Maud Smith Marks

The Gift Everyone can Use

   Do you know people who are hard or impossible to buy for?  Maybe they have everything! Maybe you don't know them that well.  Maybe you don't know their tastes.  Well, there is one gift that everyone can use. Money.  It is the perfect gift when you don't know what to give.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a special way to give money....

Find Your Dream Job

Are you ready to stretch your wings in your professional life?  Are you still looking for a job and starting to get frustrated?  Join us for Dream Job month at the Maud Marks Library!  Dream Job month runs April 15- May 19th as we offer various types of assistance to our customers in "job search mode".  

We have a preview of our month beginning right now with our job search display which can be found right as you walk in the library's doors.  Our display contains many books on resumes, interviewing, and the entire job search process.

Then, we begin on Tuesday, April 15th at 7 PM with the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity.  They will be at the Maud Marks Library to take our customers through all the steps needed to start their own business.  Why work for others when you can work for yourself.  (Don't worry if you can't make it that night, we'll have more opportunities later.)

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Free Tax Assistance Coming to an End…

Just a reminder that the AARP will be here at the library for assistance in e-filing your taxes from 10 am to 2 pm, only on Mondays and Fridays until April 14, 2014. The service is for low income and/or the elderly and is on a first come first serve basis. Be sure to bring all your paperwork, including your ID and Social Security Card.


 

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Read A Good Book

Looking for a good book and a good time?  Come to Maud Marks Book Clubs.  We have three different book clubs this month to whet your appetite!  Starting on Monday, April 7 @7PM the Evening Book Club will be discussing On Saudi Arabia  by Karen Elliott House. House is a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter who has spent the last thirty years writing about Saudi Arabia....

Book Sale Bargains

Books, DVDs, and CDs are on sale at bargain prices this Saturday, March 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 have all their inventory on display for this 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.

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Looking for English Classes?

It doesn't happen often, but the Maud Marks Library has some openings in our ESL program.  Just come in and speak with a librarian.  We will ask you to fill out a short application and take a quick test so we can figure out your level.  Then, we will match you with one of the classes with openings.  Just make sure you answer all the questions on the application as thoroughly as possible.

Hurry in!  We have new classes starting soon!

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The 2014-2015 Texas Bluebonnet Books are Here!

" Texas Bluebonnet Award is a unique program that encourages reading for pleasure and is aimed at students in grades 3-6. Each year, 20 books are chosen as the “Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List” by the TBA selection committee. 

If students read a minimum of five books from the current master list (or have the books read aloud to them), they have the opportunity to vote for their favorite title during the month of January each year. The author of the book receiving the most votes statewide is declared the winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award."

Come check them out!

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Computer Time

   Just a reminder, the Maud Marks Library offers several computer classes at no charge. If you prefer advanced skills, register for our Intermediate Microsoft Excel class scheduled at 10 am on Tues., March 25. On the same day, for those who are just starting out we have a Keyboarding 101 class scheduled for 1 pm and a Computer Basics class scheduled for 7 pm.  If Microsoft Word might be what you need? Check out the classes scheduled on our calendar and register on-line. Space is limited so don’t wait too long. There might be ...

Beautiful Eggs

         I know it's still March, but I'm already thinking about Easter.  I'm all excited about making these beautiful Ukrainian Easter Eggs!  They are very labor intensive but well worth the effort.  Tuesday, April 8th from 2:00 pm till 5:00 pm we will be learning how to make these wonderful eggs!  Notice the extended meeting time.  We will need extra time to finish these eggs.  I will provide whole, raw eggs, and everything else you need.  You are welcome to bring a blown out egg to decorate if you are uncomfortable about keeping a raw egg.  I assure you it is safe and will dry out in the shell and will not stink!  Space is limited so you will have to sign up here ...

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