Maud Smith Marks

It's a Universe of Science Fiction Stories

Summer has started and with it the Maud Marks Summer Genre Challenge.  Everytime you read a book in certain genres you can enter to win a basket of books in that genre.  If you read in 5 different genres, you get an entry to win our grand prize basket which includes a Kindle Fire, a gift card to Katy Budget Books, and 4 tickets to the Alamo Drafthouse.

This week we are going to concentrate on Science Fiction.  Science Fiction is speculative fiction and raises controversial questions in worlds based on plausible scientific theories. Traditionally it posits future worlds and technologies, but settings in the past, rich in future technologies, have grown in popularity. No matter the time and setting, science supported by known scientific principles drive the stories.

Law School for the Layman

Do you have legal questions but don’t even know where to start?  The Maud Marks Library is pleased to host The People’s Law School presented by the Katy Bar Association.  On Saturday, May 11 at 10:30 AM we will be covering the topic of trademark law.  Learn all about trademarks, copyright, webpage rights and other intellectual property issues to protect or grow your business.  Charles Knobloch is a patent, trademark, and Texas attorney and is no stranger to our oil, medical, and computer based Houston economy.    Seating is limited.  Please click here to register.

Paying for College


Do you have a child preparing to start a post-secondary education?  Are you worrying about how to pay for it?  The Maud Marks Library wants to help with that.  Come in on this Saturday, May 11 at 2 PM and hear firsthand experience on how to apply for scholarships, financial aid and grants for parents with students who are currently sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school.  Don’t let the high cost of education prevent your child from getting one.

Seating for this and most programs at the Maud Marks Library is limited.  Please click here to register for this program.

Book Sale This Weekend

Come by the Maud Marks Library this Saturday, April 27 at 10 AM- 4 PM for our monthly Friends of the Maud Marks Library Book Sale.  We will have a wide range of used books, magazines, DVDs, and CDs available.  Come see our rock bottom prices.  All proceeds will benefit the library though our collection and programs.


Teen Summer Job at the Maud Marks Library

The Maud Marks Library is excited to announce that this summer, the library will be hiring 2 summer interns for 9 weeks.  The library is looking for motivated, high energy high school students ages 16-18 to help us out during our summer reading program. 

The applications are available until May 15.  You may also come into the library for a copy.  These applications must be returned in person before the May 15 deadline.  It would be a good idea to include a resume with the application.

Should you get the job, you would be required to work Monday- Friday, 1 PM- 5 PM from June 3 to August 2.  Among your duties would be shelving and helping with our summer reading program events.

The Maud Marks Library is excited to provide this opportunity for teens in the Katy community.

Celebrate Local Artists!

The community is invited to join us at the Maud Marks Library this Saturday from 4-6 for the opening reception for our annual "Celebrate Local Artists" art exhibition.  Thirty artists from the Katy area are exhibiting (and selling) their artwork throughout the month of April at the Maud Marks Library.  Come and see the incredible talent we have right here in the Katy area.  Then if you join us on Saturday, April 6 for our opening reception, you can meet and mingle with many of the artists we have displayed.


Calling All Local Artists!

Do you dabble in the fine arts?  Do you have an inner painter or sculptor waiting to come out?  The Maud Marks Library want to show off your work during our annual "Celebrate Local Artists" Art Exhibition.  This call is open for all professional and emerging artists ages 6 years & above.

All you have to do is fill out and turn in our Entry Form & Artists Agreement Form.  Please return the form to our curators at by March 25, 2019.  Should your art work be accepted in to our exhibit, we will let you know by March 27.

Celebrate Texas Independence!

Seniors 55+ are invited to join the Maud Marks Library’s Timeless Travelers program this Saturday, March 2 for a FREE trip to the Washington on the Brazos for their Independence Day Celebration, courtesy of the Friends of Maud Marks Library and Precinct Three Transportation.  The bus departs at 9 AM from the Maud Marks Library for a fun day in Washington-On the Brazos as we listen to music, meet with reenactors, and more!.  Seating is extremely limited.  Please call the Maud Marks Library at 832-927-7860 to register for this trip. 

Timeless Travelers is a program series promoting educational and cultural enrichment for senior adults.  Once a month we take free bus trips across southeast Texas to experience the culture and history of this great state.  The only requirement is that you are old enough to attend (55+).  Thanks to the Friends of the Maud Marks Library for sponsoring this series.

Find Your Next Read at the Library!

Join us this Saturday, February 23 from 10 AM- 4 PM for our next Friends of the Maud Marks Library Book Sale.  In addition to our regular books, we also have a nice selection of DVDs, CDs and vinyl LPs, including some old 78's for sale.  Come see our insane prices and find your next favorite book!

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