Books

Young Adult Book Club, Advisory Council & Robotics For Teens At Cinco Ranch Branch Library  

Fort Bend County Libraries is launching new programs specifically designed for high school-aged teens in grades 9 through 12. The programs provide fun and challenging opportunities for these young adults, who are also encouraged to become active participants in designing and orchestrating new activities for teens in the library system. In September, the Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present the following programs for the Young Adult community. YA Program: Small Food Pillows – Tuesday, September 11, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Conference […]

September Computer-Class Schedule At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy, will present a variety of free, introductory computer classes this month. The classes will consist of a hands-on introduction to basic skills for people who would like to learn more about using these computer programs. All computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab of the library. “MS Excel 2016 Survival Basics” will take place on Thursday, September 6, beginning at 10:00 […]

Libraries To Close In Observance Of Labor Day  

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch, will be closed Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, September 4. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies or music, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For additional information, contact the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

Cinco Ranch Branch Library Book Clubs Announce September Reading Selections

Share your love of reading with other book lovers at one of the book clubs that meet monthly at Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. New members are always welcome. The Literary Lunch League Book Club will meet on Wednesday, September 5, beginning at 12:00 noon, in the Conference Classroom. The book to be discussed is Sweet Tooth, written by Ian McEwan. This book club meets on the […]

Introductory Facebook Class At Cinco Ranch Branch Library               

Would you like to keep in touch and share pictures with family and friends on Facebook? Fort Bend County Libraries will present an introductory program for people who would like to learn more about this popular social-networking website, “Introduction to Facebook,” on Monday, August 27, beginning at 12:00 noon, in the Computer Lab at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. The Adult Services staff of the library will show how to set up […]

How to get children back on a school sleep schedule

To get your young scholar off to a good start this school year, it’s important to make sure he or she is well-rested when the bell sounds, according to Reeba Mathew, M.D., a sleep expert with McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas of Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). “The research clearly shows that well-rested students score higher on tests,” said Mathew, who sees patients at UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern […]

Comfort In Their Own Skin Advances in pediatric dermatology are bringing back joy in children

Every parent wants their child to feel comfortable in their own skin, but this can seem impossible if that child is afflicted with bad acne or constantly itching from eczema. Such conditions take a terrible toll, as Adelaide Hebert, M.D., professor and director of pediatric dermatology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), knows only too well. “Children suffer a lot due to skin disorders whether at home or at […]

Thinking Outside the Carton Taking a fresh look at milk and its impact on your child

Deciding what to give your children to eat and drink is a minefield these days, even when it comes to milk. Once almost universally regarded as a daily dietary staple packed with vitamins and minerals essential for good health, its relationship with consumers over the years has somewhat soured. With those “Got Milk?” ads starring everyone from Kermit the Frog to Beyoncé long gone and the explosion of social media, parents are now engulfed with […]

August is Back to School Safety Month

(Houston, TX) – August is Back to School Safety Month and a good time to review your family’s safety and emergency plans. The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) reminds parents that teaching their children how to stay safe before, during, and after school is crucial. Although schools have emergency plans and hold drills throughout the year, parents should make sure that their children know their phone number, address and how […]

Learning English? Get Practice At Cinco Ranch Branch Library’s Conversation Circles  

Are you learning to speak English? Would you like some practice in a casual, informal atmosphere? Fort Bend County Libraries presents a program for individuals of all nationalities who would like a place to practice their English language and conversation skills. The “ESL Conversation Circles” provide an opportunity for non-English-speaking people to gather in a relaxed setting, and discuss topics of their own choosing while practicing their English skills. The Conversation Circle at the Cinco Ranch Branch […]