Maud Smith Marks

Citizenship Class Series

 

Did you know that we will be offering a U.S. Citizenship Class here at Maud Marks?  The class will be held every Monday starting September 15th through October 27th at 6 pm.  Topics for the class will include preparing for the citizenship interview, tips for demonstrating English ability during the interview, and general knowledge of U.S. government and history.  We also have practice test books that you can check out here at the library.  Look for them in our Popular Section behind the Reference Desk at call number 323.623 AleRegistration is required so be sure to call the library at 281-492-8592 to reserve your spot. 

Maker Monday

We are changing the name of  Afternoon Art to Maker Monday starting next week.  On the second and fourth Mondays children ages 6-11 are invited to create arts and crafts, and on the first and third Mondays children can now do simple science exploration. Both programs start at 4:30 and last about an hour. There is no program on the fifth Monday of the month. Come check it out! 

Computer Secure? Check!

   Do you experience anxiety when you go on the computer to check your email? What about placing an on-line order with your credit card? Maybe you don’t do either of these things because you’re too worried. Come to the library on Tues., Sept. 9, 2014, from 1:00-3:00 pm for a class on Computer Security. Learn tips to help secure your computer and become more confident when you log on. It could be the best class you take all year. Registration is necessary so do not hesitate.      

Booksale Saturday!

Don't forget!  The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will be holding their next booksale this Saturday, August 30 at 10 AM- 4 PM.  Come on out to check out our rock bottom prices and support our library.  Remember, proceeds from this and other booksales are used to support the library's great work in the Katy community.  Over the past 20 years, the Friends have helped provide the library with books, magazines, display cases, support for our programs, and more!  Come on out this Saturday and help us while you help yourself to our many many cheap books!

Preschool Explorers

We're really excited to start a new preschool program this fall. Its totally different from any other program we've ever offered. Its designed for the 2 1/2 - 5 year old. Sensory and science stations will be set up around the room where you and your child will have the opportunity to spend a half hour playing,observing and exploring.  We will get messy sometimes so dress appropriate. The program is Wednesdays at 11:15 am starting September 3.

Help a Neighbor. Help your Community. Become a Volunteer ESL Tutor!

Do you want to do the kind of volunteer work that will let you see with your own two eyes the impact you’re having? If so, Harris County Public Library has a volunteer opportunity for you: become an English-as-a-Second-Language tutor! No teaching experience is necessary. We provide the materials and space at the library to meet with students.

Computer Basics Class

Does your computer confuse you? Sometimes even intimidate you?  Well, help is here!  Here at Maud Marks Library anyway. Next Tuesday, August 26th at 10 am our Computer Lab class will be featuring Computer Basics.  Learn basic terminology, how to start a computer and mastering the Windows environment.  A great class to get you started.  Then come back (or stick around) for the 1 pm class on Basic eMailing.  Would you like to set up an email account, but don't know where to start? Come to the library and learn how to set up an account, send an email, how to attach documents and more.  These two classes are sure to help you "take control" or at least make you more comfortable using your computer.  Don't miss these classes if your computer has the upper hand in your house!  Registration is required so call 281-492-8592 to reserve you spot.  Hope to see you there.

Storytime Shake-up

We are shaking up the times and days of our weekly storytimes. Starting in September, the Pat-a-Cake Infant program will be on Tuesdays at 10:15 and 11:15 AM and the Toddler Time will be on Thursdays at 10:15 and 11:15 AM. There will not be a toddler program on Wednesday but, we will be offering a new pre-school program at 11:15 AM that includes science and sensory activities. The regular preschool storytime will be at 10:15 AM . If it all sounds a bit confusing give us a call or stop by for a monthly schedule of events. You don't want to miss a thing.

Beautiful Garden, Little Water

In Houston, we understand hot and dry.  Since this drought began, it seems the weather is always hot and dry.  We've learned to live with it, but what about our lawns?  Harris County Master Gardeners has a solution for that!  Join us this Saturday for our Green Thumb Gardening Series as we discuss water star gardens.  Learn which plants conserve water and how to water for maximum benefit.  Lets keep our lawns and gardens green throughout the hot month of August and longer as we head into the fall.

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