Maud Smith Marks

Celebrate Local Artist!

The Maud Marks Library invites YOU to come celebrate local artists with us this week.  We have so many opportunities for you to meet the many artist living here in Katy and the Houston area.  First, join us tonight, Monday April 17, at 6:30 pm as Gilberto Mello talks about his art and creative process.  Rick Spacek will be here tomorrow, Tuesday April 18 at 6:30 to give his artist talk and show ups what it takes to carve wood.  On Thursday April 20 at 3:30, Zineb Trifi will be at a very special TeenMakers to show teens and pre-teens the creative side of painting.  

Finally, on Friday April 21, join all our artists for a special Meet the Artist reception at 7 PM.  Come view theier work and find out how they get their inspiration!

Come join us as we Celebrate Local Artists this month!

Last Chance for Tax Assistance

                                                                                                                                                               Have you procrastinated and still need help filing your federal income taxes? Here at the Maud Marks Library the final day for tax assistance with the AARP volunteers is Monday, April 17, 2017, from 10am - 2 pm. The Library will be closed on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday. If you need assistance with your taxes please arrive early on Monday for the first come first serve sign up. Bring all the necessary paperwork and identification. 

How do you work this thing?!?

Did you have a new laptop or computer, but are not sure how to use it? That’s ok, come by the Maud Marks Library on April11th at 10:00 AM. We will be offering a Computer 101 class this Tuesday in the computer lab. In this class, you will discover what a computer does, learn the basic terminology, and how to start a computer. This class will help you become familiar with Windows operating system and show you how to use the mouse. The class is designed for new computer users. Become a computer whiz in no time!

Celebrate Local Artists With Family Art

During the month of April, the Maud Marks Library is celebrating local artists!  Throughout the month, some of those artists will be stopping by to do art talks and workshops.  First up, this Saturday, April 8 at 3 PM, Meghna Patil will be here to show elementary school aged children the fine art of painting.  Children and their parents are invited to come and create their own masterpieces as we learn more about Ms. Patil's art and her painting process.  This is a ticketed event.  Please show up at 2:30 for tickets.  Afterwards, be sure to check out the many paintings and sculptures throughout the library.  The Maud Marks Library would like to thank the Friends of the Maud Marks Library for sponsoring this month long event as we Celebrate Local Artists!

Art Show & Workshops - All Month Long

April 1-30, local artists will exhibit their work throughout the library.  Come view their paintings and sculptures.  Artwork displayed is available for sale.   This project is sponsored by the Friends of Maud Marks Library. As an added incentive local artists will be teaching their crafts with these educational seminars:
Painting for School Age Children with Meghna Patil 3PM Saturday, April 8
Painting on Porcelain with Marina Goria  2Pm, Tuesday, April 11
Artist’s Talk with Oil Painter Gilbert Mello  6:30 PM, Monday, April 17
Painting for Teens & Tweens with Meghna Patil  3:30 PM, Thursday, April 20.

Color Me Relaxed

 It's not too late to join us for "Color Me Relaxed", a coloring time for adults.  Make some new friends while you color, relax, chat, have a snack, and listen to music. We have lots of coloring pages and pencils available to choose from, or bring your own and share with others. This month we meet on Tuesday., March 28, 2017, at 2 pm. If you can't make it this month, join us in April.

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 2013 on April 1 at 10 AM or April 4 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, April 1 at 10 AM or April 4 at 7 PM to become a Microsoft Excel pro!

Book Sale Time

On Saturday, March 25 the Friends of the Maud Marks Library will be hosting their monthly book sale. From 10 AM - 4 PM there will be a large selection of different books to peruse and purchase. Browse through hardback fiction and nonfiction, children’s books and paperbacks. Most items are $1.00 or less and all of the proceeds benefit the library. We hope to see you there!

Who is in YOUR Family Tree?

Are you related to nobility or black sheep?  Who is in YOUR famiy tree?  The Maud Marks Library want to help you find out.   Every Wednesday from 10-12.  Experts from the database FamilySearch.org will be in our computer lab to show you how its done.  Whether you are a complete novice or have been searching for years, our volunteers will help you find that illusive ancestor hiding among the leaves.  Best of all, not only is it free, no registration is required.  Just walk in and receive one-on-one help.

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