databases

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!

New Resources For Your Favorite Hobbies and Crafts

Our new easy-to-use database Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center features over 1,500 magazines and books on numerous topics in the areas of arts & crafts, collecting, home & garden, indoor recreation, kids’ crafts, model building, needlecrafts & textiles, outdoor recreation, performing arts, science & technology, and scrapbooking & paper crafts.  Browse books, access articles, read recipes, and view instructional videos all from your computer or mobile device.  Get started now for helpful ideas for Halloween costumes, crafts, and more.  For more fun seasonal activities, stop by the library and browse our new display “Home & Hearth”.

“THE TOP 10 THINGS I LIKE ABOUT NOVELIST”

 

 

Do you like to keep a list of the books you have read?  Is your notebook getting too big to carry?  Have you ever found yourself at the library and left your list at home?

You may be the interested in our database, NovelistPlus.  These are the things I personally like about it:

GOING ON A TREASURE HUNT

 I have always love things that are shiny and glittery. I love to discover buried treasure. I especially love to find something old and restore it to new life.
Maud Smith Marks Library is a great place to discover buried treasure. I love to browse the shelves and find a book I never knew about and discover it is my new most favorite book. A person could do that everyday and always find a book you never heard of before. It might be a new author, a book in a series you missed, a classic you always wanted to read. I have discovered my favorite author in the whole library

Be Your Own Mechanic

Everyone knows how expensive it is to take a car to a mechanic when it breaks down.  You can always go to the library and check out one of the Chilton's Repair Manuals, but those are big and bulky and what happens when the library doesn't have the manual for your car.  Now WHAT????!!!!

Here at the Maud Marks Library, we have the answer to your automotive problems.  Did you know that the Harris County Public Library has all that same information in an easy to access database?  On Saturday at 10 AM we will be hosting a class to teach you how to use the Chilton's Online Database.  Come and find all the diagrams and information you need to keep your car running like new.

Seating is limited so click here to register.

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