Maud Smith Marks

Insects in Your Garden?

Green Thumb Gardening will be at the Maud Marks Library on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 10:30 am. The Master Gardeners of Harris County will be here discussing Insects in Your Garden, which will include the good insects and the bad insects. Spring is here and summer is approaching so our gardens are blooming and producing. Let's keep them healthy by learning how to care for them. Click on this link to Register for the class and join us for an educational and fun discussion. If you have a particular insect you're wondering about, bring it along. They can help you identify it as a "good" or "bad" insect for your garden.

People's Law School

Do you have legal questions but don’t even know where to start?  The Maud Marks Library is pleased to host The People’s Law School presented by the Katy Bar Association.  Join us this Saturday, May 12 at 1 PM we will be covering the topic of immigration law.  Learn what you need to know to legally become an American Citizen.  Come learn how to ensure your family is safe and happy under the law.

Please click here to register.

Book Sale Saturday

 If you like books, I mean, really like books, then the place to be on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm, is the Maud Marks Harris County Public Library. The Friends of the Library Book Sale has lots and lots to choose from. There's something for everybody, old and young alike. Prices can't be beat. Tell your friends about our Friends of The Maud Marks Library Book Sale.

Happy Star Wars Day - Be the first to celebrate the fourth


May the Fourth Be With You - On the First!

We are inviting all aspiring Jedi to join us next week on May 1st from 4 PM - 8 PM for games, crafts, and a movie. Young padawans will have an opportunity to build a miniature sensory lightsaber. We’ll also have Jedi Training Games & Exercises for attendees to test their skills.

Attempt to save Rey from Kylo Ren with a “force field”, build a spacecraft and try to pilot your way into the Death Star or find out just how good your eye sight is with our Blaster Practice.

The games and crafts end at 5:15, when you’ll want to grab a spot on the floor as we watch Rey’s desire to learn the ways of the Jedi force Luke to make a decision that will change their lives forever.

Stop Teen Dating Violence

Do you have a teenager about to enter the dreaded world of dating?  How do you keep them safe?  This Tuesday, April 24 at 7 PM, Barbara McInnis, a Victim Liason with Harris County Constable Precinct 5, will be at the Maud Marks Library to talk about teen dating violence.  Learn why teens can get violent while on a date, what signs to watch for to catch if your child is in a violent relationship, steps to prevent teen violence, and what to do if it happens to your child.  Click here for more information and  to register.

Green Thumb Gardening - Composting

 Have you tried to grow vegetables and haven't had much luck? It could be the soil. On Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 10:30 am, the Master Gardeners of Harris County will be here at the Maud Marks Library discussing soils and composting. Learn how to get your flowers and veggies to grow strong and healthy. Please register by clicking on this link. Spots fill up quickly.

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. 

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