"Smart" App for "Smart" phone

      Did you know that Harris County Public Library has a new App, free at iTunes and the Android Market? It allows you to do most of what you can do on our HCPL web site, like renew, place requests, access the events calendar, and pay your fines. It’s amazing. I was at home when my daughter texted me and asked me to check at the library for a book for her. I already had the phone in my hand so I went to the HCPL Mobile App and looked the book up in the catalog, placed a request on it for her, and then picked it up at the library in just two days. Now that’s service… and smart! Check out the new app... you'll be glad you did!


New Computer Lab

The after school hours can be very busy at the library and it's a challenge to find a quiet place to work on the computer. Well, that has changed. We can now offer you a space in our new computer lab equipped with 8 brand new computers and updated with Windows 7.

We will be using the lab for our computer classes and soon have Rosetta Stone installed for our ESL classes!


Find That Dream Job

Are you ready to find that dream job?  We want to help!  On Saturday, April 20 at 10 AM, we will be hosting a class on how to use our Job & Career Accelerator Database.  The database can be used to help you decide which career would be perfect for you.  Then, you can use it to find that perfect job.  Finally, create the ultimate resume and cover letter to get yourself that interview.  Use the database to track the entire process as you work towards getting your dream job!  Learn to do all this and more!

Seating for this and many other classes is extremely limited.  Please visit our calendar to sign up for this and other programs.

Seahorses at Afternoon Art

      Children -  Don't forget to come for  Afternoon Art on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 4:00 pm. The art project this month is "Seahorses", one of my favorite sea creatures. I was actually considered a seahorse when I was younger. The name of my childhood swim team was the Seahorses.  They are very fast swimmers. Read all about them at the library. No registration is necessary for Afternoon Art and all supplies are provided.

Dogs Dogs Dogs!

 Do you love to pamper your pets?  Be sure to check out the Doggy Party on the Plaza tomorrow, April 6, from noon to 5 at City Center Houston!  There's a parade, costume contest, and more.  Be sure to stop by the Maud Marks Library anytime if you're looking for books on everything from dog care to picking out the perfect pooch. The 636 section in nonfiction has all sorts of great dog books for adults and kids.