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Williamsburg Colony February 2018

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MAUD MARKS LIBRARY 1815 Westgreen Blvd., Katy, TX 77450, 281-492-8592 LIBRARY HOURS - Mon. 1 PM - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 6 PM, Fri. 1 PM - 6 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. closed. Library News To register online for any of the programs at the library’s website (www.hcpl.net), click on “Events Calendar” and select “Maud Marks.” Participants may also register by calling or by visiting the library. “Like” us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/maudmarkslibrary. Subscribe to our newsletter at www.hcpl.net/content/it-has-arrived. SPECIAL EVENTS • BOOK SALE - The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will hold their next book sale on Saturday, February 24 th at 10 AM until 4 PM. There is a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. All proceeds will benefit the library. • NASA DAY @ YOUR LIBRARY - Have you ever wondered what it was like to spend time in space? The library would like to help you realize your dream! On Saturday, February 3 rd at 1 PM, a representative of NASA’s Johnson Space Center will be at the library to tell us all about living and working in outer space. Also, join us for other space experiments such as antigravity drops, microgravity experiments, space food, rockets and more! Learn what it is like to work in small work areas such as the International Space Station. This is a ticketed event. Tickets will be given out the day of the event beginning at noon. • THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE & THE AFRICAN IN AMERICA - Come celebrate Black History Month in style! On Monday, February 19 th at 1:30 PM, come to the library to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to our nation’s culture. We’ll be listening to music that celebrates the historic contribution and achievements of great Americans. Afterwards, join us for some African crafts as we learn all about the African American culture. We will also learn the history of food in the African American culture and feast on some unique foods. • TEENMAKERS - Teens & tweens in 6 th grade and up are invited to come MAKE something at the library. This will be a monthly program, which will include robotics, science experiments, art & crafts and more! This month, on Thursday, February 1 st at 3:30, we will be making rockets. This is a ticketed program. Tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to the program. Come have fun and MAKE something! Community Newsletter | February 2018 • VOLUNTEER AT THE LIBRARY - Volunteer opportunities abound at the library. Volunteers are needed to help shelve, count patrons and more. We will be holding our next volunteer orientation on Thursday, February 1 st at 5 PM. Students should be in high school and must be able to commit to two hours a week. If you would like to help in any way, please contact Elizabeth Herndon at 281-492-8592. • TEEN BOOK CLUB - We have started a teen book club! Teens are invited to join us on Thursday, February 15 th at 4:30 PM as we discuss the book Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh. If you are interested in joining us, extra copies of the book are available at the checkout desk. • FREE TAX ASSISTANCE - Beginning February 3 rd and every Monday and Friday through April 18 th , AARP will be offering free tax assistance to elderly and low-income individuals. AARP assistance runs from 10 AM to 2 PM. • YOGA DEMONSTRATION - You asked for it, you got it! The library hosts classes twice a month. Yoga can be a very relaxing and centering exercise program. Join us on Saturdays, February 3 rd at 10 AM and February 17 th at 3 PM, as we learn about the benefits and basic how-to of yoga. Join us as we exercise our minds and bodies. Registration required. • GREEN THUMB GARDENING - Master Gardeners of Harris County will once again be bringing their Green Thumb series once a month where they will discuss various topics unique to gardening in the Houston area. This month, on February 10 th at 10:30 AM, learn all about spring vegetable gardening. Seating is extremely limited for this class. • DIY WORKSHOP: CROSS-STITCH - It’s Valentine’s Day and at the library we will be learning the art of cross-stitch as we make beautiful needlework to decorate our homes. Join us on Tuesday, February 13 th at 2 PM as we make cut scenes in hearts for our sweethearts. • KATY MAKERSPACE - 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, February 13 th at 7 PM. 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. 11