Maud Smith Marks

Tablet or iPad?

 Do have one of these devices that you would like to learn how to use? On Tuesday, August 30, 2016, Maud Marks Library is offering an Apple iPad class at 10:00 am. Register on-line and bring your iPad with you and follow along as we show you how to make the most of your iPad. If you have an Android device we are offering a Tablets class at 1:00 pm. Register on-line and bring your device with you.  Register on-line and come back to the library at 7:00 pm for our Getting Started with Apps class and learn about what apps you can use to help organize and simplify your life, or just play games. 

Book Sale!

Coming up this Saturday, August 27 will be the Friends of Maud Marks Library book sale. The kids are back to school and our Friends group is back at 10 AM with their book sale. As always, there is a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction. But don't forget about the children’s books and the paperbacks. All proceeds benefit the library and help to fund some of the great programs we offer. Then check our event calendar to see what we've got going on for the rest of August and in September.

eBooks

The Maud Marks Library will be offering an ebooks class Tuesday, August 23 at 7 pm in the computer lab. In this class you will learn what an ebook is and the services Harris County Public Library offers.  Please call to register at 281-492-8592.

Container Gardening

  Do you want to grow vegetables, fruits, or flowers but you don't have a lot of land to cultivate?  Come to the Maud Marks Library and learn about container gardening. The Master Gardeners of Harris County will be here on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 10 am to teach you how to get started and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Please register on-line or call 281-492-8592.

Exercise Your Talents… Volunteer! Fair

Are you interested in exercising your talents as well as your mind? We want to give you a chance to help make Katy and the surrounding area a little better for your neighbors. We will be hosting our 2nd annual Volunteer Fair tomorrow, Saturday, August 6 at 10 AM to 2 PM. Come visit the different groups in the area looking for people to help out. Not only will people from the library itself be there, but we will have representatives from BARC, Katy Christian Ministries, Pregnancy Help Center, Meals on Wheels, Eternal Food Ministries, and more!

Come visit at least 15 vendors and get a chance to win 2 tickets to the Alamo Drafthouse. Visit ALL the vendors and win a copy of Daniel Silva’s new book The English Spy (while supplies last).

Give back to the community that has given so much to us! 

Computer 101 Class


Have you recently purchased a new computer? Not sure what all of the icons do or what to click to get where you want to go? Not sure what an "icon" is? Well then you should sign up for our Computers 101 class.

Friday Movie Time

  Before you make plans to see the new movie coming out in August, come and watch Disney’s 1977 adventure Pete’s Dragon.  It's the story of a boy and his "fierce" dragon, Elliot. The movie will be shown on Friday, July 29, 2016, at 1:15 pm. Come and enjoy the free movie with free popcorn.

Hooray, It's Book Sale Time!

Woo-hoo It's book sale time once again at the Maud Marks Library. This Saturday, July 30th, the Friends of the Maud Marks Library will be having their used book sale from 10 AM - 4 PM. There are lots of books, magazines, videos, DVDs and more, for children, teens, and adults. Come see all our insane bargains. All proceeds will benefit the library. The book sale will take place in the meeting room of the library. So swing on by the the Maud Marks Library this Saturday and walk out with a bag full of books! 

Over 1000 readers!

Maud Marks Library has exceeded 1000 readers signed up for our 2016 Summer Reading Program.

68 babies, 705 kids, 90 teens and 141 adults have committed to read this summer. If you aren't one of them there is still time to join. The summer reading program runs thru August 6. In order to get any prizes you need to have read 10 books or completed 10 activities. 

Exercise Your Reasoning Powers... Read a Mystery.

At the Maud Marks Library, we are currently looking at the mystery genre for our summers adult genre challenge.  Remember, read 5 different genres and get an entry for our grand prize book basket which includes a Kindle Fire, a $25 gift card to Katy Budget Books, and 4 tickets to the Alamo Drafthouse.  As always, we would like to thank the Friends of the Maud Marks Library, Katy Budget Book, and the Alamo Drafthouse for their generous assistance to our genre challenge and Summer Reading Program.

So, why read a mystery book this summer?  Mysteries examine human nature, probing the why, the who and how. Justice is at the heart of the solution in a mystery. When "legal justice" is not an option, investigators take the law into their own hands. Most of the time readers can expect the good guys to win and the bad guys to be punished.

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