Maud Smith Marks

What is Your Story?

The Maud Marks Library has many ways to find your ancestors over the upcoming weeks.  First, this Tuesday, October 25 at 7 PM, we will be teaching a class on Online Genealogy.  A librarian will show you how to find your long lost family members and stories using Library Edition, HeritageQuest, and other online resources.  Then on Wednesday, October 26 at 10 AM, specialists will be here to assist people in using the website and database.  

On Monday, October 31 at 7 PM, Sue Kaufman, manager of the Clayton Genealogical Library, will be here to discuss "How to Get the Most From Your Trip to Clayton."  Come learn strategies for the budding genealogist from the director of one of the top Genealogical libraries in the country.  

We're Showing Hotel Transylvania!

Katy ISD has early dismissal on Friday, October 21, but don't go crying to your mummy about having nothing to do. Maud Marks Library has planned ahead just for you with a great Halloween-themed movie. Come to the library for the spook-tacular Hotel Transylvania. Just in time to get you ready for Halloween. The movie will begin at 1:15 PM, but if that's not enough to make you howl with delight we'll provide you with some free popcorn too!

Green Thumb Gardening Series

Oranges. Limes. Figs. Apples. Peaches. What do you know about planting and caring for fruit trees in the Houston area? The Master Gardeners of Harris County will be here at the Maud Marks Library with their Green Thumb Gardening Series to answer your questions. Come at 10 am on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. Seating is limited so please register early by calling us at 281-492-8592 or by clicking on this link or by going to our website at 

Microsoft Word: The Basics

Do you need to type documents for work or personal use? The Maud Marks Library will be offering a Basic Microsoft Word Class in the computer lab on October 11 at 1 PM. This class is a basic introduction to Microsoft Word. Learn how to use the tool bar and create a word document. So come on by the Maud Marks Library on Tuesday, October 11 at 1 PM and start typing word documents in no time!


 Have you ever been interested in learning about your family's history? Where did they  come from? Who was your great great grandfather? Well, we've got some great  news. Volunteers will be at the library every Wednesday  to help anyone who wants to learn more about their roots. All levels from beginners to advance will gain the skills needed to trace their family lineage using the library's genealogy databases.  The classes will be held every Wednesday at 10 AM. No registration is required. What's stopping you? 

Make Your Own Sushi Roll…

And eat it, too. Come to the Maud Marks Library for the Adult DIY Craft time on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 2 pm and learn how to make sushi. Enjoy the delicious results.  Registration is limited so register early by calling us at 281-492-8592, or by clicking on this link.

Texian Market Days

We can't believe it, but, we still have openings in this month's Timeless Travelers Senior Bus Trip to the George Ranch for Texian Market Days.  Seniors 55 years and older are invited to join us at the George Ranch for a day of  reenactments, music, entertainment, and fun.  The entrance fee for the festival is generously paid by our Friends of the Maud Marks Library.  All you need to provide is cash to buy lunch from one of the MANY food vendors on site.  Registration is by telephone only at 281-492-8592.  Hurry and call us now, these trips fill up fast!

Teens: Volunteer at the Library!

Do you need volunteer hours? If you're a teenager in high school then we have a spot for you. We need volunteers to help shelve, count patrons, and more. Students must be in high school and need to be able to commit to two hours a week. In addition attending an orientation is required. Our next teen volunteer orientation will be held on Thursday, October 6 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

At Maud Marks Library volunteer opportunities abound!

The Apple iPad!

Do you have a brand new iPad? This Tuesday on September 27th at 1:00 PM, the Maud Smith Marks Library will be offering a computer class on the Apple iPad. Bring your iPad and follow along as we show you how to make the most of your new tablet. Learn how to operate your iPad, explore the built in apps and how to download additional apps, music and more!

Color Me Relaxed

  Have you heard? The “new thing” is coloring pages for adults. Come check it out on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at 2 pm. The Maud Marks Library is hosting “Color Me Relaxed”.  We will chat, have a snack, and listen to music while we color our way to "relaxed". Coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided, but you can certainly bring your own supplies. This group will continue to meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information, please call the library at 281-492-8592.  

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