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Book Sale Saturday

Books, DVDs, and CDs are on sale at bargain prices this Saturday, August 29th from 10am till 4pm. Many items are in mint condition and there is a wide variety – everything from children’s books to college textbooks, cookbooks, fiction, romance, music and more. The Friends of Maud Marks Library are have all their inventory on display and for sale.  This is a great way to improve your personal library, pick up some great gifts and support the library.  Proceeds from the sale support the library with its collections and programs such as summer reading program, Saturday computer classes, our ESL and craft programs. For more information call us at 281-492-8592

Low Maintenance Gardening

Great lawns little work- what could be better?  Check out our Master Gardeners program 10AM Saturday, August 15th.    Image © JupiterImages

Bird Man Cometh

Sonny the Bird Man brings his exotic bird show to the Library this Monday at 1:30 and 3PM.  Look for the bicycle riding bird and other cool acts.  For school age kids.  Pick up your free ticket anytime after 1PM Monday, July 13.  See you there!

Thrilling Reads

So many books… so little time.  What if you could read 26 great thriller writers in the time it takes to read the average thriller?  Try FaceOff, a collection of tales that pit some very famous literary characters against each other.  Where else can Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch join forces with Dennis LeHane’s Patrick Kenzie?  How about teaming John Lescroarts’s Wyatt Hunt with T. Jefferson Parker’s Joe Trona on a fishing vacation in Mexico?  How well  would Jeffery Deaver’s  quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme work with John Sanford's sleuth Lucas Davenport

Library Gets a Facelift

The library is looking better these days thanks to volunteers from the annual Caring for Katy program sponsored by Kingsland Baptist Church. Volunteers power-washed the building, replaced dozens of lights, dusted the shelves and painted the interior.

Holiday Cards Computer Class

Notch up your holiday cards this season by adding personalized touches with our do-it-yourself Holiday Gift Cards computer class.   We will be teaching you to create your own cards using Microsoft Publisher.  There are still openings for the Gift Cards Class this Tuesday, December 2nd at 7pm.  If you can’t make that one you can learn the basics with our Microsoft Publisher Class on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.  Both c

Election Day Info

Need to know where to vote Tuesday?  We can help you with that as well as finding a sample ballot or a list of all the polling places. Precinct info & sample ballot (don’t know your precinct?

ESL Tutors Needed

In the Katy area there is a great need for English as a Second Language instruction for adults. Although the Maud Marks Library offers many free ESL classes we are unable to keep up with the demand.  If you would like to help someone learn to speak English please consider taking our ESL tutor training workshop on Saturday, October 4, from 9 AM to 2 PM.  There is no charge for training attendance or materials.

Senior Outreach

Daisy, 86 and Gini, 91 are showing off the library mugs they recently received for completing the Adult Summer Reading Program. 
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