Maud Marks Library provides free classes in Internet Basics each month. Every month you can learn how to navigate your way around the World Wide Web and use successful search techniques. On Tuesday, December 6 at 1 PM, learn the basics of why and how to search the Internet. You must know how to use a mouse and a keyboard. Seating for this is extremely limited. Please call the Maud Marks Library at 281-492-8592 for more information and to register.
The Maud Marks Library hosts three book clubs that meet monthly. The Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month, December 8th, at 1 p.m. We will be discussing The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson. The Evening Book Club meets on the first Monday of the month, December 5 at 7 p.m. We will be discussing The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. The Just Desserts Mystery Book Club will meet on Wednesday, December 21 at 1 p.m. We will be discussing The Gingerbread Murders by Joanne Fluke, Leslie Meier and Laura Levine. 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 any discussion group, extra copies of the books are available at the library. There are no dues, and new members are welcome.
On Tuesday, December 6, the Maud Marks Library will be offering a basic class on how to work a computer. At 10 a.m., we will be learning basic terminology, how to start a computer, and mastering the mouse and keyboard. Seating for this is extremely limited. Please call the Maud Marks Library at 281-492-8592 for more information and to register.
The holidays have arrived. Join the staff at the Maud Smith Marks Branch of Harris County Public Libraries as they celebrate Santa’s Ranch Open House on Friday, December 16 from 1-4:30 p.m. Come listen to Christmas music. Visit Santa and join the elves in his workshop for fun crafts and other treats. For the complete schedule contact the library at 281-492-8592.
Treat yourself to a good book this holiday season. At the Maud Marks Library, we are big fans of writers, all writers, and we’ve decided it is time to celebrate them. Our 3rd annual Local Literary Festival & Market event will be on Saturday, December 3. Join us for 4 hours of story-time, crafts, face-painting, prizes, and even Santa. Between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m., we will be celebrating the many local authors and their books. Children’s authors will be reading from their books and doing crafts with the kids. Adults can attend one or more of our many author panels. Topics for our panels include How to Write a Book, Researching for a Book, Raising Readers, Getting Inspiration, and more. Attendees to our presentations will be eligible for door prizes. Bring your camera to take a photo with Santa. Also, join authors in our meeting room until 4:30 p.m. to purchase autographed copies of their newest books.
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, November 29 at 10 a.m. 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.
Are you interested in getting more out of your Microsoft Word program? On Tuesday, November 22 at 1 p.m., the Maud Marks Library will be teaching the basics of how to use Microsoft Word. Can’t come then? Don’t worry, the class will repeat Tuesday, November 29 at 7 p.m. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required. Please call the Maud Marks Library at 281-492-8592 for more information and to register.
Come to the library and let imaginations soar as you explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) with crafts and activities.
On Wednesdays, December 7, and 14 at 4:45 p.m., the Maud Marks Branch Library will host Wednesday Wonders for ages 6-11. These programs normally last about one hour. All necessary materials are provided. This is a ticketed program. Tickets are available at 4:30 the day of the program.
Are you interested in becoming a U.S. citizen? The Maud Marks Library will be hosting a citizenship class series on Mondays, at 6:30 p.m. Topics for the class will include preparing for the citizenship interview, tips for demonstrating English ability during the interview, and general knowledge of U.S. government and history. This class will continue to meet every Monday beginning November 14. In person registration is required. This class will be taught in English only.