databases

Introducing Pronunciator, The New Language Learning Tool

We are delighted to announce that we have added Pronunciator, a new language-learning tool to our roster of online resources. Pronunciator features live tutors, movies, music lyrics and more to make learning fun and easy, as well as drills, quizzes, virtual coaching and other features to keep you on track.

ABC mouse is available for free at the Northwest Library

ABCmouse is now available to Northwest Library customers. ABCmouse is an online, educational software that provides 5000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities for children, ages 2-7 years old.  ABCmouse is available only on the library computers; there is no remote access to this resource. Contact us at 281-890-2665 or email us at nw@hcpl.net if you have any questions.

Genealogy Classes at Maud Marks

 Have you ever been interested in learning about your family's history? Where did they  come from? Who was your great great grandfather? Well, we've got some great  news. Currently we are offering a class about our genealogy databases. You'll learn how to trace your family’s lineage and  discover your roots. The classes will be held every Wednesday in June at 10 AM.  Registration is required.

School Resources @ The Library

As I was searching for school resources to write about, I came across another librarian's blog.  Christina Thompson from Galena Park Branch Library has compiled a few excellent resources for school children to search through. Here is her blog:

Don't Panic, We're Not REALLY Closed!

OK, so the library has closed its physical doors Sunday and Monday, but you have your first major paper due on Tuesday!  What are you going to do?!  Worry not, the library has you covered.  Check out our databases for all your research or studying needs.  Our Digital Media Catalog provides even more books to supplement your research.  Want to relax instead?  Check out our vast collection of movies and TV shows through Hoopla.  What ever you want to do this weekend, we have you covered!

We May Be Closed...

This is just a friendly reminder that, though our brick building might be closed from 5 PM today until 1 PM on Monday morning, the library is ALWAYS open online!

Passieren Die Türkei

Pass the turkey! How many languages can you use on your relatives this holiday season? Check out Mango Languages and find out. Click on the video below for an overview of the database.

 

 

E-Resources for Teens

The library has resources that go wherever you do and can be accessed from your smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer, including the computers available for use in the library.

Access OverDrive to download popular books, music, and videos that are perfect for traveling, since you can have 20 items at a time and don’t even have to be in town to check them out. 

Visit the library’s Teens Know webpage to quickly access book recommendations, helpful homework resources, and more.

New Helpful Resource for Home Improvement Projects

The Home Improvement Reference Center allows access from home to more than 120 reference books and 45 magazines covering the areas of decorating, electrical, maintenance, outdoor, plumbing, remodeling, and woodworking.  Quickly access how-to videos, conversion charts, and a glossary.  Features also include a spotlighted project, valuable information on working with contractors, and a helpful homeowner's journal that can be printed or downloaded and then filled in with your details.  For additional books, magazines, and videos on your area of interest, search the online catalog,  or visit the library to browse our shelves or for assistance in finding the right resource.

November Computer Class Registration is Now Available!

At the Maud Marks Library we are so excited about our new computer class schedules.  We are now able to offer a larger variety and number of classes than ever before.  We still have our traditional classes in Microsoft Office Programs and the Internet.  We now offer others such as blogging and iPads.  To see the complete list of November classes, go to our calendar and sign up.  Remember, our computer lab only fits 8 people and the classes fill up fast!  So don't delay, sign up today!

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