Maud Smith Marks

Home Sweet Home

Are you a Harris County resident that is ready to call a home your own? Are you uncertain or nervous about the finances required for home ownership in Harris County? Great news, Harris County’s Community Service Department will be having a Home Ownership Program this Saturday, January 31st at the Maud Marks Library at 10:00 AM.

"When You Care Enough"

To quote a popular greeting card company, “When you care enough to send the very best”, you send the best card you can find.  What says “I care” more than a handmade card?  It says to the recipient that you cared enough to take the time to create something just for them.  Tuesday, February 10th , 2 pm – 4 pm here at Maud Marks you will be making beautiful valentine cards for your loved ones.   There will be several to choose from so you can make a different card for everyone on your list!  Pease register here so I will have enough templates for everyone.  Everything is provided so come and have a good time with us!  Hope to see you there!

Citizenship Classes

The Maud Marks Library has begun a new session of Citizenship Classes. These free classes, taught by a retired U.S. Immigration officer, will help with all aspects of the citizenship process. Topics covered will include preparing for the citizenship interview, application and filing instructions, and general knowledge of U.S. government and history.

You can attend all or just some of the classes which will meet from 6:30 - 8:30 January 26, & February 9, 16, and 23.

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” - Benjamin Franklin

It’s that time of year again… for tax assistance, that is.  Beginning Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, and every Monday and Friday through Apr. 13, 2015, the AARP volunteers will be at the Maud Marks Library assisting the elderly and low-income individuals with tax help. Be sure to bring all the necessary paperwork. The filing is done on-line. Doors open at 10 am and close at 2 pm, but you may want to come early because it’s a first come first serve basis. For questions about this service call the library at 281-492-8592. But, for tax information, instruction booklets and forms, the IRS website is the best place to visit. This year, HCPL branches will only carry the three basic forms: 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ.

Green Thumb Gardening

Master Gardeners of Harris County hosts its free monthly gardening series on Saturday, January 17 at 10 am.

Come learn all about composting.

Quill Skill

January is here and it’s time to spruce up the house for the new year.  I have just the thing to help you!  Next Tuesday, January 13th, from 2 – 4pm at the DIY Adult Craft we will be quilling our initials.  Don’t worry if you have never quilled before because it is really very easy and with just a little patience you will create a beautiful picture for your home!  You must register here or call the library at 281-492-8592 and let me know if you want to quill your first initial or your last initial so I can have it ready for you.  Everything is provided except the frame. We always have a wonderful time, so come and join us this month!  Hope to see you there! 

How do you work this thing?!?

Did you get a new laptop or computer from Santa this Christmas, but are not sure how to use it? That’s ok, come by the Maud Marks Library on January 6th at 10:00 AM. We will be offering a Computer Basics 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 7 and show you how to use the mouse.

More Fun Family Films to Watch

    

               

 Since school doesn’t resume until Jan 6, the library will be showing two more Free Family Films. On Friday, Jan. 2, at 1:15 pm the movie being shown is All Dogs Go to Heaven. On Monday, Jan. 5, at 1:15 pm the family can come and enjoy the movie Ice Age. Come one, come all... there’s free popcorn, too.  Hope you all have a very safe and Happy New Year!

We May Be Closed...

This is just a friendly reminder that, though our brick building might be closed from 5 PM today until 1 PM on Monday morning, the library is ALWAYS open online!

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