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Find Your Next Read at the Library!

Join us this Saturday, February 23 from 10 AM- 4 PM for our next Friends of the Maud Marks Library Book Sale.  In addition to our regular books, we also have a nice selection of DVDs, CDs and vinyl LPs, including some old 78's for sale.  Come see our insane prices and find your next favorite book!

Celebrate African American Culture

School gets out early on Friday, February 15 and we have a treat for you!  Between 2-4 PM, we will be celebrating the contributions of African Americans to our wonderfully diverse culture.  We start at 2 PM with a storytime for the whole family.  Then at 3 PM, a presentation by Main Street Theater, "Speak of Me as I Am".  We'll experience the great African American Shakespearean actors of yesteryear.  This is an interactive family friendly preformance proving that Shakespear is indeed for ALL!
We will also have crafts, food, and quizzes as we learn more about Africa and the culture those early slaves brought with them.

Tax Season Has Arrived

The tax forms have arrived at the Maud Marks Library and they are very confusing!  Don't worry though, help is on the way!  AARP starts their income tax assistance program this Friday, February 1 at 10 AM at the Maud Marks Library.  AARP specializes in helping elderly and low-income individuals with their taxes but really anyone with returns that are not super complicated can take advantage of this service.  They will be here every Friday and Monday until April 15 from 10 AM to 2 PM.  They work on a first come, first served basis.  Please bring your ID, social security cards for all family members, and last years tax return.  We will see you Friday morning!

Happy Holidays From the Maud Marks Library!

Happy Holidays from the Maud Marks Library!  The library will be closing today, Friday, December 21 at 5 PM, so we can spend the holidays with our families.  We will be reopening on Wednesday, December 26 at 10 AM.

Walk in a Winter Wonderland!

Join us tomorrow, Friday, December 21 at 2-4 pm at the Maud Marks Library for our annual Christmas open house.  This year's theme: Winter Wonderland!  We will be decorating gingerbread men, playing a life-size game of Candy Land, meeting Santa, listening to holiday music, and more!

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!!

The Maud Marks Library wishes a Happy Thanksgiving to Katy and West Houston!  We just wanted to remind you that the library will be closing tomorrow, Wednesday, November 21 at 5 PM.  Don't forget to come in before that to get your movies, audio CDs, music, and books for the long holiday weekend.  We will open again on Monday, November 26 at 1 PM as usual.

Meanwhile, if you can't make it in before the holiday starts, don't forget our digital collection.  We have plenty of eBooks, eAudios, magazines, movies, and more available through our online databases.  Check them out here.

How are YOU going to pay for college?

Paying for college is a real concern in today’s economy. However, there is more financial aid available out there for students than you might expect. Find out how you can lower your out of pocket college expenses.  Come to the Maud Marks Library this Saturday, November 3 at 2 PM as Karen Mayfield discusses how to find scholarships and grants for post-secondary education.  Seating for this is limited so you can click here to register.

Book Sale This Saturday

Tomorrow is the first of two, count them TWO book sales during the month of September.  The Friends are setting up for the sale right now and it looks to be a great one.  The meeting room has been filled, wall to wall with books, books, and more books.  Best of all, everything sells for rock bottom prices.  Join us tomorrow, September 1 at 10 AM- 4 PM for the first book sale of the month.

Color Yourself Relaxed!

Are you stressed?  Too much back to school stuff going on?  This time of year can get a little crazy.  It's time to treat yourself to a little relaxation.  Join us at Maud Marks tomorrow at 2 PM for our monthly adult coloring hour, Color Me Relaxed.  You can color, chat, have a snack, and listen to relaxing music.  We will provide plenty of pages for coloring and colored pencils, although, you are more than welcome to bring your own.

Horror Rocks!

Have you participated in our summer reading genre challenge yet?  This week we are focusing on Horror.

Why read horror? These tales feature nightmares come to life, complete with the monsters -- human, inhuman, and psychological -- that inhabit readers' worst fears. As in nightmares, surprise is a key element. Some horror tales begin in a fairly normal world, suddenly and disastrously invaded by monsters, and lead to a horrific climax The key to horror is that although the evil may be beaten down, it is never destroyed completely.  It lurks just beneath the surface, waiting to emerge again. 

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