Maud Smith Marks

Visit Us at Katy Safety Fest!

Helicopters, ambulances, fire trucks, and more!  What are you doing this Saturday?  Here's an idea for fun; visit booth for the Maud Marks Library as we participate in this year's Katy Area Safety Fest at Typhoon Texas!  Come meet your local first responders.  Tour an ambulance and a fire truck.  Learn various tips and tricks to keep you and your family safer.  Have your child bounce in the inflatable kid zone.  Have your child participate in the kids "junior firefighter challenge".  Best of all, visit our booth, get a library card and check out the many seminars, classes, and events available though your local public library.

Join us a Typhoon Texas this Saturday, April 14 from 10 AM to 2 PM.  As you are checking out all the entertainment and food, make sure you stop by and say, "Hello" to your local friendly librarians.

iPhone 101

You are invited to bring your iPhone to our iPhone 101 class on April 10 at 1 PM at the Maud Marks Library. Follow along as we show you how to make the most of your new phone! Learn how to operate your iPhone, explore some of the powerful built-in apps, and learn how to download additional apps, music, and more!  

Let's Celebrate Local Artists!

It's just about time to once again celebrate local Katy artists at the Maud Marks Library!  We have spent the past week collecting various pieces of artwork from artists all across the area.  On Monday we will be installing the artwork in time for us to open after Easter.  We invite you to come and see the creativity and artistry of the Katy area all month long.

Then, on Saturday, April 7 at 6 PM, we will have our official opening reception.  The public is invited to come view the artwork and meet the various artists from Katy displaying their work.  Refreshments will be invited and all are welcome to join us for this day.  We hope to see you then!

Some Changes in Our Hours for This Week

In observance of the Easter holiday we've got a few changes in our hours for this week. On Thursday 3/29  we close at 5 PM and won't re-open until 1 PM on Monday, April 2nd.

While our buildings might be closed we are always open online at hcpl.net/ehcpl. Ebooks, audiobooks, movies and magazines are all available for digital checkout. 

Color Me Relaxed

 When was the last time you spent any time coloring? It's a relaxing activity that has become very popular with adults. The Maud Marks Library has a coloring time for adults once a month called "Color Me Relaxed." The next one is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Be here at 2:00 pm and enjoy some adult coloring time. The topic this month is spring and the explosion of color. Coloring pages and pencils are provided, but you can bring your own. Chat, have a snack, and listen to music while you color and enjoy the the beautiful colors of spring. 

Hooray, It's Book Sale Time!

Woo-hoo It's book sale time once again at the Maud Marks Library. This Saturday, March 24th, 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! 

Green Thumb Gardening at Maud Marks

  It's that wonderful time of year again when the birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and gardens are being planted. The Maud Marks Library is hosting Master Gardeners of Harris County for their presentation of their Green Thumb Gardening Series to discuss growing herbs. Herbs can be medicinal, can be used in lots of different recipes, and are easy to grow. Click here to register to attend on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:30 am. 

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!

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