And, of course, don't forget to visit Santa himself.

The Maud Marks Library would like to thank the Friends of the Maud Marks Library and musical groups from Taylor High School for making this day possible.

Lose the Confusion!

By now we all know that the Healthcare.gov website is very confusing.  We want to help sort it out for you!  On Saturday at 10 AM experts on the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace will be here to clear up all the confusion.  Find out what you need to know before the new law kicks in on January 1st.  Remember, in order to have health insurance by the January 1st deadline, you must have a plan in place with your first payment made by December 15th, so there is no time to lose.  Sign up for this important seminar today by visiting our calendar.

You Click, We Click, One Click

We have more e-Audio books than you can find in just our Digital Media Catalog.  We also have our One Click Digital Database.  These books can be checked out online and downloaded to your computer or your device.  They are always available and can be renewed.  Best of all, if you don't renew them, they return themselves so there are never fines!  Sounds interesting?  Come to the library tomorrow night at 7 PM to learn how to use this really cool collection.  Seating is limited so click here to sign up.

We Really Will Help Save You Money!

You've now applied for college; maybe, you have even been accepted.  But, how are you going to pay for all that higher education?  We have the answer to that question!  This Saturday at 2 PM, experts right out of Austin will be at the Maud Marks Library to answer all your questions about finding financial aid to pay for post-secondary education.  There's more money out there than you might think.  Come by the library to find out how to get your hands on some of it.  

Seating for this and most programs is limited.  Click here to register for this event.

November Computer Class Registration is Now Available!

At the Maud Marks Library we are so excited about our new computer class schedules.  We are now able to offer a larger variety and number of classes than ever before.  We still have our traditional classes in Microsoft Office Programs and the Internet.  We now offer others such as blogging and iPads.  To see the complete list of November classes, go to our calendar and sign up.  Remember, our computer lab only fits 8 people and the classes fill up fast!  So don't delay, sign up today!

It's a Week Away!

Ready to get an early start on those Christmas presents?  Want to give something to the community at the same time?  Come to the Maud Marks Library next Saturday for our Friends of the Maud Marks Library Booksale.  Come see our vast selection of used books, magazines, DVDs, videos, and CDs, all at rock bottom prices.

Best of all, when you buy from the Friends Booksale, you are supporting the library and all we do for the community.  The Friends support our craft programs, book clubs, and more as well as buying us new books and equipment.  Support the library and get something in return.

Become a U.S. Citizen

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen and all the responsibilities that come with it?  At the Maud Marks Library, we want to help you prepare for that citizenship test.  The Department of Homeland Security will be here on Saturday at 2 PM to help you get ready for this all important exam.  Find out what you need to know to pass this all important test.  Seating for this and most programs is limited.  Click here to register.

School Starts Soon!

School starts on Monday, are you ready?  Here at the Maud Marks Library we have all kinds of ways to help you get ready for school.  Come by to pick up that classic book you have to read for your English class.  Need an idea for a science experiment?  We've got those too!

We can even help you when the library doors are closed.  Just check out our many databases.  We have access to magazine and journal articles, opposing viewpoint articles, literary criticism, and encyclopedias right from the comfort of your own home.

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