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ESL Tutors Needed

In the Katy area there is a great need for English as a Second Language instruction for adults. Although the Maud Marks Library offers many free ESL classes we are unable to keep up with the demand.  If you would like to help someone learn to speak English please consider taking our ESL tutor training workshop on Saturday, October 4, from 9 AM to 2 PM.  There is no charge for training attendance or materials.

Senior Outreach

Daisy, 86 and Gini, 91 are showing off the library mugs they recently received for completing the Adult Summer Reading Program. 

Westerns: Adult Genre Challenge #3

If you’re taking our Genre Challenge this is your opportunity to experience the uniquely American genre of Westerns.  Westerns started out as “dime novels” in the mid-19th century. Classic stories and writers helped invent how we imagine the Old West. The typical Western hero is the loner who rides into town, cleans things up, and rides out again.

Help Wanted

Wanted: Summer Volunteers
Who: students entering 7th grade and up
When: June –August (choose one session)
     Session 1: June 9-July 12
     Session 2: July 14-August 16
Shifts are two hours/twice a week
Deadline for applications: May 24

Book Sale Bargains

Books, DVDs, and CDs are on sale at bargain prices this Saturday, March 29th from 10am till 4pm. Many items are in mint condition and there is a wide variety – everything from children’s books to college textbooks, cookbooks, fiction, romance, music and more. The Friends of Maud Marks Library have all their inventory on display for this sale.  This is a great way to improve your personal library, pick up some great gifts and support the library.  Proceeds from the sale support the library with its collections and programs such as summer reading program, Saturday computer classes, our ESL and craft programs. For more information call us at 281-492-8592.

Irrigating Your Lawn or Garden

Our Green Thumb Master Gardening Series continues this Saturday, March 15th, with a program on Irrigation.  Learn all about techniques and materials used in creating your own lawn/ garden watering system.  This free program begins at 10 a.m. in the meeting room and is presented by the Harris County Master Gardeners Association and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.  You can register online here or call to register 281-492-8592.

 

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Genealogy Class Saturday

 

Who’s in your family tree?  Join us this Saturday, February 1st and we can get you started tracking down your ancestors.  This free class introduces you to resources (Ancestry and Heritagequest databases)  you can use  to do your genealogy research.  This class is useful for beginners in genealogical research as well as those who just need a refresher.   The class begins at 10:00 a.m.  Seating is limited.  To register click here or call the library (281-492-8592)

Holiday Gift Tags & Cards

Notch up your holiday cards and wrappings this season by adding personalized touches with our do-it-yourself Holiday Gift Cards and Holiday Gift Tags workshops.  

 

 Both classes are free and take place in the computer lab on Tuesday, December 3rd.   Gift Tags -- 10 am and  Gift  Cards –1pm.  Register here or by calling 281-492-8592     .

 
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