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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. 

Westerns: Adult Genre Challenge #3

If you’re taking our Genre Challenge this is your opportunity to experience the uniquely American genre of Westerns.  Westerns started out as “dime novels” in the mid-19th century. Classic stories and writers helped invent how we imagine the Old West. The typical Western hero is the loner who rides into town, cleans things up, and rides out again.

Help Wanted

Wanted: Summer Volunteers
Who: students entering 7th grade and up
When: June –August (choose one session)
     Session 1: June 9-July 12
     Session 2: July 14-August 16
Shifts are two hours/twice a week
Deadline for applications: May 24

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