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Reading= Hope X Change

It's Black History Month and the Maud Marks Library always likes to celebrate with style!  Join us this Saturday beginning at 1 PM as we discover why Reading= Hope X Change.  We will start the day off with readings, background music, traditional African American foods, and crafts.  Crafts include African masks, Black Panther masks, Wrinkle in Time Clocks, African American Bingo, Brain Teasers, and more!  Then, at 3 PM, join us as trombonist Kendall Moore and his jazz quartet invoke the Harlem Renaissance and the jazz craze that swept the world.

We'll see you for all the fun this Saturday at 1 PM!

NASA Day @ My Library

 Do you have an astronomer in the family?  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an astronaut and actually spend time in space?  At the Maud Marks Library, we have TWO space related programs coming up over the next week to feed your inner scientist!

First up, on Tuesday, January 30 at 6:30 PM, astronomers of all ages are invited to come See the Stars!  The Astronomy Society at hthe University of Houston will be here to teach us all about stars and other things you might see in our local sky.  They will even be bringing telecopes with them so you can seee for yourself what the stars and planets look like.

The Book is Always Better

The new year is just about upon us and a new batch of books are being turned into movies in 2018. Check out these books being releases as movies in January 2018.

Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint

Are you interested in getting more out of your Microsoft PowerPoint program?  Maud Marks Library has the class for you!  On Saturdays, December 2 at 1 PM, and December 9 and 16 at 10 AM, Mr. Uday Chittal will be going beyond the basics of how to use Microsoft PowerPoint.  Really learn the intricacies of this program.  This is a three part class.  Participants should be able to come to all three classes.  Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required.  Seating for this is extremely limited. Click here for more information and to register.

Seniors: Live Your Best Life Now!

Are you or your family member living your golden years to your fullest?  The Maud Marks Library wants to help out with that.  On the third Friday of every month, we host a Senior Living Seminar.  This month, on Friday, November 17 at 3 PM, we will be exploring home care.  There are so many options out there, how do you know what is right for you?  We want to help you discover the benefits and pitfalls of home care.  Learn what it provides and how to best utilize thesse services.  Come discover what kind of life is best for you or you loved one.  Click here to sign up for this seminar and see what else the Maud Marks Library offers.

Medicare Questions? We Have You Covered!

It's that time of year again.  We are well into the Open Enrollment Period for Medicare.  But you need to hurry, the last day is December 7!  There are so many different options, plans, and parts out there.  So, how do you choose the Medicare Plan that is right for you?  

The Maud Marks Library wants to help.  Come this Saturday, November 11 at 1 PM to learn how to Unlock Medicare.  Debrorah Stelly will be here to answer any questions you might have.  Topics covered will include all parts of Medicare and what they cover, estimated out of pocket expenses, and deductibles and other expenses located in the “donut hole.”  Annual Enrollment Period has begun.  Come get your answers at the library. 

Click here to register for this seminar.

Writers' Workshop Series

Calling all writeres!  This Monday, October 9 at 6:30 PM, we are please partner with the Houston Writers Guild and the Katherine Tyra at Bear Creek Library to host the first in a series of writers' workshops for anyone interested in writing.  Come to the library and listen to experienced writers, improve your work, and get valuable feedback.  New topics are covered at each event.  Registration is required for these events.  You may sign up by clicking here.

Dates for this series are:

Mondays, October 9 & 23

Tuesday, November 21

Mondays, December 11 & 18

All workshops will take place 6:30- 8:30 PM.

Pet Food at the Library

Once again, the Houston SPCA has arrived at the Maud Marks Library with more cat and dog food. If you or someone you know is in need of pet supplies, please come to the branch to pick up items. Please bring your own bags to carry the food home.

We are open until 6 PM today. However, the food goes very quickly so come quickly.

These items are donations from around the country to Houston SPCA. We would like to thank the Houston SPCA for their dedication to getting these supplies to where they are needed most.  We are honored to partner with them to make sure the affected pets in our area are taken care of.

Hurricane Harvey

Have you been affected by Hurricane Harvey?  This area of town, just west of the reservoirs has been hit hard by the subsequent flooding.  Thousands of people have lost their homes, cars, and belongings to Harvey.  If you are one of the many in our area, please know that the Maud Marks Library wants to help.  

Yoga is Back!

Yoga took a break early this month due to our Volunteer Fair.  It is back this weekend though!  Join us on Saturday at 3 PM for our next yoga class.  Yoga can be a very relaxing and centering exercise program.  Come as we learn about the benefits and basic how-to of yoga.  We would love to see you this Saturday as we exercise our minds and bodies.  Pre-registration is recommended.  Click here to register.

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