Maud Smith Marks

Upcoming Computer Classes

At the Maud Marks Library, we offer computer classes on a variety of topics.  In fact, we have 2 special classes coming up this Tuesday, October 28 for those interested in connecting with others.

At 10 AM, we will be teaching a basic class on the Internet.  Come learn how to search the Internet and find all kinds of information available out on the World Wide Web.

Early Voting Information

Early voting for the November 4 election begins October 20 and runs through October 31. You will need a photo ID in order to cast a ballot.  The early voting  locations near the library are:

Glen Cheek Education Building 16002  Westheimer Parkway 77082 and Franz Road Storefront 19818 Franz Road 77449.

The Election Hotline number is 713-755-6965. For additional information and schedule go to www.harrisvotes.org. 

Technology Alert: CAC Reader at the Library

The library now has a Common Access Card (CAC) Reader that can be used while in the library.  The CAC is a smart card issued to the military and others who need access to DoD facilities or network systems.  The card may contain data storage, identification, authentication, and application, all accessed electronically with a CAC Reader. Please ask at the customer service desk for in-library use only. For more information call 281-492-8592 or go to www.hcpl.net.

iSlime!

The Monday Makers will be experimenting with making slime this Monday, October 20 at 4:30 pm. This is designed for the 6-10 year old. No registration is required.

"In the Shade of the 'Ol Apple Tree"

Do you have a lot of sunshine in your yard? Would you like to reduce your summer electricity bill?  Maybe you need to plant a tree! There are many wonderful trees that grow well in the Houston area.  You may want a shade tree or maybe a fruit tree.  This Saturday, October 18th at 10 a.m. in the Meeting room at Maud Marks the Master Gardeners will be presenting "Tree Maintenance".  Come and learn all you need to know about growing and caring for trees in Houston.  The presentation is free but we would like you to register here so we will have enough handouts for everyone.  Or you can call the library at 281-492-8592.  Hope to see you there.

International Space Station Exhibit

    There’s something exciting being featured at the Maud Marks Library in October. NASA’s model of the International Space Station is on exhibit from Oct 3 through Oct. 16, 2014. The display demonstrates how large the actual space station is by showing it hovered over a US football field, although the actual space station weighs almost 925,000 pounds. Come in and see for yourself. While here, check out some books on space and learn more about life in the International Space Station.

The Future is Here!

Have you seen one of the new 3-D Printers?  Harris County has just acquired one and we here at Maud Marks will have an opportunity to see it in action!  At the Adult DIY Craft Tuesday, October 14th at 2:00 pm we will witness a 3-D pumpkin being made.  Everyone will get to decorate their own 3-D pumpkin and make a pretty fall display to show it off.  Come and be on the cutting edge of technology and make a nice fall arrangement for your home.  The class is very limited so be sure to sign up here right away or call the library at 281-492-8592.  Hope to see you there!

Family Movie at the Library

     Katy School District has an early dismissal day on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.  The library opens at 1:00 and we will be showing a family movie at 1:15 pm. Come on in for free popcorn and watch an "awesome" movie about little colorful blocks of plastic that form together to create mini figures in a community of villains and super heroes. For the exact title of the movie please call the library at 281-492-8592.

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.

Library Card Sign-Up Month

           September is the month that libraries celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month. A library card is an invaluable school supply. It is a key resource for research, discovery, and so much more. Information can be accessed 24-7 from our website. If you do not have a Harris County Public Library card go on-line and register and/or come in and sign up. Just bring an ID with current residence address and get a card today. If you are under 18 years old you will also need parent/guardian signature on the form.  We have a great collection and an expert staff to help you find what you are looking for.
Here are seven super ways to use your Library: 1) Check out books and audiobooks 2) Use a computer 3) Learn a language 4) Take a computer class 5) Join an ESL class 6) Bring your preschooler to story time 7) Join a book club.

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