Maud Smith Marks

Color Yourself Relaxed

Do you need some help with your down time?  Coloring can be a very relaxing activity.  Maud Marks Library wants to help with that.  Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, February 27 at 2 PM as we color ourselves into complete relaxation.  We will provide the coloring pages, color pencils, relaxing music, and a snack.  All you need to do is bring yourself and a need to relax.  We will see you then!

AARP Free Tax Help Continues

We've still got free tax help available if you're someone who still needs to file your taxes. The AARP tax preparers are here to provide free tax assistance for the elderly and low income individuals. Come by Mondays or Fridays from 10 AM - 2 PM  through Monday, April 16, 2018. Other HCPL locations are available with different times. For more information about these locations or what to bring with you, please call the library at 281-492-8592. You can also find more information here.

Calling All Katy Area Artists!!

Paint PalettAre you an artist? Do you want to be? Are you just an art lover?

The Maud Marks Library will be celebrating all local artists during the month of April! Throughout the month, we will be showcasing paintings, drawings, and sculptures from local artists right here in the Katy area. The entire community is invited to come visit the library to view the artwork and create their own. We will be hosting art workshops throughout the month of April for our Adult DIY workshop, Wednesday Wonders, TeenMaker, and more! This year, we will have a juried art show with prizes for elementary (ages 6-10), junior high (ages 11-14), and adult (ages 15 and up). Keep an eye on this place right here for more information as we get closer to the big exhibition!

What is streaming TV?

Hulu. Sling. Netflix, A la carte TV. These names are popping up more and more when it comes to in-home TV viewing. Want to get the lowdown on the current trend sweeping American homes? Want to know how easy can be to ditch the cable and take control of what channels and content you get? Want to learn how to CUT THE CORD?

The Maud Smith Marks Branch Library will be offering a new class geared towards getting patrons up to date on the latest streaming TV services and technology. Our CUT THE CORD class will cover what services off and what you need to get started. Come join us and learn the basics of A la Carte TV and streaming.

Friends of the Maud Marks Library Book Sale

 February has been a very busy month here at the Maud Marks Library. You may have noticed a few changes, but before we head on into March, don't foget the Friends Book Sale next Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, from 10 am- 4 pm. This monthly book sale benefits the library in many ways, including our summer reading program. Lots of books and DVDs available to purchase at rock bottom prices. You might just find something you haven't been able to find. 

Reading= Hope X Change

It's Black History Month and the Maud Marks Library always likes to celebrate with style!  Join us this Saturday beginning at 1 PM as we discover why Reading= Hope X Change.  We will start the day off with readings, background music, traditional African American foods, and crafts.  Crafts include African masks, Black Panther masks, Wrinkle in Time Clocks, African American Bingo, Brain Teasers, and more!  Then, at 3 PM, join us as trombonist Kendall Moore and his jazz quartet invoke the Harlem Renaissance and the jazz craze that swept the world.

We'll see you for all the fun this Saturday at 1 PM!

Excelling at Microsoft Excel!

Are you looking for a great way to organize all your data at work or home? The Maud Marks Library will be offering a computer class on the basics of Microsoft Excel on Feb. 3 at 10 AM or Feb. 20 at 7 PM in the computer lab. This class will feature how to use the basic features and terms of Microsoft Excel. You will learn the parts of the Excel screen and how to enter data using formulas by practicing with spreadsheets. So come on by the Maud Marks Library, Feb. 3 at 10 AM or Feb. 20 at 7 PM to become a Microsoft Excel pro!

Upcoming Computer Classes

Wanting to learn how to use your computer and it's programs more effectively? Technology got your brain tied up in knots? Feel like the technology superhighway is passing you by? The Maud Smith Marks Branch wants to help! We are offering free computer classes to the public each and every month. This February we will be running a full slate of classes ranging including Computer 101, Microsoft Excel and Word, Internet, iPhone, iPad and many more! Classes run each Tuesday and Saturday. To see a complete list of upcoming dates and times click this link! Be sure to register for the class and time you would like. Space is limited so sign up today!

Free Tax Help

 It's that time of year again when you are either expecting a refund or owing some money. The AARP tax preparers will be at the Maud Marks Library to provide free tax assistance for the elderly and low income individuals. They will be available on a first come first serve basis on Mondays and Fridays from 10 am - 2 pm beginning Monday, Feb.2, 2018 through Monday, April 16, 2018. For more information about other locations and what to bring with you, please call the library at 281-492-8592, or click on this link

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