Maud Marks Library

Does your pre-schooler enjoy a good story and a chance to mingle with other children his or her own age? The Maud Smith Marks Branch Library offers a variety of fun, educational programs to take children from babyhood to kindergarten and beyond. There is no registration for any storytime. For more information call the library at 281-492-8592.

Infant Storytime

This program will meet each Tuesday morning at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 am.  This is an interactive program for children ages 0 to 12 months and their caregivers.  Each session will last about 20 minutes, featuring nursery rhymes, songs, and finger plays.

Storytime

Storytime for preschool-aged children is held each Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. Stories, fingerplays, and songs are featured.  This is ideal for children ages 3 to 5, but all children and their caregivers are welcome.

Pre School Explorers

Is your pre-schooler ready to explore the world?  Children ages 2 ½ to 5 are invited to come to the Maud Marks Library on Wednesdays at 11:15 AM as we explore the world.  There will be plenty of stations for science and sensory exploration as we learn about the world.  No registration is required.

Totally Toddler Storytime

Toddlers aged 18 to 36 months are invited to participate in our Totally Toddler Storytime which is held on Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.  This program is designed with “little wrigglers” in mind. Together the children and their caregivers participate in songs, games, fingerplays and hear some good stories.  Tickets are required for Toddler Storytime.  Tickets are given to the first 30 toddlers on the day of the event.

At the Maud Marks Library, we love everything about our Katy community… including our local artists.  This April, we have decided it is time to celebrate them!  The entire month of April, local artists will be exhibiting their work throughout the Maud Marks Library.  Come view their paintings and sculptures and get an idea of the viewpoints of our local fine artists.  Also, come learn from them and all about them.  Local artists will be teaching their crafts at our adult DIY workshop, Wednesday Wonders, and Teen Makers.  They will also teach family art classes throughout the month.  Check out our online calendar for dates and times!  Thank you for supporting our local artists!

Senior citizens and their family members are invited to join us for a new series at the Maud Marks Library. Every 3rd Friday of the month, experts will be here to discuss various topics pertinent to senior living. On March 17 at 3 p.m., we will be discussing power of attorney and designation of guardianship. Learn what happens when you are incapacitated and why it is important to have power of attorney and guardianship in place ahead of time. Come discover what kind of life is best for you or your loved one.
Pre-registration is required. Please call the library at 281-492-8592 for more information.

Bring the whole family out to our family film festival this spring break. The week school is out, on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, at 3 p.m. we will be showing a different mystery film complete with popcorn. On March 13, centuries after intergalactic bounty hunter Sledge tried to get his hands on the mysterious Energems, a new team has unearthed the gems, and bonded with their powerful dinosaur spirit. Then on March 15, a film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal gorilla. Finally, on March 16, we are showing a fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Unfortunately, we cannot print the titles here, but call the library or stop by for a complete list. Popcorn will be provided.

For more information contact the Maud Marks Library at 281-492-8592.

Did you know that the Katy area has its very own MakerSpace? We’ll be learning all about this special place for creators and inventors at the library on Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. Harry Krueger will be here to give us an introduction to Katy MakerSpace and all you can do there. Makers of all ages and disciplines are encouraged to join us as we learn everything our new MakerSpace has to offer. Please call the Maud Marks Library at 281-492-8592 for more information and to register.

On Tuesday, March 7 at 1 p.m., the Maud Marks Library will be offering a basic class on how to work a computer.  Join us to learn the basics of working with computers. Discover what a computer does, explore the various parts of a computer, familiarize yourself with Windows 7, and practice using the mouse. This class is designed for new computer users. Pre-registration is required.  The class will fill up quickly, so don’t delay.  Please call the Maud Marks Library at 281-492-8592 for more information and to register.

Are you interested in learning more about your family’s past? The Maud Marks Library is offering one-on-one instruction on how to use the FamilySearch.org website. These classes will take place every Wednesday at 10 AM. This month we will be meeting on February 1, 8, 15, and 22. Learn more about how to get started looking into your family’s past and find out where you came from. Seating is extremely limited for this class.

 

Is your pre-schooler ready to explore the world? Children ages 2 ½ to 5 are invited to come to the Maud Marks Library on Wednesdays at 11:15 AM as we explore the world. There will be plenty of stations for science and sensory exploration as we learn about the world.

 

Harris County Public Library provides English as a Second Language programs for adults at several of its branch libraries. Maud Marks Library will offer a training workshop on Friday, January 20, from 9:30 AM to 1 PM. There is no charge for training attendance or materials. Those enrolling in the workshop are requested to actively support the ESL program for at least five months. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please call the library at 281-492-8592 to register.

Did you get an e-reader this holiday season? Visit the Maud Marks Library on Tuesday, January 24 at 7 PM to learn all about the HCPL e-book collection. Learn all about downloading from our Digital Media Collection of e-books and music.  You must know how to use a mouse and a keyboard. Seating for this is extremely limited. Just let us know which device you own when you call to register and don’t forget to bring it with you to the class.