Citizenship Classes

The Maud Marks Library has begun a new session of Citizenship Classes. These free classes, taught by a retired U.S. Immigration officer, will help with all aspects of the citizenship process. Topics covered will include preparing for the citizenship interview, application and filing instructions, and general knowledge of U.S. government and history.

You can attend all or just some of the classes which will meet from 6:30 - 8:30 January 26, & February 9, 16, and 23.

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” - Benjamin Franklin

It’s that time of year again… for tax assistance, that is.  Beginning Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, and every Monday and Friday through Apr. 13, 2015, the AARP volunteers will be at the Maud Marks Library assisting the elderly and low-income individuals with tax help. Be sure to bring all the necessary paperwork. The filing is done on-line. Doors open at 10 am and close at 2 pm, but you may want to come early because it’s a first come first serve basis. For questions about this service call the library at 281-492-8592. But, for tax information, instruction booklets and forms, the IRS website is the best place to visit. This year, HCPL branches will only carry the three basic forms: 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ.

Green Thumb Gardening

Master Gardeners of Harris County hosts its free monthly gardening series on Saturday, January 17 at 10 am.

Come learn all about composting.

Quill Skill

January is here and it’s time to spruce up the house for the new year.  I have just the thing to help you!  Next Tuesday, January 13th, from 2 – 4pm at the DIY Adult Craft we will be quilling our initials.  Don’t worry if you have never quilled before because it is really very easy and with just a little patience you will create a beautiful picture for your home!  You must register here or call the library at 281-492-8592 and let me know if you want to quill your first initial or your last initial so I can have it ready for you.  Everything is provided except the frame. We always have a wonderful time, so come and join us this month!  Hope to see you there! 

How do you work this thing?!?

Did you get a new laptop or computer from Santa this Christmas, but are not sure how to use it? That’s ok, come by the Maud Marks Library on January 6th at 10:00 AM. We will be offering a Computer Basics class this Tuesday in the computer lab. In this class, you will discover what a computer does, learn the basic terminology, and how to start a computer. This class will help you become familiar with Windows 7 and show you how to use the mouse.