Dog Detective Rules!

“Stakeouts: I’ve sat through a million.”    This line is from Dog on It, a mystery I am really enjoying. How can you not like a book narrated by a street smart dog? This is a fast-paced story, told from the dog’s point of view and features the adventures of Chet the dog and his owner Bernie, a private investigator who’s often down on his luck.
The lines are classic canine: “She wore a robe and had curlers in her hair and some green stuff smeared all over her face… Oops. I caught myself growling. Very bad, but she was scary.”

Got Hours?

Are you interested in volunteering at the Maud Marks Branch Library? Our next mandatory orientation for teen volunteers is Tuesday, March 9 at 7pm. Be sure to fill out an application before you come; we have them at the reference desk or you can print one from here. If you can’t make this orientation our next one is Thursday, April 15 at 3pm. Thanks for your help!

Teaching: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Consider becoming a English as a Second Language tutor. Harris County Public Library offers an English as a Second Language program for adults in the Katy community and we are looking for tutors. Tutor just one student or teach an entire class. Don't worry if you don't speak a foreign language, we want your students to be speaking English anyway! If you are interested in this valuable volunteer experience, we encourage you to join us for a tutor training session tomorrw, March 6 from 9 AM to 3 PM. We will provide for you all training materials and a free lunch. All we ask in return is that you actively support the ESL program here at Maud Marks for at least 9 months. Please click here to register for this volunteer opportunity.

Save Some $

Looking to save some money in these tough times? Don’t forget that the AARP offers free tax assistance at the library! Here at Maud Marks come on Mondays or Fridays from 10am to 2pm to get your return done. Be sure to bring all of your W2 forms, 1099 forms, ID, Social Security Card, Social Security numbers for dependants, and checking account routing and account numbers if you want to file electronically.  Not available Monday or Friday mornings? Here are other locations where you can get assistance.  If you would like forms to review ahead of time click here.