Free Money!!!

Do I have your attention yet?!

Yes, I really am talking about free money for you if your home was damaged in Hurricane Ike.  Let's face it, FEMA and insurance payment may not have been enough.  Many people still had to pay quite a bit of money out of pocket to fix their fences, roofs, walls, floors, and other repairs to their homes.  Did you know that you could get all of that money back?

Harris County Recovers is part of the Harris County Homeowner Disaster Recovery program designed to provide financial assistance to homeowners whose property was damaged by Hurricane Ike.  They are here to provide money to pay those massive repair bills.  Even if you have already spent your own money, you may qualify for a reimbursement.

Learn more about this valuable program next week on Thursday, December 3 at 7 PM here at the library. 

MAUD SMITH MARKS LIBRARY GOING GREEN FOR CHRISTMAS

 

Believe it or Not! You can make a beautiful Christmas Wreath out of those throw away bags that protect newspapers on rainy days. You can’t get any greener than that.
Join us for the afternoon craft on Wed. Nov. 9 at 4:30 PM. This makes a great group activity because it does take some time to finish a wreath. So brothers and sister can work together or Parent and child. Bring the whole family and share the memory.

Holiday Happenings @ HCPL

Get into the holiday spirit with HCPL! Harris County Public Libraries will have holiday programs throughout the month of December. We have programs for all ages and with a variety of themes. Listed below are our holiday programs grouped into the following categories: All Ages, Adults, Teens, and Children. Visit here for more programs. Please keep in mind some events may require registration. For more information on events, please contact the library.

Happy Holidays

All Ages

Share Your Holidays Food Drive

 

  The need for food is up 40% this year according the Houston Food Bank which services an 18 county area surrounding Houston. Times are hard, no doubt, but you can help make things easier for a family this season.
  When you do your Thanksgiving shopping take the time to add a few extra items in your grocery cart and bring them to the library on or before December 4th.  This year’s annual Share Your Holidays Food Drive takes place at the Maud Marks branch from 6am-6pm on Friday, December 4th.
  We’ll have Volunteers at the Food Drive the entire day to take your donations of nonperishable food. The Maud Marks Library is the designated food drive location for the Katy area.  Food donated here stays in the community!
Hope to see you there!

 

TRY SOMETHING OLD. TRY SOMETHING NEW.

 Knitting dates back to 100 BC. That’s mighty old. Through the ages knitted garments were a necessity.  Knitted socks were found in Egyptian tombs. Sailors introduced knitting to far away ports.  Women stepped up and did their part in World War I by knitting socks for the men at war. Now people like to knit socks for fun. Here at Maud Smith Marks Library we are learning to knit during Teen Time.   We are not planning to knit any socks but have learned to cast on and the knit stitch. The Teens will be continuing their project on Nov. 23 & Nov. 30.