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Make a Difference in Your Community!

Volunteer instructors are needed to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, citizenship, and adult literacy in our community.  Training and materials are provided along with flexible scheduling. Make a difference in your community today. If you are interested in volunteering as a tutor for ESL, citizenship, or literacy classes, please contact the Northwest Branch Library for more information.You can reach us at 281-890-2665 or you can email us at NW@HCPL.NET .

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!

Tomball German Heritage Festival

If you are looking for a fun and culturally stimulating activity for this weekend, head up to Tomball for the Tomball German Heritage Festival.  This annual festival celebrates the heritage of the original Germans who settled this area in the 1840s and is held in Old Tomball near the Historic Train Depot Plaza.  

There will be something for everyone at this FREE festival including live music, delicious German foods, petting zoo and street performers.  For more information, please visit Tomball German Heritage Festival for more information. 

 

Make a Difference in Your Community!

Volunteer instructors are needed to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, citizenship, and adult literacy in our community.  Training and materials are provided along with flexible scheduling. Make a difference in your community today. If you are interested in volunteering as a tutor for ESL, citizenship, or literacy classes, please contact the Northwest Branch Library for more information.You can reach us at 281-890-2665 or you can email us at NW@HCPL.NET .

Exercise Your Talents… Volunteer! Fair

Are you interested in exercising your talents as well as your mind? We want to give you a chance to help make Katy and the surrounding area a little better for your neighbors. We will be hosting our 2nd annual Volunteer Fair tomorrow, Saturday, August 6 at 10 AM to 2 PM. Come visit the different groups in the area looking for people to help out. Not only will people from the library itself be there, but we will have representatives from BARC, Katy Christian Ministries, Pregnancy Help Center, Meals on Wheels, Eternal Food Ministries, and more!

Come visit at least 15 vendors and get a chance to win 2 tickets to the Alamo Drafthouse. Visit ALL the vendors and win a copy of Daniel Silva’s new book The English Spy (while supplies last).

Give back to the community that has given so much to us! 

Toys For Tots

It's not too late!  But almost!  We will still be taking donations for Toys For Tots until tomorrow, Thursday, December 17.  There is a box by the children's librarian's desk as you come into the library.  Any unwrapped new toy is acceptable.  Gifts for children ages eight to ten and teens are usually needed most but toys for any age is appreciated.   Hurry to the store today or tomorrow and pick up something to make a boy or girl's Christmas a little brighter!  Bring it by Maud Marks before we close tomorrow at 6 pm.   Thanks you so much for your wonderful giving spirit this season and always.  Our patrons are the best!!

Think, Create, Share

All you creators and inventors will want to carve out some time next Tuesday evening, December 8th at 7 p.m. and come to the Katy MakerSpace here at Maud Marks Library.  All ages and disciplines are welcome.  See what new ideas others are implementing and how you can be a part of it.  Or bring your own creation to work on and share.  You are sure to have a great time and maybe learn something new.  See you there!

Yum Yum!

Did you know that October is National Cookie Month?  Now would be a great time to fire up the oven, dig out your favorite recipe and bake up some cookies for yourself or a friend!  There are so many yummy cookies.  What is your favorite?  Chocolate Chip? Snicker doodles? Whoopi Pies? Rice Krispy Squares? There are too many to list.  They are the perfect snack.  (as long as you don't eat the whole batch at once!!)Here are a few cookie facts.  Did you know that cookie cutters date back to the 1700's and were brought to America by the Germans and Dutch?  The Chocolate Chip cookie is the official state cookie of both Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. I wonder if they hand out free cookies at the border?  America spends over $550 million a year on Oreos!  So have a cookie! Or two or three this month to celebrate! I know I will. And be sure to come into the library and check out our large cook book section.  We have some great cook books with wonderful recipes to help you create some new cookies to add to your collection or to spruce up an old favorite.  And by the way, October is also National Pizza month!  But that is a whole other blog.

What's Bugging You?

 Don't let the bugs eat up your garden!  The Master Gardeners will be here Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m. to help you get rid of all your pesky bugs.  They will tell you how to use non chemical ways to control the bugs that are bugging you, eating your vegetable garden, and chewing on your flowers. All without harming the beneficial insects.  Yes there are some!  Come to the Green Thumb Gardening class Saturday and find out how to debug your life!

Did You Know?

 

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