Maud Smith Marks

Japanese Kimekomi Balls

May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month.  To recognize and honor those with an Asian Pacific heritage we will be creating beautiful and elegant Kimekomi Balls.  They traditionally have their roots in Japanese culture, but also have a contemporary Western twist. While some of the designs may be found stitched on temari balls, for others we have drawn on the rich American tradition of patchwork quilt blocks to inspire new patterns. Our ADULT DIY craft day is May, 12 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the meeting room.  Since we will be using a sharp blade to make these balls the class is strictly restricted to Adults Only.  Everything is provided but registration is required.  Either call the library at 281-492-8592 or register here to reserve your spot. Come and have a fun time with us. Hope to see you there.

Hooray, It's Book Sale Time!

 Woo-hoo It's book sale time once again at the Maud Marks Library. This Saturday, April 25 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! 

River,Roads and Rails

On Monday, April 20 at 4:30 pm the Monday Makers school age program will explore suspension bridge engineering with recycled materials. They will also play River, Roads and Rails, a Ravensburger game where they will learn observation skills, matching, recognition and association. This program last about 45 minutes.

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Rain, Rain, Come Our Way...

   Our Green Thumb Gardening Series continues this month with Irrigation and Rainwater  Harvesting. The class meets on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 10 am. Register on-line at www.hcpl.net.  The program is presented by the Master Gardeners of Harris County. Click on the link if you are interested in other programs they offer in the Harris County area. 

Citizenship Classes

The Maud Marks Library will begin 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 PM - 8:30 PM April 13, 20, 27, and May 11, 18.

You CAN Work for Yourself

Are you ready to be your own boss?  Maud Marks can help you do that!  This Saturday at 10 AM, SCORE, a volunteer group who offer business counseling to small business owners, will be here to show you how it is done.  They will discuss things like choosing a business entity, the right location, business expenses and deductions, employees vs. subcontractors, financial organization (setting up your books), forms, websites and more.  Let 2015 be the year you gain your employment independence!

Book Clubs

There is still time to join us for an afternoon book club.  On this Thursday, April 9 at 1 pm the Afternoon Book Club will be meeting.  They will be discussing the book Longbourn by Jo Baker.  Immerse yourself a Jane Austin world but from another point of view.  On Wednesday, April 15 at 2 pm the Mystery Book Club will be taking a stab at Blood from a Stone by Donna Leon.  Be sure to bring a dessert to share.  Come by the library and pick up one of these books and join in one or both of these fun groups.

Need a Mentor to Help Start Your Business?

Do you have questions about starting your own business and don’t know how to get the answers? The Maud Marks Library  will have a representative from the non-profit association SCORE at the library on Saturday, April 11, 2015.  SCORE volunteers have been helping people for over 50 years. They are sponsored by many businesses, including the U.S. Small Business Administration. Register for the 10:00 am class at www.hcpl.net and come in and get the answers to your questions. Your business could be on the road to success sooner than you think. 

We Will be Closed....

The Maud Marks Library will be closing at 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 2 and remain closed Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 5 in observance of the Easter Holiday. We will open at 1:00 PM on Monday, April 6.

Though the library may be closed, there is so much you can do online!  Check out our ebooks, search our databases, check your account, or register for a class, all from the comfort of your own home!  

Basic Microsoft Word Class

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 April 7 at 10 AM. 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, April 7 at 10 AM and start typing word documents in no time! 

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