Maud Smith Marks

Recovering the Classics

Maud Marks Library is Recovering the Classics and you could win a copy of a classic book with YOUR art on the front!

Maud Marks Library is hosting a “design-a-thon” from November 1~December 19, 2016. As part of a National Initiative Recovering the Classics is encouraging artists, designers and illustrators to redesign classic book covers. Why? Because "Sadly, many of the greatest classics in the public domain are left with poorly designed or auto-generated covers that fail to capture what makes these books exciting and inspiring to us…"

Share Your Holiday Food Drive

 

The Share Your Holiday Food Drive will be here at the Maud Marks Library on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Bring your non-perishable food donations between 6 am and 6 pm. The food donations benefit families in the Katy area.

How do you work this thing?!?

Did you have a new laptop or computer, but are not sure how to use it? That’s ok, come by the Maud Marks Library on December 6th at 10:00 AM. We will be offering a Computer 101 class this Tuesday in the computer lab. In this class, you will discover what a computer does, learn the basic terminology, and how to start a computer. This class will help you become familiar with Windows operating system and show you how to use the mouse. The class is designed for new computer users. Become a computer whiz in no time!

Read Local With Our Local Literary Festival & Market, Saturday at Maud Marks

     It’s the Holiday Season!  Maud Marks Library wants to help out with your last minute gift shopping.  Do you have a relative you just can’t think about what to buy them?  Do you have a child who would give anything for a new book?  We have you covered with our 3rd annual Local Literary Festival and Market on December 3 at 12:30-4:30.

Happy Thanksgiving Holiday

 The Maud Marks Library's doors will be closed at 5 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, and reopen at 1 pm on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. That doesn't mean you won't have access to ebooks, e-audiobooks or movies. Our "eBooks and More" link is always open, 24-7. Click on the link to access the Overdrive Digital Media electronic catalog. Hoopla also has lots of music, ebooks, and movies available for download. Magazines have been added to our website through Flipster. Audiobooks are available through OneClick Digital. Create an account using your library card number and you will be on your way to enjoying the holiday with a good read. You don't have a card? No problem. Sign up for an iKnow Digital number for all things digital. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Color Me Relaxed!

What is the newest way for adults to relax and have a good time? Coloring! The Maud Marks Library now has an adult coloring hour on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Join us on Tuesday, November 22, at 2 PM, as we 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.

Namaste

Why not de-stress before the Thanksgiving holiday with some awesome yoga? This Saturday, November 19 we will be offering a free yoga class with a certified instructor. Class begins at 3 pm. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. 

Who's In Your Family Tree?

Have You ever wondered who YOU could be related to?  Was your ancestor a king?  How about a great inventor?  Perhaps you have a philosopher in your past?  We know a way to find out!  Come by the Maud Marks Library any Wednesday between 10 AM and noon.  Representatives of the website FamilySearch.org will be in the library's computer lab to help you get started on your search.  You will be able to set up your family tree, search for ancestors and more!  Get started on your family history and learn who you really are.

Medicare: What You Need to Know

 Are you confused about how Medicare works? On Tuesday, November 14 at 2 PM, Ms. Karen Chandler a Medicare expert, will be at Maud Marks Library to answer any questions you might have. Annual Enrollment Period is just getting started. So come on by the Maud Marks Library, and learn everything you need to know about Medicare.

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