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Spring Break Fun

So, what are you doing over spring break?  Why not spend it at the library?  The Maud Marks Library has events for all ages while school is out.  Infants, toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join us for age appropriate storytimes.  Women (and men) can come for our financial planning seminar on Monday at 3 PM.  Teens can join us for an funfilled afternoon of video and board games on Tuesday at 2 PM.  Older adults can bring their grandchildren and participate in our Senior Moments Wii tournament on Thursday at 1 PM.  Learn how to navigate the Internet on Tuesday at 1 PM.  Finally have time to get your taxes done?  Come by on Monday or Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM to have AARP help you out.  The programs at Maud Marks are open to everyone, although, some programs do require registration.  Click here for a full list of programs and to register

Teaching: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Consider becoming a English as a Second Language tutor. Harris County Public Library offers an English as a Second Language program for adults in the Katy community and we are looking for tutors. Tutor just one student or teach an entire class. Don't worry if you don't speak a foreign language, we want your students to be speaking English anyway! If you are interested in this valuable volunteer experience, we encourage you to join us for a tutor training session tomorrw, March 6 from 9 AM to 3 PM. We will provide for you all training materials and a free lunch. All we ask in return is that you actively support the ESL program here at Maud Marks for at least 9 months. Please click here to register for this volunteer opportunity.

Giving Back

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community?  Consider becoming a English as a Second Language tutor.  Harris County Public Library offers an English as a Second Language program for adults in the Katy community and we are looking for tutors.  Tutor just one student or teach an entire class.  Don't worry if you don't speak a foreign language, we want your students to be speaking English anyway!  If you are interested in this valuable volunteer experience, we encourage you to join us for a tutor training session next Saturday, March 6 from 9 AM to 3 PM.  We will provide for you all training materials and a free lunch.  All we ask in return is that you actively support the ESL program here at Maud Marks for at least 9 months.  Please click here to register for this volunteer opportunity.

How to Party

Learning How to Fold "A Thousand Paper Cranes"    Learning How to Fold "A Thousand Paper Cranes"

At the Maud Marks Library, we know how to party right.  This was evidenced on Monday night at our annual ESL party.  ESL students and their tutors gathered for a night of food and fun.  Everyone brought a dish from their native country.  One of the students showed of her paintings she did on rice paper.  One of the tutors spoke about how much fun her class has had over the years.  Still another student taught the group how to make an origami crane.

Celebrate African American History and Culture at the Maud Marks Library

How are you planning on celebrating Black History Month?  At the library, we're planning on doing it with some fun!  Next Saturday, February 20, come by the library about 2 PM for some cool jazz tunes.  Jazz Education Inc. will be here to celebrate contributions of the African-American culture.  Come listen to music first played by jazz greats Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.  Hear the inspirational poetry about other African-Americans.  Have fun this February as we celebrate the African-American culture through music and poetry.

One of the Most Important Tests You Will Ever Take!

CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!!!!!! Are you looking to improve that SAT score for better college entrance?  Did you know we could help?  Join us this Saturday, February 6 at 10:15 am, as the Princeton Review will be here to give students a practice SAT. But that's not all!  Next Saturday, they will return at 12 PM with graded tests and tips and strategies for scoring high on the SAT. All college bound students are invited to learn what you need to do to improve your score on one of the most important tests you’ll ever take. Seating for this and all programs is limited so click here to register.

Give that Mouse Hand a Workout!

Is there a new computer in your horizon? Prepare for it at your local library. We are proud to announce a new beginning computer class series. We begin our series next Tuesday, January 4 at 7 PM as we exercise our mouse hand with mouserobics. Learn proper point, click, and drag techniques.
 

Many of our computer classes fill up quick so register today to join us for this class.

Thank You, Maud Marks Patrons!

The Maud Marks Library believes we have the best customers!  We would like to thank everyone in the Katy area for their generosity this holiday season.  On December 4th, we partnered with ABC 13 and Katy Christian Ministries for the annual Share Your Holidays food drive.  We are pleased to announce that despite the snow and our early closure, (we closed at 2 PM) the Maud Marks Library doubled the amount of food collected during our 2008 food drive. 

The annual Toys for Tots drive also collected more toys than usual.  You, our customers, filled our big toy box over 3 times with toys for children of all ages.

The Maud Marks Library would like to thank you for your generosity during this 2009 holiday season.  We are grateful for all you do to keep our community a wonderful place to live and work.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

The holidays have arrived!  We are here, smack-dab in the middle of Chanukah and Christmas is just ten days away.  Come to the library to celebrate in style.

At the Maud Marks Library, we have 2 special holiday parties coming up this week as we prepare for the holiday vacation.  Seniors and mature adults are invited to join us for our first (but not last) annual Senior Moments Holiday Party on Thursday, December 17 at 1 PM.  Come play Wii and join us for holiday snacks and music.  Teens can join us this Saturday, December 19 at 12:30 PM for our annual Teen Holiday party.  We will be watching a mystery movie, so secret we can't even print the name here, making holiday crafts and eating holiday treats.

Paying no taxes?

O.K. we've probably all seen the book How to Pay Zero Taxes by Jeff Schnepper.  But, what do you do if the latest copy is checked out from your local library?

The Maud Marks Library will be hosting a program about End-of-Year Tax Tips on Thursday, December 10 at 6:30 PM.  Janet Montgomery, a representative from First Allied Securities, will be here to give tips on how to reduce your over all taxes for 2009.  Get tips to improve your tax return more than you could ever imagine.  Find out what you can do before it is too late.

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