On Saturday, January 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Friends of the Maud Marks Library will hold their next used book sale. There is a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. All proceeds will benefit the library.
The Maud Marks Library hosts a book club that meet monthly. The Evening Book Club meets on the first Monday of the month, February 6, at 7 PM. We will be discussing Orphan Train by Christine Kline. The Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month, February 9, at 1 PM. We will be discussing The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. The Just Desserts Mystery Book Club will meet on Wednesday, February 15, at 1 PM. We will be discussing Flashback by Nevada Barr. You are encouraged to bring your favorite dessert to eat while we discuss whether our villains get their just desserts. If you are interested in joining this discussion group, extra copies of the books are available at the library. There are no dues, and new members are welcome!
If you are interested in joining any discussion group, extra copies of the books are available at the library. There are no dues, and new members are welcome
On Tuesday, February 7 at 10 AM, 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.
Need some help getting organized? Staying fit? Keeping in-touch? Or perhaps you need a new game to keep you occupied? Come to the Maud Marks Library on Tuesday, January 31 at 7 PM to learn about the most popular online apps for your iPad and Android tablets. Find out how you can harness these apps to organize and simplify your life or just have fun! Be sure to bring your mobile device to fully explore these apps. Seating for this class is extremely limited. Please call the Maud Marks Library at 281-492-8592 for more information at to register.
Beginning February 3 and every Monday and Friday through April 18, AARP will be offering free tax assistance to elderly and low-income individuals at the Maud Smith Marks Library. AARP assistance on Mondays and Fridays, Feb. 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24 and 27 runs from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Did you get an e-reader this holiday season? Visit the Maud Marks Library on Tuesday, January 24 at 7 p.m. 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. Please call the Maud Marks Library at 281-492-8592 for more information and to register.
The internet can be a dangerous place, but don’t be afraid. Join us on Tuesday, January 10 at 10 a.m. to learn how to protect you, your family, your computer and your information when surfing the web or using email. This class is designed for beginning computer users. The class will fill up quickly, so don’t delay. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Maud Marks Library at 281-492-8592 for more information and to register.
Are you a veteran or related to a veteran? The Maud Marks Library would like to thank you for your service and sacrifice. We would also like to make sure you are well taken care of. There are dozens and dozens of services and benefits provided by the Veterans Administration which go unused every year. On Tuesday, January 24 at 7 p.m., Vickie Toliver, a Transition Patient Advocate with the DeBakey VA Medical Center will be here to tell us all about the many benefits veterans and their families are eligible for. Seating for this and all programs is limited.
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 January 20 at 3 p.m., we will be discussing smartsizing your home. Learn the how to manage all the stuff you or your loved one have accumulated over the years and the benefits of examining the type of living space you need at this stage of life.
Pre-registration is required. Please call the library at 281-492-8592 for more information.
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.
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. There will be only one Infant Storytime on Tuesdays, December 20 and 27 at 10:30 AM.
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. On Wednesdays, December 21 and 28, Pre-School time will be at 10:30 AM.
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. There will be no Pre-School Explorers on Wednesdays, December 21 and 28.
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. There will be one Toddler Storytime on Thursday, December 29 at 10:30 AM. Tickets are required for Toddler Storytime. Tickets are given to the first 30 toddlers on the day of the event.